BY SCARLETT ANTHONY OCTOBER 8 2014
Senior Meredith Edmond’s passion is not just typical fashion. Modeling has been a desire and interest of hers for years. Although she has not signed with an official modeling company yet, she would jump at any opportunity.
“Many people ask me if I decided to pursue modeling because I am 5-foot-11-inches and skinny, but a class in Raleigh called Barbizon truly inspired me,” Edmonds said.
Before she went to Raleigh and took these classes, she did not know all that modeling entailed.
“It isn’t about just having a perfect body, but you have to know how to walk in super high heels on a slippery surface, how the photographers need you to stand in order to capture the best shot and how the garment needs to be angled for it to look best,” Edmonds said.
She was known at these modeling events as “Miss High Fashion” because she has an interest in contemporary looks.
“A lot of times you’ll see model’s outfits and wonder who actually wears those clothes, but I enjoy more high fashion garments that I would actually wear in reality,” Edmonds said.
There are different types of modeling such as walking and commercial that include different qualities and techniques.
“I enjoy walking over commercial modeling such as Belk or JCPenney even though it gets paid the least,” Edmonds said.
Senior Madeleine Ewen said, “I think Meredith is perfect for modeling because she is beautiful, can catwalk like no one’s business, and it makes her happy.”
She continues to keep modeling as a possibility for the future. Even if she is not the model, she hopes to be the girl behind the camera for photography. Although modeling may not be a full time job for her, she would love to be able to be a modeling photographer for a big company.