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So many accomplishments, so many more to come. At only 14-years-old, Collins has walked her way through New York Fashion week and is going to California for a Glamour Magazine advertisement shoot.
Name: Savannah Rae Collins
Hometown: Sunnyvale, TX
Notable Clients: Samuel Wong, Toni & Guy, Bentley+Lace, Elena Polluto
DFW Style Daily: How and when did you start your career with modeling?
Savannah Rae Collins: “Two years ago I would have laughed if somebody suggested that I could become a model. I was really into acting and singing but modeling wasn’t even in the picture. About a year ago I was trying to get headshots and the photographer was like ‘you’re 5’10 and 13-years-old, why aren’t you modeling?’ So I joined a Time For Print (TFP) group and I was invited to a group photo shoot and I had so much fun and it just came natural to me so I’ve been modeling since then.”
DFW Style Daily: What do you enjoy most about modeling?
Savannah Rae Collins: “There’s so many things I love about it. I like the traveling, making new friends and just feeling like a supermodel. But I think that the main thing that I love is becoming the character. It’s really magical whenever you really feel like the princess or a goddess and it leaves you with a really inexplicable feeling and the magicness really shows into the photos.”
DFW Style Daily: What was your biggest challenge for you when you first started modeling? Did modeling help you discover new things about yourself?
Savannah Rae Collins: “I think that my biggest challenge is my age and having to prove I am reliable and trustworthy. Getting international or even national jobs is a challenge because I have to have my mom with me and then it made me realize what a big role acting has been in my life (no pun intended “big role”).”
DFW Style Daily: Describe the most memorable moment or project you worked on so far.
Savannah Rae Collins: “My most memorable moment in modeling was probably stepping out on a New York runway for the first time. The venue was amazing and it felt magical. Another memorable moment was when I recently found out I’m going to California to shoot an ad for Glamour Magazine.”
DFW Style Daily: Tell me about your special talents or hobbies.
Savannah Rae Collins: “I’ve been acting and singing since I was eight and I’ve had some amazing opportunities to sing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with my choir and perform at the Meyerson Symphony Center countless times and most recently I had the opportunity to audition for the Voice. I didn’t make it this go round but it was a great experience and I’m excited to try again next year.”
DFW Style Daily: Describe your perfect day off and what you like to do in your free time.
Savannah Rae Collins: “My perfect day off is spent with a big book and comfy blankets. You’ll most likely catch me reading Harry Potter, The Fault In Our Stars or my new fave, The Red Queen.”
DFW Style Daily: Who is your biggest inspiration or role model?
Savannah Rae Collins: “Probably my mom. She used to model and I really look up to her. She taught me to walk like I own the place and I owe it to myself to follow what I love.”
DFW Style Daily: What are your current modeling goals and future plans?
Savannah Rae Collins: “I really just want to keep moving forward and make sure I’m with an agency that I can pursue acting as well as modeling. Obviously I still have my freshman year of high school still on my plate but modeling is still a big part of my life and I have New York Fashion Week coming up and I have an invitation with a group of models for the Teen Choice Awards so I’m definitely keeping busy.”