Are you represented by an Agency?
I am not. I have thought about it and I'm open to it. Currently I am doing freelance work.

Tell us a little bit about your hobbies. What do you like to do when you are not modeling?
When I'm not modeling I'm at work, the gym, out and about with friends or enjoying some down time at home. I love getting out and exploring Portland, finding new restaurants, shopping and having conversations with new and interesting people. I also try to take time to paint and make jewelry.

What goals do you have as a model in the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
I would just like to continue improving on and expanding on my portfolio, I would love the addition of some avant-garde photos to my portfolio. I also hope to be represented and  published in the future.

Who is your favorite designer? Why?
Christian Siriano! I just love his aesthetic style, it's so unique. I also love that he has an octopus tattoo on his arm, it's my favorite animal.

Who is the most influential person in the fashion industry that keeps you motivated and inspired? Why?
I am going to have to say Christian Siriano, again. I love his simplistic, yet edgy, styling. I also love that his brand is accessible to every woman in styles everyone will love.

What do you love most about modeling?
What I love about modeling is that it allows me to meet new people and to do things I wouldn't have done otherwise. I love being able to bring the vision of a designer, stylist, makeup artist or photographer to fruition with my body and expression. I love that it makes me feel beautiful while being creative.

Model: Stefanie Rae Spears

Photographer: D. Miszczak

MUAH: Heather Gathuru