11.3.10

MODEL LIMELIGHT: BETTY ADEWOLE

INTRODUCING TO YOU:
BETTY ADEWOLE
I CATCHED UP WITH MODELS 1 VERY OWN BETTY ADEWOLE TO GIVE ME THE LOW DOWN OR THE HIGH UP OF WHO SHE IS, WHERE SHE IS COMING FROM AND HOW SHE GOT TO WHERE SHE IS NOW, BETTY IS ADORABLY HUMBLE AND MEEK AND I AM HONOURED TO HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH SUCH A PERSON, BETTY HAS FEATURED IN LFW SHOWS SUCH AS JASMINE DI MILO, NATHEN JENDEN & PPQ ,BETTY HAS CURRENTLY GRACED THE FRONT COVER OF 125 HOW'S THAT FOR EXPOSURE AI? BETTY IS REALLY MOVING FAST, LETS SEE WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY... 




HOW DID YOU GET IT INTO MODELLING, WHERE YOU SCOUTED? AN WHERE?






HOW WAS IT GETTING STARTED DID YOU BOOK A LOT OF JOBS?






WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE SIGNED WITH THE TOP MODELLING AGENCY IN THE UK?




WHAT ARE THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF BEING IN THE MODELLING INDUSTRY?


HIGHS ARE MEETING AMAZING, AMAZING PEOPLE, DESIGNERS THAT HAVE AMAZING IMAGINATION, SOME DESIGNERS JUST HAVE THAT MAGICAL ORE ABOUT THEM AND IT IS MIND BLOWING, WE ALSO GET INTO A LOT OF PLACES FOR FREE AND GET PRIVATE TABLES AT PLACES SUCH AS BUNGALOW 8 AND WHISKY MIST.


HOW DO YOU FIND IT BEING A CHRISTIAN IN THAT TYPE OF INDUSTRY N ENVIRONMENT?


ITS NOT EASY, ITS ONE OF THOSE INDUSTRYS LIKE FASHION AND MUSIC, YOUR FACED WITH MORE TEMPTATION THAN AN AVERAGE PERSON BECAUSE IT IS CONSTANTLY IN YOUR FACE, IT IS A INDUSTRY WHERE IT IS NOT HIDDEN BUT EMBRACED AND IT IS RAW FOR A CHRISTIAN COMNG INTO IT THAT IS UNAWARE, THERE ARE ONLY A FEW CHRISTIAN MODELS SO THEY KIND OF WELCOME ME LIKE ARLENIS SOSA, AND MY BOOKERS KNOW ME AND KNOW THAT I AM A CHRISTIAN AND I DONT DRINK SO THEY KNOW ME FOR ALWAYS BEING SOBER AT THE END OF THE NIGHT * SHE LAUGHS*. BEING A CHRISTIAN I STAND OUT.


WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR ANYBODY WANTING TO GET INTO THE MODELLING INDUSTRY AND HOW SHOULD THEY START?


MY ADVICE WOULD BE FIRSTLY NOT GET YOUR HOPES UP, I THINK IT IS BETTER TO GET SCOUTED, I ALWAYS HEAR STORIES ABOUT GIRLS AND IT IS USUALLY ONLY THE ONES THAT NEVER THOUGHT THEY COULD BECOME A MODEL THAT MAKE IT BIG. I WOULD TELL PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE MENTALLY GROUNDED AND THICK SKINNED BECAUSE THE INDUSTRY CAN TURN YOU DOWN TEN TIMES BEFORE THEY SIGN YOU. YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED AND BE FLEXIBLE ANOTHER THING IS YOUR BODY HAS TO BE IN SHAPE, SO MANY GIRLS SAY YEAH I WANT TO BE A MODEL BUT THERE BODY IS NOT IN SHAPE; SIZE 8 OR UNDER IS IDEAL , IT IS A HARSH INDUSTRY. I AM 5’11 AND I WEAR SIZE 6-8



ELIZABETH “BETTY” ADEWOLE

YOU CAN SEE MORE IMAGES FROM HER PORTFOLIO ON HER PROFILE AT  MODELS1.COM





ITS FUN, BUT IT IS HARD WORK THEY PUSH YOU AND EXPECT YOU TO WORK YOUR ASS OFF MORE THAN THE AVERAGE MODEL, IF U HAVE 14 CASTINGS IN ONE DAY THEY’D EXPECT YOU TO GET TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, THEN YOU’D BE LIKE BUT I AM IN LONDON AND IT WILL TAKE ME AN HOUR TO GET THERE AND THEY’RE JUST LIKE “ BETTY, YOU NEED TO GO TO ALL THE CASTINGS” *SHE LAUGHS*. THEY PUSH THE GIRLS THAT THEY BELIEVE IN MORE THAN OTHERS.

IT WAS VERY SLOW BECAUSE I WAS STILL AT COLLEGE, I WASN’T REALLY DOING ANYTHING I WAS JUST DOING TEST SHOOTS TO GET MORE PRACTICE, YOU DO TEST SHOOTS TO PRACTICE AND TO GET PHOTOS FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO IF YOU HAVE NONE, I ALSO DID THE ODD JOB TOO, MY FIRST MAJOR JOB WAS THE COVER OF 125  MAGAZINE SPRING 2009.

I WAS AT TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD WHEN I GOT SCOUTED I WAS 15 THEN, I WENT UP TO MEET THEM AND THEY TOOK MY POLAROID’S BUT THEY DIDN'T CONTACT ME UNTIL TWO YEARS LATER, THEN THEY CALLED ME FOR A VISIT, AND WHEN THEY SAW ME THEY WERE LIKE “OH, YOU’VE GROWN AND YOUR LOOK HAS CHANGED, WE’LL LIKE TO TAKE U ON” SO I GOT SIGNED TO MODELS 1 IN NOVEMBER 2008.

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