One Model Oregon, a local competition that helps aspiring models ages 14-28 to navigate the tough world of professional modeling, is kicking off its yearly head-to-head competition this week. The contestants participate in photo shoots with local photographers to help build their portfolios and jumpstart their modeling careers. Kind of like Bend's own version of "America's Next Top Model," except YOU get to vote for the winner!
Vote for your favorite models here! You can vote once every 24-hours.
The competition began yesterday, and features seven local models in a photo shoot with Echo Photography. The Source will be posting Q&As with each model along with photos and updates on the competition. The first featured model is Tiffany Anderson.
Favorite style of music? Rock & Indie Folk
Favorite movie genre and why? Romantic comedies, I'm a sucker for a good love story
Favorite gadget? My polaroid camera, I love the vintage style of the photos
Favorite food? Authentic Mexican
Favorite thing to do on a weekend? Get together with friends and go to any social gatherings
What is your hometown like?
I'm originally from Prineville, it's a small town where everyone knows everybody. It definitely has that small town vibe.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
My mother is a huge influence in my life, because she always taught me to work hard for what I want. She inspires me to go after all my endeavors.
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize?
I'm an old soul and a hippie at heart. I value the simple things and times of the yesteryear.
What motivates you?
I am motivated by the opportunity and desire to grow and learn new things. I'm very self-motivated too; I'm not at peace with myself until I know I am working at my full potential.
How would your best friend describe you?
Full of life, curious, an optimist, a helpless romantic, fly by the seat of her pants kind of gal with the warmest heart.
One thing you would like to try that is out of character for you?
I'd like to swim with the sharks. They fascinate, yet terrify me at the same time. Someday soon!
The winner of the One Model competition will be announced at the Grand Finale Runway Fashion Show March 8th at The Riverhouse Convention Center.