1. Tell us about your modeling experiences.
I am Hannah Savella, I am 11 y/o from Chicago, IL. My modeling career started shortly after my modeling trainings three years ago. I went to audition for one of LOLC’S fashion shows after my Mom learned about its mission. I then had my first professional runway experience, modeling for Mixxi G Jewelry. I enjoyed it so much and have gained more confidence from it. This first professional Runway experience was followed with multiple opportunities or blessings. Through LOLC, I was able to model for other designers and walked in one of the New York Fashion Week shows and was crowned as Pre-Teen Ultimate model for Tiara Magazine. Two months after that Fashion Week, I got an invitation to Sign up in one of the Talent Agency in New York. I am now with two Talent Agencies, one here in Chicago and one in New York. I also modeled for American Girl Hair Book, Kohl’s , Groupons, Hammacher Sclemmer, Montgomery Wards and works regularly for McDonalds Happy Meal website toys commercial. I’ve also had an opportunity to work in a theater and TV commercial.
2. Who is one of your favorite designers you have worn on the runway?
I love all of the Designer pieces that I had the opportunity to wear. I would say Mixxi G is my favorite, not only because it is really amazingly beautiful and authentic, it is also because it is memorable for me, for it was my very first professional run way modeling experience.
3. What has your experience been like modeling for Live Out Loud Charity? Which shows have you done?
Modeling for LOLC is a great experience for me. The people that I work with are extremely nice. It feels like I am being mentored every time. The mission of LOLC helps us, the Models, to focus on doing something good for others rather than just gaining praises for ourselves. Having this mission in mind helps me, to not be worried of having a perfect walk or be criticized, but rather just enjoy my walk, be able to connect with the audience and experience the real joy of doing it.
4. What advice can you give to aspiring models?
My advice for aspiring models is first; get to know what entails to be one. Get some training from reputable training school, coach or mentor. Then, pray to have an opportunity to be able to do the real thing. After you’ve done your first project, ask yourself if you enjoy it or if this is really something that you wanted to do. If you do, then you really have to continuously train and learn and be disciplined to do what is needed to be good at it on top of the other things that you must do. For me being a kid, my parent’s number one expectation is to never neglect my studies and I am proud to say that even when I had to perform in a Theater show 8x a week for 12 weeks that I was able to maintain in the top 3% in academics in state of Illinois. Be nice to the people around you, remain humble at all times. Always remind yourself that real beauty is not just from an outside appearance but from within. Look up to the people that have a servant heart. Last but not the least, take every audition as an opportunity. Treat every project with importance and value. No matter how small, each project will give you a valuable experience that you need. Understand that you will not become famous overnight. It takes training, discipline, and most of all, determination. No matter what, don’t give up. Remember that if you truly love what you are doing, then it will all be worth all of the works that you have to put in it.
6. Where can we follow your model life?
My resume is posted on line under https://www.backstage.com/u/hannahsavella/
Or just Goggle Hannah Savella