Eliza Franks kicks off our new Model Behaviour feature and talks getting scouted, Bieber love and wearing amazing pink fluffy outfits by Ryan Lo.
Eliza wears Black cotton shirt and Mustard and black wool dress with crystal brooch by PRADA.
Can you tell us about how you got scouted?
I was scouted in Charing Cross, very early in the morning actually – it was a bit of a surprise. I was just on my way to work! I was very surprised as I hadn’t really considered it but I thought I’d give it a go and I’m so glad I did. It’s so tiring but I love it!
What have you been up to since you got scouted?
I did fashion week last February and fashion week a couple of weeks ago and it was so good! I did Ryan Lo… I did Marques Almeida…I did Vinti Andrews, Caitlin Price and JS Lee so I was really happy. Ryan Lo was probably my favourite, the clothes were so cool!
He’s great. What’s your favourite thing that you’ve worn on a shoot or in a show that you wish was yours?
The coolest thing…I don’t know if I would wear it normally but what I wore for Ryan Lo was so cool it was like pink and fluffy, I felt like a princess.
Pink and fluffy vibes to match your phone case – amazing. Who would be your dream photographer to work with? Or your dream designer to work for?
I had a casting for Burberry which was a bit of a tease because I didn’t get it but that would be pretty awesome. The show is amazing… the show is so beautiful, it’s so cool.
What do you do when you’re not modelling?
I’m currently at uni studying sociology at York. I have no idea what I’d be doing really if I wasn’t a model though… I’d be a bit clueless! The city of York is amazing though – it’s got the best cake shops I’ve ever seen in my whole life which is really nice. They actually have a delivery called cakeaway, they deliver cake to your door it’s amazing.
What’s been your favourite moment as a model so far?
Favourite moment…probably my first ever show, it was so exciting, I had never done it before and had no idea what to expect. It was so manic and there was just so much going on. That was pretty cool. There’s so much adrenaline! I love it, it’s so fun.
Which city would you love to live in?
Probably New York, I absolutely love New York it’s such a cool place it’s so buzzing and everyone is so friendly there – it’s got a really good energy.
New York sounds pretty amazing.
We could all go together.
Should’ve done the shoot in New York, sorry. Do you prefer shoots or shows?
I would probably say shows but I do also really enjoy shoots. There’s more adrenaline in shows because you’re hyped up and everything. Yeah probably more shows but both are good.
Who’s your favourite female model and who’s your favourite male model?
Favourite female model – probably Jourdan Dunn she’s so beautiful and she also has a child and she looks amazing. She’s killing it isn’t she? She’s pretty good at what she does. Male model – I don’t know can you say Justin Bieber? I love Justin Bieber it’s kind of weird how much… I went to his concert.
Is he good live?
I thought so!
What do you do with your time off?
Probably just watch TV in my bed…No that’s boring, I do ballet which I enjoy. I’ve done it since I was little – it’s fun! Good for the core…
What song always gets you dancing and what music do you like?
Anything by Beyonce… And Drake, I love Drake.
Photography: Rowan Southern
Fashion: Toni Blaze
Grooming: Abra Kennedy using Chanel
Model: Eliza Franks @ Milk Management London
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