The life of a model can be lonely and the work, hard.
“When I was in London, I was there during Fashion Week and there were about 20,000 models in one place. Say there would be a Vivian Westwood casting that morning, there would be at least 500 girls sitting around a staircase, just waiting, and they all look like you,” said Glover.
“You really have to think, ‘what am I going to do to stand out to these people, in front of all these girls?’ You have to be on, you have to be fresh, even though you walked for 15 minutes to get there.”
Time management is key to success.
“I had about 25 castings in one day. I had to wake up at 6 in the morning... pack my own lunch and I was literally sprinting to castings, pouring rain, looking like a wet dog and I have to make myself look good,” Glover said with a laugh.
A working model is always on the go, going from casting to casting, job to job, and city to city, often living out of a suitcase with little social life.
What’s depicted on shows like “America’s Next Top Model” is “close” to real life.
Confidence is important, something not always easy to have.
“I am really critical about myself,” said Glover. “We kind of see ourselves differently than other people do we do. We look in the mirror and see that we are bigger than we should be, but we are not.”
But constant rejection, for the 19-year-old, isn’t the hardest part about the job.
“I love eating but you have to eat really healthy and really exercise a lot, and I don’t do that. That is the hardest part for me,” she said. “I like the way I am.”