GET TO KNOW: QUINCY MAYNARD
Get to know Quincy Maynard, the driven, pixie-faced beauty from Massachusetts.
How were you scouted by The Brick? I was discovered on Instagram. I did a modeling shoot for one of my friend's (@beewithasweater) art portfolio wearing this beautiful dress made from recycled materials. My friend (@shotbycaroline) took the photos and posted them, and then my lovely agent found me on her account! What made you want to model? I never, EVER thought I would model. But, then this opportunity presented itself. I love the idea of everything that seemed odd about you growing up, or you felt insecure about actually makes you unique and valuable to the modeling industry.
What inspires you?
People who are BOTH confidant and kind.
What’s your favorite hobby? I really like to cook! I’m always trying to experiment in the kitchen. I share the account @healthyhabitually with fellow The Brick model Amila Niksic, and we’re constantly posting health and food tips. Recently, I also started rehearsals for the musical “Chicago." I am going to be the cell block tango girl “Mona”.
Where do you hope modeling will take you in life? I hope that modeling will give me the opportunity to travel and meet determined and creative people. I think the industry has the ability to help me grow as a person, develop key skills, and build the confidence that will help me in my relationships in life.
What’s something people may be surprised to learn about you? I’m a very artistic person--whether it’s visual or performing. I draw, paint, write, take photos, act, dance, and sing...
Who is your favorite model and why? Grace Coddington because she knew her strengths and what made her unique and used them to her advantage to make her editorials both eye-catching and breathtaking.
How would you describe your personality? I would say my personality is very determined, driven, genuine, and kind. In this past year, I’ve pushed myself to overcome some of my biggest fears and turn around some of my experiences. For example, I used to hate running, so I joined the cross country team. I’ve struggled with public speaking, so I’ve
pushed myself to be in plays and musicals, and last spring I auditioned and walked in Charleston Fashion Week. I’m so glad I’ve taken time earlier in my life to push myself to do things that I have been apprehensive about because these experiences have been so rewarding and I’ve been able to turn my fears into hobbies I’m now extremely passionate about.
What is your beauty secret/secrets? People always like to knock models for saying that their secrets are sleep, fresh air, movement, lots of water, and Aquaphor. But try making one change for a month and you will notice a huge difference.
What designer do you hope to work with in the future? Definitely Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
What do you enjoy about being a model? Whenever my mom uses to go out and leave my sister and me with a babysitter-- I would always run to her closet and go through her clothes. My mom’s appreciation for detail and beauty in everyday life definitely resonated with me as we both view fashion as art, and see it as reflective and revealing of the society of that time. I’ve always known that I wanted to work within the art and fashion world. I also think modeling gives people a platform to speak out about causes that are important to them and represent a positive image of BOTH mental and physical health to young people.
Do you have any heroes? My heroes are my mom, my sister and definitely my friends. I’m so lucky to have so many powerful females in my life. What is your favorite food? I just figured out how to make some killer pancakes, so I’ve been making those a lot. I love every type of breakfast food. I could eat breakfast for every meal. I’m a really adventurous eater. But, my favorite foods are probably burgers, my dad’s homemade bbq chicken pizza, sushi, and sweet potatoes.
Is there anything else we should know about you? When I was little I always wanted really long hair. I was probably “bald” until about five, so I use to wear this beaded headdress on my head and pretend I had long hair.
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