Interview w/ Merrill White (12.21.13)
What can you say about Merrill White... walking art! The extremely passionate model has a very eclectic portfolio. She takes her work seriously, but is still down to earth and she is very poetic in her wording. Merrill has what it takes to get to wherever she wants to go. Drive, determination, passion, a deep love for her craft, and a will to grow and build on her brand. Stay tuned Merrill is coming... And Now... The Interview

I saw on your accredidations it mentioned wrestling... you wrestle?
No the Lingerie wrestling league was staged.

So is modeling your passion or is there something else you want to do as a career?
I'm extremely interesting in body modifications, I want to open my own tat shop one day.

What's more important to you modeling or owning a tat shop?
Neither one is more important they're my dreams. That's like me asking you which you'd rather keep in your life, the air in your lungs or the blood in your veins. I'm going to  do both of them, just at their own times.

What are the top 5 artists in your playlist?
Caspa & Rusko, Bring Me The Horizon, Led Zepplin, Eminem, & We Came As Romans

When did you first start modeling?
Well I've been working with photographers since I was about 16 but they were all local. I began traveling at 18 and have been doing this
as a full-time paid career for about a year and a half, but even before I was working with other photographers, I would set my camera up on a timer and take photographs that I would edit.




Those (above) were all from before I ever once worked with a photographer
. I must have been 14 or 15.

Who inspires you?
I wouldn't say there's one person I can name every tattoo artist, every beautiful face, every snowboarder... the brains of my father, and the dedication of my mother all pushed me towards what I perceive as the preservation of infinite beauty.

As a model do you feel any pressure to be super thin or maintain a certain look or weight?
I feel like it's important to take care of myself, but I feel that's important for anyone, model or otherwise. But I've never strived to be anything I wasn't already.

Do you have a favorite designer?
I'm actually more of a mall shopper, I do a lot of e-shopping as well.. Although I did look into designers a little bit and found myself really interested in every alternative fashion designer. The dark contrasting colors with elaborate decor really caught my eye.

What is the biggest obstacle you face breaking into the modeling industry?
I think the hardest part is figuring out how you want to portray yourself to the world in a way that's appealing and marketable and then mixing this in with the right people.

Do you have any beauty tips or words of advice for aspiring models?
yes, stop trying to be like every model you see, and find a way to take every piece of YOU and embrace it in the most wonderful way. Put yourself out into the world and don't be afraid to network, getting to know people is the best way to move forward.

Check out her modeling profile HERE

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