Emily Acosta

Funny story about Emily. I found her personal Instagram randomly, and fell in love with her look. After successfully sliding into her DMs and setting up a shoot, I later found out that she's ACTUALLY a talented photographer, known mainly for her dramatic overlays. She calls herself a photographer, but damn does she make a great model. She's small, but poses come to her naturally. I didn't have to direct her at all the whole shoot. I just pointed the camera at her and let her do her thing, and let me tell you, we captured magic. I hope you enjoy!

OTC: What is your name?

EA: Emily Acosta


OTC: How old are you?

EA: 20


OTC: How tall are you?

EA: 5'2


OTC: How did you get into modeling?

EA: I'm a photographer. It helps being on the other side sometimes so you can give better direction to your models. 


OTC: If you didn’t model, what would you want to do instead?

EA: Playing soccer for sure


OTC: What would you change about your personality & look?

EA: Nothing at all. Although I could be a little less moody haha. 


OTC: Where are you from originally?

EA: Los Angeles BAAAABBY


OTC: Where, that you’ve visited, is your favorite country?

EA: Paris, France. Left a piece of my heart there for sure. 


OTC: Where would you love to visit, and what would you do there?

EA: I'd love to visit any third world country and help with the children, food, and homes there 


OTC: What is the one place in the world you wish you lived in?

EA: New York would be kind of cool but I'm more of a sunny Cali girl at heart


OTC: What is the one thing you want to experience before you die?

EA: I'm lucky to have experienced so much already before 20 so honestly I just want to be able to see my little sisters grow up and be able to experience true happiness through photography while traveling and helping others. 


OTC: Describe your dream vacation

EA: Somewhere in Tulum exploring El Gran Cenote. Afterwards, enjoy some mixed drinks alongside a fire with family and friends.


OTC: What does “beauty” mean to you?

EA: Beauty to me means being yourself. There's nothing more beautiful than a girl or boy in their truest form. 


OTC: What makes you feel sexy?

EA: Being naked. I kind of love it. Is that weird? 


OTC: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done on a shoot?

EA: Got full on butt naked while it was snowing


OTC: What is the scariest experience you’ve ever had?

EA: Almost dying in the car. Not cool man. 


OTC: What did you dream about last night?

EA: Your dad. haha. 


OTC: Would you travel to another galaxy? And for what reason?

EA: NO. I'm too chicken. Unless I had to, like get abducted or something. 


OTC: Which celebrity would you want to hang out with for the day, and what would you do?

EA: I'd really want to hang out


OTC: Who is your celebrity crush?

EA: Evan Peters


OTC: What’s your favorite song at the moment?

EA: The XX - I Dare You


OTC: What kind of music do you mostly listen to?

EA: I'm usually surrounded by rap music, but I prefer to listen to more minimalistic/alternative/house music 


OTC: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

EA: Pee. hehe. I drink a lot of water. 


OTC: What is something you have tried, but will never do again?

EA: I tried hooking two friends up and it went terribly so I'll never do that again haha. 


OTC: What quirky habit do you have?

EA: I talk and babble. A lot. 


OTC: What’s your favorite season?

EA: Fall


OTC: What kinds of things really make you laugh?

EA: Memes! 


OTC: What would you do on your last day on earth?

EA: Eat a lot of potatoes


OTC: What is the one thing you did in your past you wish you could undo?

EA: Nothing actually. YOLO. 


OTC: What is your biggest fear?

EA: Dying in a car crash or fire or drowning or just death in general. 


OTC: What is your most prized possession?

EA: My BABY. My camera. Jk, my soul. 


OTC: What is the happiest memory from your childhood?

EA: Probably going to the movies every weekend with my dad. Although we saw every R Rated movie and I was like 5. 


OTC: What is the most embarrassing moment of your life?

EA: Hmm.. Probably when I farted on my ex. He liked it though. HAHA. 


OTC: Who has influenced you the most in your life?

EA: My mom and dad. 


OTC: What is something you used to do as a child that you wish you could still do?

EA: Throw tantrums and hit people without getting arrested and looking psychotic. 


OTC: What is the one movie that influenced your life the most?

EA: Soccer. 


OTC: How would you describe your version of a perfect home?

EA: Full of love. Home cooked meals. Great view.  


OTC: Describe your diet and workout routine

EA: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have a cheat day. Cardio cardio cardio. Workout weekly with my friend who kills me and then I take protein afterwards to gain muscle. Also eating regularly and cutting out things that are bad and getting those veggie and fruit intakes


OTC: Are you an early bird or a night owl?

EA: Night owl for suuuuuure.


OTC: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

EA: Hopefully helping others and owning my own studio somewhere. 


OTC: Professionally, what’s your goal?

EA: To find my purpose and be able to help others. And obviously be able to provide and support myself. 


OTC: What is your ultimate goal in life?

EA: Buy my mom a beautiful house 


OTC: What’s your current passion in life?

EA: Photography


OTC: What advice would you give your younger self?

EA: Calm down 


OTC: What is something you will never forget?

EA: Being inside the Eiffel Tower and going to the top at night and seeing the view from above


OTC: Which way do you face when you shower?

EA: I spin all around and twerk


OTC: What’s your go-to Snapchat filter?

EA: I don't do Snapchat. 


OTC: What do you do when you’re Off The Clock?

EA: SO. MANY. ERRANDS. Clean clean clean. 


OTC: What’s your favorite way to spend a Saturday?

EA: I like the perfect mix of working and relaxing. Rewarding myself after a long week is always nice. 


OTC: Would you rather model swimsuits or lingerie?

EA: Lingerie


OTC: Do you have any tattoos?

EA: No


OTC: What’s your zodiac sign?

EA: Gemini. I know, I know. 


OTC: Do you believe in astrology?

EA: Kind of. I never really got into it. But it seems cool. 


OTC: If you had 3 wishes, and couldn’t wish for more wishes, what would you wish for?

EA: 1. I wish I could own my own studio

2. I wish I could buy my mom a house

3. I wish I could have unlimited shoes and clothes


OTC: Cats or dogs? Why?

EA: DOGS. Because they're the best. That is all. 


OTC: What is your favorite animal?

EA: DOG.  


OTC: If you had to wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would you wear?

EA: Nothing. (; 


OTC: What do you wear on girl’s night out?

EA: Tight dress, low cut, heels, and lipstick. And sexy underwear of course. 


OTC: Smoker or a drinker?

EA: Drinker.


OTC:  What’s your favorite shot?

EA: Tequila? 


OTC: Tell me about your craziest night out

EA: Too inappropriate for the internet, sorry. 


OTC: Are you single?

EA: Sort of? 


OTC: Have you ever used a dating app? Which ones?

EA: Nope.  


OTC: Describe your dream man

EA: Good height, great personality, good job, nice sense of style, can cook, in shape, and good looks. 


OTC: Describe your perfect first date

EA: Nice dinner or somewhere with a view. A lot of laughs too is ideal. 


OTC: Do you have a “worst first date” story?

EA: Not really. 


OTC: What is the worst thing about dating?

EA: When you get passed the honey moon phase, then it's like poop. 


OTC: Do you have any cringe-worthy stories of a guy’s failed attempt to pick you up?

EA: Probably just drunk guys at parties haha


OTC: Where’s the best place for a guy to try and pick you up?

EA: Hmm anywhere? 


OTC: Where’s the worst?

EA: Maybe a funeral or somewhere where I'm not in the best state. 


OTC: Where can people find you?

Website: Amouramelia.com 

 Instagram: @amouramelia

Flickr: EmilyAcostaPhotography