Today on our blog, we welcome back to our books model, Bethany Turnbull. Bethany was represented by us as a teenager and has returned back to her hometown after spreading her wings in London. She has been lucky to work with some amazing brands and publications and we are very happy to have her back with Tyne Tees Models.
Take a look at what she said…
What do you enjoy most about being a model?
It’s been a bit of a childhood love if I’m honest. From the age of seven I used to dress up in my Mum’s heels and catwalk up and down the house. I think what I’ve always loved about it is that you can be anyone when you model, its like acting in someways and I find the freedom of that fun.
What is your career highlight to date?
I think it has to be walking for Vivienne Westwood in fashion week, it’s such an amazing brand and to meet the woman herself was incredible!
Who have you worked with so far and what were you helping them to achieve?
I’ve done it since I was 14 so the list is quite long! I think the main aim of any brand you represent is to represent them in a positive way to sell their products and promote their brand.
What would your dream job be?
I think I’m still trying to figure that one out, but when I decide… I’ll let you know!
What advice would you give to an aspiring model wanting to start working in the modelling industry?
I’d say get your head down and work your arse off but never let anyone make you something you’re not! It’s a tough industry with a lot of heartbreak – but it makes you stronger and more determined which is something you need to be prepared for. More than anything I’d say enjoy it!
Who is your inspiration for being in this industry?
I’ll never forget the first time I watched the Victoria Secret fashion show, I was 8 and the awe I felt then has never left. In particular, Candice Swanepoel inspires me at the moment as she’s a Mum a business woman and an absolute bombshell!
Have you been on any bookings where you felt the team worked particularly well together? How did it feel – tell us about it.
Definitely, in particular I did a spread for Elle magazine when I was younger that was set in a studio but we built an entire Forest as the theme was ‘natural beauty’. I got the chance to work with some incredible people and it was an effortless day where everyone did their job with a smile on their face which is so important.
How do you prepare for a booking? What do you make sure you know before you arrive on a shoot? Physically and mentally?
It’s important to know your brand; you need to do your research! It’s out of respect mainly, as you wouldn’t turn up to a job interview knowing nothing about the company would you?
Physically, I always like to get a good workout in before a job, or at least I try too!
For me, I think to feel your best you have to be consistent: a healthy diet and regular exercise/yoga is always best for me. But most importantly, I try keep a healthy mindset. Try your hardest each day to be the best you that you can be. Not everyone is going to like you but if you know you’ve done everything you can to do your job to the best of your ability – then that’s what matters!