Keywords: Elmer Olsen Model Management, IMG, Maggie Maurer, USA
Place of Origin:
Potsdam, New York
Hungarian/ Ukranian small amount of Cherokee
I have a friend from home (Tom Newton) who is a photographer. We met working at a small grocery store a few years ago and he would always beg me to do a shoot with him so I finally did, and it sort of became a regular thing. For years he would say we should send these in, and then in December, he did (without my knowledge.) He sent just a few to Elmer Olsen without any other information or way to contact me. So they used the good old Internet to track me down and found out where I was working. I had picked up the phone to make another call, it didn’t even ring, and on the other end was Elmer… the rest is history, haha
Shoes, chocolate, hugs, my dog Cooper, warm sunny days, my truck, anything you can drive, meeting amazing people (I thrive on energy), walking my dog barefoot outside at home in the summer… I could go on and on and on
Favorite music, band:
I’m really indecisive, I don’t see why there has to be just one? Some bands I could never get sick of though: The Black Keys, Rilo Kiley, Ray LaMontagne, Muse, Iron and Wine, Jonathan Rice, Foo Fighters, NIRVANA, Blindside, Coldplay, Bright Eyes, Feist, Cold War Kids, Kings of Convenience, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sigur Ros … If I’m driving I like country (I actually ALWAYS like country!). If I’m dancing I like hip hop … think you’ll see a trend here that I have a really hard time picking favorites :)
Favorite movie, tv show:
Band Of Brothers series, Meet Joe Black .. every movie Will Ferrell has ever been in or Jason Statham cause I love to laugh but I also like to kick ass… sooooo, to finish it off I’ve gotta go with The Notebook! HA
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I would still be the manager at The Isle Of You in Potsdam, New York. I would get up every day to help people I care for with their homes and gardens and anything else they needed. Every day the same thing from 8 in the morning till 8 at night. I’m a creature of habit and routine… It’s amazing how quickly life can change. So full of surprises and unexpected things you can’t control… You have to just keep your mind open and focus on positive things and good positive things will happen to you…. sorry that went a little off topic haha!
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
The color brown
Favorite modeling experience so far?
The whole Calvin Klein experience was amazing!! The first time going up the elevator, door opens to the all white room with the black letters CALVIN KLEIN, it’s like entering a castle or something… I mean, it’s fashion royalty. To be able to witness the collection come to life, practically on my body, is just unbelievable (I still can’t comprehend it sometimes). Watching the thought process of Francisco and Camilla as they choose a fabric or color or whatever it may be is amazing. Spending every day there for the week leading up to the show, all the late nights spent huddled in a bathrobe with Dana and Manuela, all the walks back and forth, the meals around the table, informing Francisco who Taylor Swift is as we watched the Grammys, having my hair chopped off by the number one stylist in the world, to the day of the show riding down the elevator with Carolyn Murphy (sweetheart) telling me I’ll do great… All these things no one can ever take away and I said even if nothing else ever happens to me, this experience is one I wouldn’t trade for the world. The memories created, that being the first show to do in my career I am grateful beyond words … I mean, seriously, I still have to pinch myself sometimes. To do the same thing that Kate Moss did at the beginning of her career, I mean, come on? AMAZING
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Summertime :) All the fresh local food, fishing, laying out on my dock by the water, the air…
Favorite artist (any kind):
Colin Prahl, Melvin Sokolsky
Place you would love to visit:
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
How what you eat and put in your body effects everything about you, not just hunger. How I can control/improve how I look and feel based on eating the right things. The book Healing Foods by Dr. Duke changed my whole mind set on why it’s so important to pay attention and know what your food is doing to you and for you. And spreading kindness to the world (always). A smile, hello, how are you? All these little things we do everyday could make a giant difference – heck, it could change someone’s life… give them hope that the world isn’t all bad – you never know how what you might do could change someone’s life, good or bad. So treat everyone how you want to be treated. You get what you give, and I choose peace and love :)