Several models participating in Mid MO Fashion Week Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Jefferson City are from central Missouri. Read about these models, and find out more about Mid Mo Fashion Week at MidMoFashionWeek.com or here.
Abigayle Porter grew up in Marys Home, attending Our Lady of the Snows School. She then moved to Jefferson City and attended St. Joseph Cathedral and Helias Catholic School before finishing online. She has two older siblings, Cassidy and Connor, and she currently works as a server at a grill/pub before attending college in St. Louis.
Abigayle: I follow a lot of models on Snapchat and Instagram; Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall, Emily Rata are my faves. It’s always kinda awkward at first until you get comfortable being in front of a camera by yourself.
Abigayle: I look for any modeling gigs I can find. I’d like to make a career out of it one day. On Instagram, they have scouters that scroll through and find potential models.
Abigayle: I am new to modeling. I have been in two runway shows for Dillards. The closest thing other than that is probably when I did competitive dancing.
Abigayle: I was surprised you don’t have to be outstandingly beautiful, and you can have characteristics that that are very noticeable and make you different than other models.
Abigayle: Walking down a runway or just doing photo shoots even, because I am still new!
Abigayle: I think it’s important because it gives people in less populated areas a chance to maybe be discovered.
Abigayle: They taught me how to walk properly on the runway, and to not show my surroundings on my face.
Abigayle: After MMFW is over I will look for another project and continue getting more experience under my belt. My goals are to be a model or be some type of promoter for something!
Abigayle: Just get your foot in the door and more opportunities will present themselves, if your feeling like you don’t know where to start.