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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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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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She’s so Nous! Meet, Aliya ~

Photographed by Bryan Whitely

Name?

Aliya Protto.

Where are you from?

Los Angeles, CA.

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

 I am most passionate about traveling and seeing new places. Some of my favorite life experiences came from traveling and meeting new people. So anytime I get to go somewhere new I’m super stoked.

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

I’m not a picky person when it comes to food, but the one thing I can absolutely not eat is cottage cheese! Tried it once, and it was one time too many!

Photographed by Bryan Whitely

Do you have a book that has changed your life?

My favorite book that has had such a positive impact on my life is “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” This book has taught me a lot about achieving my goals and just going with the flow in life.

Which emoji would best capture your essence?

The little tiger emoji! 🐯

Do you have any lucky memorabilia? Why is it lucky?

Elephants with their trunks up are my lucky charms. They are supposed to bring wisdom and strength, and they are also one of my favorite animals!

What’s your favorite 1990’s/2000’s jam?

My fav jam from the early 2000’s  was Aaliyah’s “Try again!” I used to listen to that song all the time. It always got me super pumped up and made me secretly wish I was a pop star!

Is there band/musician you would drive across the country to see?

 I would totally drive across the country to see Kendrick Lamar perform. He is one of my favorite artists. I love his style and I think that he is incredibly talented.

Photographed by Bryan Whitely

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want the most?

 If I could choose to have someone’s wardrobe it would be Holly Golightly’s from Breakfast at Tiffany’s! She has the most chic, elegant, and classic wardrobe! I would be the happiest girl if I got to walk around in some of her outfits.

Who is your role model, and why?

I have many role models that inspire me in different ways, but one of the people I still look up to is Franca Sozzani, former editor- in-chief of Vogue Italia. Though she has passed, her charm and strength is still so inspiring. I look back at the many magazines she has edited and am always amazed at her vision and creative influence.

What’s your favorite weekend activity?

A nice hot cup of tea as I work on some of my many unfinished paintings! It is my favorite way to wind down after a hectic week and get my creative juices flowing!

Photographed by Bryan Whitely


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She’s so Nous! Meet, Emma ~

Name?:

Emma Surmon

Where are you from?:

Calgary, Canada (… and yes I love maple syrup).

Do you have a book that changed your life?

It’s hard to say what books have changed my life, but I’m currently making my way through reading all of Maya Angelou’s Autobiographies and they are some of my favorite books of all time. They really opened my eyes to a different life experience than my own by telling the story of such an amazing and inspiring woman.  I highly recommend her first novel, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” to everyone.

Emma x H&M, featured in Times Square, New York City.

What’s been your greatest achievement (so far)? 

One of the things I am most proud of in terms of modeling achievements was being on a Billboard in Times Square for a job I did with H&M! I had no idea that it was going to happen, which made it such a surreal experience. It was so crazy seeing myself 20 feet tall and in the center of New York City. That is an image I will never forget and I am so grateful for the opportunities afforded to me.

Which superpower would you want to have? 

Teleportation — without a doubt. Sometimes modeling requires SO much traveling. It would be amazing to just teleport to my job and not have to take a red-eye halfway across the world! That being said, I LOVE traveling, but teleporting would make always having any luggage exceed 50 lbs. much less stressful.

Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why? 

One of the most beautiful places on earth is Bermuda. Little known fact — I lived in Bermuda for 6 years of my childhood and have the most amazing and beautiful memories of the beaches there. The island is right in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean and is so isolated and beautiful. If you ever get the opportunity I would highly recommend a trip there, the pink sand beaches are beyond compare.

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

Meat!! I’ve been a vegetarian for around 5 years now, and it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There are so many amazing foods you can now indulge in that are completely cruelty-free, especially in LA! If you haven’t been to Cafe Gratitude yet, you have to go! It is some of the best food I have ever eaten. I guarantee that meat lovers and veggies alike will love it.

Have you overcome one of your fears?

I have overcome some of my fears, the biggest one being moving away from home and starting a life in career modeling by myself in a new country. It was very nerve-wracking for me to leave behind my tight-knit family and move to New York a couple of years ago, however, the opportunities that I have been able to experience because of it have been some of my most cherished memories. Nevertheless, some fears are harder to overcome. I’m still deathly afraid of spiders and I don’t think that will change anytime soon.

Who was your childhood crush?

I was a big nerd growing up and my brother and I watched a LOT of Lord of the Rings. My first crush was Legolas, (played by Orlando Bloom) from the series. I thought I was going to marry him and continued to crush on him well into my teens.

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

If I were an animated character I think I would be Tina from Bobs Burgers. She is so hilarious and awkward and is definitely still finding her place in the world. Something I definitely relate to.

What’s your favorite weekend activity?

Hiking! I absolutely love exploring nature and going on walks. Back home, in Calgary, I live near the Rocky Mountains so there are really amazing hikes you can do… when it’s warm enough that is! I’ve checked out a couple spectacular hikes in LA already and am so happy that there are great natural spaces nearby to the city.

How do you kick back and relax?

In an ideal world, I would kick back and relax on the beach every day and read a good book….. but normally I end up snuggled up in bed watching Shameless instead.


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She’s so Nous! Meet, Lexi ~

Name?:

Lexi Wood.

Where are you from?:

 Toronto, Canada.  

Which super power would you want to have?:

If i had to pick any super power, it would definitely be instant travel, where I could be anywhere I wanted by just the snap of my fingers!

What’s your guilty pleasure?:

My current guilty pleasure is eating Cheetos… puff Cheetos, crunchy Cheetos, jalapeño Cheetos…. all of the Cheetos.

 

Where would you take your dream vacation?:

Anywhere in the South of France! I love the vibes there. The fashion, and the weather is beautiful too!

Which emoji would best capture your essence?:

The angel face!  All my friends call me ‘Angel’ because I’m known for being very sweet and for being the good girl!

What are you most proud of?:

I’m most proud of my relationship with my family! My mom, dad, sister, and I are all best friends.

What’s your favourite 1990’s/2000’s jam?:

Candy by Mandy Moore! My sister took the funniest video of me doing a full-on dance routine to this song last week.

How would your best friend describe you?:

Kind, genuine, driven, grateful, strong, and empathetic.

 

What’s your go-to karaoke song?:

Dancing Machine by The Jackson 5.

What’s your favourite weekend activity?:

My favourite weekend activity is probably going to the Sunday flea market with my family/friends!

Do you have any mottos you live by?:

I love the sayings –  “Stand up for something even if it means standing alone” and “It’s already yours.”

I live by the first motto more-so in my personal life and the second one in my professional endeavors. I feel like, if you work hard and give your everything, while putting your heart/soul into your tasks, you can make anything happen!

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She’s so Nous! Meet, Ella ~

1. Where are you from?

Big Bear Lake, California.

2. How old are you?

I am thirteen-years-old.

3. Which superpower would you want to have?

If I could have a superpower, I would like to be able to talk to animals.

4. Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?

I loved when my family and I went on Safari in South Africa.  I felt this was the most beautiful place on earth because I was able to see so many animals living in and enjoying their natural habitat.

 

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

I will absolutely never eat tomatoes.

6. What is your favorite era of music and why?

My favorite era of music is any musical theater from any era.  I love to sing musical theater and maybe would like to have a career in theater someday.

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

My DJ name would be “E. double L. A”

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

The most embarrassing trend I gave into was making “Musically.s”

 

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

I save the best flavors for last.

10. Is there band/musician you would drive across the country to see?

Yes! I would drive across the country to see Linn Manuel Miranda.

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

My dream pet is a goat.

12. How do you kick back and relax?

By listening to musical theater and being outside in nature.

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She’s so Nous! Meet, Logan ~

1. Name: 

I am Logan Miller!

2. Where are you from?: 

I am from the small town of Marshall, Minnesota.

3. Which superpower would you want to have?:

I would want to be able to fly. I love travelling and being able to fly would just be more convenient!

4. What’s your favorite 1990’s/2000’s jam?:

Easily any song by the Backstreet Boys. My sisters and cousins, used to and still do, play their music nonstop so I grew up listening to it!

5. Whose fictional wardrobe do you want the most?:

I LOVE Rachel Green’s (Jennifer Aniston) wardrobe in Friends. Every outfit she wears I wish was in my closet.

6. Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

That would have to be the first Cheetah Girls movie. Anytime it’s on you will catch my friends and me jammin’ out.

7. What makes you feel nostalgic?:

Driving down a quiet country road. I am from a small town so it reminds me of home 🙂

8. Where would you take your dream vacation?:

My dream vacation would be sailing the islands!

9. Have you ever pranked called someone?:

Oh yeah, but isn’t that what all middle schoolers do????

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

I would love to have a lion as a pet. They are super fierce so they would be perfect for being on guard but also gigantic and furry so I could cuddle with them.

11. Which emoji would best capture your essence?:

The little nerd emoji with the glasses because I love being in classes and learning!

12. Do you have any mottos you live by?

“Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.”
– Walter Hagen

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