Stephanie Angulo 📸 by Chris Quyen ♥️

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So what’s your story, girl?

What can I say? I’ve been modeling on and off for about 4 years now, I'm now a vintage clothing buyer (obsessed with it) and my next big goal in life is to have a yard for my new puppers.

I’m a quiet observer that likes to spend most of her free time cuddled up in bed, watching Peep Show with a nice, cool beer. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And how was shooting with Chris? We’d love to hear more about the idea & the scenery.

Chris is such a sweet and positive soul! He was wearing a beret to go with his designer fit when I first met him, which I loved! He was in town for LAFW and was able to shoot with me during his downtime and I’m so glad he did! I ended up styling it, found a cool DTLA rooftop and boom! It worked.

Do you have an all-time favorite, inspiring quote that you know, will always make you feel extremely empowered, strengthened, enlightened?

SO MANY! My current favorite one is, “I’m right where I’m supposed to be.” It’s a quick reminder that I’m on the right path and it keeps me from feeling discouraged on those extra rough days. 
We’d love for you to tell us about your favorite artist.
Frida Kahlo, hands down. She was a badass in every part of her life; relentless, proud of her own “imperfections” and she just exuding so much strength.

What do you enjoy most about modeling and the industry?

I’ve always just loved the shooting part, really. As a naturally shy and introverted person, I’ve found that modeling has been the only thing that lets me come out of my shell. I’ve stuck with it since.

In LA, you get thrown into commercial castings, even if you’re not pursuing acting. I do love that by being in the industry, I was forced to perform and act out full on scenes in front of others, in front of casting directors and really just had to let loose and memorize a couple of lines quite a few times. Still can’t believe I did that but very glad I did!

Where do you see the industry changing/ stagnating?

Social media is definitely changing the modeling game. You no longer need a big name to promote you when you’re able to do it yourself and go harder. Everyone also gets a chance to put themselves out there, it evens out the playing field for all models. I like that clients are able to reach out to you themselves, it definitely makes everything easier. I love it, can’t wait to see how what happens next.

What’s been the deepest love story of your life - so far? ♥️

Well, it started 6 years ago with McDonald’s and 40oz… I’ve been stuck ever since.
We fight hard and love hard and that’s ok with me. If there’s no passion, what’s the point?

What’s the funniest thing about yourself?

Not really funny but I’m ridiculously clumsy. Not cute clumsy though. It is more like I can get really annoying. You’ll hear me go, “Ow!” a couple times a day and I stay looking like a bruised apple.

...& then what’s your creepiest feature?

LOL! Hmm, I guess you’d have to ask the people around me! I’m obsessed with true crime and murder to the point that people ask me to chill. I crack my toes and my neck constantly. I talk to myself a lot and don’t realize when I do it. That’s all I got right now lol

Do you sometimes feel like Alanis Morrisette, singing ‘Ironic’ in the back of a car?

I just looked that up on YouTube haha! ’You Oughta Know’ is more my style though.

What’s your favorite song?

‘HOT’ by Rosco P. Coldchain feat. Pusha T. :)

Photographer: Christopher Quyen @chrisquyen
Model: Stephanie Angulo @daddylonglegs