New Model Army – Glass meets Elys Hutchinson

Reelys. Photographed by Justin Van Vliet

Glass meets the latest in our series, the sports-loving young British model, Elys Hutchinson

Name: Elys Hutchinson
Agency: Profile Model Management
Age: 15
Hometown: Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, North East England

Reelys. Photographed by Justin Van Vliet

How did you become a model?
Since I was five years old. A good family friend Liz, told me I should be a model. Last summer when I was 13, I decided to try out and Profile Models  in London signed me immediately.

Who is your favourite designer?
I don’t really have a favourite yet thought I love shopping at Topshop, River Island, Zara and many others.

What do you wear on your days off?
When I’m not in my school uniform or sports gear, I love my Nike red trainers, black leather trousers, black faux-fur jacket and cool tshirts.

Reelys. Photographed by Justin Van Vliet

What book, movie or song means the most to you?
Since I love football, the film Bend it like Beckham was a hugely inspirational film to me.

Who are your heroes in life?
Cara Delevigne, Elsa Hosk, Zlatan Ibramovic and my mum!

What is your present state of mind?
Happy, enthusiastic and determined.

Reelys. Photographed by Justin Van Vliet

What is your idea of happiness?
Ice cream!! Lots of adventures and fun with my friends, lots of sport, shopping and modelling and being able to eat what I want and still staying slim!!

How would you like to be perceived by others?
A fun, honest and loving person.

If you were not a model, what would you be?
An artist, ski teacher or a footballer.

What advice do you have for other models?
Don’t become arrogant, be true to yourself and keep your fun side!

Reelys. Photographed by Justin Van Vliet

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