Well, August has been a great month for my blog! So far, I've gotten a little less than 40k views, and I have some great new ideas to help the growth. I was going to save this interview for next month, but I figured, why not end this month with a bang? Steph Petrey is flawless, and the crazy thing? She only models for fun! She works full-time during as a Social Media Manager, and works weekends as well. Where does she find the time to model? I have no idea, but I'm sure as hell glad that she does find time! See the interview below:
OTC: What is your name?
SP: Stephanie, but I usually go by Steph.
OTC: How old are you?
SP: 23 years old.
OTC: How tall are you?
OTC: How did you get into modeling?
SP: I got scouted at the mall I used to work at back in high school.
OTC: If you didn’t model, what would you be doing instead?
SP: Right now I work full time as a Social Media Manager at a firm in Beverly Hills. Modeling is something I mainly do on the side.
OTC: What would you change about your personality & look?
SP: I have a Type A personality, so sometimes I wish it was easier for me to just relax. Look-wise I don't think I would change anything.
OTC: Where are you from originally?
SP: I was born in Aberdeen, Scotland.
OTC: Do people often assume you’re from somewhere you’re not?
SP: Yes, I get asked about my race a lot, and people assume that I am from the Middle East.
OTC: Do you travel a lot?
SP: Not as much as I would like to but usually about 3 or 4 times a year.
OTC: Where, that you’ve visited, is your favorite country?
SP: I went to Amsterdam for New Years and loved it!
OTC: Where would you love to visit, and what would you do there?
SP: I would love to go to Thailand and ride some elephants.
OTC: What is the one place in the world you wish you lived in?
SP: I love living in Los Angeles and I don't think I would want to live anywhere else right now.
OTC: Where is the one place in the world you feel safe?
SP: Inside my house.
OTC: What is the one thing you want to experience before you die?
SP: Getting married.
OTC: Describe your dream vacation.
SP: On a boat in the Turks and Caicos with no cell phone service.
OTC: Are you close with your family?
SP: Extremely, I talk to them every single day!
OTC: What does “beauty” mean to you?
SP: Radiating positivity and uplifting people around you.
OTC: Do you read all of your Instagram comments?
SP: Not really.
OTC: What’s your opinion on Instagram forcing women to censor their nipples?
SP: I think it's a little lame that people are so bothered by what other people want to post.
OTC: Which makeup product couldn’t you live without?
OTC: If you were stuck on an island, which 5 items would you NEED to have with you?
SP: Coconut oil, my cat, a boat, lots of water, and unlimited Chic-fil-a.
OTC: What was the last book you read?
SP: I am currently finishing up Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
OTC: Who is your favorite model and why?
SP: Probably Giselle, because she was extremely successful in the industry.
OTC: Who is your favorite photographer and why?
SP: My friend Gregorio Campos is the best, he's an overall great person and his pictures are amazing.
OTC: Which photographer would you like to shoot with most and why?
SP: Bruce Weber because he has a unique style.
OTC: What’s your favorite song at the moment?
SP: Right now I am listening to Priorities by Sy Ari Da Kid.
OTC: What kind of music do you mostly listen to?
SP: Mostly rap!
OTC: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
SP: Check my phone to see what time it is.
OTC: What is something you have tried, but will never do again?
SP: Being vegetarian, that didn't last long.
OTC: What quirky habit do you have?
SP: I constantly fidget and I talk a lot, it's very hard for me to sit still and be quiet.
OTC: Who is your best friend?
SP: I have 5 very close friends but I would say my younger sister Paisley is my best friend.
OTC: What is the one thing you did in your past you wish you could undo?
SP: Maybe having a very strange fashion sense in middle school that involved fishnet tights and combat boots.
OTC: What is your biggest fear?
SP: Not accomplishing all of my goals.
OTC: Would you rather be loved or have a lot of money?
OTC: What is the happiest memory from your childhood?
SP: Moving to Florida and having a swimming pool in my backyard.
OTC: What is the most embarrassing moment of your life?
SP: Messing up at work with a client and having to do some major damage control and explain it to my boss.
OTC: Who has influenced you the most in your life?
SP: My dad.
OTC: What is something you used to do as a child that you wish you could still do?
SP: I used to horseback ride competitively when I was 10 years old until I was in college, sadly now I just don't have the time.
OTC: What is the one movie that influenced your life the most?
SP: Forrest Gump.
OTC: Describe your diet and workout routine.
SP: I drink a ton of water every day and eat relatively clean while allowing some cheat meals here and there. My workout routine consists of 30 minutes of cardio, 30 minutes of weights, and 20 minutes in the sauna.
OTC: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
SP: Neither, I am a permanently tired pigeon!
OTC: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
SP: Running my own company.
OTC: Professionally, what’s your goal?
SP: To be the best manager I can be to my employees and coworkers.
OTC: What is your ultimate goal in life?
SP: To own a Bugatti!
OTC: What advice would you give your younger self?
SP: Do something every day your future self will thank you for later.
OTC: How do you take the perfect selfie?
SP: Side lighting.
OTC: What’s your go-to Snapchat filter?
SP: I am a fan of putting videos in reverse.
OTC: What do you do when you’re Off The Clock?
SP: Drink wine with my roommates and my cat Robyn while watching The Bachelor in Paradise.
OTC: Would you rather model swimsuits or lingerie?
OTC: Victoria’s Secret or Calvin Klein?
SP: Victoria's Secret.
OTC: Do you have any tattoos?
SP: I don’t.
OTC: If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?
SP: For my hair and makeup to be done every morning when I wake up, for unlimited free gas, and for 100 more wishes :)
OTC: Cats or dogs? Why?
SP: Both, why pick? I love them equally.
OTC: If you had to wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would you wear?
SP: Leggings, a comfy sweater, and sneakers.
OTC: Are you single?
OTC: Describe your dream man.
SP: Ambitious and funny.
OTC: Describe your perfect first date.
SP: Something active like mini golf or bowling.
OTC: Do you have a “worst first date” story?
SP: Yeah, I got catfished by someone on Tinder... awkward.
OTC: What is the worst thing about dating?
SP: First dates.
OTC: Do you have any cringe-worthy stories of a guy’s failed attempt to pick you up?
SP: I usually never make it awkward and I will take someone's number even if I don't want it, I just won't follow up with it.
OTC: Where’s the best place for a guy to try and pick you up?
SP: Barnes and Nobles.
OTC: Where’s the worst?
SP: The gym.
OTC: Where can people find you?