We had the good fortune of connecting with Adelaide Joy and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Adelaide, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
the one thing i would say outsiders are unaware of in the modeling industry is the timing of things. this was one thing i was not expecting when i started modeling. Most of the time when you get booked for a show the show is not for another month or more and the bigger the show the further out you booked to getting booked up to nine months in advance. the only times i have not been booked at least three weeks in advance is when i was booked last minute and it was in one to two days. That’s not the only part about the timing of the industry that surprised me. the back stage timing was different from what i ever expected. models are called hours before show sometimes its only 4 hours but sometimes you call time is 10-11 hours before the show starts. this is so that all the models can get into clothes and hair and makeup but this means you have a lot of extra time when you are doing any of those things and you get to meet other models and practice poses and walks back stage. everything in modeling has to be time efficient so a lot of things are fast, especially runways, if you are wearing more than one outfit a show the 4 hours you had before the show cant help you now you have to change as fast as you can and hope it doesn’t mess up your hair or makeup. this is one of my favorite parts however because so much is happening all the same time and you can feel the excitement all over the room. I also wasn’t expecting how many shoes models own. a lot of the time models are expected to bring their own shoes to the show which means models have shoes that match a lot of outfits. sometimes designers will give you shoes and then sometimes you get to keep them. this leads to a lot of shoes. i currently have 40 pairs of heels alone. it’s definitely quite the investment but its worth it for all the amazing outfits I’ve gotten to wear them with. there was a lot that i was unaware of when i started modeling and outsiders to this industry are also likely unaware of it as well.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a fashion model. I got my start by applying to agencies online until one day one in Denver finally signed me. i waited for just about 6 months before my first casting where I failed completely my glasses fell off i tripped over and overall looked terrified. until the person casting decided to hire me. quickly I began to start working with them more and more and that magazine helped me get other jobs and is a huge part of why I am where i am today. becoming a model at 14 years old is anything but easy. i had to learn things like contracts and proper interview techniques which I was expecting but I was not expecting to be learning about marketing yourself or that there’s a proper posture on the runway. i worked very hard on memorizing everything and i still use those things in almost all of my jobs. The more I’ve modeled the more I’ve learned. from stupid things like how much highlighter to wear when there will be bright lights to things that i use in my day-to-day life for example i had to learn that talking about my success and excitement that i worked hard for is not bragging or bringing down someone else success. getting to a place of traveling for modeling was a super huge point in my career and two of my proudest moments were when i found out i got into new york fashion week and when i covered my first magazine, but I know that none of that would have been possible without the support of my mom. while i was the one actually applying and auditioning for jobs she’s the one who made sure i had everything i needed to succeed and made sure I was where i needed to be on time. she has always been my biggest supporter and i would not be where i am now without her.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
we would start at BJs near colorado mill small and eat a fan favortie pizzokie.
then we would be sure to hit some of my favorite places to visit including paradise cove and saint marys glacier for cliff jumping, we would go to the denver museum of nature and science; we would try to to make our way up to cave of the winds and go to the botanical gardens. we would eat at perrys restaurant and definitely make out way over to andys pizza, i would make sure ot get them some of colorados famous bojoes pizza and we would make a quiuck stop at the woodcellar before they left

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
my mom, twin sister, and the editor of the magazine gave me my first ever job.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/adelaidejoy/home

Instagram: adelaide.m.joy

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Image Credits
bill murf with foregtmenorimaging Jeremy rill portrait vision photography stuidos https://www.instagram.com/jcwvip/ https://www.facebook.com/jcwvip @Carmelita Woyciechowsky -JCW video and photography laylonna hurley with the parachute goddess project

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