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Interview with Aspin Lea                 Aspin Lea' Portfolio

All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. Why did you want to become a model?
It all started when I was about 6, I did two commercials, and then I got thrown into modeling, and ever since, it has been my dream and life ambition

How did you get started in modeling?
After landing two national commercials, I was picked up by an agency, and then I took a break for a while and when I graduated highschool, I took on the industry full force

How has your life changed after you involved?
It has changed immensely, I have booked several huge jobs, people actually know my name, and overall everything I do in the industry changes my life for the better

What is your favorite part about being a model?
Free clothes! Haha..but for me, its not about fame or money, I do it because its what I love.

What are your likes and dislikes about modeling?
I cant really say a lot of negative things about the industry, other than you always have to watch your appearance and make sure you look and act like a model at all times. What do I love? Everything! I love the catwalk, I love the camera, I love meeting people, I just love the industry in general. And traveling is always a perk!

What are the qualities for you to be model?
Hardworking, thick-skinned, ambitious, good personality.

Who are your influences?
Marilyn Monroe, a true real American icon.

What was the hardest challenge for you?
The hardest challenge for me was moving out to California, and getting my foot in the door.

What types of assignments are you attracted most?
I love walking the runway, and being involved in fashion shows.Overall, I just love being in front of the camera.

What are your most memorable modeling experiences? It could be good or bad...
It would have to be fashion week, it was so fun, and it was a great chance to network with big name people in the industry. It was a lot of hard work, but to be able to put that on my resume was amazing.

All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. What would bring a smile to your face?
Being on the cover of a major international magazine.

What projects are you currently working on?
At the moment, working more on the acting side of the industry, but modeling is always and ongoing thing.

What are your plans now?
To focus on my career, and finish planning my future.

What would be your "dream job" in life?
To have my own agency someday, and fashion line.

What are your goals in terms of being a model?
To land a major magazine cover, and walk in Paris Fashion Week.

What kinds of things would you like to see in your future?

Tell a little secret about yourself that no-one knows
I don't really have any. My life is an open book.

What's the best advice ever given to you?
Everything happens for a reason.

What are some Do's and Don'ts in the business that you have learned?
Always keep your head up, and be strong. Know who you are and where you come from, and if someone tells you no..Keep going..because a thousand people may tell you NO, but it only takes ONE big break.

What sort of tips or advice would you give somebody who is looking to modeling?
Don't give up, if it's something that you want.

Is there anything else, to say, we did not ask?
It takes a lot to make it in this industry, but it all comes hand in hand, and if you play your cards right, you will succeed.

Thank you . We've enjoyed talking to you.

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