March 29, 2012

The Cub

{Photos by Dominic Wong}

I was looking through my old hard drive and found one of my first ever photo shoots I did back in 2004, crazy! After participating in Faces West in 04, in which all of the modeling agencies said: "pretty eyes, but 2 inches too short", I moped for a few weeks but got back up and started doing freelance modeling for local shows, motion pictures and photoshoots. Through it I learned how to apply make up, pose, photo composition down to how not to get screwed over negotiations... And now here I am!

Things were much more simple back then. Getting paid gigs over $100 was considered "jackpot" and I fell in love with a dude solely because he could play "Hanging By A Moment" on his guitar. And good thing it didn't work out else I'd probably be living in a trailer frying catfish for my bastard kids right now- dodged a bullet!

55 comments:

  1. You are so pretty dear, amazing photos! Your life sounds amazing the way it is right now!

    XO, Imke

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  2. I'd probably be living in a trailer frying catfish for my bastard kids right now- dodged a bullet! - your liners never fail to make me laugh. ;D

    You look great even back then.

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  3. So glamorous, I love the second shot! x

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  4. LOL at your last line. You look awesome! :D

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  5. you look devastating,hun!
    great pics!
    love the angelic look paired with that devilishly sexy dress!

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  6. that's a beautiful old-school you! gorgeous eyes ;)

    thanks for sharing :)

    xx
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  7. Yeah, I think you're better off now. Definitely - and you criminally gorgeous in these photos.


    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. LMAO!!!! Thank God you dodged that bullet… U haven’t aged a bit! *Beautiful*

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  9. ur eyes definitely are pretty indeed!!!

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  10. Way to start off back then :)
    Haha, glad you learned so much. You've come so far!

    Trendy Teal

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  11. Definitely dodged a bullet! You look the same as you did back then, beautiful with intriguing eyes! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. Oh my gosh "living in a trailer frying catfish for my bastard kids"-- I laughed out loud!

    How refreshing! You're hilarious!

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  13. ha-ha about dodging a bullet funny julie. do you feel the different or the same?

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  14. You look super pretty! And that is good that you were able to learn from past experience! Better to experience it sooner than later :S and you totally dodged a bullet!

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  15. You look so sultry here! I can see how you mature beautifully like wine but these shots are really fun too. Love your last line! lol

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  16. WOW!!! I can't believe those are from 8 years ago!! Well, you still look FAB!

    xo, sam

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  17. Ahhh, wonderful photos. U look like truly beautiful!

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  18. It is interesting looking back isn't it? The innocence, inexperience, and perspective. Where will you be eight years from now? 2020.

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  19. So pretty! At first I thought you dyed your hair, still looking oh so young :)

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  20. Beautiful! You look amazing, even if you've fine-tuned your posing skills. Love the DIY in your previous post also.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  21. omg GORGE!!!! I love this vintage you!!

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  22. You looked beautiful, just like today. For the right person, I could get used to a trailer...but it would have to be a double-wide. =)

    PS - I took the bullet.

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  23. Great pictures! You look great

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  24. Julie you are so hilarious & always put a smile on my face with your comments...todays is priceless! BTW you look totally gorgeous too!
    Have a fab Thursday xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  25. You look gorgeous! And hey, "Hanging By a Moment" is a pretty good song!

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  26. I'm really glad you're not frying catfish from a trailer.

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  27. this made me LOL :) well you looked fabulous even 8 years ago, doll! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

    PS Don't forget to enter my easy *GIVEAWAY* for a $30 e-gift card!

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  28. Fierce back then as you are now :P

    You've come a long way. Be sure to keep those days in mind. And keep going far~

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  29. Whoa, you look so much younger here! :o

    That's sweet how someone wooed you with a song. :3

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  30. You look gorgeous!
    Thanks for the sweet comment!


    Chicfullyyours.blogspot.com

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  31. That must have been fun finding these pics! Very lovely pictures!!

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  32. You look awesome and you always had that awesome, confident edge!

    Hi after a while - hope all is well and LOVED your Burberry Prorsum DIY!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  33. haha yes I agree- NEVER settle! You look great in these!

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  34. Would be better crossing over the seas and coming back to Asia perhaps? You're so beautiful! Won't be surprised to see you hosting some kind of fashion show in Asia....think you've figured out the way to break into that industry already...

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  35. sexy sexy ;) you look great! awesome story too, haha!! you too funny!

    www.memoriesoftimespast.blogspot.com

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  36. wow! you are sexy dear! that red dress looks good on you!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  37. Pretty! Even with the lack of height, can't they hire you as print model? Sure advertisers would love your soulful eyes!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  38. You look gorgeous! Your eyes are so pretty :) x

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  39. woo-hooo, get you!! You look marvelous! x

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  40. Great pics :) Not going to lie - "Hanging by a Moment" was a song I looooved. I think I may just have to download it now ;)

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  41. Definitely model material you are! Memories from photos...*sigh* :)

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  42. Phahah, you're so funny. It's wonderful that you've managed to get over the 2 inches small eyes. Man, seriously those people have the weirdest criteria for modeling.

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