Lea Groesland/Ford Models. Fresh off the set of V Magazine. Image Betty for MDC
V Magazine knows a thing or two about models; their V A Model competition has launched the careers of notable girls like Amanda Laine and Addison Gill. This year the competition charted a new trajectory, pairing with Ford Models and crowning Norwegian beauty, Lea Groesland the winner. OTM catches up with the freshest face in town to get a quick lesson in Norwegian and find out what it’s like to be propelled into the spotlight.
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MDC: So Leah, is it pronounced Lee-ah or Lay-ah?
Leah: I say Lay-ah.
MDC: So, you just finished the V shoot with Hasse Nielsen? How did it go?
Leah: It went well, I was really nervous when I first started. It was one of my first shoots, but it went well.
MDC: Where are you from?
Leah: Norway, Oslo. Five minutes outside.
MDC: How tall and how old are you?
Leah: 5’10” and 15 years old.
MDC: Do you have any favorite supermodels?
Leah: I like the Victoria Secret models, they’re so WOW! I really like Adriana Lima, she’s beautiful! I’ve always liked her.
MDC: It’s such a big deal to work with V Magazine… do you actually get it in Oslo?
Leah: It’s huge! No, it’s not selling in Oslo so always when I am out of the country in Denmark (I have family in Denmark) so when I travel there I always buy V magazine!
MDC: That’s so great, so this must be like a dream come true to shoot for them?
Leah: Yes, absolutely!
MDC: Thank you so much, have a great rest of your stay, and we’ll be seeing you in the pages of V!