Since the last time we talked to acclaimed model Summer Crosley, she has yet to slow down. Her modeling career is booming and doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon with her high-profile appearances in various magazines like GQ Italy. She is an international jetsetter with a stunning camera-ready face and natural modeling ability, and needless to say, Crosley is a top model in her own right with great personal style to boot. This woman is just getting started and no one can stop her. Below we chat with Crosley about her modeling career, her personal style, and the newest addition to her family.
Cliché: What have you been up to since the last time you talked to us in our April/May 2013 issue?
Summer Crosley: Well, let’s see: I recently adopted a cute little French bulldog, who is my world. I love her so much and she goes to as many places with me as possible. She puts a smile on my face and is my BFF!
What is your favorite photo shoot that you have done to date?
For GQ Italy. I always loved GQ and they feature some gorgeous women. They were so fun and so laid back, which is important when you are going for more of a “sexy” shoot.
Do the photo shoots and campaigns influence your personal style at all?
Yes, I work with a lot of stylists and they will put these unique looks together that I would never in a million years think of wearing! And once I see it, I am like, “Yeah, I think I found my new style obsession.”
So how would you describe your personal style?
I am definitely a more relaxed style kind of girl. I like comfort, so flat shoes, a great pair of jeans or denim shorts, a free-flowing shirt, and an excellent pair of shades are a must!
Do you get to travel a lot for your work?
Usually I am booked on one international trip per month.
What has been favorite place that you have traveled to?
In the past months, I have been to Italy, Turks and Caicos, St. Barths, and Sydney, Australia. All amazing places. As far as my favorite, I might have to say I was very impressed with St. Barths. I always heard great things about it, but wow, was I impressed! The beach, the people, and the style are up there in awesomeness.
What are the most challenging parts about modeling?
For me—and I think others would agree—it’s that people in this industry can sometimes not be so nice about your looks, or say you are overweight, etc., so you have to be able to take the criticism with a grain of salt. That is just how some people are, and it does not matter if you are a model, or a bank teller, or a lawyer. There will always be someone who will talk about you behind your back, so you just have to learn to be confident.
Was modeling always a life-long dream of yours, or was it something you realized you wanted to do later on in life?
I was always interested. I would always read fashion magazines when I was a little girl and be so intrigued by the models, styling, and the location of the shoots, but I never thought I would actually be doing it one day. Apparently I put that positive energy out there and the universe brought it into my life.
What are your top 5 must-haves that you have in your handbag?
My cell phone, lip gloss, a mirror, gum, and a great money/credit card holder.
If you weren’t currently modeling, what do you see yourself doing as a career?
I have been thinking about luxury real estate sales. It sounds fun being able to see all kinds of nice homes and help someone purchase their dream house.
What are five career goals you have set for yourself for the future?
I have been getting involved in elephant conservation which I am trying to grow, maybe start my own PR company, have a family, find true love, and enjoy life every day to the fullest!
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Summer Crosley Interview: Photographed by Steve Conner