She is a new face at Streetfashion MagZZine's partner agency Modelemi. Since we expect her to appear occasionally in our editorials, we like to introduce you up and coming model Brooke Manuel with this feature and welcome her in the Modelemi family.
So with this feature you have the opportunity to learn a little bit about Brooke in the interview, we held with her, and to take a look at some of the photos, she has done up to now.
My name's Brooke Nichole Manuel. I'm nineteen years old. I was born in Pasadena, Texas and raised in the Midland/Odessa area. I'm a Hooters Girl at the Odessa, Texas location and I love my job but modeling has always been my dream since I was a little girl. Now that dream has become a reality and modeling has become my passion. I have such drive to become a bigger part of the industry.
I love that modeling gives you a chance to express yourself. It's a form of art created by the model with the help of hair and makeup artists, photographers, stylists, etc. Also, it reminds me of playing dress up as a little girl!
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
The highlight of my career thus far would be starring in a commercial for a motorcycle shop in Odessa called Sparky's Cycle Worx. It was much different than photoshoots and runways because it involved acting as well as modeling. Another big highlight of my career has been signing with Tim Bear's new agency Modelemi. I'm so glad to be a part of the Modelemi family!
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
My most recent shoot was with Tim Bear. We shot on location and in his studio in China Springs. I did eight outfit changes so we got quite a few different looks which was fun!
What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
Most may believe that modeling is just as easy as standing in front of a camera and looking pretty but that is definitely not the case. Models put a lot of time into submitting emails for model calls, networking with different people in the industry, preparing for shoots, traveling to and from shoots, etc.
I really enjoy working with Tim Bear, Johnny Golden and John Hitt.
My personal style ranges from one side of the spectrum to the other on a daily basis. One day I may be dressed in a flowery dress and the next I will be wearing all black. My favorite style would have to be grunge though.
Who would you say is your 'style muse'?
My style muse would have to be Taylor Momsen because she is the epitome of grunge!
Your favourite designer is… ?
My favourite designer at the moment would have to be either Rocky Gathercole or Midi Soliz of Black Cross.
Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
Lately, I've been crushing on one of Michael Kors' Valentine collection purses "Mercer Large Leather Tote". It's a red purse and I just love it because I think it would add a pop of color to every outfit!
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
In the next five years, I hope to be growing as a model. I would like to get more publications, shoot for brands, do runway shows, do a little acting, etc. Also, I'm currently finishing my Associates in Criminal Justice and will be graduating in May. I hope within the next few years, I will have worked my way up in the field and scored a job as either a crime scene investigator or a detective.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
I would go to New York..I've always wanted to visit the big city because it's such a different pace than what I'm used to here at home. There are so many places that I want to see and experience there. It's a dream of mine to model in New York one day!