British Alternative Model Interview: Rebelle Pixie Of Teesside, UK
Q: Do you have any body modifications?
A: Yes i have two tattoos which i am very happy with by my tattooist Mark from Crystal Tattoos, i have wins on my stomach around my belly button and ‘Mum’with a charm bracelet style around my left wrist.
I also have my ears pierced 4 times the lower set stretched to 10mm i have my tragus pierced, my nose on the right and my bottom lip pierced on the left side and in the middle.
Q: Quick intro please, where were you born, ethnic background and what types of modeling are your favorites?
A: I was born in Tameside in Greater Manchester, i’ve moved around a lot and now live in Stockton-On-Tees. My favourite types of modelling are Rockabilly pinup and Punk
Q: How would you describe yourself as model in three words?
A: Exciting, Enthusiastic and Easy to work with
Q: How would you describe yourself as human being in three words?
A: Fun, Individual and hyper :-)
Q: What’s controversial or unique about you?
A: I think everybody is unique, there’s nothing in particular, well nothing i can put my finger on. Just me on a whole.
Q: Which celebrity have you been told you resemble (if any)?
A: Mainly Pink, but that’s probably just because of my hair.
Q: Which ONE superpower would you choose to have?
A: to be able to heal myself like wolverine
Q: What are your turn ons and turn offs?
A: Turn ons; Tattoos, piercings, cool hair, nice teeth and a good sense of humour.
Turn Offs; Bad teeth, unhygienic/smelly people, bad sense of humour/too serious, controllingness and jealousy
Q: What is your favorite part about your body?
A:probably my eyes or my hair
Q: What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
A: Meeting new people and being able to be ‘different and beautiful’
Q: Do you have any beauty / skin care tips or tricks to look fresh and rested for early morning photoshoots?
A: Moisturise, mainly around your eyes, before bed. and use a light foundation if you have signs of tiredness to hide them and use dark eyeliner to make your eyes seem brighter.
Q: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you on a photoshoot or fashion show?
A: probably when i fell off the rock at one of my shoots and thought i’d got stuck.
Q: Did you always wanted to be an model, or did you stumble upon it, get discovered etc.? Who or what inspired you to become a model?
A: A friend of mine was an Alternative Model and he told me i should go for it and contacted a few photographers and got me my first shoot and it kind of spiraled up from there.
Q: Who is your favorite celebrity? Why?
A: Kat Von D – because i think she is amazing and an inspiration to all young alternative girls who want to model. Pink – because she is beautiful and i just think she is all round amazing.
Q: Which is your single most favorite (must have on a deserted island) magazine? Why?
A: I don’t really read magazines but if i had to have a must hve read on a deserted island it would be my scott pilgrim comics.
Q: What would you like to change about yourself if you can choose only one thing?
A: I wouldn’t be diabetic.
Q: What is your view on body modifications?
A: I think everybody is entitled to express themselves in whichever way they want and i think body modifications are beautiful.
Q: Have you had any negative experiences with model agencies, talent scouts? What are top 3 warning signs to look out for?
A: Turning p to a shoot and the photographer not turning up or texting you when your already there to tell you they can’t make it.
1. Make sure you have contacted or the person your working with contacts you to make sure everything is still going to plan.
2. Don’t go to a shoot that is a long distance away on your own if it is the first time with that photographer.
3.Don’t fall into the trap of fake talent scouts etc. make sure you have checked out there work and ave contact info before arranging to go and meet them!
Q: Do you do any type of charity work?
A: No but i wouldn’t turn it down.
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring models just starting out, something you wish someone would’ve told you ?
A: It may seem hard to begin with and look as though nothing will ever come of it but persuasive and stick at it. message as many people as you can and do as much TFCD work as possible to build up your portfolio and get you noticed.
Q: Would you share some of your future goals, your life motto, any words of wisdom that get you by in life and professional career?
A: You only live once, any opportunity that rises you should grab with both hands. Life is too short to live in regret and wondering ‘what if’ If you get a chance take it and run with it you never know where it could lead.
Find Rebelle Pixie on Punkrockers.