Maxwell Clements and Clifford Jago introduce us to Crystal, Select’s new model to watch.image3

Latex cow print playsuit CUSTOM MADE, blue customised jumper by AMERICAN APPAREL

How old are you?

I’m 21 years old.

Where are you from?

I’m from Trinidad and Tobago.

Do you have any siblings?

I have 2 half brothers and a half sister.

How were you scouted?

I was at a fashion show in Trinidad at one of the secondary schools there. They put on a fashion show annually to raise funds for their school and my best friend wanted me to come model with her (I refused over and over until she convinced me) and my agent approached me and told me that I should enter his competition (which had already started 2 weeks ago) and I ended up winning!

Did you always want to be a model?

No, not really. In Trinidad beauty pageants were more of an ‘in’ thing than modelling in general, and a lot of people even today don’t know that there’s a huge difference between pageantry and modelling. I always refused to do anything of that sort, but now I’m glad I went along with it when it happened because now I love modelling.

Where’s been the best place you’ve been so far?

Maybe I’m just biased when it comes to my home but the best place I’ve been to so far is Tobago. My first time going there was actually only last November and it’s so beautiful and relaxing! I had an amazing time there with some great friends of mine.

Have you had any model mishaps?

I haven’t had any major mishaps, but just little things like my shoe slipping off on the runway, and one time one of the lighting equipment exploded while I was on set. No one got hurt of course, but a compilation of those little things definitely makes the day more interesting.

What’s been your favourite show you’ve been in so far?

My favourite thus far has been Tom Ford. Even from when I first met him at the casting to the evening of the show he was super nice and polite, and the atmosphere at the show was unlike any other, so amazing and sophisticated!

Who’s your favourite designer at the moment?

It’s so hard for me to choose, because as a person I’m not just one way. I love different designers for different reasons, however I am loving Olivier Rousteing and what he is doing at Balmain right now.

What’s your favourite food?

Hands down it would be pasta. I never get tired of that. I’m actually about to have some right now lol.

What do you do in your time off?

I just like to take that down time to do stuff with my mother or my friends, like enjoying the day, or shopping. Just simple things that allow me to have quality time with people I love when I’m not running around like a headless chicken!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I don’t SEE myself anywhere in 10 years. I’ve come to learn a long time ago that seeing oneself doing a specific thing at an estimated time period in their life doesn’t make too much sense. Of course it’s necessary to have goals and ambition but sometimes we’re so focused on that one thing that we completely miss something else that may have been better for us or could have been our true destiny.

But, by then I would have liked to have a beauty campaign under my belt, hopefully some fun cool commercials and I would like to be at that level in my career where my card goes up on the board for a job before I even get to the casting because I’ve been around working with different people and I’ve created a such a good reputation for myself that clients look forward to meeting me!

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Coat by BARBOUR, pink shirt by MARC JACOBS, scarf STYLIST’S OWN

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Sweatshirt  by ADIDAS

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Jumper by J.W.ANDERSON, custom headpiece by Jago

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Hooded sweatshirt by American Apparel


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Jumper by FRUIT OF THE LOOM, Mac headpiece by APPLE

Photographer: Maxwell Clements
Stylist: Clifford JAGO
Model: Crystal @ Select

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