Heyy!! I am Thea Rose 24 years old, based in Leicester but i am original Londoner. I am a professional Fulltime model with over 6 years experience in the industry and i am also learning a bit of photography too.
1.When did you first realise you wanted to be a model?
I realised i wanted to be a model when i was in my late teens, people but me down so much and i certainly didnt have any confidence. Modelling is where i felt accepted and people liked me for who i was and not who i pretended to be.
2.At what age did you first start modelling?
I started having my images taken when i was 18, but didn’t become a full time model until i was 20 years old.
3.What was your first big break and how did it arise?
My biggest break in the modelling industry started when i first did my first ever creative shoot in 2016, and till this day everyone still speaks about it and how it has inspired so many people to be more creative. The creative makeup shoots are now something i do on a monthly basis, doing various themes with makeup artists around the country. Its a good shoot for anyone who is looking for a something different for their portfolio’s and the makeup is always a one off. You will never get better else where.
4.What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
My biggest Achievement so far is having my own home since i was 18 years old and then my second biggest Achievement is becoming self employed and owning my own business for 4 years.
5.How do you like to stay fit?
I have 2 doggies, Rocky the Jack Russell & Bandit the Springer, I am always on walks with them around the countryside. So i guess those 2 are my trainers who are always keeping Me fit. Seriously who needs to go to the Gym when you have 2 very tough dogs taking you for a walk instead.
6.What’s your favourite food?
My favourite is chicken fajitas, i love spicy food (well not too spicy) but fajitas are something i could live off literally. Or if there is no chicken about then a good old Nan’s home made sausage & mash with pea’s and gravy. My Nan Literally makes the best Sausage and mash, talking about it now is making me want one right now!!
7.Any advice for people wanting to start modelling?
If modelling is something you would like to give a go, then go ahead do it! don’t let anything stop you because it really dose help boost confidence and make you feel better about yourself. There are so many good photographers around the country and so many amazing sites you can join to help build a portfolio.
8.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I would say this is funny & stupid or as people would say just had to be Thea. I recently toured Scotland, i had a SOLD OUT studio day over there, my first shoot was finishing up and the photographers was sorting the money for me. As he went to put it in my hand i looked at it and questioned it out loud ” is this monopoly money “. Since then i have not lived it down and there are soo many other daft things i have done, i could write a book. My mum calls me Mrs Joey Essex and i bet everyone can understand why.
9.What’s song best describes you?
Shawty like a melody – Iyaz, this describes me to a T! 1. because i am the no.1 shawty and 2. because we all love a good song we can get low and dance too. Its one of my favourite summer tunes and it dose remind me of my teen days, where i had no care in the world.
10.What would you be if you weren’t a model?
If i wasn’t a model, i would like to be a vet. I am a big animal lover, i love every kind of animal and i just want to help them. Thats called having a big heart, so some will say.
11.Tell me something about you not many people know?
I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to history. History was one of my GCSE’S that i had taken at school, if i could go back in time i would most certainly go back to 1509 when king Henry the 8th was on the thrown in the Tudor times. I love everything about the Tudors and how they lived. Don’t tell my dad this but King Henry dose remind me of him a little looks & personality wise.
12.What do you like doing in your free time?
In my free time i’m a bit of a green fingers (when its nice outside), gardening is my hobby. It lets me be in my own world and it is relaxing. My favourite flower is a fuchsia, big, bright, Pink & beautiful and not every flower is the same. Just like people we are all unique in our own way.
13.What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
I think most people find my height interesting, i’m not your usual type of model you see on the catwalks. I am one of a kind short, petite & freckly, but you know what they say about small thing ” all small things come in good packages “.
Instead of your usual 5 ft 6 model i am at a unique height of 4 ft 10 but numbers don’t mean a thing, its all about how you carry yourself.
14.What was your nickname at school?
Shawtiie, everyone called me it and they still do now.
15.What three things do you need to be successful in this industry?
1. you need to be able to promote yourself. I see so many models out there who just expect it all to fall in their hands but in reality it dosn’t. You need to promote yourself long and hard before you can start getting anywhere.
2. A good portfolio, if you are starting out the first thing you need to look at is getting a portfolio that dosn’t have any selfie images. There’s always good photographers about who will be willing to help build your portfolio on a TF basis.
3. versatile. To bee a good model you need to be versatile, look at yourself in the mirror and practice some facial expressions.
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