Holly Ridings

OUT 03/18/2010
Roscoe, IL
5'11"
For Ralph Lauren when I was 15.
I love the classic supermodels of the '80s!
Love walking to The Doors.

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Holly Video Blog: Episode 9

Model Holly gives her take on Models of the Runway Season 2 Episode 9, in which she was paired with designer...
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  • Holly Video Blog: Episode 3
  • Holly Video Blog: Episode 2
  • Holly Video Blog: Episode 1
  • Model Exit Interview: Episode 9
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: HOLLY'S TAKE

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    Describe your look.
    Classic with defined facial features and catlike green eyes. Tall but firm and not awkward.
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    When did you first realize you had modeling potential?
    When I won Model of the Year at 16, competing against thousands. What a great wake-up call!
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    When was your first modeling gig, and what was it?
    My first big gig was for Ralph Lauren when I was 15.
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    Have you modeled professionally before?
    Been a professional for 11 years now: catalogues, magazine, runways and campaigns.
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    What song do you want to hear when walking the catwalk?
    Love walking to The Doors, or any song with a great beat that makes me feel like a million bucks!
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    Favorite supermodel?
    Love the classic supermodels of the '80s! They were goddesses and left every person in awe!
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    Got a catwalk confession?
    I forgot to wear black undies instead of nude for a dress that transformed from long to very short.
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    How would you describe your walk?
    My walk is one of a kind. I've even been asked to teach runway classes because of it!
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    What makes you stand out as a model?
    Personality and confidence is key . . . once you have that, everyone else catches on.
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    What's your dream modeling gig?
    The cover of Vogue.
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    Designer(s) you wish you could model for?
    All of them! I'm greedy, haha.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Simplicity.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    Kate Moss. She's always put together, whether running out to check her mail or hitting a big event.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Trying too hard. It's annoying, pathetic and gross.
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    If you weren't modeling, you'd be . . .
    Hard to say. But I've always loved art, painting, writing and helping people.
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    What's the best modeling job you've ever had?
    This one is pretty fun and exciting.
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    What's your best beauty tip?
    Vitamins.
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    What are your essential purse items?
    Lip conditioner, eye cream, sunscreen and sunglasses.
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    What are your favorite places to shop?
    All around the world!
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    How many pairs of shoes are in your closet?
    I don't have time to count! Some are here, some are in Miami and some are in Chicago.
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    What's your favorite fashion magazine(s)?
    Vanity Fair has some of the best photography.
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    Designer or off-the-rack?
    Both.
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    Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin?
    Both.
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    How would you describe your family?
    My family is from the Midwest, very loving and always supportive of me.
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    What's your education background?
    Finished high school early with good grades so I could start traveling and modeling.
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    What hobbies do you do for fun?
    I love to hike, meet friends for coffee or a movie; just mixing it up and being around good people.
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    How do you keep in shape?
    There's not much I don't eat, but I have to work out. Eating healthy and exercise are fundamental.
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    Guilty-pleasure food?
    Sugar! Love my candies.
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    What's on your iPod?
    I have four iPods . . . want one?
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    What's your favorite movie?
    The Princess Bride, Romeo and Juliet, and comedies like Tommy Boy and Billy Madison.
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    What's your favorite TV show?
    I don't own a TV. Is that bad?
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    What are your favorite websites?
    YouTube.
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    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    iPhone.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    Beer or wine?
    Beer AND wine.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Cooking
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    Clothes you hope you don't have to wear on the show?
    Revealing clothes. That could get messy.
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    Clothes you hope to wear on the show?
    Anything gorgeous and fitted perfectly should do the trick.
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    How do you take criticism related to your modeling?
    With a grain of salt. It's an opinion. Everyone's entitled.
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    Do you get along well with other models? Why or why not?
    Yes! I get along with pretty much everyone. I'm an easygoing, laid-back chick.
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    Will you make friends with other models on the show, or will it be all competition?
    Friends are cool.

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