Today on the blog we speak to 28 year old model and actress Lucy Cates. After being in the modelling game for six years Lucy shares with us her experiences, career highlights to date and the essentials she can’t leave the house without.
What do you enjoy most about being a model?
The variety of life it brings you, the places it takes you and the people you get to meet. These are the most valuable things that I’ve realised over the 6 years that I’ve been a model.
What is your career highlight to date?
There has been loads of moments and times that I highly value and appreciate. One is spending a couple of months living and working in New York – that place is truly my spiritual home. Second place would be doing Guitar Hero:Live (the video game). I’ve been a massive fan since the game came out when I was in my teens. It shows me that anything is possible and you don’t know where life is going to take you, what once could seem like a dream or not achievable can turn into a reality if you set your heart, mind and work towards it.
Name your five essential items you wouldn’t leave the house without.
I’d like to think I can leave the house without any material objects but on a usual working busy day, I would say it would be these items:
1. Mobile Phone
2. Phone Charger
If you weren’t modelling, which career would you pursue and why?
I really don’t know and people ask me all the time, or what I’m going to do after (what the big plan is)… I seriously don’t know. All I know is what I’m doing now and working towards the goals that I set myself.
I have an idea of where I want to go, the life I want to live and the results I want to see. To use this analogy elucidates my perspective….
I’m in a car, in the dark, I have a destination, my headlights are on and I can only see what’s ahead of me by a couple of metres, so that’s all I have to concern myself with. As time goes by I will get there, and it’s pointless focussing on the dark and things you have no control over or cannot see. Just where you are, where you are going and the desire to take you there.
Let’s talk about favourites. What about…
Evanescence, Vangelis & Madonna
Girl, Interrupted, Moulin Rouge & Titanic
Who is your inspiration for being in this industry?
Madonna – Even though she isn’t a model. I admire her business minded ethics, strength as a woman and her determination to get what she wants regardless of what anyone else says.
How do you spend your free time?
My free time I spend working (mostly), my friends always tell me I need to switch off, but it’s really hard as there are always things to do and things to improve. Other than that I LOVE taking long walks, spending time in nature, travelling, spending time on my own, meditating, reading, taking on new experiences and challenges.