Alison Gingerich

OUT 03/11/2010
Cincinnati, OH
5'10"
Age 14. My agent back in Ohio got me my first gig.
Lauren Hutton, because she made the way for us!
Hot Damn, by The Harlequins, a Cincinnati band

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Alison Video Blog: Episode 8

Model Alison gives her take on Models of the Runway Season 2 Episode 8, in which she was paired with designe...
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: ALISON'S TAKE

    1 of 44 questions
    Describe your look.
    I can pass for the California girl, but I can go super edgy too.
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    When did you first realize you had modeling potential?
    At 13, when I was discovered by an agent at the county fair in Hillsboro, Ohio.
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    When was your first modeling gig, and what was it?
    Age 14. My agent back in Ohio got me my first gig, a shoot for an Elderberman catalog.
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    4 of 44 questions
    Have you modeled professionally before?
    In magazines like Cosmo Girl and Teen, and in an HP ad on the back cover of Newsweek.
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    What song do you want to hear when walking the catwalk?
    Hot Damn, by The Harlequins and a Cincinnati band.
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    6 of 44 questions
    Favorite supermodel?
    Lauren Hutton, because she made the way for us! She made it possible for models to have contracts.
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    7 of 44 questions
    Got a catwalk confession?
    A photographer used sesame oil to make my skin glow and I smelled like Chinese takeout for days!
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    How would you describe your walk?
    Gangsta meets Mary Poppins.
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    9 of 44 questions
    What makes you stand out as a model?
    I'm professional and easygoing, and I can do so many different looks.
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    What's your dream modeling gig?
    Campaigns, because they can still be creative, but they pay rather well.
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    Designer(s) you wish you could model for?
    Vivienne Westwood.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Mascara and laughter.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    Patti Smith, around when she did Horses, Vivienne Westwood and Anna Karina.
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    Current occupation, other than modeling?
    I write, play music and act. I also work with natural remedies for beauty and health.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Bartending, worked for art galleries and I was a trash collector for a summer! Got to stay grounded!
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    When everyone looks the same.
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    If you weren't modeling, you'd be . . .
    Directing, designing clothes, being a photographer, having my own record company, etc.
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    What's the best modeling job you've ever had?
    I have fun with every shoot. I find that the more money you get paid, though, the easier the job is.
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    What's your best beauty tip?
    Silver sol gel as a moisturizer on my face and jojoba oil for my hair.
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    What are your essential purse items?
    Silver sol gel. You can use it as a moisturizer, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and on insect bites.
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    What are your favorite places to shop?
    The flea market at Melrose and Fairfax, on Sundays, and the Pasadena flea market.
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    22 of 44 questions
    How many pairs of shoes are in your closet?
    10 pairs.
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    23 of 44 questions
    What's your favorite fashion magazine(s)?
    British Bazaar and Marie Claire.
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    24 of 44 questions
    Designer or off-the-rack?
    Whatever I like!
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    25 of 44 questions
    Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin?
    Louboutin.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Loving, creative, very strong, and weird in the finest sense!
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    What's your education background?
    Homeschooled till high school, then a correspondence course; and a year and a half of college.
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    What hobbies do you do for fun?
    Write songs, play guitar, paint, take pictures, see bands and play in a band!
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    How do you keep in shape?
    I drink lots of water and go hiking in Griffith Park and walk a lot.
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    Guilty-pleasure food?
    Dark chocolate!
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    31 of 44 questions
    What's on your iPod?
    This waiter on a boat tried to kiss me and must have stolen it, I think.
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    32 of 44 questions
    What's your favorite movie?
    Le Femme Nikita
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    What's your favorite TV show?
    YouTube.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    iPhone.
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    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    Gourmet! In-N-Out Burger's gourmet too, right? Hehehe . . .
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Cooking.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Wine.
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    Beer or wine?
    Leanne Marshall.
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    Who was your favorite designer from past seasons of Runway?
    I can wear anything. But hopefully nothing that hurts.
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    Clothes you hope you don't have to wear on the show?
    A beautiful gown that wins!
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    Clothes you hope to wear on the show?
    Just fine. That's how ya learn!
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    How do you take criticism related to your modeling?
    We've all been through a lot of the same stuff, and it's nice to share stories with other girls.
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    Do you get along well with other models? Why or why not?
    I see myself making friends.
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    Will you make friends with other models on the show, or will it be all competition?

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