Name: Megan Hawkins
Agency: Viva Model Management + DNA Models
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Introduce yourself: I have always been described as the kind of person that will do whatever it takes to get the best result out of whatever situation presents me; whether it being a long long photo shoot where nothing seems to be going smoothly, or a game/match/tournament for the probably 37 different sports I have been involved in throughout my life where I wanted to quit and give up, to those final exams when I just don’t understand those few critical details. No matter what obstacle I must overcome, my diligence has pushed me to keep going because I believe that sometimes life will surprise you with something that has the potential to be extraordinary or the possibility to be horrific, and it is only up to me which path that thing will take.
What do you get out of modeling? Having the Type A control freak personality that I do, modeling has forced me to become very spontaneous by being able to go with the flow of things without knowing the guaranteed end result. Modeling has given me both confidence and grief, feeling on-top-of-the-world one moment and then the next thing I knew wanting to give up hope. But as I have grown and matured over the past few years, it has more than anything else taught me to be able to ride it’s constant rollercoaster. So when life throws a curveball at me, I know I will be able to use the life lessons modeling has given me in order to ride this rollercoaster of life until the very end, versus say just the beginning.
How would you describe the concept of beauty? I believe the concept of real beauty lies within the slight imperfections, because if something is too perfect, then it may not seem real. I think it is just those tiny details that give character and a real sense of reality to someone or something. Therefore because it can really exist, that is what makes it beautiful.
What are five words to describe your ideal future? Finding What Makes Me Happy.
the booker says
She is a ray of sunshine from California. Great energy, great personality and great smile!
- Arnaud Daian, Viva Paris
Photography by Nil Hoppenot
Special thanks to Arnaud Daian @ Viva.
All images are unretouched.