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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Featuring 17 Year Old Model Julie Caballero from Vancouver

Above Photo By: Mark Guilaran

Julie Caballero is a model based in Vancouver. At just 17 years old, she has worked with very many talented photographers, make-up artists, and hair stylists. Julie understands that it takes dedication, drive, and hard work to succeed as a model, and is prepared to bring her "A" game to every shoot that she is a part of.

Above Photo by Joon Koo

AVIVA: So tell me a little bit about yourself, why you model, what your goals are, how you got started?
My name is Julie Caballero and I’m 17, yet I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot at my age. I currently work with Ring Card Girl & Fitness Model (International) & do some modeling for talented photographers. How I got to modeling was from people always telling me that I should get into the modeling industry. I also wanted to make my parents proud of me. I never thought I could model because I was only 5'2", yet I learned to position myself and make myself look 5'8". I’ve been rejected a lot in the past, saying I didn't meet the height requirements and because I was too young. I felt like I wasn’t good enough to achieve my goals. Now lots of photographers want to shoot me and some are waiting until I’m older so I can travel to Toronto and New York to do photoshoots and events. As of right now, I’m hoping to be in Urban Wedding Magazine when I’m a bit older, and Ink Magazine. It took a lot of practicing, time, and effort to get to where I’m at and I’m still not giving up my dream to be an amazing model. I want to prove to everyone and myself that I am good enough and show I have potential to go big. Even though it’s a rollercoaster in modelling I always think good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

Above Image Credits: Photographer-Rob Piazza, Makeup Artist-Marissa Jotie

Above Image Credits: Photographer-Kent Wingerak, Makeup Artist-Faye Smith

AVIVA: Do you have any shoot experience that you would like to share?
A funny thing happened to me in a shoot. While a photographer was taking my photos he decided to use a ring light. This is the light that would put a shadow around you, although brighten your features in the pictures. Every time he took a picture, I would stare into the light and would be practically blind. After 5 shots taken I could hardly see. I put on the weirdest and unusual expressions on my face that I thought would make the photographer mad. It turned out that the photos were stunning. My eyes looked sharpened and focused, my posture was fantastic, and my facial expressions were perfect. Who knew the most awkward moments can turn to picture perfect.

Above Photo by: Mark Guilaran

Above Image Credits: Photographer-Lee Kembel, Makeup Artist-Jenn Little

You can check out more of Julie's work on her Model Mayhem account.

I wish Julie all the best of luck in all her endeavors! :)

***Note: Images were submitted by Julie Caballero, and are copyright of the photographers who took them. Answers on this page are the views of the person being featured and not necessarily Aviva (the blogger).***

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