Introducing the gorgeous Kenzii Jessica Mclaren. Kenzii is a 23 years old swimwear and fitness model who has made a big impression considering she has only been in the industry for under a year.
1.When did you first realise you wanted to be a model?
I have home videos of me doing a catwalk in a bikini I had made from a tescos bag – which is pretty amusing.
2.At what age did you first start modelling?
22. I had my first shoot in November last year.
3.What was your first big break and how did it arise?
I was approached on Facebook by the organiser of Miss Great Britain – Central London. Initially I was unsure as I am naturally quite shy and the thought of walking down a catwalk in front of 300-400 people terrified me, but I decided to go for it regardless. Taking this opportunity was the best thing I ever did and I competed in Miss Swimsuit UK the week after and finished in the Top 6. Since then I have had several job enquiries through social media and I have my first official casting for an agency on Tuesday.
4.What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
For me personally both Pageants were a huge accomplishment. Not because of where I finished but just the pure fact that I conquered my fears.
5.How do you like to stay fit?
I am blessed with good genes and don’t gain weight easily. I do my sit-ups and squats on a daily basis and that works for me.
6.What’s your favourite food?
My guilty pleasure is pizza.
7.Any advice for people wanting to start modelling?
Take every opportunity you can and don’t be afraid to take risks because you never know where they may take you.
8.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I wore an co ord set out last night I had never worn before and I was in such a rush to get ready I realised I had my shorts on the wrong way round when I arrived at the club last night.
9.What’s song best describes you?
Pretty Girl – Cheat Codes (the lyrics not the title haha)
10.What would you be if you weren’t a model?
I work in Golf events currently so I would say that.
11.Tell me something about you not many people know?
I have a massive fear of driving on the motorway.
12.What do you like doing in your free time?
I am still working a 9-5 on top of the modelling so I literally do not have any free time,
13.What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
I used to play golf to an England level.
14.What was your nickname at school?
Kenz or Kenzo – still is.
15.What three things do you need to be successful in this industry?
-Confidence is key.
-Passion. Love the camera or the camera wont love you.
Photographer Credits / Mentions
Photography by: Emily Stott, Mike Bryant, Nigel John Short, Thomas Hartnett
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