Who: Vanessa Perron
What: French-Canadian Supermodel who has appeared in Bvlgari perfume, Coach Campaign, Elle, Vogue, Allure etc. and walked the runways for Chanel, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs to name a few
Where: Signed with MC2 New York, Montage Montreal, Fashion Milano, Ford Paris, Md-Management Germany
Vanesssssa! My friend, you must be one of the most down-to-earth sweet models I have ever known and I am so happy to have met you 2 years ago!
At what age did you begin your modeling career?
-I began modeling at 18.
What is your advice in regards to finding an agency that you work well with?
-My advice is truly go with your feelings and not necessarily names.
You have reached supermodel level and worked in huge markets with some very well known models. Would you say there is a sense of cattiness between girls in the industry or is there an easy bond created with other models?
-I would say that there is lots of competition out there so there is lots of pressure and you can’t always get along with everyone.
What struggles have you faced in the 8 years you have been in the industry?
-Eating disorder issues due the pressure of being thin. Also, constant travel makes its hard to have stability.
What is the best advice you can offer aspiring models?
-It is really important to be well surrounded with people you love/ trust. You face lots of critics in this industry. You also travel alone to new countries.
What were the worst working conditions you’ve ever had to shoot in? i.e snow in a bikini, etc
-I had it all! Snow,wind, below 0, fur coat while 90 degrees,everything! The worse was recently in NY the next day of a snow storm. Shooting uptown on the riverside where the wind was ice cold + humidity. Thankfully the team was considerate !:)