Name: Gabrielle or Gabby
Hometown: New London, Iowa
Occupation: Psychology student/Model/Nanny
Where are you from?
I'm from a small Midwest town in Southeast Iowa.
What does a typical day in the life of Gabrielle look like?
A typical day fro me is yoga & meditation first followed by coffee. Castings, walking around, cruising to thrift shops around Florida. Some days I go to the beach and read or I go to a cafe to do homework. I usually nanny in the evening.
How did you end up being scouted as a model?
I was scouted when I was a senior in high school. My childhood babysitter actually scouted me.
What has been your favorite project to work on?
There has been several projects that have been pretty cool. I did a commercial for Chanel perfume which was this huge set up in California and I had to be there all through the middle of the night. The catered food was awesome ;)
What do you like to do on your off days?
I like to get out of South Beach and go explore other parts of Florida. I like to go out on a boat in the ocean with friends on off days too.
As a model I’m sure you have a rigorous workout plan, any fitness tips to share?
Everyone's body is different so I believe that doing whatever positively influences your health is great. For me personally, I'm a pescatarian, so no meat or dairy besides fish every once in awhile. It works for me as in I have more energy and better gut health because of my diet. Yoga is my stress releaser & Pilates is my power inducer :) Do whatever feels good for you.
Whats your favorite part of being a model?
My favorite part of being a model would have to be meeting a variety of people from around the world. I have made many friends from modeling & also have learned so much from the people I have met in this industry.
Whats your top destination to visit and why?
France. Anywhere in France, but mostly Paris :) I love this country and the people of France too. I love the language and the overall feeling I get while I'm in France. Although, I have not been everywhere in the world yet ;)
What advice would you give to new models?
To not take it too seriously. Have fun and when you aren't having fun anymore, don't push yourself. Stay true to yourself and to your beliefs and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Describe your style?
I think I have a variety of styles because I'm always in a different mood. I am never without gold hoop earrings. I would say that I mostly resort to blue jean shorts and a t shirt with converse and maybe a scarf around my neck. My style is super minimal and sometimes I like to wear a lot of colors while sometimes I dress in all black. A lot of what I wear is from thrift stores. I always go for comfort.
Who inspires you?
My mama. I don't know how she does it sometimes. She's invincible! Besides my mom, I am inspired by Françoise Hardy, Stevie Knicks, and Sitting Bull.
Name some items on your bucket list?
See the whole world, learn another language or two, discover new cultures.
What are your favorite tunes you are listening to right now?
Currently I have been listening to all of the old Dixie Chicks albums, PNL(french rap duo) and Earth Wind & Fire.
The best piece of advice you have ever received and from who?
“Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched” ~ my Uncle Terry; but I think he heard form someone else
Whats your favorite quote?
“She had a voice one infatuated man had compared to velvet wrapped in sandpaper.” ~ from “Homeport” by Nora Roberts