This is a post-event entry and I have been receiving queries about my recent expedition of being a ‘model’. I added inverted commas because I don’t consider myself as one and the girls whom I’ve ‘modelled’ with aren’t professional models too.
I know this may come as a surprise to some of you guys because Model and Jean does not coincide and gel very well. LOL, I know I get it.
I have mentioned this before and I will say this again. At the end of the day, I’m not looking for a career in the modelling industry, even if I am, I guess I may most probably not cut out for it. I only wanted to challenge myself as well as to gain some insight and experience as a model. Of course, make new friends too! 😀
But anyway, I’m here to share about my experience of being a ‘model’ for a day.
Now for the experience…
First and foremost, I must say that it really isn’t easy being a model, what more for professional models. The event started officially at around 10am for media preview but we had to reach there by 8am for preparation, i.e. make up and hairdo. It was quite tiring because I bet most of us did not have sufficient rest the night before since it was TGIF! I cabbed down with my tired face and sleepy brain and waited for my turn to be ‘beautified’.
I wasn’t exactly very satisfied with the makeup and hairdo though, but I shan’t touch on them much.
Walking 3 shows could not be more taxing than those who walked like 5 or 6. Especially for those girls who modelled 1 brand after another consecutively can be very scary because you will have to change real fast. While most of them have more experience than me, there are a few who kept quite calm even when rushing. And because I was not walking for the 2 brands which they were, I stood there observing how things were done.
Walking the 1st time really made me all glittery…even when it was a small stage event kinda thing, my hands were reaaalllyyyyy cold and I was pacing around and freaking out.
3 things were on my mind :
1. What if I fall, especially when we had to stop and pose?
2. What if I did the wrong choreography? Because there were diff choreo for diff brands…and we had to remember where to pause and pose.
3. How should I smile? With or without teeth? I still have some issues smiling with my teeth even though I’ve removed my braces….I know right, it’s so sad. :'(
Sure, there were some hiccups and all….but I guess I did manage to snag some good experience from this event and here are the pictures!
My sister, bro-in-law, my niece (who was fast asleep after I was done) and my bf came down to support me! My colleague and her bf who are both awesome photographers were there too!
Thank you so much guys for taking the time and making the effort to sacrifice part of your precious Saturday to support me!!! Really really appreciate lotsssss!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!! <3