MODEL FRIDAYS! Lea Simone Allegria
I had a really bad break-up and lost a lot of weight. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t sleep. When I looked like a perfect skeleton, in the streets of Paris, i got scouted. Now I am back at being alive – I gained back my normal weight, but I stuck around.
What other creative outlets do you have?
I am mostly a writer – writing poetry, and working on a novel. I am also a drawer, painter and illustrator.I also discovered acting this year : I did a short film called « Kid », for which I wrote the scenario.
What’s the most exciting thing that has happened to you this year?
I don’t know about this year but today, I sold a drawing and now I have to ship it to Japan, which is pretty exciting.
What the hardest thing about modeling?
You have to put on a mask that is made of your own face.
What the easiest thing?
Say hi to someone!
Hi, mon amour.
Whats the first thing you do every morning.
I grind my coffee.
What do you want to be in 5 years?
An astronaut ?
photos / Atisha Paulson
illustrations / Lea Simone Allegria
interview / Koko Ntuen