Louise Parker is that all-American total babe, who always had the longest, blondest hair in high-school and looked pretty in every class photo.
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A road-trip with Ryan McGinley, a stint as Abbey Lee’s stunt double and one of Hedi Slimane’s spring/summer 13 exclusive’s, Louise Parker has had some pretty cool encounters in her 23 years. Hailing from the state of Minnesota, Louise was fresh out of college and just getting started with her modelling career when she was sent off to the city of lovers, Paris, for the gig which put her on the radar and just so happened to be one of the highest–profile shows of the season – Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent debut. Since then, Louise has popped up all over the catwalk as well as on the cover of The Alphabetical Issue all dressed up alongside Charlie Bredal and previous i-Profile subjects Codie Young and Magda Laguinge. We chat McGinley, Marilyn and magic with the spell-binding beauty.
How were you discovered? When I was 18 I was street scouted by Ryan McGinley studios. I did a couple of shoots with him including an amazing cave trip to West Virginia and one where I was Abby Lee Kershaw’s stunt double! However, I waited until I graduated from college this past May before I signed with Marilyn Agency and started to model full time.
Were you excited to be cast for Saint Laurent? Yes! But truth be told I was entirely unaware of the hype behind the Saint Laurent debut. I was just excited to be in Paris for a few weeks and have the opportunity to work “behind the scenes” for such an important fashion house.
What was it like working with Hedi Slimane? Amazing. He really made you feel like a part of something by taking the time to get to know each of the models and sharing interesting stories with us. Everyone on the team was great. And of course the entire collection was incredible.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a model? Probably putting my four years of college education to use! I majored in photography and my dream job is to be a photo journalist.
What’s the best thing about your job? Being able to work with photographers I really admire, travel, and the element of surprise…
What’s your favourite film? No Country for Old Men.
Are you in love? Yes! I have the most amazing boyfriend and the best friends a girl could ask for.
Do you believe in magic? I wish. When I was younger I did but after years of waiting for my Hogwarts acceptance letter, I reluctantly came to realize that I am a mere muggle who will never experience a life with magic.
What was it like shooting with the other girls for The Alphabetical Issue? So much fun! They are all really beautiful girls who were great to work with. I also really loved the clothes and mood of the story.
Any last words? I wink better with my right eye ;)