Grace Van Gastel from Ford Models
With each and every model interview, we see that the stereotype of the mean narcissistic model is every bit false and that every model Le Image has worked with has been kind and extraordinarily gracious. This is very much the case with Ford model, Grace Van Gastel, who we had the pleasure of shooting this January.
Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Grace got her start at the Liz Bell Agency after submitting her images to the small Vancouver fashion agency, four years ago. Grace now lives in the US and still maintains her passion for modeling. When asked whether she preferred photography shoots to runway, she couldn’t choose just one. She explains that photo shoots are cool because they are creative and at the same time, nothing could beat the excitement of the runway. She found our screen test at the shoot to be a very unique and a memorable experience. Grace goes on to say that she adores the photos from her shoot with Le Image photography studio.
Modeling definitely has its perks, her favorite being the ability to “…travel around the world and meet so many talented people”. That being said, it can be a tough gig, especially the constant “…feeling of being judged”. When asked what advice she’d give to an aspiring model, she said it’s important to “…stay grounded, and remind yourself realistically why you are doing it. And to just do your best and not care what other people think of you. Be yourself!”
Although she has spent the majority of her life in Canada, Grace has already picked her favorite area in New York City, the trendy and ever buzzing SOHO area. It’s the perfect area for a style maven like her, she goes on to gush that Alexander McQueen is her favorite designer and that she adores the designer’s ‘…ethereal beauty …from another world”.
Grace Van Gastel is not sure what the future holds for her after modeling. She is very lucky though to have so many interests, she explains, “…I think eventually I want to be a scientist, as well as a dancer”. Regardless of what path she chooses to follow, we know she will have great success and the team here at Le Image wishes her only the best!