Maggie Maurer

Elmer Olsen Model Management / IMG Worldwide



Place of Origin:
Potsdam, New York

Ethnic Origin:
Hungarian/ Ukranian small amount of Cherokee


How discovered:
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

Favorite things:
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:
Greece, Fiji

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 :)

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  • Ali

    Cate Blanchett

  • Very beautiful bone structure and I love how she wrote a lot – shows she cares a lot about this and it’s also very interesting to read. :)

  • A lot like Franzi Mueller! Love her look, although a shorter hair cut would give her a stronger edge!

  • berlin


  • The black and white closeup really flatters her. How did no one scout here before the age of 23?

  • Jessica

    Best new face of the season.

  • gabe

    Her age (ancient for a new model) will hopefully keep her grounded. I also find it amazing that here’s another amazing young woman with all this potential…had to convinced to become a model. Lack of vanity or self awareness is such a beautiful thing. Meanwhile, you have all these wanna be models in these tv shows who, for lack of a better word, just don’t have “it”.

  • She is so elegant.

  • RRRaul415

    Carolyn Besette Kennedy

  • natasha


  • Gorgeous all over!

  • Lillie

    She seems like a very down-to-earth and real girl, looking at her answers to the questions. There is potential. Congrats on Calvin Klein!

  • Mercy

    That’s my big sister!!! :D So proud, I love you! :)

  • pri

    beautiful and her interview shows how positive and down on earth she is. i wanna meet this girl! she seems a really nice person to have a conversation….. I wish more models have brains like her. And its cool that she is 23. I dont think she is old… she is mature and i really hope this girl can go far!!!
    go go go maggie :D

  • Carlos

    This is THE GIRL! She is just beyond amazing! She is clever, she is beautiful and special! What is Italian Vogue waiting to put her on the cover!!

  • littleredcherry

    Carolyn Bessette!

  • Laurel

    Beautiful girl inside and out! Reach for the stars! <3

  • Rachel J.

    So proud of you Maggie! :) And, in my head I could practically hear you saying your responses. Glad to see you’re keeping true to you! Best of luck & much love xx – Rach

  • Annalisa

    I said she would have been perfect as a model:. A new Uma Thurman, many years ago when we met in 2002 I guess it was;0) finally the day arrived!!

  • Pamela

    Besides her beauty, Maggie’s biggest attribute is her patience.I miss having her around.She will get a cover!!!!

  • Nikki

    She got signed at 23?? (With IMG!?) There hope for me!

  • Steph

    Congratulations Mag! We are all so proud of you!

  • Jessi

    Wow, such striking beauty! She seems like such a grounded and wonderful person to be around.

  • popchip

    this girl is an icon in the making.