JENNIFER MASSAUXNationality: BelgiumProfession: Fashion ModelAgencies: Dominic ModelsCity ModelsNext Model Agency
Current location: New York
How did you start modeling?
"I was 14. An agent, who today is my best friend, found me on the street.
What does your career do for you?
It helped me to realize my dreams. One of them, I do have a lot, is building up my own company in interior design."
What’s your most memorable shoot?
"That depends from which point of view. But I can say that the first major shoot I did for Italian Vogue, when I was only 16, was one that I will always remember. It came with so many different feelings, because I was so young. It was a fantastic and scary experience."
What do you think MODELLISTiD can do for the model community?
"It’s a brilliant idea!!! As I’ve been working and travelling for 10 years now, I think I’ve a lot of experience to help in different parts of everyday life in modelling. This site can give an advice about a city, an agency, accounting, anything!"
Who do you admire and would you like to meet?
"Jean Nouvel (French architect)"
What’s your favorite book/film/music?
"The film will be Into the Wild, music, so many different kind of music, but I love Sade. It remembers me of home."
What’s your beauty regime?
"Be happy! Seriously … if the inside is shining, everything will follow. You will always look more beautiful and attractive, if you’ve got positive energy. Nobody wants to be surrounded by a sad and unhappy person. Am I not right??"
What are your favourite hang out spots in the city you live in?
"Mmm, good question. As everything changes so fast, one good place is hot for a few months. By the time you come back the building does not even existed anymore. I will say the East Village, maybe because that’s where I spend most of my time when I first started to go to NYC. It’s like a little town; people are really easy going there. And I love that!"
What is your favourite city and where do you like to hang out there?
"Sydney of course!!! SEA, SUN, what else??! If I say BONDI, of course that’s the place where all the models stay. It’s a bit touristy, especially during the Australian summer, but it’s so relaxing to come back to a piece of nature every day, after a big day in the city."
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
"Don’t forget who you are, your values, and never forget that modeling is just a part of your life, you are really lucky if you can work and STAY in this business. So enjoy it 100 % but don’t get lost in the glam and fake!"
What are your future plans?
"Right now I’m studying interior design. I’m almost done after 3 years!!! But I’m already thinking of doing other studies. You never know enough!!!"