Irvin Rivera

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This feature originally posted on Abookof.us. 

MAGRUDER SISTERS

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Name: Madeline and Olivia Magruder
Agency/Agencies: Nous Model Management
Hometown: Grasonville MD
Current Location: MD
Nickname: Liv and Maddie
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TELL US YOUR STORY? WHO ARE THE MAGRUDER TWINS?

We are identical twins who grew up sailing and cruising on the Chesapeake bay. We have horses and over the years we have competed in English hunter/jumper shows.

 WHERE ARE YOU GIRLS FROM? 

Olivia and I are from Maryland.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN.

We grew up in the Annapolis area on the Chesapeake bay.space-right-size

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WHERE ARE YOU BASED? WHICH CITY DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN? 

This is our senior year so while we are still in school we live in Maryland. Olivia and I see ourselves working in New York in the near future.

HOW DID YOU GET DISCOVERED AS MODELS?

While on Vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we stopped into a McDonalds for breakfast. A model scout from DNA models NYC approached us.space-right-size

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A MODEL?

My father was a model in his younger years. After we were discovered, everything happened so fast.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MODELING?

We have been modeling for about a year now.space-right-size

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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART IN BEING A MODEL?

Traveling and meeting such artistic people!space-right-size

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YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE IN MODELING SO FAR.

This past summer Olivia and I spent a month living in LA. We met a lot of incredibly talented people in the industry and gained a tremendous amount of experience.space-right-size

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME AS A MODEL?

We have a workout schedule and are prepared at any moment for a job.

IF YOU CAN COMPARE YOUR MODELING EXPERIENCES WITH YOUR FAVORITE FOOD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Lobster!space-right-size

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YOUR FAVORITE FOOD.

We love all seafood, especially lobster!

BOOK THAT YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING.

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MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT SO FAR.

Modeling on top of a building in a little red convertible with two other models.

WHAT ELSE KEEPS YOU BUSY ASIDE FROM MODELING?

We are equestrians. If we are not modeling, you can find us at the barn with our horses.

WHAT COMES NEXT AFTER MODELING?

We would both like to stay in the fashion industry.space-right-size

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ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO ANY ASPIRING MODELS OUT THERE?

Be confident of yourself and don’t let others stand in your way of accomplishing your dreams.

DREAM PROJECT?

Being on the cover of Vogue.space-right-size

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DREAM CLIENT?

Calvin Klein or Victoria Secret

TELL US A SECRET.

We used to switch classes in school without anyone knowing.space-right-size


CURRENTLY BINGE WATCHING _____.

We do not watch a lot of television.


IF YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A BOOK WHAT TITLE WOULD IT BE?

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IF YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO HELP A SPECIFIC CHARITY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

I would help out with WWF ( World Wildlife Fund). Animals are becoming endangered and only we can help.space-right-size

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Photographer – Irvin Rivera Website / Instagram

Styling – Tyler McDaniel Website / Instagram

Makeup – Alexa N Hernandez @ Wilhelmina Artists Website / Instagram

Hair – Preston Wada  Website / Instagram

Photo Asst – Phill Limprasertwong Website / Instagram

Styling Asst – Alexa Molinaro Website / Instagram

Check out Madeline and Olivia‘s portfolios and follow them on Instagram.

Madeline / Olivia

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This editorial was originally featured in A Book Of

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TELL US YOUR STORY?  WHO IS SAKURA?

Well my name is Sakura, my full name is Sakura Paige Hart Heffron. I was born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii and it’s tradition there for people to have multiple names. That’s why I have two first names, Sakura and Paige.

YOU HAVE A VERY BEAUTIFUL NAME. WHAT DO YOU THINK INSPIRED YOUR PARENTS TO GIVE YOU A “CHERRY BLOSSOM” NAME?

Sakura is Japanese for Cherry blossom. Cherry blossoms grow in April and I was born in April, this was intentional by my parents.

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WHAT’S YOUR ETHNIC BACKGROUND?

My mom is Japanese and my dad comes from Norwegian/American Decent.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

The United States of America, specifically Southern California.  linebreaks3

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN.

 My home town is called Aliso Viejo, in Orange County. We moved from Hawaii once I started grade school. My hometown is not too far away from the beach, so I grew up spending most summer days when not in school, chilling with friends at the beach.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED NOW? YOU THINK YOU WOULD STAY THERE FOR A WHILE?

I am based in Los Angeles. I will be staying in LA for a while, finishing school and modeling.linebreaks4

 WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A MODEL?

  I was initially drawn to the fashion world at the young age of twelve. After my first shoot, I was inspired to keep modeling because I felt like I could inspire other girls to chase their dreams no matter where in life they may be. Something that seemed so farfetched to me became a reality once I set my mind to it. Anything and everything is possible if you believe in yourself. I am still inspired today by the amount of passion and hard work that goes into a photo shoot.

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MODELING? 

I was signed with my mother Agency Nous Model Management at twelve years old, just short of thirteen and now I am twenty-two years old.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART IN BEING A MODEL?

It is difficult to pinpoint one thing, but I love being able to delve into a new world and new setting every day. I am always adapting to new people and creative direction- I am never bored at work I am constantly in awe of everyone’s talent.  linebreaks6

YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE IN MODELING SO FAR.

 My first job is my most memorable because I was so young and worked with a famous photographer, Peggy Sirota.                        s7

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME AS A MODEL?

 I have to balance school and modeling. I set my mind to it and do what I need to do before I know I am going to travel for work, or just make arrangements with my teachers so that I can turn it in when I get back.

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IF YOU CAN COMPARE YOUR MODELING EXPERIENCES WITH YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The Black Stallion is a movie of raw beauty and elegance. I have learned that in the modeling industry, it’s best to be yourself.linebreaks9

WHAT COMES NEXT AFTER MODELING?

I want to be a designer, whether it’s interiors or exteriors of buildings. linebreaks10

ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO ANY ASPIRING MODELS OUT THERE?

The real you is the best you so don’t try and be anything but yourself.

DREAM PROJECT?

 Dream project could be anything! Any opportunity to make people happy!

DREAM CLIENT?

Marc Jacobs

TELL US A SECRET.

I am addicted to playing Sims. linebreaks11

CURRENTLY BINGE WATCHING _____

Faulty Towers

IF YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A BOOK WHAT TITLE WOULD IT BE?

Love In Other Words

IF YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO HELP A SPECIFIC CHARITY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Food for Peace. I believe adequate food to live and sustain ones life is a basic human right. linebreak
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Photographer – Irvin Rivera Website / Instagram

Stylist – Phill Limprasertwong Website / Instagram

Makeup – Sifa Sitani Instagram

Hair – Taylor Petenbrink Instagram

Assistant – Rema Khzam Website / Instagram

Check out Sakura’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.