I love the feeling of people around you wondering who you are and what you’re doing. Up in the box, I felt like Branden and I had a really great chemistry for the shoot. We managed to work out different poses the entire time and unlike when we watched other groups go who looked uncomfortable at times, I never felt like we were. We were suspended for about ten minutes and then taken down. I felt like that was a really good sign because I thought that meant the photographer got the shot he really wanted.
I forgot to mention the photographer we worked with was Perou. At first I was really excited to work with him because he seemed to be really experienced and had a really unusual style personally which I liked. It wasn’t until the first judging that I realized that Perou wasn’t as excited to work with me as I was with him.
I thought it was really strange because when Branden and I first got up in the box, Perou made a playful joke that we could just go ahead and kiss to make things more comfortable between us. I thought that was funny and even though we did not do that, we both did our best to seem like we were capturing that intimate moment that was the objective of the shoot.
Since we were told that the photographer had up to 10 minutes with each group, when we were lowered to the ground after 10-15 minutes I felt that we did a great job or else he would have kept us up there no longer until Perou was satisfied and felt he got the shot he needed.
When I stepped out of the glass box all I received was really positive feedback from other models and the people around us. Tyson even said that we nailed it. So I felt good about the whole thing.
That night, the models were finally going to be taken to the house. I was so excited to see where we would be staying for possibly the next few months. The only thing I wasn’t excited about was that fresh from the shoot, we had to take the subway to get there! I was so exhausted and the last thing I wanted to do was go into the subway system which I didn’t know very well if at all in NYC.