An Interview With… A Model: Amanda Foster from Red NYC

Amanda Foster
Red Model Management NYC

M: Tell us about yourself

Amanda Foster: Well, my name is Amanda Foster, and I moved to New York from South Carolina at sixteen and have been here for a little over two years. I have since found out that I’m in no way a city girl, but that’s ok. I’m known for being kind of a crazy dog lady, and I plan on eventually attending veterinary school and working with neglected and abused dogs (i.e., pit bulls). I come from a very fitness-oriented family (protein, weights, merhhhhh), so I’ve been much inspired to try my best to be healthy and live life to the fullest. I would definitely want to be known as a caring, generous person and someone others would like to be around. I’m into just having real, happy experiences with people I like, and that’s about it.


M: What do you do?

Amanda Foster: I signed a contract with Red Model Management and moved to New York soon after graduating and saving up money working at my uncle’s pharmacy. I’ve been working professionally for about two years now. I lean more towards the commercial side of the industry (magazines like Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and other ecommerce clients, etc), which is cool because most of the time I just get to smile all day and eat yummy catering (and the $$$$, but whatever). My main goals before modeling kills me are to be able to travel to as many different places as possible, pay for vet school on my own, and to ultimately send my parents on a super rad vacation and pay off my mom’s doctor bills.

M: What has been your favorite job and why?
Amanda Foster: My favorite job still to this day is a shoot for a jewelry company I did about two years ago. It’s one of my best and more commercial shoots to date, and most of the photos are still in my book. We were shooting at Coney Island on a super nice summer day. I had really great vibes with the entire team, and I was basically just laughing and dancing the day away…there just happened to be a camera there.

With our very own Casey Howard! How cute are these munckins??

M: What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you on a job?
Amanda Foster: I’m generally an embarrassing person all around, so I don’t really get that ’embarrassed’ anymore. I’ve passed out on set, tripped over things, knocked over lighting equipment…take your pick. I even once worked a 10 hour day with food poisoning. I’m sure you can imagine how that went.

Cosmopolitan Magazine shot by Aaron Ritcher
Cosmopolitan Magazine shot by Aaron Ritcher// Hair: Adam Markarian, Makeup: Jenny Canavaros, Manicurist: Martha Fekete

M: What are your thoughts on Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid as models?
Amanda Foster: Honestly, I don’t have much of an opinion on them, just based off of the fact that what they do really does not affect me in any way whatsoever. I find that many other models are extremely bothered by them ‘taking’ jobs because they come from money or it may have come ‘easier’ for them. Honestly, that may be true, but I feel like they work just as hard while on set and to maintain the standards that are expected for us as models, and that it shouldn’t be as big of a deal as it is. Let them do them.

M: What’s your dream job in modeling?
Amanda Foster: I wouldn’t say I have a dream job…but I do have dreams to be able to travel and to learn as much as I can. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to meet so many different people every day, and that I can learn from each and every one of them. [

M:What would you like to be doing in 5 years?

Amanda Foster: I don’t really see myself staying in this field forever…I would eventually like to be able to open up my own veterinary clinic and work on a pit bull rescue team on the side. This has been a main dream of mine since I was a child and it’s something that has never changed. In 5 years, I would like to have a sizable amount of my schooling finished along with as much volunteer work as I can get under my belt. (Long story short, I want to pet all of the dogs.)

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