Just Rambling: Model Behavior

I started an internship earlier this month at ThreadSence and it's been super awesome. I originally didn't want to write about it and I've been pretty selective with telling people about it, mostly because I didn't want to jinx the great time I am having. I am learning a whole lot and I thoroughly enjoy the days that I get to go to work at TS headquarters. Who would've thought that I could ever feel excited about going to work!? Haha, I know, it's silly but I'm so glad to finally get a chance to do something that I truly enjoy.

Anyway, the screen capture above contains a few outfits with the awesome model Ashley Chung from LA Models and it just so happened to be the very first photoshoot that I helped out with. I was not expecting this girl to be ridiculously amazing and friendly. I expected a diva model, but she was so personable and was actually interested in what I had to say. She obviously left a very positive impression on me! I was having a tough time the week prior to this shoot because I'm a silly introvert who finds it hard to interact with strangers. I am the awkward person who needs to be introduced because if i'm not I will just stand there and not take the initiative to introduce myself. I tell myself that it's easy and that next time it happens I am going to take initiative but then when i'm in a situation where it's necessary I just freeze up! It's really stressful. I just need to get through that first introduction and then I can open up, without it I just come off as a silent weirdo.

My time was up that day before the shoot actually ended and it was time for lunch time, which I dreaded, because I just wanted to go home so I didn't have to suffer another lunch on my own in an office full of people who knew each other and ignored my existence. But Ashley wasn't having it--she insisted I stay for lunch and hang out. We talked like old friends--it was so cool. I probably sound like i'm fangirling here I know, but she was just not what I was expecting. I think growing up always being jealous of models and their "awesome" lives and believing that myth that they are brainless girls who just look pretty all day and don't eat, really tainted my perception of who a model really is. First of all, surprise, surprise, models are just like you and me. They just happen to be ridiculously pretty. Sometimes some have nasty personalities and sometimes some are amazing human beings...just like you and me. Sometimes we have bad moments, sometimes we have awesome moments. I guess it's silly to be so old and still think that models are these un-relatable creatures, but I just had never encountered one and after years of dealing with actors, I just didn't really have any high expectations. This Chinese-Israeli beauty really opened my eyes and taught me something. You can't just let your reservations rule your life, you have to be a little adventurous and let people get know you. You can't judge a book by its cover! After all, everyone just wants to belong.

All in all, I'm so glad that she has helped make this whole internship experience a positive one. I wish her all the success in the world and I hope that our paths cross again sometime. In the meantime, i'll just fangirl over her instagram and you should too!


  1. totalllyyyyy know how you feel about being awk in groups of people. i get the same! glad you had a good experience though! xx

    1. oh man, i dont know what happened to me because it used to be easy to talk to people but ever since college i became an introvert in public situations. it's still really hard trying to get out there and make friends with strangers, but i'm determined to work on it!