Hayll - I love lingerie, I feel so empowered and body confident. They make me feel like there’s nothing I can’t do.
Don’t do anything you don’t feel comfortable with. Your safety comes first and if it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it!
I’ve turned down “collabs” and work in the past for not feeling comfortable.
It’s important to trust who you are working with to get the best images.
TFP is a great way to get a portfolio and a good representation within the field to progress.
When did you start with modeling?
I first started when Pure Gym emailed its members asking for anybody who would be willing to apply to be apart of their adverts. I was on holiday in NYC at the tune of applying celebrating my 21st birthday. I got back and travelled a week later to Manchester where I was on set all day. Not long after I was in a fair few of their marketing but one video especially I was involved with a lot. This is still played today nationwide in the gyms.
How did you feel during the first photo session?
In my first photo session, I felt overwhelmed. I was very anxious person back then but the photographer was very kind and gave great instructions for posing. He saw potential in me and helped me to create a portfolio through the year. He is now a great friend.
What kind of photo sessions do you like the most?
I love lingerie, I feel so empowered and body confident. They make me feel like there’s nothing I can’t do.
Lingerie photo sessions - favorite ones?
So far I’ve only done two lingerie shoots but my favourite one is with Mr. Phil Leighton. He is the photographer who helped get me into modelling and gave me the confidence to try that style of shoot. Now a few months on I am being booked in studios for this style and it’s such an exciting time for me.
Do you consider yourself as an inked model?
I wouldn’t say I am an “inked model”. All of my tattoos help tell the story of my life, my accomplishments, what I’ve overcome, my battles, the losses. They also have some of my most memorable achievements, I see it more as a diary of my life than just ink.
Can you tell us more about your tattoos?
I have a fair few, as I touched upon previously they all mean something. My sleeve I’ve been designing for over two years and I finally finished it a few months before my trip to Bali. A lot are memorial to my nans. One part even had her ashes in. Being a career for one from a young age, it does change how you portray the world and makes me be described as “mature for my age”. I love my tattoos.
Can you give advice to girls who would love to start with modeling, what should they pay attention to?
Don’t do anything you don’t feel comfortable with. Your safety comes first and if it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it! I’ve turned down “collabs” and work in the past for not feeling comfortable. It’s important to trust who you are working with to get the best images. TFP is a great way to get a portfolio and a good representation within the field to progress.
You are traveller ? Tell us more about that.
I’ve travelled since I was 18, the loss of my nan really impacted this for me and made me realize that you can always earn more money but you can’t earn more time. With this I went to see the northern lights in Iceland which is by far my favourite adventure to date. I really started travelling after the loss of my mother’s mom. Without being relied on I decided to really try to see the world for them both. I’m grateful for everything they did for me by shaping my beliefs, my views and my general perception on life.
Book reader? 5 favorite books and why them 😊
I don’t get the time to read as I use too with my full time work schedule, modelling, gym schedule and my hobbies however some of my favourite titles are:
JoJo Moyes - Paris for one
- the last letter from your lover
Michael Newton - journey of souls: case studies between lives
Alyson Noel - Evermore (The immortals series)
E L James - Fifty Shades of Grey
Plans for 2020
2020 is all about progression for me. My main goal is for closure. Being a spiritual person I would love to attend the summer solstice, being the day my spiritual nan left me four years ago this year I feel it’s a good end to the cycle of misfortune and loss.
I want to further my career as an Interior Designer, perhaps get a job in the big city.
Pole is my main hobby and so it’s getting a lot more of my attention this year, I’ll do this by attending more dance classes as well as workshops around the country.
Fitness is a big passion of mine so I’ll keep progression as my goal in this field and perhaps try a new skill such as ice skating.
Travel wise I intend to go to a few countries this year after already being to Bali this year. On the list are Paris, Dublin, Ibiza, and London.