Name: Kendell Tobin
How did you get into modelling?
I was scouted at when I was 13 years old at the Chinese Lantern Festival of all places! I started modelling straight away. My first shoot was for NO magazine and my first test was with David Shields. It all started there.
What’s the best modelling job you’ve done so far?
I worked on a music video – that was pretty fun.
If you weren’t modelling, what would you be doing?
I’m not modelling full time right now but I would love to. I love modelling. I went to Epsom Girls Grammar but have now moved to Kristen on the North Shore because they offer IB which is good for if I want to go overseas and if I fail at modelling at least I’ll be kind of smart! But I guess if I wasn’t going to model I think I’d like to be a booker – something in the industry.
Where’s your dream modelling destination?
I am obsessed with New York City!
What about your dream modelling job?
Walking the Victoria’s Secret show.
What’s your favourite thing about modelling? And least favourite thing?
I love to meet new people, different people. Also, it’s not boring at all. It’s fun to transform into someone else infront of the camera. I can’t even think of anything I don’t like about modelling! Seriously! I’m not just saying that. I guess one thing is I have really bad sense of direction so finding locations can be tricky.
What about the rejection? Is that not hard?
I think with modelling, you have to really, really like it. It doesn’t bother me too much. I have the mindset that it’s not that they don’t want you – it’s that they want someone else.
Is there anything you wouldn’t do for modelling?
I wouldn’t do nudity. And I don’t think I’d cut my hair short – I’ve had short hair before and it’s bad!
What’s something people wouldn’t necessarily know about you?
I used to live in Fiji. I was home-schooled there for a while.
Do you have a favourite colour?
Tia Woods and Adriana Lima.
A Japanese bento box. It’s got variety.
What’s the last thing you bought?
This Zara blazer from Canada.
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Auckland City, New Zealand
5'11" | Hair: Brown | Eyes: Blue | 32/24/34
DNA: Clocking in just under 6 feet, Kendell Tobin's statuesque breezy beauty was scouted at a Chinese Lantern Festival in the land from Down Under. After learning the modeling ropes for four years in New Zealand, Tobin is ready for the big leagues. But don't peg her as just a pretty face, this one has impeccable grammar and has a knack for the business side of fashion, too.
Q&A with Kendell:
What is your defining characteristic? Optimism
Does music play a role in your life? I always listen to music when I’m on the go!
- What influences you? The people who love and support me
B&W or color? Color
Your favorite word? Awesome
What book would you recommend someone to read? The Great Gatsby
What was your first experience traveling abroad? Fiji at age 2
Your defining feature, physical and/or character? Positivity
Last fact you thought was amazing to know? New York has over 2x the amount of people living in it than my whole home country of New Zealand!
What is your favorite water? The Ocean
Whom do you relate to more, your mom or dad? My Mom- Love you mum!
What age would you go back to and experience for a day? Nothing could be better than now! Best time of my life so far!
Any not-so-secret secret you're willing to share? I’m an open book but if I have a secret no one would know!
Favorite time of the day? Lunchtime
Fashion film or fashion editorial? Either as long as it’s creative and fun!
Makeup or natural? Natural
3 things you still want to experience in life? Skydiving, more traveling & New York Fashion Week!
Favorite quote? Don’t dwell on the past.
What are you having (or had) for dinner tonight? Egg white omelet with spinach, courgette & feta