Interview by @maryjaynnnne
How did you start modeling?
One of my good friends had just been getting into photography and wanted to practice shooting portraits. We played around for fun, and I found that I really enjoyed the creativity involved around all aspects of a photoshoot. I model today for fun and as a hobby, I take all projects I take on seriously as a professional and I love meeting new people with similar interests in the industry.
Tell us what are you into besides modeling?
I love hiking, mountain-climbing, and camping. I love practicing yoga and distance running. I also love baking, traveling, and my boyfriend and I love swing dancing. I love tattoos and old school zombie movies.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy cuddling on the couch, baking yummy desserts, taking new classes around the city, and reading a nerdy sci-fi/fantasy.
Do you like pets? Do you own any?
I love all animals. I wish my boyfriend and I could have a puppy, but we are waiting to move into a house with a yard. For now, we love our sassy calico kitten, Peyton.
What is your weak spot?
Eating dessert before dinner.
What turns you on about a man?
A sense of adventure, quirky humor, a witty conversationalist.
Who is the lucky guy in your life?
My boyfriend Ben and I have known each other 6 years and have been dating for 4.
How did you meet?
We went to high school together. We actually had a Statistics class together Senior year, he’s super brainy and smart and I actually tried to cheat off of him for a test and he told me “no,” hahahaha. We started chatting after that through graduation and the summer. Then we discovered that we would actually be going to college in STL together, him at Wash. U and I at SLU. We dated for 2 years, then broke it off for the next 2. After college graduation we actually ran into each other in the lobby of the downtown loft complex we discovered we had both just moved into that same week, living just 1 floor apart. Fate, as they say 🙂
What are your goals for 2016?
Discovering new hobbies and interests. Being more mindful and having a more positive outlook. Taking an extended hiking trip through the Appalachians. Buying our first house!
Who is your favorite music artist?
I enjoy a wide variety of artists and genres. But I’m on a huge Mumford and Sons kick right now.
Did you grow up with a large family?
What’s the biggest city you’ve been to?
Been to both NYC and LA.
Any tips for other models?
As a hobbyist, just having fun, figuring out why you enjoy modeling, and pursuing it for deeper reasons than “just to get a nice Instagram.” Be passionate, don’t be afraid to speak up with your thoughts and ideas as well as limits. Do your research about who you work with and maintain professionalism if you want your network to grow.
How can we follow you online?
My go to favorite and most often used social media is Instagram: torino8059. My Tumblr: kendra-jt.tumblr.com (password: kt_port) is where I post strictly model related work, some NSFW shots as well.
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