GlamModelz Magazine interviews Glam Model Kaity Pearson of Worcester, MA. Kaity is very new on the Glamor scene but has a fresh and engaging beauty that is making people take notice. Her “girl next door” loveliness and incredibly striking and sensual physique make her a force to be reckoned with. On the personal side, Kaity’s delightful energy and diverse interests make her one of the most enjoyable beauties within the Glamour Modeling Industry. She is one of the most exciting newcomers I have seen in some time and a fast-rising star in The Modeling Universe.
GlamModelz Magazine: How did you get your start in the business and what excited you the most when you first started modeling? Kaity: In the Fall of 2012, I was a car show with my boyfriend Ben and it was there that I was discovered by Ken Kelley of the Pit Girls, a New Hampshire-based promotional modeling company. He felt that I would be a perfect fit for their group. It really excited me because, while I had never really tried to see myself as a model before, I had said to friends for years that I wanted to “make a living walking around in my undies”. Since that car show, I have done many events for the Pit Girls, had several photo-shoots and it has been one confidence builder after another, making me fall more and more in love with this industry.
GlamModelz Magazine: What are your goals personally and with your modeling career? Kaity: On the personal side, I am a senior in college, finishing up a degree in Graphic Design. After I graduate, I want to find some kind of job doing page layout, typography, or some other design position with a magazine. As for modeling, my goals are less clear right now because I am still so new to this. I have been given the opportunity to get exposure in magazines like Glam Modelz with several features and I am doing a workshop very soon. I am really excited to see how far this can go. What I also like is how my studies in graphics and my interest in modeling also seem to have some intersecting traits and bring the two sides of my life together.
GlamModelz Magazine: When working on concepts for upcoming shoots, how much thought or effort do you put into it? Where does your inspiration come from? Kaity: I must admit that I tend to put a lot of thought into the concepts I do for a shoot so far. I like to discuss the concepts with my photographer Rick Trottier of RJT Images quite a bit, really hash them out for two or three days before hand so that we know what it is we want to achieve and how it will likely look. I really don’t want this to change. I like knowing ahead of time what kinds of looks we are going to create. As for inspiration, I get that from two sources. I love looking at other models, not only concepts and poses, but the kinds of imagery they create. I got into doing implied nudes because I was so inspired by my Pit Girls teammate Mia and Light Works Studio models Kayla Marie and Chrissy Victoria. The work these girls have done made me want to explore whole new avenues of modeling. I also am addicted to Pinterest and I find ideas there all the time!
GlamModelz Magazine: Have you had the support of family, friends and significant other in regards to your decisions for your modeling career to date? Kaity: I have been VERY fortunate to have the complete support of my family, my friends and especially my boyfriend in my modeling efforts. Everyone has come right out and praised me, loves what I am doing, and they have done all in their power to help me to find greater success. They are always there to show their interest and desire that I make good decisions, and am safe and happy in what I am doing. What has also been nice is the outpouring of interest from fans of the Pit Girls and fans of my general modeling. That kind of support, with that of my family, friends and loved ones really has made me feel special.
GlamModelz Magazine: What are your thoughts on the whole escort issue? Kaity: Escorts are ESSENTIAL to a girl’s safety, security and peace of mind. I take an escort to each and every event or shoot that I go to and I don’t see that changing. To be honest, I really don’t understand photographers who don’t allow escorts or place restrictions on where an escort can be. They make it so that I have zero interest in shooting with them for it shows how insecure they are. Escorts aren’t intrusive at all if you select them carefully, but there is nothing that will make a girl feel less like shooting than feeling unsafe because a photographer forbids any form of escort. In this world today, safety can’t be taken lightly.
GlamModelz Magazine: Implied nude modeling is a difficult decision for most models to make as a career choice. What lead you to make that decision? Kaity: It was actually an evolution in my first series of shoots that caused me to realize how much I like and prefer this sexiest type of Glamor Modeling. I actually just started bringing and wearing less and less clothing to each of my shoots until I was doing mostly or all full-implieds for my last two shoots. The feeling of doing implieds is almost indescribable. You can’t hide from the camera and doing implied nude modeling has helped me to see myself in ways I could never have imagined and I love more than I can possibly explain.
GlamModelz Magazine: You clearly are an impressive implied nude model. What do you like the most about that style of modeling? Kaity: First and foremost, I LOVE the positive reaction I have gotten from my boyfriend and my friends. My boyfriend was at the shoot where I did 100% full implieds for the entire series of sets. He loved it, I felt amazing, I ADORED the images and fell in love with this kind of glamor. All modeling makes me feel pretty, but sexy glamor just makes me feel like I have conquered the world. There is a confidence and a self-belief I now have that is like nothing I have ever felt before. My boyfriend sees it, supports it and that joy we both get from my successes is just wonderful.
GlamModelz Magazine: What gets you motivated every day to stay in shape and look your best at all times? Kaity: I use to run cross-country when I was in high school and loved being in superb condition. Modeling has brought the desire to be in my best shape back into my life and I am determined to be as fit as I was in High School. I am doing a variety of different workout regimens now as opposed to my running days, but my interest in looking the best I can is stronger than ever. People are going to see my pictures every day with little or no clothing on and I have curves. To make those curves look their very best, I need to be dedicated to a sensible but challenging exercise plan. Each time my workout goes well, I know I am going to look that much better in front of the camera in a bikini or less. 🙂
GlamModelz Magazine: Do you feel that flexibility and diversity are important to a model’s portfolio? Kaity: Flexibility and diversity are important to a model and developing her portfolio to a point. It all depends on the model. If a model has a great range and can do many things fairly well, she should be as diverse as possible. If a model has skills and looks that are unique to her, stronger than others and make her special, then a little diversity goes a long way. Having a mix of looks can show how strong your strengths are. I like that I have a mix of looks in my portfolio so far, but I also like that the mix shows how good I am at sexy glamor. Diversity just to be diverse doesn’t really accomplish much. Diversity to show your skill set is what really counts.
GlamModelz Magazine: When reviewing photographers’ online portfolios, what grabs your attention? What type of images gets you in the mood to shoot with them? Kaity: What catches my attention more than anything else is a photographer who has a mix of classy images, sexy images and their work is really outstanding. I am not impressed by a “photographer” whose work is gratuitous, overly provocative or tries to shock you into noticing. Remember, I am a graphics girl and know the difference between good and bad work. I know when a photographer is full of it and doesn’t know anything about lighting or posing. All the elements have to come together in their repertoire of skills. If they lack that pizzazz, style and professionalism, then I am just not interested.
GlamModelz Magazine: Facial expressions and body language are sometimes the hardest part of a successful photo session. How and where did you learn this? Do you have any special routines or rituals you go through when you are preparing for a photo shoot? Kaity: I learned all I know about facial expressions, body language and posing from Rick Trottier of RJT Images. Shooting and working together on projects with Rick has helped me to take what I know about graphics, marry it to modeling and really get some momentum started in this industry. Having someone whom I can depend on for his knowledge, combined with my energy and enthusiasm to learn has made this a wonderful experience so far. In addition, I have recently started a method of practice that is really helping me. I have been taking a lot of “selfies” pics to strengthen and improve my range of expression. It has been such a benefit and I feel like I am growing by leaps and bounds.
GlamModelz Magazine: How important do you feel professional makeup and hair styling is to a model? Explain. Kaity: Professional makeup and hair are very important if a model does not have the skill to do it herself or she needs a specialized look that only a professional can create. I have done both. I have relied on professional skill for some shoots, but have really been focused on learning how to do a wide variety of makeup and hair looks for myself. My feeling is that if a girl can do it for herself for a general look, that is probably fine, but if she needs something special, she should turn to a professional.
GlamModelz Magazine: Do you have any hobbies or special interests that you feel contribute to your success in modeling? Kaity: I love working out and as I mentioned earlier, looking my best because of my love of exercise is a perfect fit for this business. I also feel like an active social life has really helped me a lot. My friends support me, keep me grounded, help me unwind and divert my attention from the drama that can steal away happiness at times in the modeling world. I love modeling and have already met some wonderful girls through Rick’s studio. But at times, I just need to escape back to the little tomboy I was before putting on makeup and high heels became such a regular thing.
GlamModelz Magazine: Even though you’re still fairly new to the industry, you’ve obviously learned a lot already. If you had one thing to tell a model just entering the industry what would that be? Kaity: The first thing a new model needs to do is find a skilled, talented, professional and trustworthy photographer, then listen to and learn from him. There are too many GWCs out there who just want to snap pics of a girl and at best do absolutely nothing for them. Too often, they have other ideas that are a lot less pleasant. The modeling world is just littered with these creeps. A good photographer who can support and advise you is invaluable. Next, you need to realize there is a big difference between being a model and a camera whore. Just jumping in front of cameras to get pictures isn’t being a model. You need to know what you want, how to get it and how best to arrive at your destination. Finally, you need to be honest about your modeling with your family and friends. Hiding your love of modeling won’t make you happier and you won’t get the support you need. There is so much to love about this industry, but you have to take safe paths.