Melissa White - Model Feature
"My older sister was taking a photography class in high school and asked me to be her model once, so I said yes and I ended up posting some of the photos on instagram and my followers really liked them, ever since then, I've loved getting in front of the camera and ended up making a personal youtube channel to show off my personality and inspire other young people..."
Interview with model Melissa White
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into modelling?
My name is Melissa White, I'm an aspiring model and makeup artist from New York. I started out singing when I was around 11 years old and decided to start a youtube channel to share my passion of singing with the internet. Being on the internet now, I started an instagram account right when instagram came out and that's when my modeling started. My older sister was taking a photography class in high school and asked me to be her model once, so I said yes and I ended up posting some of the photos on instagram and my followers really liked them, ever since then, I've loved getting in front of the camera and ended up making a personal youtube channel to show off my personality and inspire other young people.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love making youtube videos, I never fit in, in high school but my youtube channel always allowed me to be myself and has helped me become more confident. I also love photography, I took a photography class in high school and it really gave me a new perspective on the way I look at things. For example, when I'm watching a movie or a tv show I pay a lot of attention to the point of view and the way its shot. Another thing I am obsessed with doing is going on adventures, I live very close to an abandoned mental hospital and I seriously call that place my second home, its so fun to walk around and find old things that were left there from when it wasn't abandoned.
We launched in April 2015, so far, what do you think of our brand?
I love your brand, I follow you on instagram and every time I see your stuff I make sure to give it a like. I can see your brand getting super big.
What is your favourite item of clothing in your closet right now?
My favorite clothing item in my closet right now is probably my cropped sweaters, I have one that I found at the thrift store and I am so in love with it.
Is there a photographer or model you would really like to work with?
I would love to work with Nigel Barker and Tyra Banks, I've been watching Americas Next Top Model for as long as I can remember and have always wanted to work with them.
On a night out with your friends, you wind up in a karaoke bar. What song do you sing and why?
If I ended up in a karaoke bar, hands down my karaoke song would be If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys thats definitely my all time favorite song.
The out of town shows have been brilliant too. To go away from home to play and gave people turn up to specially see you, already know the words to songs, stuff like that. It's quite a feeling.
What was the first album you bought?...No fibs now ;)
The first album I bought was probably The Naked Brothers Band, to this day I am still obsessed with Nat Wolff.
What pop song is your guilty pleasure? (go on...we won't tell)
I love the song Work by Rihanna, she is my queen.
Describe you perfect night in?
My perfect night in is laying in bed with my pet ferret all snuggled up watching Greys Anatomy.
Who inspires and why?
My biggest inspiration is Jaclyn Hill, shes a makeup artist who was super poor and worked at M.A.C and ended up being discovered and her whole world changed around, shes super down to earth and just an all around amazing artist and person. She really shows people not to give up on their passion.
Besides world domination, what are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to become a model, and make it big on youtube and other social media, I want to be able to inspire young woman and teach people that its okay to be yourself even if your'e a little crazy and weird.
If you had to pic a favourite movie, what would it be and why?
My favorite movie is probably The Martian because it was one of the most amazing movies I've ever seen. When I decided to watch it I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did, Its hard to explain how great it is without you watching it so take my word for it and go watch it.
You can give one object (the same object) to everyone in the world. What is it, and why?
One Object I would give to everyone in the world is a camera, because with a camera you can take videos and pictures and being able to save amazing moments you have and looking back on them while you get older is so awesome. Watching yourself grow is seriously one of the best things in the world.
If someone gave you the power to save one animal species on earth, what would it be?
I'm a massive animal lover so I could not just save one I need to save them all!!
photos are taken by @micheleewhitee on instagram