Get To Know Bettie Hayward In 15 Questions

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I specialize in American 1940’s and 1950’s Pin-up and Glamour modelling. Currently considering dipping my heels into the Burlesque scene.

1.When did you first realise you wanted to be a model?
I’m not sure that I ever actually wanted to be a model, but, having been approached by varying photographers have fallen in love with it.

2.At what age did you first start modelling?
Now that would be telling………….!

3.What was your first big break and how did it arise?
Initially being discovered at the 1940’s weekends resulting in photo shoots galore.

4.What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
My biggest achievement so far is recreating the Pin-up pics used in ww11 to boost the troops currently serving. And, finding one of my pics pinned up on a ex serviceman’s wall.

5.How do you like to stay fit?
I love to walk (in heels) and also love to ride (now now) my bicycle.

6.What’s your favourite food?
Eggs, any how!

7.Any advice for people wanting to start modelling?
If it is something that you have a passion for then go for it.

8.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
Following a photo shoot at a 1940’s event a passer by caught sight of my stocking tops which distracted him leading him to fall down a small embankment so all that could be seen was his feet in the air. The cheeky chappy emerged red faced but soon forgot his embarrassment when I offered to give him a copy of a picture from the shoot.

9.What’s song best describes you?
“Get Happy” by Judy Garland.

10.What would you be if you weren’t a model?
I would be a vintage hairdresser.

11.Tell me something about you not many people know?
I love my feet.

12.What do you like doing in your free time?
I really enjoy baking.

13.What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
My love of all things vintage.

14.What was your nickname at school?

15.What three things do you need to be successful in this industry?

Photographer Credits/Mentions

The Old Film Company
Rik Greening
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