Model Stories

Storytime: How I became a Model

May 3, 2017

After my blogpost “5 steps: How to become a model” I suddenly realized that I never told you how I actually became a model myself! It might not look like it now, but when I was younger, I never even thought about becoming a model. So how did that happen? Keep reading!

When I was 15 years old and I was in high school, living a normal teenage life. A friend of mine wanted to become a photographer and he spent most of his days shooting landscapes and industrial areas, until one day he wanted a new challenge: a model. He asked me if I would like to join him on a roadtrip and make pictures together, so of course I said yes! We spent the full day making pictures, and surprisingly enough, we got lots of great reactions!















That’s when we started to make more pictures and eventually I got noticed by other photographers. I suddenly got e-mails asking if I would like to shoot with them, which surprised me because I still didn’t consider myself as a ‘real’ model. However, I figured it would be fun and I started shooting more and more, getting better every time.















Eventually I got contacted by a couple of agencies, but unfortunately they weren’t as good as they said they were. So I continued shooting on my own, contacting photographers that I liked. Every new shoot became more professional with full teams, interesting locations and better photographers. For me, modeling was a way to be creative, to look at the complete picture as an art and I made it my personal challenge to make the pictures more beautiful every time.















By this time I was already in university, combining some small model jobs with school to pay for my rent. I started thinking about travelling around the world and after I graduated, I stayed in several countries working as a model as an excuse to visit those places, best decision I ever made :) I guess… once I started working with international agencies on a fulltime base, is when I called myself a ‘professional model’.















It might not be the job I had in mind when I was younger, but working as a model has taught me more than I would have ever imagined. I’ve seen insane cool locations, met the most interesting people and created memories that will last for a lifetime.


Do you want to be a model? Make sure to read my blog with 5 steps, and also make sure to read Demi’s blogposts on modeling. She is the best!

Lots of Love,



About LynnQuanjel

Lynn likes writing, food (lots of it) and cuddling cute doggies on the street. tells the story of her life as a travelling fashion journalist and model, including all inevitable adventures that come with it.

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