“I am grateful for my friends who I can be myself around” Laura O’Neill

Sydney based photographer Alexander Tull teamed up for a pretty spontaneous shoot with model Laura O’Neill
of Scene Model Management.

“I drove over one afternoon to Laura’s apartment which overlooks the Swan River with an island in the middle full of dead trees.” Alexander tells us. “We chatted in her cute little apartment and then out the front porch overlooking the water. We then explored around the gardens full of rose bushes next to the river and took a few photos along the way.” We wanted to know more about the natural beauty and asked her a few questions.

 

What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they
supportive?

I wanted to be a model since I was 15, but my parents gave me great advice and told me to wait until I was 18. This meant I was more mature, confident and I knew myself better. I am lucky enough have their full support with everything I do.

What do you expect from life?

I expect happiness, serenity and to have an impact in my community.  I want to have satisfaction in my work whether that’s through using my Bachelor of Education to help youth to strive to success in school, or using modelling to empower young girls to follow their goals and reach their full potential.

“I am grateful for my friends who I can be myself around – they give me so much love, laughter and they are so understanding, supportive and non-judgemental”

 

How important are friends for you?

Extremely important. I am grateful for my friends who I can be myself around – they give me so much love, laughter and they are so understanding, supportive and non-judgemental.

Favorite place?

My favourite place is Corfu Island, Greece. An incredible coastline and I love the rich culture.

Favorite actor?

Emma Watson – beautiful, talented and a humanitarian for women and young girls around the world.

Favorite book? Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Favorite food? Tacos – every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday!

“I don’t have a set plan for where I see myself in the future, I take life day by day.”

Is it easier to love or be loved?

I find it easy to love. For someone to love you means you have to build your self-esteem and love yourself, and that can be hard. Ideally love should be equal.

Where do you see yourself in a few years?

I don’t have a set plan for where I see myself in the future, I take life day by day. Hopefully in a successful career where I can work to the best of my ability in either teaching or modelling. I want to be living a life that brings me happiness and that I can look back on and be proud of.

Words to live by? There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

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Model: Laura O’Neill @lauraaoneill
Agency: Scene Model Management @scenemodelmanagement
Photographer: Alexander Tull @alexandertull

 

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