“Know your story, stay true to yourself, and embrace your journey, no matter what others have to say about it.” – Roxanna RedfootFace Time. DFW Style Daily’s exclusive series goes beyond the runways to get to know top models on a personal level. Our interviews with Carlotta Lennox, Myles Crosby, Daniel Crouch, Sirisha Reddy, Atti Worku, Tracy Ripsin, Benn Suede, Tiffany Hendra, and many more, have captured the attention of thousands. They’ve also proved, beyond a doubt, that Texas-based models are among the most fascinating and accomplished in the country. We’ve also learned a thing or two from these famous faces. Through the years, they have taught us that the most compelling beauty is unique, and often unexpected. Today’s cover girl is no exception this rule. Roxanna Redfoot’s singular story traces an “awkward” biology major’s journey to in-demand international model. And speaking of unexpected, she’ll throw out some neuroscience research facts and a highly unusual hobby along the way. Read on for the scoop. Campbell Agency (Dallas), Factor (Chicago), Fashion Cult (Greece) Notable Clients: JCPenney, Belk, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Dillard’s, Timex, Famous Footwear, Glamour Magazine (Greece), Lucky Magazine (Greece), DIFFA, Michael’s, Eyemart Express, Watters Bridal, St. Bernard Sports, The Gypsy Wagon DFW Style Daily: At what age did you begin modeling? Were you scouted, or did you pursue a career in the industry? Roxanna Redfoot: “I was 21, a total tomboy, and just toying with the idea of modeling. I had no idea what I was doing, or how anything in the industry worked. Nor did I fully believe that I had the potential. I did a shoot with a Dallas photographer who happened to be showing his book to the Campbell Agency later that month. They saw my shots, brought me in, and, much to my surprise, offered me a contract! “I didn’t really do anything the first few years, as I was balancing full-time school and work, with a double major in molecular biology and business administration. Also, I had to learn how to wear make-up, use a curling iron, and walk in heels. I was clueless, awkward, and uncomfortable, and it took me a lot of test shoots before I started to really come out of my shell and book work.” After the rocky start you describe, you now work for an impressive client roster across the country and around the world. Do you recall a favorite or particularly memorable assignment? “One of the best days of my life was spent on a beautiful beach in Greece for Lucky Magazine. Everybody worked hard, the styling and location were perfect, and I got some free Greek coffee. You can’t beat free coffee, on a beach 6,000 miles away from home, shooting for a magazine. It was surreal. On the flip side, I’ve worked swim shoots here in Galveston in 40-degree weather. [I was] told that my only bathroom option was, ‘behind that sand dune.’” King Spa, then have sushi at Zenna for dinner. We’d dance the night away somewhere downtown before returning home for snuggles with the kitties. And, let’s be real, there’s a stop at Whataburger somewhere between the dancing and the cats, and plenty of time spent Instagram-ing all the good memories.” All photos courtesy of Roxanna Redfoot and the Campbell Agency.