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She’s so Nous! Meet Olga ~

Name?:

Olga Cerpita.

Where are you from?:

Latvia.

What inspires you the most?: 

Music inspires me the most, it makes me feel happy and creative.

If you needed one, what would your DJ name be?:

I definitely would need one! I would love to called Aurora, but unfortunately it’s taken.

 

 

Which superpower would you want to have?:

I would probably love to be telepathic, read other people’s minds.

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?:

I have more than one passions obviously, but if I have to choose, I would choose creating and making custom pieces of clothing. This is one of things I wanna do and grow because it’s unique and I worked in fashion industry for 10 years as a model. I think it’s more environment-friendly, as well as interesting.

 

 

What is the most important memory you have and why?:

I feel like the most important memory i’ve had happened in my biology class in high school. The school director came to class, called my name, and when I walked out the door, that’s when I met my future mother agent. I keep remembering it over and over again. That’s how I got discovered and, if not for her, my life and modeling career wouldn’t turn the way it did. I am very grateful to her!

Where would you take your dream vacation?:

My dream vacation would be the Maldives! It’s truly a paradise with clear waters, exotic nature, and relaxing vibes.

 

 

What is your favorite era of music and why?:

Well, I would say ‘this era’ or ‘nowadays,’ since my taste has changed a lot throughout the years and I really love a lot of new music being created with new technology. For example, the genre deep house.

Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

My favorite soundtrack is “City of Stars” from La La Land.

How would you best friend describe you?:

My best friends would probably describe me as kind, caring, and hardworking.

Do you have any mottos you live by?:

I definitely do! They are: “Never give up, be positive, life is short, make most of it!”

 

 


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She’s so Nous! Meet Margo ~

Photographed by Wes Klain.

Name?

Margo Smith.

Where are you from?:

Mobile, Alabama.

What’s your guilty pleasure?:

Nutella, or anything involving Nutella. When I was a kid, I would eat half a jar by the spoonful in one sitting, so my parents started buying me one jar a month and I had to make it last. It was a rough childhood.

Who is your role model, and why?:

Cindy Crawford. Her accomplishments in the modeling industry and business world are insane. Not to mention, we have the same birthday and “beauty marks” on our lips, so she’s basically my mom (I WISH, Kaia is living the dream). Her hairdresser did my hair once and I’ve never felt so starstruck in my life.

 

Photographed by Wes Klain.

Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

The Interstellar soundtrack. I could listen to it on repeat for hours and hours and hours…and hours.

What is your dream pet?:

A tiger. Lorde really inspired me when she sang about tigers on a gold leash, but since that’ll never happen, I hope to someday get a horse. But a girl can dream.

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want the most?:

I will take ANYTHING out of the wardrobe’s of Blair Waldorf or Serena Van Der Woodsen.

Which superpower would you want to have?:

I’d definitely want to be able to teleport. My love for traveling and hatred for LA traffic easily makes this my first choice.

 

 

Photographed by Aria Emory.

When you eat a pack of candy, do you save the best flavors for last or do they go first?:

They go first, and they’re the only ones that go. Sour gummy worms are my favorite candy and once the blue and red ones are gone the whole bag is discarded.

Who was your childhood crush?:

All of the Jonas Brothers held a special place in my heart but Joe Jonas definitely takes the cake.

Where would you take your dream vacation?:

Between the food, the shopping, and the sights, I’m convinced Paris is the most magical place on Earth. Vacationing there is a must.

Do you have any mottos you live by?:

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Lindsay ~

Name?

Lindsay Conway.

How old are you?

19 years old.

Where are you from?

Chicago, IL.

Which superpower would you want to have?

Time travel, so I can erase all my embarrassing moments and to visit Studio 54 to meet Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger.

Where would you take your dream vacation?

Rome, Italy. Where I can indulge on pasta and drink wine legally.

How do you kick back and relax?

Sleep, sleep, and more sleep.

Do you have any mottos you live by?

“You have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Buying Boom-Chicka-Pop popcorn in bulk on Amazon, so I don’t run out.

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want the most?

Cher Horowitz from Clueless. She had a digital closet that helped her decide what to wear daily and was filled with the best designers from the 90s.

 

 

 

Who was your childhood crush?

Zac Efron (still current crush).

If you were an animated character, who would you be and why?

Kim Possible for sure! She balanced saving the world, being a cheerleader, all while maintaining a 4.0; she’s badass.

What’s your favorite 1900’s/2000’s jam?

Toni Braxton- You’re Making Me High.

Which emoji would capture your essence?

Definitely the alien emoji. I’m a total weirdo.

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Chandler ~

Name?:

Chandler Bailey.

How old are you?:

21 years of fun.

Where are you from?:

Nashville, TN.,

(otherwise known as the Greatest Place on Earth.)

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?

I am deeply passionate about animal rights. I volunteer at a shelter in Culver City called Michelson Found Animals, where they save stray dogs and cats from what can be described as “death row” at various kill shelters in Los Angeles. I’ve always been fond of animals but after working so intimately in this little community, nursing sick baby kittens and pups back to health and getting them ready for adoption has brought me indescribable and immeasurable joy. Adopt, don’t shop! 😉

What’s your guilty pleasure? 

Wait… I have to pick one? It’s a tie between popcorn, an Impossible burger from Umami, or binge watching The Office. But I’m not guilty about any of those.

What is the most important memory you have and why?

One of the best memories I have comes from back home in Nashville, when I was around 10 years old. We lived right by a huge open field and in the middle of the night one summer, my mom woke me and ran me outside in my PJ’s. What I saw was absolutely unbelievable- What seemed like an endless ocean of fireflies, that stretched as far and wide as our eyes could see, flying around in perfect harmony, canopied by the brightest, clearest starry night you ever did witness.

We spent an hour sitting on the sidewalk in the tiny hours of the morning, while my mother showed me constellations and we just admired the beauty around us. This memory comes to mind when I start to feel trapped or overwhelmed. It brings me back home and makes me feel good, knowing that view is waiting for me each summer I visit Tennessee.

Where would you take your dream vacation?

I’ve been lucky enough to visit some insanely amazing places like Italy, Bali, and Iceland. To be honest, I really just want to go to Hawaii… Everyone I know has been except for me. What’s up with that?

Have you overcome one of your fears?

YES! I recently shot a commercial for a helicopter company called Blade. As someone who has always been deathly afraid of flying (I picked a great gig,  huh?), I had to play it cool on set. Set being, of course, a helicopter taking off from the Santa Monica Airport and flying to Palm Springs for the day. Concealing my terror while being on camera was quite challenging at first, until I realized flying in a helicopter is some of the most fun you can POSSIBLY have. I dare say it was one of the best experiences of my life. I’ll travel by helicopter over plane any day of the week.

 

What’s the most embarrassing trend that you gave into?

So… you know Crocs? Somewhere in my mother’s attic, hidden away so as not to burn anyone’s eyes of out their heads, lies a photo of a 12-year-old Chandler. Not wearing Crocs, but a bubblegum pink, fur-lined off-brand variation called none other than… Aqua Ducks. Typing this made me sad.

What are you most proud of?

I am truly proud of myself for how hard I worked to get to where I am in my career. I knew I wanted to do this from a very young age. I didn’t listen to anybody who told me I couldn’t do it or wouldn’t make it. I worked my booty off growing up to save enough money so I could move out here and make a career for myself, completely on my own. I have done just that and I couldn’t be more excited and grateful that it worked out.

 

What makes you feel nostalgic?

Johnny Cash. Humid summer days. Freshly cut watermelon.  I also have about a million photos of my mother and 6-year-old brother on my phone, which whenever I scroll through, obviously, I shed a tear or two.

What is your dream pet? (It doesn’t have to be traditional!)

Piles of puppies and kittens. Hopefully this won’t remain just a dream.

Do you have any mottos you live by?

There is a prayer that I was required to recite in school every day, that never felt significant to me until recently. Whenever I feel stressed, confused, or sad, this prayer calms me down.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

 

 

 


 

 

 

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During the past couple weeks, it’s no secret that ‘June Gloom’ has been making its rounds throughout the city of Los Angeles. Yet, as Flaunt Magazine began their poolside chats with Nous Models, the sun couldn’t help but shine brightly. For Flaunt, all of their previous #poolaroid chats have been exciting, but this particular event brought something new to the table: commemorating Flaunt Magazine’s upcoming 20th birthday.

Therefore, having just celebrated Nous Model Management’s 20th anniversary this past February, we shared their enthusiasm. Being in business for two decades is a great achievement, and our girls, Aliya , Kendall Harris, and Moe Stuck, were eager to celebrate alongside Flaunt. The timeless, “Would You Rather,” game was the honorable poolside activity, touching base on all things from birthdays, fantasy parties, and their best wishes for Flaunt’s big 2-0.

To find out what Aliya, Kendall, and Moe’s answers were, as well as glimpse at some snaps from their cheerful day under the sun, take a look below:

 

Aliya Protto

 

FM: Best ever bday present you got and worst. Best: a journal.

AP: Worst: A wig. A QVC old lady wig.

FM: What did you do for your 20th bday?

AP: I was in Estonia competing at a rhythmic gymnast meet. I was training my butt off and my friends got me one piece of chocolate because that’s all I was allowed to have (coach said no chocolate).

FM: What do you wish to Flaunt for 20th?

AP: Longevity, success, and a huge bouquet of flowers.

Would you rather?

FM: Have a surprise party or plan it yourself?

 

AP: Surprise party. Plan it myself & I will get overwhelmed & cancel.

FM: Magician or clown?

AP: Magician. I hate clowns, they scare me.

FM: Disney Princess or Wild West party theme?

AP: Wild West party.

FM: Red velvet or ice cream cake?

AP: Red velvet. I love ice cream but not ice cream cake.

FM: Stripper in a cake or karaoke bar?

AP: Stripper in a cake; I can’t sing.

FM: Who would you rather have perform at your party: The Spice Girls or a hologram of Prince?

AP: Hologram of Prince, I think I would start crying.

 

 

Kendall Harris

 

 

FM: Best ever bday present you got and worst.

KH: Best: 2 cats that I bought myself. Worst: nothing.

FM: What did you do for your 20th bday?

KH: I moved to LA. My mom and I went on a Hollywood van tour.

FM: What do you wish to Flaunt for 20th?

KH: 20 more great years!!

Would you rather?

FM: Have a surprise party or plan it yourself? 

KH: Surprise party

 

FM: Magician or clown? 

KH: Both awful! Tarot card reader.

FM: Disney Princess or Wild West party theme?

KH: Wild West.

FM: Red velvet or ice cream cake?

KH: Ice cream cake.

FM: Stripper in a cake or karaoke bar?

KH: Karaoke Bar.

FM: Who would you rather have perform at your party: The Spice Girls or a hologram of Prince?

KH: Spice Girls.

 

 

Moe Stuck

 

FM: Best ever bday present you got and worst.

MS: Best: Stand out 21st birthday! My man got me scrapbook photo album with all our adventures because it meant so much to me. It was so much work and so out of character for him.

Worst- grateful for anything! Never got a bad gift, even a card means a lot more than an item. Worst is something very expensive because it would make me feel uncomfortable and show you don’t know me at all.

FM: What did you do for your 20th bday?

MS: College dinner, no money, not 21, stuck in small town, dinner with family, grandma, and mom. Iowa college.

FM: What do you wish to Flaunt for 20th?

MS: Original-cake with 20 candles; everyone can share it.

Would you rather?

FM: Have a surprise party or plan it yourself? 

MS: Surprise party, fun and spontaneous.

FM: Magician or clown?

MS: Magician.

FM: Disney Princess or Wild West party theme?

MS: Wild West party.

FM: Red velvet or ice cream cake?

MS: Ice cream, heck yeah!

FM: Stripper in a cake or karaoke bar?

MS: Karaoke bar, are you kidding me!?

FM: Who would you rather have perform at your party: The Spice Girls or a hologram of Prince?

MS: Spice Girls, tough choice.

 

 

 

Can’t get enough of these poolside sessions?

Take a look at the original article on Flaunt Magazine‘s website to view more.

Aliya Protto – Portfolio | Instagram.

Kendall Harris – Portfolio | Instagram.

Moe Stuck – Portfolio | Instagram.

Photographer – Jose Cervantes | InstagramWebsite.

Producer – Linda Nyvltova | Instagram.

Producer – Andie Eisen.

 

She’s so Nous! Meet Courtney ~

 

 

Name?:

Courtney Kitt

Where are you from?:

I was born in Canada, raised in Mexico.

What inspires you the most?:

I am inspired by people who are true to themselves, those who honour and love themselves. When you acknowledge the potential you have to be the best you that you can be, you shine that much brighter. It is this inspiration that has helped made me stay true to me.

What’s been you greatest achievement (so far)?:

Following my dreams. I worked my butt off building my book so I could apply for a work visa to come to LA. Getting signed to NOUS, A LOT of paper work, saving money and dedicating myself to a healthy lifestyle have all led this achievement. More than anything, I had to keep my eye on the prize, be patient and persevere. Making a permanent move to a new country is a big deal, and I did it!

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?:

Honestly, I am most passionate about work. I LOVE being a model. This career has allowed me to meet and work with the coolest people, travel to different places and keeps me motivated. It has taught me to honour myself and live my life by design, fully engaging in each experience and excited for each new day..and each new office of the day!

What’s under your bed?:

Well, I just moved into a furnished apartment. I absolutely HAD to de clutter the space and hide everything…Under my bed!!! If you look under there, you’ll find all types of things from place mats, to ugly cushions, drapes and a god awful rug.

What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?:

 

Meat! I have been plant based for almost three years. This is hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. I can’t imagine eating any other way.

What is the most important memory you have and why?:

Moving to Mexico when I was eleven. We packed our lives up in Canada, got into the car,  and drove down to the paradise that I call home. I’ll never forget that drive across two countries. I was squished between all of our belongings in the back seat for the entire journey, filled with anticipation and excitement. The rest is history!

If you needed one, what would your DJ name be?:

Funny you ask! Be on the look out for DJ Kitt.. music is something I am pursuing.

What are you most proud of?:

I’m most proud of having had the opportunity to grow up bi-culturally. Along the way, the gift of a second language is now mine. Being the new kid in a new country wasn’t always easy, and it took some time for me to gain the confidence to actually speak Spanish. Now, I realize what a gift it is and I honestly get a kick out of peoples reactions when I speak Spanish here in California.

How would your best friend describe you?:

I like this question a lot, so I actually reached out to my best friend and asked. She said, on one hand I am kind, compassionate and very spiritual. But, look out cause I am also fierce, determined, and never give up!!

Who is your role model, and why?:

My mom. She taught me to live a life outside the box and is most definitely one of the most hardest working people I know.

 

 

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Haley ~

Name?:

Haley Collins

Where are you from?:

Southern California- Born and raised!

What’s been your greatest achievement so far?:

I’d have to say beating Cancer not only once, but twice is my greatest achievement to date! I was diagnosed in High School and again when I was 19. Although I had to go through 6 months of intense Chemotherapy and lost all my long blonde hair, I would never change the experience I went through. Getting up every morning and choosing to live a life filled with love and positivity despite battling a life-threatening illness, taught me I have the power within myself to concur any challenge life throws my way. Today, I am not only 4 years Cancer free, but I am a bad-ass warrior that plans on using the lessons I have learned and the strength I have gained to make the world a better place!

 

What’s the most embarrassing trend you gave into?:

Parachute pants. 7th grade. We don’t speak of that time in my life.

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want the most?:

I would say it’s a tie between Margot Tanenbaum from The Royal Tanenbaum’s and Penny Lane from Almost Famous! I love that both women have an unapologetic style that goes against convention. I love the 70s vibes of both ensembles and the bold statement pieces. And Penny Lane’s shag coat? I mean talk about iconic!

Which superpower would you want to have?:

I would love to be able to heal people with water bending- like Katara from Avatar the Last Air Bender (Nerd alert!). Being a Pisces I have a strong connection with water and I can’t imagine a power more meaningful than being able to heal those in need.

 

 

What would your DJ name be?:

HALEY BALLINZ!

Have you overcome on of your fears?:

I try to do one thing every day that scares me but my most recent fear I have

faced is my crippling (and I mean crippling) fear of heights. I recently got into Rock Climbing and I have been forced to face my fears head on. There’s no feeling more rewarding than looking at a wall and thinking “there’s no way I can climb this thing” and then conquering it!

If you were an animated character who would you be and why?:

I would totally be Eliza Thornberry from The Wild Thornberry’s! She has a monkey as a best friend, and I have a pet pig named Penelope who is my best pal. Not to mention, I have always secretly wished I could talk to animals.

 

Do you have any mottos you live by?:

I am obsessed with quotes, but a few of my favorites are:

“Be Here Now.”

“To thine own self be true.”

“Keep it simple.”

Where would you take your dream vacation?:

I would love to travel anywhere tropical! I love warm weather and water so somewhere like Costa Rica or Bali would be amazing. I can totally picture myself living in a Yurt on the beach watching the sunset with a Pina Colada in my hand!

What inspires you the most?:

Selfless acts of loving compassion inspire me. When I was 7 years old, I remember seeing a woman give the coat off her back to a homeless man on the street. I think about the impact this simple act of kindness must have had on that man’s life. We all have the power to make the world a better place and I try to infuse the world with as much love as I can every day.

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet, Georgia ~

Name?:

Georgia Grace Martin.

Where are you from?:

I’m from London.

Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?:

The most beautiful place on Earth (for me) has to be Australia. I’m in love with the Australian lifestyle and i’ve spent many months there. Every time, I can’t believe how beautiful all the beaches are – I can’t even name my favourite beach! Every morning, I would make sure that I would watch the sunrise on Bondi Beach to start my day. If you haven’t been before, you must!

What’s your favorite weekend activity?:

Hmmm, to be honest, I love to spend every Saturday and Sunday morning doing a long yoga class to start. Then, I go for an açai bowl (still haven’t found the best place in LA) and then after I see friends while going to the markets  (shopping). I like to completely chill at the weekend to rest. During Sunday evenings, I always like to go to the movies. It’s my favourite.

 

Which superpower would you want to have?:

Has to be to stop time – there was a childhood tv program I used to watch called, “Bernard Watch,” where he had a stopwatch to stop time and people. He had the whole world to himself when he wanted – that would be my dream… life goes to quick!

Do you have any mottos you live by?:

Live everyday – don’t worry about the small things – appreciate everything you have – don’t give up when times are hard – always reach your goals – everything does happen for a reason.

What’s your guilty pleasure?:

Has to be food (of course). I lived for two years in Paris: Almond croissant with chocolate (every now and then).  Oulala!

What’s under your bed?:

SHOES – Well, boxes of shoes. My weakness is shoes. I buy and forget what I have under my bed!!!  (always)

If you needed one, what would your DJ name be?:

If I could have a DJ name ahaha..  I actually spoke about this on a job in Australia and it came together.

DJ Name = GDOG OR GBOMB!!!

 

 

What is the most important memory you have and why?:

I have a few. The 1st one that comes to my head was in Africa. I went to Africa last January and watched the migration of animals cross the boarder. It was the most magical thing that I’ve ever seen. Also being able to see the last White Rhino in flesh. No words! Magic!

Where would you take your dream vacation?:

I’m not really a person who likes to sit by the pool and chill. I love to see things as i’m a little tourist, seeing places I’ve never seen. So, I probably won’t travel in just one place. I would love to go to India and travel all around India – it’s my dream. Bucket list this year!

What is your favorite era of music and why?:

90s Hip hop all day everyday!! It isn’t the same nowadays!

 

 

 


 

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She’s so Nous! Meet, Dakota ~

 

Name?:

Dakota Marquiss.

How old are you?:

I just turned 16.

Where are you from?:

I am from Los Angeles, California.

If you could chose, what superpower would you have?:

I would want to be able to read minds, for no reason other than I think that would be really funny.

 

What is the most beautiful place on earth?:

The most beautiful place on earth is Saint John, USVI. I never knew places like that actually existed until I discovered it. It would be my dream to go there someday.

What food will you not, under any circumstances, eat?:

Meat! I have been vegan for almost a year now and I truly love it. Many people think they could never go without meat or dairy, but after just cutting it all out I feel amazing about what I am putting into my body and just over all how I’m living.

What is your favorite era of music and why?:

Even though I was not alive during this time, I love music from the 1980’s. I think that there were many talented musicians back then, as well as there being much more complexity put into the music than there is now.

Do you believe in ghosts?:

I 100% believe in ghosts!  

When you eat a pack of candy, do you save the best flavors for last? Or do they go first?:

I try to save them for last, but let’s be honest…they always go first.

Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?

My favorite soundtrack is Grease. I actually have a playlist with all of the songs on it so I can listen to it all of the time.

What is your dream pet?:

I would definitely like to own a sloth. I don’t know why, but I’ve always wanted one!

Do you have a book that changed your life?:

A book that changed my life was, “The Glass Castle”, by Jeannette Walls. This book really shows you what other people around you are going through and not to take what you have for granted.

 


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