Well I'm saving, investing, in Swedish wood amongst other things!
What are you going to do with all your money?
No... well... I have grown up fast, but I don't think that's a bad thing. I realize I've gotten to experience a lot and travelled.
Do you think you're growing up too fast?
I think that if you want to do this, you have to understand that you travel a lot, you spend a lot of time on planes and time away from your family. You miss people and want to call them but then you're in another time zone. You do spend time alone, and you have to balance school with your work even though it's a full time job. It's much harder than you think... I've been working non stop these past 6 weeks from 6 in the morning to 2 at night.
We know there's lots of young girls that dream of standing in front of the camera like you. Can you give them any advice?
Yes, yes of course.
But you would be brave enough to say no to a job if it came with such a demand?
But I don't go on any diets. And I don't think my friends do either. It's up to yourself how serious you want to be.
But then, you must think about your body a lot, since it is your livelihood?
No, I've been very separate from any of that. I don't really think it's just to do with the fashion world though, it's more about you as a person. For me... if my agent ever said, "You have to lose weight", I'd say no, I'd rather stop. As long as I am myself...
But then, there's a darker side to the fashion world - more than one model has spoken out about eating disorders, coming into contact with drugs... Have you experienced any of this darker side?
Well... I don't mind traveling alone. You get used to it. It's a very personal, individual job. But I've been living with people, I lived with Jac recently this season, which has been fun. But in some way you always have people around you, so in that sense you're never really alone.
But what I want to know is, do you never feel alone in this big ocean? How do you manage?
Oh I have a funny story to tell! That ice is from Sweden! They filled 32 trucks and drove it.... and then they put it on the stage and built like, a castle and then they took it down and drove it all back!
Lady: Here's Chanel...
The male interviewer: You look cool as hell!
Lalala lots of boring babble from the lady with the brown hair about the shows-
Yes, he's a personality, he knows what he wants.
I sleep! There's not that much to prepare, because really you don't know what you'll be doing with Steven... you just have to be well rested and arrive on set with a positive attitude!
How do you prepare for a job like this?
That's fantastic... Steven Meisel again, he's a star! He's probably amongst the ten most important photographers right now.
I'm going to be shooting a campaign for Anna Sui with Steven Meisel.
So what are you going to be doing in NY?
Well I mean, when you get to a set, it's always such a big production... we're talking 5 days!
I see you've gotten to work with some top photographers... Steven Meisel, for Italian Vogue. Does it feel weird, remarkable?
Haha no, everyone thinks it is and you always get, "Oh my god, is it like Top Model?!" But no, I've never gotten into any drama... It's just a TV show.
Well I guess it can be hard taking a picture! Do programs like Top Model show it how it really is?
Well, that's mainly at fashion shows. Taking photographs for magazines and campaigns, that's what I enjoy most because there you can let your personality shine through because you create a character together with the photographer. And you create an atmosphere and a feeling, it's more like playing a character.
But isn't it about having more of a style, a look, than a personality? Can't it be hard sometimes to just be part of a crowd?
Originally I did think there would be a lot of competition. But you learn to accept it, sometimes some people do really well and others not as much. Everyone looks so different, so one season it might go really well for someone and then the next season not as much.
It's said to be very tough...
Yes, there's my friend Katie Fogarty! Yeah, you hang out with each other every day for 6 weeks so we're all close. Castings and fittings... you become really good friends! There's me! (Points to clip)
So do you all know each other?
Oh I can't really remember, I think to this one I came only five minutes before hand because I was at another show...
Well I'm hoping we'll spot you!
Am I here?!
No, Dolce and Gabanna I think...Let's see
Oh, is this Nina Ricci?
Yes, let's show a clip... now where are you? You all look alike. There's no strong personalities... and now we see behind the scenes. How long does it take to get ready?
Well, my job is to sell clothes... though I don't have any personal contact with the customers. There's different parts... there's the catwalk where you walk and show the clothes to their best advantage....
Now, this thing with models... in the 90's we had supermodels, but nowadays models are quite anonymous to the general public although very famous within the fashion world. But how would you describe your job exactly, what do you do?
Oh no, I'm still in school but I do most of it myself... it's very hard to stay in school when most of the time you're in New York. But my teachers are very very good and I'm very grateful.
So have you left school now?
I feel good! I had a day off which I spent with a friend in Paris. We slept till one o'clock and walked around. And I've also managed to rest a bit back here in Sweden... hang out with my family and eat Swedish Pick and Mix sweeties.
So how do you feel now?
About 4 weeks, there are a few shows per day... so you do have to rush around.
So you walked 60, 70 shows. This is phenomenal! For what time did this go on?