MEET: Jessie Lia Laughlin
Jessie Lia Laughlin
AGENCY: Bayside Modelling Agency, RPR Talent Agency
Living a healthy, active lifestyle is at the forefront of Jessie’s mind when she thinks about how she would like to be seen in the media. With such a soft beauty and strong determined personality, there is no doubt we will be seeing much more of Jessie. We sat down with Jessie and talked, high school, sports and modeling with her sister Matilda . . .
What is the best thing that has happened to you this year?
I started High School.
High school is a big step - how are you enjoying it so far, what’s your favourite subject?
It’s been pretty good, I have made new friends and have tried out for lots of sporting activities. I really enjoy sport, textiles and science. In science, you learn lots of new things whilst I get to do lots of experiments.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, that not many people know.
I’m quite sporty, and have represented my school at swimming, athletics and cross country.
Both you & your sister’s are into modeling, what got you into it and how do did you like working with your sister Matilda for the Little Mag? (expand)
My Mum enrolled me into it and I wanted to try something new. Working with Matilda was a great experience and I would like to work with her again sometime in the future.
It’s something new and I’m really excited for what’s to come!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a teacher and teach primary school kids.
What is your favourite thing to wear that you will never throw out?
My current Pavement top that my parents gave me that says “Live Free”.
Can you tell us a little bit about what you have been up to lately, in terms of photo shoots or acting?
I have just done a photo shoot with Nick Walters recently and really enjoyed doing it.
What is your favourite thing to do in Summer?
Chill out by my pool and hanging out with my friends.
Do you remember the very first job you did, and how did it make you feel?
My first job I was a TV extra for the US TV series called ‘The Preacher”.
Are you with a talent agency, if so who, and how long have you been with them?
Yes, I am currently with Bayside Modelling Agency and I’ve been with them for a few years. I’m also with RPR Talent.
Do you follow any models or actors that you admire on social media, if so who, and why are they the best?
I follow my cousin Olivia (oliviaj_), who is also a model. She is really nice and a great role model for me.
Do you have any special talents, play any instruments or play sports?
I have been playing the guitar since I was 7 years old, and I love playing sports. I’m currently doing athletics, basketball and girls AFL.
Girls AFL is really popular amongst a lot of teen girls, what do you like about it?
It’s fun and challenging to do on a Sunday morning. I get to do it with my friends while I’m keeping fit and having heaps of fun at the same time.
If you were to get the coolest modeling or acting job tomorrow, what would it be doing, who for, and why?
It would be either for Roxy, Rebel Sports, 2XU or Flo Active, so I can encourage an active lifestyle for other girls.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking about getting involved in doing modeling or acting but may think - I’m too shy or I don’t know what to do, I don’t have any experience.
Just be you and don’t be someone else. Believe and don’t doubt yourself!
If you had one wish what would it be?
My one wish would be to make everyone happy.