Every Friday, Casting Agent Natalie Joos meets up with some of her favorite discoveries for a face to face chat.
A bright, young 15-year-old girl from Los Angeles came in to see the other day. Aleah Morgan looks like a mix between Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn: tall, thin, soft, and elegant with flawless skin and a pretty smile. She has the kind of editorial, yet timelessly classic and approachable look that will open a lot of doors, whether itís at Vogue or Gap. While her mom and baby sister were waiting downstairs she sat down with me to answer some silly questions. Here is how she giggled her way through the answers.
NATALIE JOOS How long have you been in New York?
ALEAH MORGAN Since May 29th.
NJ How do you like to so far?
AM I love it. Itís very consuming but I love the all the craziness. I know I want to live here when Iím older.
NJ What is the biggest difference btw industry New Yorkers and peoples from Los Angeles?
AM New Yorkers are more chill. Theyíre fun and happy. They take everything much easier than over there. Less pressure.
NJ What is your favorite part about modeling?
AM RUNWAY! I LOVE runway! I love the excitement and pumping of my heart before I have to go on. I love how I am nervous and thrilled when Iím walking. In New York I canít do runway yet until Iím 16. I think there is a new law against minors doing shows.
NJ What is the worst thing about modelingĒ
AM I havenít really thought about that yetÖ. I guess I donít like it when people are rude, when people throw clothes at you to put on, disrespectfully. There are people who regard models are worthless and nothingsÖ.
NJ Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
AM I see myself modeling and be successful, working a lot. I hope I make it far.
NJ Who are some of your role model girls?
AM I used to look up to Naomi Campbell until I heard and read she was rude to people. I like Sessilee Lopez and Chanel Iman.
NJ Do you have any obsessions?
AM I LOVE reading. I read a lot. Iím always sad when I get to the register at the book store with a stack of books and my mom tells me I can only take oneÖ But Iím not weird or a nerd or anything. Iím not a bookworm!
NJ What kind of music do you like?
AM Hip Hop and JUSTIN BIEBER!
Chicago Modern Luxury, February 2010 The Look Book
Photo: Miranda Penn Turin
MUA: Riku Campo
Hair: Louise Moon and Christian Marc
Styling: Liz Botes
Manicure: Beth Fricke
Retouching: Jeffrey Paul Gunthart
Text by Riku Campo
Edited by Amalie Drury