Before I start this blog I wanted to introduce myself and also give a little introduction about the blog and what sort of things I will be talking about. My name is Rosie Tapner, I am 19 and I am a model at the agency Storm, I have been with them now for 5 years. I have been extremely lucky with the people I have been able to work with and have loved and still love the job! However, I have never wanted to be known to people who meet me for the first time as ‘the model’ I have always wanted to be known as ‘Rosie who is a model’ not ‘the model that is called Rosie’ (not sure that makes much sense, but hopefully you can sort of understand where I am coming from). Anyway, why have I decided to suddenly start a blog? Well I have been pondering the idea of a blog for a while now for a few reasons:
1. I get asked SO many questions about the modelling industry from either friends, family, aspiring models and people who I meet through mutual friends, and some of the myths they come up with about the modelling industry are hilarious and most of them are absolutely certain that TV programs such as ‘America’s Next Top Model’ are exactly how the industry works…needless to say they are quite wrong about a lot of things they hear or think about the industry. So, I want to talk about certain aspects of the industry, for example, my first shoot, campaigns VS editorial shoots, castings, agencies, travelling, and also try to help you understand what it’s really like, however like with most jobs, until you are actually in the job you will never understand it fully!
2. I am really into my health and fitness at the moment as are a lot of people, and actually the healthy lifestyle is becoming more and more ‘the thing to do’. So I want to write a bit about fitness and also nutrition; for example, working out in a gym, working out without a gym, what you should and shouldn’t be doing for certain goals that you have and what you should be eating and also how not to panic when you have a bad day with no exercise and lots of chocolate, believe me it’s not the end of the world, although it may seem it at the time! And I will be sharing with you some of the stupid diets that I have attempted and failed at and also giving you a few of my tips for living a healthy lifestyle (I’m still learning myself).
3. Lastly I want to let you see what my day-to-day life is like, as I have tried to explain to so many people, a models life is not a 9-5 job, you can have one really busy week and then the next you don’t work at all, so what do models do on their days off? Well obviously everyone is different and most people spend those days off meeting up with friends and seeing family and most of all catching up on sleep! I spend a lot of my days off at home in the country riding the horses, walking the dogs, seeing friends and again sleeping. But everyday is different and so I thought it would be interesting for you to see what I do.
Right, I have rambled on quite a lot now and think it’s probably time to stop! One last thing, I am really into my photography and so will be uploading lots of pictures from my days and from behind the scenes on shoots as well, so that you have a visual view into my life and not just a written one. I will also be uploading fun videos, I’ll be vlogging, and lastly answering as many questions from you as possible! I hope you enjoy and maybe even get something out of this blog.
Bye for now