Katie Postl started modeling at the tender age of 7-years-old. Her mother owned a promotional modeling company and there was this one time when one of her clients needed a kid model, but since her mother never worked with kids she had a bit of a problem. Enter Katie – she stepped in and auditioned for the role and she easily landed the part. She was only about 7-years-old at that time and she already achieved her first magazine cover – which is a big milestone for any emerging models. Eventually, Katie was signed by a modeling agency and thus, her modeling career began.
StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with Katie to talk about her journey in the modeling industry and here’s what went down:
Could you please provide a background about yourself and how were you actually ‘discovered’?
When I was younger, my mother owned her own promotional modeling company. There was this one time one of her clients needed a kid model, but she didn’t work with kids. So I stepped in and auditioned and got the part! I was about 7 at that time and had my first cover of a magazine. My mom saw how much I loved being in front of the camera so I was signed by an agency and modeled professionally.
- What does it mean to you to be a model?
I love being able to express myself! When I’m shooting, I feel free and happy. I’ve always loved modeling and grew up doing so. Modeling has been a huge confidence booster. Growing up in LA was tough at times, but as a child model, I developed a thick skin and was able to handle rejection. Now as an adult, it still teaches me lessons. I recently traveled out of the country for a gig and met so many amazing girls who will be lifelong friends.
- What sort of person usually follows you? Who’s your main audience?
Most of my followers are men, but I’m trying to get more women. I’ve been trying to incorporate more beauty and fashion into my brand. My brand is just me. It’s my life. It’s not just my professional modeling pictures, it’s more of a day-in-the-life type.
- What’s the biggest challenge to modeling?
My current challenge with modeling is making it a career. I love modeling, but I currently work a full-time tech sales job. I don’t have time to go on auditions all the time like I used to. It’s time-consuming, and there’s a lot of failure before success.
- Have you always wanted to be in the modeling industry?
Yes! I’m inspired by the models, photographers, HMU artists, producers, and everyone that makes it all happen. It’s a beautiful industry.
- What’s your personal mission in life?
Be kind, be happy, and love unconditionally.
- What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far?
I recently shot with MAXIM Australia. This was an unforgettable experience. The girls I shot with are now going to be my friends for life. The cast was unbelievable – they were always so professional and made me feel comfortable.
- Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?
Meeting the producer of MAXIM Australia. Bella is one of a kind and truly cares about the models.
- How active are you on social media?
I’m pretty active. I post every other day or so. I try to comment on posts often, I love seeing girls supporting other girls.
- What is your favourite social media platform?
Definitely Instagram. It’s the only one I use currently (@katiepostl).
- What will you advise other models who may wish to follow your footsteps?
Education is extremely important to me, so I’d say finish school, and get your degree. Looks are temporary, brains are forever.
- What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.
I plan on advancing in my career in the near future and taking it to the next step. I’d love to model more and work with brands and companies I follow.
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
Last good movie I’ve seen: “50 First Dates” What do you consider beautiful and why? Confidence is beautiful! Expressing yourself in a confident way is beyond attractive. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? I would love to shoot a movie. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d…” Go on a shopping spree, and not look at my credit card bill. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? Sometimes I’m way too sassy. But that’s what makes me, me!