GlamModelz Magazine is pleased to introduce Fashion, Glamour, Beauty Model, Jennifer Fulfer, of Portland, Oregon. Jennifer’s obvious beauty is matched not only by her desire to succeed as a model, but dedication and love of the industry. We look forward to seeing feats of awesomeness from Jennifer in the very near future.
GlamModelz Magazine: Welcome to GlamModelz Magazine Jennifer!
GlamModelz Magazine: How did you get your start in the business? Jennifer Fulfer: A couple years ago I went to a modeling/talent school named John Casablancas in Portland Oregon and that is basically how I got started in the modeling business. Then from there I started networking photographers, MUA’s, and stylists on a web-site called Model Mayhem to build my portfolio.
GlamModelz Magazine: What are your goals personally and with your modeling career? Jennifer Fulfer: I would eventually love to be signed to an international agency and model full time. Modeling is much more than just being a “pretty face” or an “amazing poser”… it is my greatest passion.
GlamModelz Magazine: Posing 101 any suggestions to newer models coming into the business? Jennifer Fulfer: I would suggest to an aspiring model to start off working with great photographers. Don’t think that you need to practice first with an amateur photographer to get good at modeling before working with a great professional fashion photographer. The best way to learn is to start with the best photographer you can find.
GlamModelz Magazine: What have been your greatest successes to date? Jennifer Fulfer: My greatest success to date would probably be whenever I model for ICON Motosports. They are a world wide known motorcycle clothing company based out of Portland Oregon. The reason why I pick that as my greatest success is because of the high amount of exposure I get when model their clothes, and they pay handsomely.
GlamModelz Magazine: When working with a photographer do you bring your own concepts and idea’s as well as working with theirs? Jennifer Fulfer: Definitely! That is one of the great reasons why collaborating is so fun! Everyone can be as creative as they want and bring any ideas to the table because there really are no “rules” when collaborating. GlamModelz Magazine: What are your thoughts and issues with Implied and Nude posing? Jennifer Fulfer: Implied and nude modeling should only be done with class and in high quality. Some people think that nude modeling is on the fine line of pornography, but the fact is nude modeling can be done with class and in an artistic way. It is definitely not for every model because some people would not feel comfortable posing nude… but if it is done right, with the right photographer, and with the best quality, then it can be very beautiful and tasteful.
GlamModelz Magazine: Have you had the support of Family, Friends and loved ones with your modeling?Jennifer Fulfer: I have had the greatest, most wonderful support from my fiancé. He was honestly the “push” that I needed to do it. I’ve always wanted to model but I never thought of it as a reality. He has helped me in every aspect in my modeling career and I am forever thankful for his support and encouragement. GlamModelz Magazine: What are your thoughts on the whole escort issue? Jennifer Fulfer: I could probably write an essay about my thoughts on bringing escorts along on a photo shoot because I have much to say about this issue. The thing is it’s different in every situation. I do believe that if a newer aspiring model feels more comfortable bringing an escort to their photo shoot then they should have the right to do so, but there are exceptions. Honestly, it just depends on the situation because sometimes escorts will not be allowed with good reasoning. GlamModelz Magazine: What would you like to see change in the industry from a model standpoint? Jennifer Fulfer: I would love to see shorter/petite models own the runway. Maybe I will be the one to break the mold.
GlamModelz Magazine: What gets you motivated everyday to stay in shape and look your best at all times? Jennifer Fulfer: It is very important to me to get exercise everyday. Sometimes I don’t eat as healthy as I should but I always make sure and get my daily exercise. Also, knowing I could get called for a modeling job at anytime keeps me motivated.
GlamModelz Magazine:How do you handle the inappropriate offers and sometimes rude individuals when they contact you for a session together? Jennifer Fulfer: Depending on the situation I would either just ignore the offer all together and not respond or I would let the person know how I felt about them being rude and unprofessional. Usually the best thing to do is just ignore them all together but sometimes depending on the situation it is crucial to let the person know that they need to leave you alone and they have crossed the line.
GlamModelz Magazine: What are your thoughts on TFP or TFCD sessions in general? Jennifer Fulfer: When I first started modeling I did a lot of TF* work to help build my portfolio, but now that I have a great port I will only work for TF* if the work will highly benefit my portfolio.
GlamModelz Magazine: Any suggestions to models about wardrobe? What to have and where to find deals? Jennifer Fulfer: There are many wardrobe stylists and designers that would be happy to have a model showcase their clothing on a photo shoot. One place I would recommend to find a designer/stylist that would be willing to work for TF* is www.modelmayhem.com. If the model can’t find a designer or stylist then I would recommend going to thrift stores or borrowing clothing from a friend. GlamModelz Magazine: What excited you the most when you first started modeling? Jennifer Fulfer: The thing that excited me most was getting beautiful photos back! GlamModelz Magazine: Facial expressions are a big part of a photo session, how and where did you learn this? Jennifer Fulfer: I am naturally a very expressive person and it’s always fun for me to find different expressions while modeling. I also love using my emotions to help me enhance my facial expressions and make them “real” and effective. GlamModelz Magazine: Do you feel that flexibility and diversity are important to a model portfolio? Jennifer Fulfer: Yes. Diversity is important if the model wants to do different types of modeling (fashion, casual, glamour, ect). Though when a model is signed to an agency they will tell the model what needs to be in their portfolio and depending on who the clients are of the agency will determine what the models portfolio book should look like.
GlamModelz Magazine: How do you handle rejection? from photographers, agencies and your piers? Jennifer Fulfer: I never take it personally. It’s just a business. I might feel bad about being rejected for a minute but there are so many other opportunities so I just tell myself to keep going and don’t give up!
GlamModelz Magazine: How do you handle imperfections and how important do you feel professional make up is to a model? Jennifer Fulfer: Sometimes it is the imperfections that make models interesting and intriguing. Though say my skin breaks out and I get some pimples before a photo shoot… I would be a little distressed about it but I never dwell on it. I try not to let my imperfections hinder my modeling skills. I feel that having a makeup artist is a huge plus! I don’t like worrying about how to do my makeup even though I have good makeup skills. Photo shoots always go so much smoother with an MUA apart of the team. I usually prefer to work with a professional makeup artist on photo shoots but if there happens to not be an MUA then I manage to do my best.
GlamModelz Magazine: If you had one thing to tell a model just entering the industry what would that be? Jennifer Fulfer: Never give up! If modeling is your passion then go for it, be determined, and never give up.
Height: 5’ 6”
Weight: 112 lbs
Measurements: 34 – 24 – 34
Dress size; 2
Shoe size: 7 ½
Hair color: Light brown with highlights
Hair length: Long and layered
Eye color: Blue Green