Model Citizen: Clhoe Heath
Clhoe grew up in a small town just west of Toronto with her four younger beloved sisters. Her amazing family has supported the 17-year-old model’s love for fashion. They allow her to follow her dreams, and travel for work and leisure.
How did you get into modeling?
Growing up I always knew that I wanted to model. When I was eight years old my mom got me an agency in Toronto and then when I was 14 I met my amazing mother agent, Chantale Nadeau. Since then she has placed me with several agencies in different cities, which has been such a great experience.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I’ve always been athletic; I enjoy playing sports like snowboarding, field hockey and wakeboarding and course the typical teenager things like shopping and hanging out with my friends.
What are you currently listening too on your iPod?
Most of the songs I listen to are remixes of popular songs. Right now my most played songs are Beyonce songs (typical I know) but don’t we all love Queen Bey?
How would you describe your personal style?
I consider my style to be a mix of lots of different things; edgy, sporty, and tomboy-ish, although I love to glam it up once and a while.
What’s the most surprising thing you have learned about the fashion industry?
I’m amazed by how much social media and networking plays a role in the fashion industry today. It allows us to connect and share our work on a larger level.
What has been your favourite job to date?
Over the years my favourite job would be walking for Target. I have walked in their fashion week runway shows a few times and it’s always such a high energy show and a great time.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
As I started to get older and work more in the industry, my mom told me that as competitive as the industry is, there is room for everyone to succeed. So it’s important to empathize with everyone, make friends along the way and know that we are all on this journey together.