Pt.5 Maja Salamon
Class of 2015 is now in session! The buzziest girls from the MDC Hotlist have worked their way onto the Top 50 landing top covers, major campaigns and leaving their mark on the fashion scene. Emma Tempest captures the glowing aura of these girls of the moment exclusively for Models.com. Alexandra Elizabeth, Aya Jones, Kayla Scott, Madison Stubbington, Maja Salamon, Riley Montana, Sarah Brannon, & Vittoria Ceretti discuss their dreams, career highlights, and meteoric rise in modeling.
Photography by Emma Tempest for Models.com
Emma Tempest is represented by Jed Root (New York)
Stylist Camilla Pole
Creative Director Stephan Moskovic
Makeup Artist Sir John (Streeters New York)
Hair Stylist Andre Gunn
Manicurist Holly Falcone
Retouching by Morph
Producer Diane Lucille Suarez
How were you discovered?
A couple of years ago, when I was a teenager (I was dressing like a boy, training breakdance and didn’t really care about fashion) modelling started becoming quite popular in Poland. One of my friends encouraged me to do a little photoshoot with her (on the rail tracks… It was super cool at that time) and I sent the pictures to a few agencies in Poland, just for fun. I went to the capital to meet them and chose one of them (D’VISION – my mother agency) to represent me. I was still in high school at that time and I treated modeling like an adventure, a fun episode in my life. I’ve been around 4-5 years now and it has become my full time job – quite a long episode, who would have thought?!
What has been your proudest moment so far in your modeling career?
Whenever people ask me that question, I go like: I don’t have one particular moment. Actually, I don’t feel pride, maybe just happiness that it all worked out that way… Plus all of the moments are so different and it depends on the people as well , you just can’t compare them- c’mon I need to stay objective 🙂
What is one thing no one would ever guess about you?
That I run every morning (even when the call-time is 7am) and I finished my first marathon along with my brother last April, in Warsaw.
What is one thing you would like to do next?
My next marathon.