Model of the Week: Sophia Pastorius-Young is the Prada-approved granddaughter of a modern jazz icon

Sophia was shot by Elliott Wilcox, with makeup by Amy Brandon using Fenty and Mac Cosmetics. Digitals courtesy of Premier Model Management. Thanks to Caroline Gledhill.


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Name:
Sophia Pastorius-Young

Agency:
DNA Models (New York)
Premier Model Management (London)
Viva Paris ()
Freedom Models (Los Angeles)
Uno Models (Barcelona)

Age:
20

Height:
5’9″

Instagram:
@sophipastorius

Place of Origin:
Melbourne, Florida

Ethnic Origin:
English, Scandinavian, German

Birthsign:
Aries

How discovered:
Friend of the family scouted me.

What was your first modeling job?
Tarzan magazine, a workout magazine based in Japan. It was a feature about stretching, so I was demonstrating the stretches.

Favorite things:
Being really loud, music, books, dancing, coffee, sleeping, diners, the ocean, trees, my grandma, Adam Driver, Harry Potter, rings, thrift stores, old things.

What are you listening to at the moment?
PJ Harvey, John Coltrane, Glenn Gould, Tones on Tail, and classic rock.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Fullmetal Alchemist, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, Twin Peaks, Captain Fantastic, Interstellar, Synecdoche New York, Revenge of the Sith, Fellowship of the Ring.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Salvation Army / Dove / Peanut butter

What were you doing before modeling?
My homework, ballet, playing piano.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I don’t know, I didn’t have much figured out then, but maybe a musician or working in an antique store.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
It’s not uncool if you like it :)

Favorite modeling experience so far?
I really liked working upstate with models.com in New York shot by Steven Yatsko. Those were good muddy times, I got to run around a lot and play with snakes.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The beach, my friends, the trees, secret spots, the isolation from the rest of the world which is the best and worst thing, and using my parents’ instruments (they’re musicians).

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Harley Weir

Place you would love to visit:
Socotra

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I just watched Chasing Trane, Basquiat the Genius Child, and Finding Vivian Maier in one day and those were all really good. I’ve been thinking about them a lot. Also Call the Police by King Jammy.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice I got was from everyone who’s ever told me to relax cause I can be a super hyperactive terror.

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