Name: Hannah Gillespie

Age: 18

Height: 5’9.5

Where are you from?

Loughton in Essex.

What was it like growing up there?

It was lovely growing up in Loughton, because we live right next to Epping Forest. I spent most of my childhood walking and playing with my dogs in the forest.

How did you get scouted?

I went into London to look at an art gallery for my GCSE’s and went to a walk- in day at the agency.

How did you find modelling when you first started?

Pretty scary but great fun, as you get used to being behind the camera and meeting lots of interesting people.

What has been your most memorable / craziest shoot so far?

A shoot for Wildfang, where I was hanging upside down on a monkey bar and sitting down a skateboard at high speed down a hill!

Tell us something about you that might surprise us…

I compete in swimming galas and have trained at least 7 times a week since I was 6 years old.

Name: Leva Jurkeviciute, (most people call me Eva)

Age: 20

Height: 5’10

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in the city of Kaunas in Lithuania until the age of 9.

What was it like growing up there?

I grew up climbing trees, going swimming in the river behind the estate…just being a little mischief in general.There’s a lot more freedom there whilst you’re a child, that’s what I’m thankful for.

How did you get scouted?

I was a “walk-in”. I used to get scouted when I was younger but I never took the opportunity.

How did you find modelling when you first started?

A bit nerve-wracking. You’re not too sure of yourself or what people are expecting from you so you try to emulate the images or models you’ve seen beforehand, but that doesn’t feel natural most of the time. You just need to find your flow!

What has been your most memorable / craziest shoot so far?

There’s the good and the bad. I recently had the honour of shooting with Rankin which was just amazing… but all the teams I have worked with so far have been fantastic.

Tell us something about you that might surprise us…

I have 3 scars on my forehead from running into things when I was little. I even knocked myself out once.

Name: Lydia Hemmington

Age: 18

Height: 5’10

Where are you from?

Kingston, just outside of London.

What was it like growing up there?

Very fun there are always things to do in Kingston.

How did you get scouted?

I was actually just shopping in Kingston when I was 12.

How did you find modelling when you first started?

It was great; you meet loads of people and make lots of friends! You get to do things that you would never normally do!

What has been your most memorable / craziest shoot so far?

I got to shoot with a really cute kitten that was pretty memorable for me.

Tell us something about you that might surprise us…

I used to do judo when I was younger.

Name: Anoushka

Age: 17

Height: 5″7.5

Where are you from?

London.

What was it like growing up there?

I loved it as everything is right on your doorstep, but I think I would have preferred to live in the countryside.

How did you get scouted?

I was shopping in my local shopping centre looking for a dress to wear to my uncle’s wedding.

How did you find modelling when you first started?

It was quite daunting as a shy person, but as I gained more confidence in front of the camera, it was all good!

What has been your most memorable / craziest shoot so far?

I did a Lazy Oaf Shoot earlier this year. It was far from your average shoot. I was lying in an empty clawed bath tub in a dress saying ‘cat’!?! I was swinging from a loose ladder of a treehouse, jumping into a vertical mattress leant against the wall to give the illusion that I could sleep vertically. Alongside all of that madness we also did some shots which involved me nesting in a load of storage boxes in the corner of a room. The photographer was very imaginative!

Tell us something about you that might surprise us…

When I was 10, my dream was to become a farmer. I only gave up on it as holidays would be rather infrequent.

Name: Lily Cordelia

Age: 17

Height: 5’9

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Suffolk, but I’ve grown up in Scotland which is somewhere I’m proud to call home.

What was it like growing up there?

Growing up there was surprisingly warm and dry.

How did you get scouted?

I applied to Models1 through their online application form, there really aren’t many scouts in north eastern Scotland.

How did you find modelling when you first started?

Modelling when your first start is daunting, but crazy exciting! Models1 have been so great, I’ve loved it so far!

What has been your most memorable/ craziest shoot so far?

My most memorable shoot so far was for Topshop shooting temporary tattoos which symbolised Women and Empowerment. I thought the message was really strong, it was great to be a part of that.

Tell us something about you that might surprise us…

Something that might surprise you about me is that I used to get picked on in school because of the way I looked, tall and skinny, but now because of those things I’ve had great opportunities #celebrateyourdifferences

Interviews Montana Bent
Photography Nicole Gomes

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