The Gypsy Shack

Member Monday: Jenna Tollefson

The Gypsy Shack
Member Monday: Jenna Tollefson

HAPPY MEMBER MONDAY!

Wishing you all a bright and beautiful week!

 

TODAY WE INTERVIEWED THE CRAZY TALENTED TGS MODEL...

 

JENNA TOLLEFSON

 photographer: Natalie @natdunn_photography 

photographer: Natalie @natdunn_photography 

Tell me about yourself? 

I was born and raised in Southern California. My birthday is in September so that makes me a Virgo! I grew up with 3 brothers and some of the best friends you could possibly ever ask for. I always loved modeling and was scouted several times but once I finished high school I went straight to a community college in San Marcos and realized my passion for modeling.
— Jenna
 Photographer: Rex @rex.shooter

Photographer: Rex @rex.shooter

How did you find out about TGS and why did you join? 

When I realized my passion was truly for modeling I started shooting and collaborating more often. That’s when I met Chris Davantes who was with TGS. He told me one day about a meet up that was being held and how they work. Meeting Alex Morehouse made me want to join TGS even more. She’s such an inspiring soul all together. I quickly fell in love with the drive and creativity behind the TGS collective. Everyone involved is crazy talented and I’m so glad to this day that I joined!! Being a part of TGS has helped me grow as a model not only by collaborating with so many great people but also gaining exposure, which I believe helped me get signed to other agencies as well!
— Jenna
 Photographer: Ian @iantemple

Photographer: Ian @iantemple

Where do you get your inspiration? 

I am inspired daily by a number of things. Throughout each day I am inspired by the people I’m surrounded by like my friends, other models and even the most random things. My favorite theme lately when shooting is glowy make up, messy hair and a natural style but recently high fashion with weird poses and dark make up is something I’ve started exploring.
— Jenna
 Photographer: Rex @rex.shooter

Photographer: Rex @rex.shooter

Do you have other creative friends you like to meet up/brainstorm with?

Whenever I have an idea of something new to shoot or create I can easily think of so many people from TGS that I’d love to collab with. I can also count on my best friend Miranda. She’s an aspiring photographer so we always use each other to bounce around the ideas in our heads. We do almost everything together so I couldn’t imagine not having her around. I even brought her as a guest to my first runway experience!
— Jenna
 Photographer: Brody @brody.harford

Photographer: Brody @brody.harford

Most interesting story revolving around modeling?

One of the most exciting and interesting stories during my modeling career was walking in LAFW. There were so many feelings running through my head on each and every day and the days were non-stop runway all week long. It taught me so much just by being a part of this huge production and how to take it literally one step at a time. I learned also that taking the deepest breaths when possible helps tremendously. Haha! Between all the excitement and anxiety it was definitely one of the most fun experiences I’ve had! Come July 10th I’ll be walking in Miami Swim Week so I get to go through all that excitement all over again.
— Jenna
 Photographer: Jon @jonthephotographer

Photographer: Jon @jonthephotographer

I am forever thankful to the TGS group for helping me to grow and for helping me to build my career with their support.
— Jenna
 Photographer: Chris @chrisdavantes

Photographer: Chris @chrisdavantes


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