Meghan McHugh

Stalk your favorite photographers long enough, and you're bound to find a model that you're really drawn to. Everyone, meet Meghan McHugh, the model I couldn't help but work with. Scrolling through her Instagram, it's easy to see why people love her so much. She really has the whole "girl next door" look going on, and her body is almost too good to be true! Meghan really has a thing for pugs, and you wouldn't believe what her most embarrassing moment ever was! Check out the interview to find out:

Photo taken by: Shane Rad

Instagram: @meghanmchugh

Snapchat: meghanmchugh

OTC: What is your name?

MM: Meghan Carina McHugh


OTC: How old are you?

MM: 19


OTC: How tall are you?

MM: 5’9


OTC: How did you get into modeling?

MM: I was 16 and at the beach with my friend and a photographer came up to me and asked if I would consider shooting a little swim boutique. I was really hesitant at first but I fell in love with it after I did it and just continued doing it.


OTC: If you didn’t model, what would you be doing instead?

MM: I'm currently studying to become a physicians assistant so I hope someday I will be able to do that. 


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

MM: I wouldn't change anything about my look I'm all about self love but I would like to be a little less shy at times that's for sure 


OTC: Where are you from originally?

MM: I'm from Southern California. I've lived here my whole life and I love it 


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

MM: Oh my gosh Sweden! I went to Stockholm for 3 1/2 weeks and it was the best time ever


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

MM: I would love to go to Tahiti or Thailand they are both so beautiful. I would just lay on the beach all day and get to relax

Photo taken by: Mikel Roberts


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

MM: I would love to live in Southern France for a little while. 


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

MM: I want to see the Aurora borealis. It's a dream of mine 


OTC: Describe your dream vacation

MM: My dream vacation would be somewhere that has a lot of culture and something way out of my comfort zone. Anywhere that I could just experienced a totally different lifestyle.


OTC: What does “beauty” mean to you?

MM: As cliché as it is I think that beauty is something way more than just physical beauty. I think the way you make people feel says a lot about how beautiful you are. 


OTC: What makes you feel sexy?

MM: Being in a bikini at the beach 100%. Just in my most natural state. I love the ocean!


OTC: What’s your opinion on Instagram forcing women to censor their nipples?

MM: Oh my goodness don't even get me started. I hate how sexualized nipples have become in our society. I think that the female body is a work of art and that nipple shaming shouldn't be a thing. Totally support free the nip and if a woman wants to post a picture with them showing so be it. 


OTC: Which makeup product couldn’t you live without?

MM: Probably my concealer because my dark circles are so real.


OTC: How many swimsuits do you own?

MM: Way way way too many

Photo taken by: Mikel Roberts


OTC: Who is your favorite model and why?

MM: Karlie Kloss!! She's everything I aspire to be I love her so much. 


OTC: Which photographer would you like to shoot with most and why?

MM: I would love to shoot with Russell James because I love how he makes models feel so good about themselves and embrace their own beauty. He just seems so fun!


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

MM: Hit snooze. Even if I have to get up I'll set like 3 alarms prior to the time because I can never get up the first alarm ever.


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



OTC: What quirky habit do you have?

MM: I make super high pitched noises whenever I see a dog no matter how far away it is.


OTC: What’s your favorite season?

MM: Fall


OTC: What kinds of things really make you laugh?

MM: As embarrassing as it is to admit I think some of the memes on Instagram are hilarious.  Or just scenario building with my friends 

Photo taken by: Mikel Roberts


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

MM: I could go without some of the injuries I have acquired from cheerleading


OTC: What is your biggest fear?

MM: Losing someone I love 


OTC: What is the happiest memory from your childhood?

MM: Decorating for Halloween and Christmas which are my two favorite holidays, and baking yummy treats.


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

MM: Oh 4th grade for sure. I pooped my pants at school and had to run to the nurses office crying I'll never forget that day. It still gets brought up a lot in casual conversations with my friends.


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

MM: My mom and dad. I wouldn't be the person I am today without them


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

MM: Trick or treat. I miss it so much


OTC: Describe your diet and workout routine

MM: My diet is all over the place but my workout routine is 90% cardio and some ballet. I really want to get into boxing.


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

MM: Night owl 


OTC: Which question do you hate answering?

MM: “Where do you want to eat?"

Photo taken by: Mikel Roberts


OTC: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

MM: Hopefully being in the medical field and have a pug maybe a husband but definitely a pug. 


OTC: Professionally, what’s your goal?

MM: Physicians assistant for long term but my modeling career goal is to be a part of the sports illustrated swimsuit campaign. 


OTC: What is your ultimate goal in life?

MM: To be really happy and have a career I love going to 


OTC: What advice would you give your younger self?

MM: Your uniqueness is your magic. Nobody is you and that's a beautiful thing


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



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

MM: I really love to go camping so usually I try to make time to go away for a weekend or a few days to go explore 


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

MM: Either at the beach or with good friends


OTC: Would you rather model swimsuits or lingerie?

MM: Swimsuits 

Photo taken by: Mikel Roberts


OTC: Victoria’s Secret or Calvin Klein?

MM: Victoria's Secret 


OTC: What’s your zodiac sign?

MM: Scorpio 


OTC: Do you believe in astrology?

MM: No but I still read everything about my sign 


OTC: Cats or dogs? Why?

MM: DOGS BECAUSE DUH. Look at them they are so pure 

Photo taken by: Ridge BenBen


OTC: What is your favorite animal?

MM: A pug or a turtle 


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

MM: Blue jeans and a white T-shirt with my converse 


OTC:  What’s your favorite shot?

MM: Tequila!!!


OTC: Tell me about your craziest night out

MM: A night club I went to in Sweden... I got kicked out to say the least 

Photo taken by: Ridge BenBen


OTC: Describe your dream man

MM: Confident, sexy, sense of humor and loyal.


OTC: Describe your perfect first date

MM: I love a good burger and a beer or maybe a picnic on the beach


OTC: What is the worst thing about dating?

MM: In 2016, it's hard to be dating with all the dating apps and Instagram and all the other distractions it seems like. 


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

MM: I wish I could show you all of my DMs

Photo taken by: Shane Rad


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

MM: I think it would be so cute at a coffee shop or  a grocery store. Something that was just fate


OTC: Where’s the worst?

MM: A bar or club


OTC: Where can people find you?

Instagram: @meghanmchugh

Snapchat: meghanmchugh

Photo taken by: Ridge BenBen