Lulu*s is happy to indroduce one of its lovely vintage models, Chelsea Turnbo.
Hailing from the sunny city of Los Angeles, Chelsea kindly dished about her experiences as a model!
1. Tell us a little about your modeling career path?
I was first discovered by Elite modeling agency in New York. They wanted to sign me but couldn’t because I was too young and lived in Arkansas at the time. So they had me transferred to Atlanta Elite modeling agency where I started spending my summers modeling at the age of 13. My grandparents lived in Atlanta, so it made it easy for me to work out there.
When I turned 16, I graduated high school and went overseas to Asia where I did runway shows for many brands including Calvin Klein. I did a lot of print ads, and at one point, I was in pretty much every magazine on the stands. I continued to grace magazine covers, dabbled in some lingerie campaigns and continued to grow my portfolio. When I was confident with my portfolio and where my career was going, I moved to Europe. I loved Europe, and I had so much fun there. After a while though, I began to miss the States and decided to move out to Los Angeles and have been living here since.
2. What is life like as a model living in L.A?
It’s totally different. It’s more commercials instead of high fashion. It’s a lot of fun though.
3. What is the best part of being a model?
4. What do your daily activities consist of?
For the most part it’s mainly working out and going to castings.
5. What do you do for fun in L.A?
I go out sometimes like every normal 21 year old. I love shopping in L.A. It has everything! I also love going to the movies, Runyon Park and the beach.
6. Do you have a lot of free time or are you pretty busy?
I stay pretty busy, but every now and then I have some down time.
7. Do you have any favorite photographers?
Honestly, right now I would say Richard Bernardin. I love his vintage photos! He is able to find a certain type of beauty in every person he shoots.
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