New Model Army – Glass meets Alexxia Hipchen


Name: Alexxia Hipchen
Nationality: American
Agency: New York Models
Age: 18

alexxia1Alexxia Hipchen. Photograph: Ssam Kim

How did you become a model?
I have always been interested with how photography is a form of art,so when I realized that there has to be a subject on the other side of the camera, I questioned, “why not me?”

Who are your heroes in life?
My parents. My mum has always put others before herself and it has affected how I treat not only close friends and family, but strangers as well. My dad has played a big role as a provider for my family and I would never be able to pursue this dream of modeling if it were not for him.

Alexxia Hipchen. Photograph: Ssam Kim

What is your present state of mind?
With it being pre-fashion week, I’m trying to stay as calm and collected as possible.

What is your idea of happiness?
Doing what you love and not having a care in the world.

alexxia3Alexxia Hipchen. Photograph: Ssam Kim


How would you like to be perceived by others?
As an individual who is confident and sees the positive in negative situations.

If you were not a model, what would you be?
I am a big “foodie” and love to look up dessert recipes and give them my own twist, so I would say a pastry chef.


alexxia4Alexxia Hipchen. Photograph: Ssam Kim


What advice do you have for other models?
In this industry it is very easy to feel like such a small fish in this big pond. One of the most important things is to remind yourself that you are a unique individual and cannot compare yourself to others.

by Ssam Kim

All photographs: Ssam Kim

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