The Gypsy Shack

Member Monday: Makaylah Jackson

The Gypsy Shack
Member Monday: Makaylah Jackson

HAPPY MEMBER MONDAY!

 

THIS WEEK WE INTERVIEWED A CHARMING AND INCREDIBLY STUNNING MODEL

 

M A K A Y L A H 

JACKSON

 Photographer: Jason Santiago (@jasonsantiago)

Photographer: Jason Santiago (@jasonsantiago)

Tell me about yourself?

I moved around a lot when I was kid, but I currently reside in the OC area. I go to school at CSULB, GO BEACH! My birthday is coming up, August 2nd! With that being said, my zodiac sign is a Leo. I feel like I fully embody my sign, character-wise and hair-wise! In my free time I like to play with my two furry beasts aka my dogs. I have a pitbull mix named Causha and a Belgian Malinois named Sophie. I also like to explore and try new things with my friends.
— Makaylah
 Photographer: Halan Le (@herronre)

Photographer: Halan Le (@herronre)

What made you start modeling? 

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to model. After school, I would come home and turn on the TV to watch my favorite show, America’s Next Top Model. I was just in complete awe. I remember thinking, I wanna do that! I actually never tried to pursue modeling until the beginning of 2017. I’m a shy and sometimes awkward person so it was difficult for me to get out of my shell and send a DM to someone asking to shoot. In February 2017, I finally forced myself to message someone on Nubko. During the shoot I immediately fell in love, and that’s pretty much how it all started!
— Makaylah
 Photographer: Jermaine Saunders (@jaieart)

Photographer: Jermaine Saunders (@jaieart)

How did you find out about TGS?

I actually stumbled upon TGS through someone’s Instagram story. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the handle and read what you guys were about. I was so intrigued and I applied right away!
— Makaylah
 Photographer: Sammi Bryant (@boojebee)

Photographer: Sammi Bryant (@boojebee)

Why’d you join TGS? 

I joined this collective, because I love what it stands for. Unlike other platforms that are similar to TGS, this one feels like a family! Everyone is supporting one another. There are no cliques, competition, or drama! I honestly feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing family, filled with genuinely sweet and talented creatives!
— Makaylah
 Photographer: Larissa Raquel (@larissaraquelphoto)

Photographer: Larissa Raquel (@larissaraquelphoto)

Where do you get your inspiration from and what is your favorite 'aesthetic', theme, or look when shooting? 

If I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t really know where I get my inspiration from. I like to experiment with different poses either before or during a shoot. I really enjoy a shoot with a moody/conceptual theme. I feel like there’s more of a story behind these kind of shoots. Being able to bring an idea to life without the use of words and only body language is such a beautiful thing to me.
— Makaylah
 Photographer: Kurtis (@kurtissspeak)

Photographer: Kurtis (@kurtissspeak)

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

Of course I do! I’ve made a good handful of creative friends along my modeling journey. I love having creative friends who I can bounce ideas off of. No matter how strange or crazy the ideas are, everyone gets it and there seems to be no judgement.
— Makaylah
 Photographer: Justin Jackson (@varianvisuals)

Photographer: Justin Jackson (@varianvisuals)

Most interesting story revolving around modeling? 

Oh boy! I can’t think of anything too interesting right now, but I’m sure after this interview something will come up, haha! I remember doing a shoot that involved me standing on these sharp jagged rocks... BAREFOOTED! Oh my goodness! My feet were killing me! I remember thinking throughout the whole shoot on the rocks, ‘My feet are on fire’ ‘I want to cry!’ ‘When is this gonna end? I’m definitely gonna cry!’ Honestly, it was all worth it because the photos came out so beautifully and breathtaking.
— Makaylah
 Photographer: Alex Morehouse (@chiefwolfblood)

Photographer: Alex Morehouse (@chiefwolfblood)

Random stuff about you? 

Most people think I’m a dancer, because I’m very expressive with my poses. The only dancing background I have is I took ballet classes for two months when I was 13, but that’s about it. I’m the clumsiest person ever! I have a talent for tripping on air. I don’t know how to cook lunch or dinner but I can make a decent breakfast. I’m pretty quiet when you first get to know me, but once I’m comfortable with you I can be very outgoing.
— Makaylah

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