Age: 25 Occupation: Pet Sitter, Volunteer, Housewife Where are you from: I grew up in Dallas, PA, lived in Hawaii for three years, and now I'm based in Virginia Favorite photographer to work with: Given that I've just moved, I'll say my favorite from each area. Amanda Hamilton was my girl in Hawaii and so far I have a few favorites in Virginia. Gregory Hodges, Darwin Alberto, and Anna Marie Keenan. Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s): 1.) Amanda Hamilton Photography, Oahu HI 2.) Amanda Hamilton Photography, Barber's Point, Oahu HI 3.) Hungry Eye Photography, Oahu HI 4.) Hungry Eye Photography, Oahu HI 5.) Darwin Alberto Photography, Hampton Roads VA 6.) AMK Photography, Hampton Roads VA Tell me about your featured photo(s). When were they taken? Why are they your favorite? They've all been taken within the past year. I moved from Hawaii to Virginia in October, and the bathing suit photo was the last shoot I did in Hawaii. Goodness, it was so hard to choose! I try to give a good variety when I share images. The red picture with my husband's shotgun really highlights my eyes, and the blue bathing suit shot is just so incredibly epic that I want everyone to see it! Haha Amanda did an amazing job with that whole series. I included my photos with Marc Orbito of Hungry Eye because they're some of my best cheesecakes, and I will take any chance to include my cat in anything. The last two were taken recently. I'm blown away with Darwin's shots and so happy because that modern yet retro, evil queen feeling was exactly what I was going for. The final one was a lot of fun and really expressive of my personality. I'm quite the nerd. How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography? I started modeling at the beginning of 2012 and realized that I absolutely love it. I was shocked, honestly. My major in college was a mix of graphic design, photography, and television production so I'm very comfortable with being a techie and hiding from the camera. I've been enjoying photography since middle school. Having that past is very helpful when it comes to posing and planning out my outfits and props. Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration? At risk of coloring my nose brown, Katty Delux is one of my favorites and my inspiration. I love her positive attitude and compassion. I also adore Betty Chantel and Micheline Pitt. And, of course, there is my pinup bestie Kristina Paulk. What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers? My favorite clothing lines are Pinup Girl Clothing, Trashy Diva, and now Betty Le Bonbon. They all have wonderfully unique things. Pinup Girl Clothing is how I first got into the pinup world. I had read a book by Lily Burana, friended her on facebook, saw beautiful posts of some pictures, liked that photographer's page who happened to be Laura Byrnes, and that brought me to her clothing line! Oh I was sold immediately and everything has changed for the better since. If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be? Celeste Giuliano, hands down. What is your favorite color and why? Oh goodness, this changes daily. It's typically a water tone, but on some days I'm all about hot pink or red, haha. Usually I just go with teal since it's a mix of blue and green which are my top two. They're so pretty and calming. If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be? My grandma, Dorothea. She died years before I was born. There are stories of her love of shoes and pictures of her dressing up for when my grandpa went off to boot camp and also when he came home. She sounds a lot like me and I think we could have really bonded over clothes! I'd also love to meet with Audrey Hepburn. She is so beautiful in spirit. How did you get your model name? My model name isn't a big change of my real name. I love my first name, Meredith, so I really didn't want to drop it. Grace is my middle name, the name of my great aunt, and Grace Kelly was absolutely divine so I thought using that as a second name would be quite fitting.