An Interview with…. A Model: Zuri Tibby



2014 digitals by Elliot & Erick Jimenez
2014 digitals by Elliot & Erick Jimenez

M: Tell us about yourself.

Z: My parents are both Jamaican and i was born in Florida.

M: How did you become a model?

Z: I got scouted at the mall while I was shopping by my mother agency, Zodiac Management.

M: What do you love about being a model?

Z: I love being able to travel and doing what I love to support myself is amazing.

Elle UK by Marcus Ohlsson
Elle UK by Marcus Ohlsson

M:What do you hate about being a model?

Z: I don’t like stuff changing last minute and never knowing what I’m going to have to do next.

M:I want to congratulate you on Victoria Secret Pink! I understand doing VS was a big goal for you. What campaign or designer do you want to work with next?

Z: Thank you! I want to continue working for Victoria’s Secret and maybe move onto Sports Illustrated.

Victoria Secret Pink by Elliston Lutz
Victoria Secret Pink by Elliston Lutz

M: What has been your favorite job? Can you describe it for us?

Z: One of my favorite jobs was for Becca Cosmetics shot in Australia. The team was just really amazing and getting the chance to travel to Australia was incredible. We shot at so many locations along the beach and in a studio. I was there for about a week and I got to explore a little which was nice.

Becca Cosmetics campaign
Becca Cosmetics campaign

M: What place did you enjoy modeling in the most? What market do you prefer and why?

Z: The place I enjoy modeling the most is definitely New york city (Manhattan) because its the place I’m the most comfortable with and where I started. I love all markets of modeling but commercial and beauty work are my favorites because of the relaxed atmosphere and the type of modeling i get to do.

M: Who in the fashion industry inspires you the most?

Z: Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell

M: What is the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you at a job?

Z: Nothing really crazy or out of the ordinary has happened to me on set, but i think its really cool when certain clients or photographers bring DJ’s on set! Thats happened a few times

M: What are some great beauty tips you’ve learned while on set?

Z: To always wash / exfoliate + moisturize your face before applying foundation

M: What do you do to stay in shape?

Z: I mostly only eat seafood no poultry or red meat, and i run for at least an hour everyday

M: What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a model?

Z: To work hard and don’t take rejection seriously.

Picture from Zuri's instagram @angelzuri
Picture from Zuri’s instagram @angelzuri

Thank you so much, Zuri!

Zuri’s Instagram: @angelzuri

Zuri’s Twitter: @zuritibby



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