Interview With Multi Ethnic Fashion Model Stephanie Fish
Q: Quick intro please, where were you born, ethnic background and what types of modeling are your favorites?
A: I was born in Hudson, New York, but raised in Florida. I’m of Venezuelan and Egyptian decent with a bit of German and Italian. I do all sorts of modeling, but implied and edgy fashion are my favorites.
Q: How would you describe yourself as model in three words?
A: Exotic, creative, and evolutionary
Q: How would you describe yourself as human being in three words?
A: Determined, hysterical, happy-go-lucky (hyphens make it one word. :-D)
Q: What’s controversial or unique about you?
A: People are always amazed at my ethnicity. It truly is a dynamic duo of origins.
Q: Which celebrity have you been told you resemble (if any)?
A: Always Britney Spears and Helen Hunt.
Q: Which ONE superpower would you choose to have?
Q: What is your favorite part about your body?
A: My eyes are always complimented, and I completely agree.
Q: What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
A: Traveling is awesome, but seeing the final product after all of the work is when I get my rush.
Q: Do you have any beauty / skin care tips or tricks to look fresh and rested for early morning photoshoots?
A: Sleep. A great night’s sleep.
Q: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you on a photoshoot or fashion show?
A: I had to wear really big heels. When I say really big, we’re talking 4-6″ heels. And I just couldn’t stand on them. When I moved, I fell. The photographer just couldn’t stop laughing.
Q: Did you always want to be an model, or did you stumble upon it, get discovered etc.? Who or what inspired you to become a model?
A: I’ve modeled since age 7ish. I used to do local runway as a tot. I stopped and experienced other talents and eventually got into it again at 21.
Q: Who is your favorite photographer, designer, high-fashion model and celebrity? Why?
A: I don’t have a favorite celebrity model, designer, or photographer. My favorites are the geniuses I have worked with. The ones who put everything into what they do for the love – not for the fame or money.
Q: Which is your single most favorite (must have on a deserted island) magazine? Why?
A: I can obsess over any magazine. I pull photos apart no matter what they are.
Q: What would you like to change about yourself if you can choose only one thing?
A: My height. You can never be too tall.
Q: Have you had any negative experiences with model agencies, talent scouts? What are top 3 warning signs to look out for?
A: Flirty photographers. “Too good to be true” offers. Offers that you are paid for later.
Q: What do you think about the show America’s Next Top Model? Who is cast, past winners, show format, etc.?
A: I like the show. I like the cast because it takes all shapes and looks in the industry and I believe they do a great job of casting that and showing the world how everyday girls can look like supermodels. You don’t need to be one to look like one.
Q: What are your thoughts on beauty pageants, contestants and pageant moms?
A: Pageant moms are crazy. Pageants should be left for the little ones, but should be fun. I don’t consider modeling a contest. It’s a career.
Q: Would you work for a client that uses fur? What is the best way to balance personal beliefs and client needs?
A: I would. Not very often, but it’s my career and like any other job, there will be parts of it that I don’t like, but will have to deal with.
Q: Do you do any type of charity work?
A: Not at the moment.
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring models just starting out, something you wish someone would’ve told you ?
A: Don’t be a diva right off the bat because will knock you down and hard. It doesn’t come naturally. Modeling is something you have to practice. Do it in the mirror, look in the magazines. It’s a learning process, but only hands on. And of course, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again!
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: I live by Bono’s (U2) words in his song ‘She Moves in Mysterious Ways’: “If you wanna kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel.” If you want to make it to the top, you better be able to take a fall because it will happen. Get up and keep going. Quitting is for quitters.