Olivia was shot for MODELS.com by Maxime Cardol. Many thanks to Aly Fried.

interview

Name:
Olivia Forte

Agency:
The Lions (New York)
The Lions (Los Angeles)
10MGMT (Chicago)

Age:
17

Height:
5’8″

Instagram:
@kidforte

Place of Origin:
Lake Angelus, Michigan

Ethnic Origin:
Maltese, Italian, Irish, German, a whole hodgepodge

Birthsign:
Taurus

How discovered:
I went to a open call at 10MGMT in Chicago and signed with them as my mother agent and through them I signed with the Lions :)

What was your first modeling job?
My first job was for a magazine in Detroit called DDEAF.

Favorite things:
Bossa Nova, Cereal, Bowling, Drumming, notebook

What are you listening to at the moment?
I’m listening to a lot of The Talking Heads and Cosmo Pyke.

Favorite movie, tv show:
I watch a lot of Rick and Morty and forensic files/true crime documentaries.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
The fragrance I use is by Vita and I’ve been putting a lot of sunscreen by Glossier on.

What were you doing before modeling?
I went to high school everyday and didn’t do much other than hang around with friends. I was on the bowling team for a while though and that was a blast.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I’ve always been really interested in film so I’d probably continue my studies in that field.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Indiana Jones 4

Favorite modeling experience so far?
NYFW is definitely my favorite experience so far! I did my first two shows ever in NY for Sies Marjan and Coach. Everyone on their teams were so friendly and passionate about what they did – it was inspiring!

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I grew up in a really small town and sometimes we’d all play volleyball together and it felt kind of cultish but it was fun nonetheless.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Dream client would definitely be to shoot with Steven Meisel or anything involving Raf Simons.

Place you would love to visit:
I’d love to go to Berlin.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’m listening to podcasts right now because they help pass time on flights. I just listened to one on Norwegian black metal and bands like Bathory. There are podcasts on anything. They make me feel like I’m learning something even if I’m just using it as background noise.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Listen twice as often as you speak.

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