Welcome to Face Time. DFW Style Daily’s exclusive series goes beyond the runways to get to know top models on a personal level. Through the years, dozens of fascinating men and women have captured the attention of thousands. They’ve also proved, beyond a doubt, that Texas-based models are among the most talented and accomplished in the country.
Name: Becky Rinard
Agency: Model and Talent Management
Notable Clients: Discover Beauty 2017 Exposition, Symbology Clothing
DFW Style Daily: How and when did you start your career with modeling?
Becky Rinard: “When I was 17, I started modeling with Barbizon and eventually signed in New York. I was an extra on the Michael J. Fox Show and played a small part in the movie “Best Man Holiday.” After that I participated in a commercial for a regional bank in the area and in fashion shows for collectives of local designers. Later I walked in a regional competition outside of Boston and signed with an agency there. I went to Paris, modeled there ad just got acquainted with how the modeling world is there. When I came to UNT, I got more serious about modeling. I walked for the merchandising and fashion design students' events such as their annual ArtWear show, and for NYFW designer Mahiri Takai at his menswear show that took place at the university.
DFW Style Daily: What do you enjoy most about modeling?
Becky Rinard: “There is kind of a performative aspect to it I have always enjoyed. I feel I need to portray the character of the person who would wear the clothing. I’ve always loved acting and being on stage. Modeling has come naturally to me since I don’t tend to smile much! So it’s easy to convey expressions and confidence through my eyes and posture instead when I have to keep a straight face.”
DFW Style Daily: What was your biggest challenge for you when you first started modeling? Did modeling help you discover new things about yourself?
Becky Rinard: “My biggest challenge has been my height (5’7"). I have the right body measurements for high fashion but my height is a bit on the short side. However, my idols are the iconic Kate Moss, who is also 5'7", and Cara Delevigne, who is 5'8". So if they can make it, why can't I?"
DFW Style Daily: Describe the most memorable moment or project you worked on so far.
Becky Rinard: “The most memorable project I worked on was when I was in Paris. I bonded with the girls that were also there with my agency at the time; they were very encouraging. We explored the city together and looked out for one another. Before I stepped out on the runway they all wished me good luck from backstage. I like it when girls band together instead of competing against each other. That was just a really powerful moment.”
DFW Style Daily: Tell me about your special talents or hobbies.
Becky Rinard: “Well I’m studying creative writing at UNT. I love to write songs and compose music. Writing is a creative outlet for me; I just want to create things that move people.”
DFW Style Daily: Describe your perfect day off and what you like to do in your free time.
Becky Rinard: “My perfect day off would consist of sleeping till around noon, having a really late breakfast, seeing my boyfriend or my friends, concerts, art exhibits or checking out things around town. I like going out till late sometimes, but at night, I mostly just want to be able to relax and decompress. A good book and a bubble bath are definitely involved.”
DFW Style Daily: Who is your biggest inspiration or role model?
Becky Rinard: “I really look up to Kate and Cara. But the biggest inspirations and role models in my personal life would be my mom and dad and the rest of my family. They've supported me since day one and have sacrificed so much to help me pursue my dream. I know they're always in my corner. My boyfriend is also super supportive and encouraging, he cheers me on in my career.”
DFW Style Daily: What are your current modeling goals and future plans?
Becky Rinard: “I want to start working more. I want to book more frequent jobs whether they're in Dallas or in other cities. I’d love to travel more; do more work in print or on the runway. I’m thinking of moving to New York for grad school and to continue my modeling career.”