Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blast from the Past



Yesterday I re-discovered these gems while organizing a few misc. boxes in the closet.

Snapshots of a 14-year old me, during my very first test shoot after I signed with {Mode Models}

Almost 10 years ago.
Bah.
Excuse me while I huddle in the corner and eat a pint of Ben&Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie, reminiscing over my lost childhood.

I make joke.

The Facts
*I was scouted at the mall by one of the agency owners. Inside the Candy Factory on a Saturday afternoon with my friends, as we scouted for boys. Ironic.

*I'd post more pictures from this particular shoot, but
A). the rest are teeny tiny tear sheets/negatives
B). super awkward bikini shots that should never see the light of day on the internets.

*My grandparents were my chaperones at this super awkward bikini shoot. of course.

*Whirlwind. I was being sent to live in Asia...by age 15.

*Or was I?

*I'll leave the rest of the story for another day.

ooooh. the suspense.


xoxo

{Bon Bon}

32 comments:

Allison said...

Don't you just love finding old pictures? I personally will never dish out old model shots (because there are none) Ha. But I am intrigued to hear the rest of your story! I also just read your updated about me page and love it!!

Rissy said...

I had no idea you modeled! although I must say I am not at all surprised! you gorgeous girl... p.s. Id be a fantastic model scout

Michelle (michabella) said...

Chocolate fudge brownie is the SHIZ! And such a beautiful lil girl!! Anxiously awaiting this story. The suspense will eat me alive.

Whitney said...

I love looking through old photos.. Mine are very scary... in fact yours would look amazing next to mine :-p

Chelsea said...

oh um hi you are gorgeous. its really that simple

Carly Anne said...

Look how fabulous you are! And, I love the blast from the past wardrobe. :)

Nikki said...

Beautiful! That skirt is hot ;)

wildchild said...

so skinny! holy moly

kira said...

I think all 14 year old models should be chaperoned to shoots by their grandparents. I think it's a great idea to keep photographers and agencies from exploiting girls. Although, I'm sure it felt awkward, lol.

Young and Fabulous said...

sizzlin!! you look awesome!

ok u look like a celeb and i cant think of who...maybe jennifer love hewitt but there is still SOMEONE i am not thinking of!!

either way, at 14 or 24, you are goorrrgeous! and i am jealous

haha grandparents at a bikini shoot..im dying haha

xoxox

Julie {love, julie} said...

look at your little tiny, 14 year old little body! your were so cute!

Abby Noel said...

Oh girl you are gorgeous! And to think, these were back when the rest of us were going through awkward/unfortunate pre-teen stages. Ha!

B. in the Know said...

Beautiful. That is funny that your grandparents were there with you. I am curious for the rest of the story and to kow how you got where you are today.
Much love,
B

Shalyn said...

You are so stunning, Bon Bon! Even pregnant with a Ben N Jerrys in your lap:-) Cant wait to hear the rest!

Leigh said...

This makes sense! You're wonderful at the pouty face--& super photogenic.
Ding ding ding!
I found polaroids of myself as a toddler the other day.
I was wearing a bonnet.
They're almost as hot as these pictures ;).
Love, Leigh

Danielle said...

I didn't know you modeled! That's awesome. You are gorgeous!

Girl of The Grove said...

I need details, woman! : )

Laura Nelson said...

wow, you're such a stunner girl! :)
That's so so funny that your grandparents came for your bikini shoot, hahaha :)

Ben & Jerry's is not a joke Bon Bon :) I honestly ate a pint of that last night , haha :)

Delaney said...

aww your so cute! Haha look how tiny you are :) You still are! Even pregnant! Your so funny :) Glad you posted this!

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

girlie, you are positively GORGEOUS. at 14 AND now. I love finding blasts from the past, but honestly, mine were much less glam. though those bikini shots sound hilarious ;) can't wait to read more of your story. asia?! cool beans! happy almost friday! xoxo {av}

Megan said...

Ahhhhhh, NO, tell the story now!! I'm dying to know! You were a 14 year old stunner, that's for sure! And still are stunning, duh!

Katie said...

Hello Bon Bon. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I really like yours.

Wow, 14 years old, same as me. :) Not so long ago really.

Tatiana said...

Girl I wish I looked that good as a teenager. Instead I joined in the awkward looking club.
And living in Asia at 15? I wanna hear that story!

Mrs. T said...

Looking forward to the rest of the story! :)

abby said...

haha, soooo cute!

i was scouted at a state wide choir event . . . the dude hunted down my parents after the concert. i did one test shoot and was totally weirded out. SO not for me ((that and i soon developed mondo hips, so clearly that wouldn't have worked out anyway))!

The Sweet Life said...

You are such a beauty.

Belly B said...

You looked gorgeous!!! You must have been the pretty girl in class :)

Belly B :)

That's Ron said...

haha... great story. Pictures of me at 14 reminds me of santa clause , yes I was a lil chubby!

mary said...

LOOK.at.that.beauty. GASP! At nearly ten?!!!! Goodness me. While you were looking for boys in the candy store at the mall, I was playing barbies still. Gorgeous you, inside & out. Gimme more Bon Bon, gimme more! xox!

Peiyinn said...

That's great photo! You look gorgeous! :D

Courtney B said...

Gorgeous girl!! I really can't wait to read the rest if your story!!

Kylie said...

hottest 14 yr old i ever saw! wish i looked that good at that age. i was so awkward. skinny but awkward haha.

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