ModelCrushMonday: An Oost

An Oost this week’s #ModelCrushMonday because of her wonderful, singular face, and because it made such a huge impact on me when I first beheld it.

So, let me set the scene: my second ever test shoot. My hair was scraped back in a bun, my lips were painted bright pink and sequins were glued to my face. My mum sat in the corner avidly watching, with a bag full of Tupperwares that contained our lunch in her bag.

The photographer showed me An’s campaign for Gucci (KERCHING):

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…And told me that he wanted a similar emotion and passion. I remember being struck at how unusual looking she was – her hair, her nose and her presence which came across as a being simultaneously laidback and dynamic.

Until that point, modelling wasn’t something I took any notice of and I was only really aware of the supers – glam, beautiful and exotic. Seeing An’s atypical features surprised me and showed me how beautiful imperfection can be.

That large, flared nose…

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The gap teeth…

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And the expression that seemed as though she was always internally smiling at something, even when she was giving the camera attitude…

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An exudes a laidback, confident vibe. Tomboyish and sensual at the same time, she’s a wonderful example of how a model can be sexy without being attached to an enormous pair of glittery wings.

Basically, I wish I was half as cool as An Oost, and that’s why she’s my #ModelCrushMonday.

Rebecca x

An is at One Management.

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