Scarlett Costello for models.com
Scarlett was shot exclusively for models.com by Martina Keenan, with styling by Nicole Segal, and hair and makeup by Alina Friesen.
I was scouted in Oakland at a Lady Gaga concert when I was 13 or 14, but I stayed in the Bay and finished normal high school and never really worked except for a few catalogues. I decided to go to art school in Brooklyn after feeling like modeling wasn’t going anywhere in LA. New York Models signed me after 2 years of living here and things sort of kicked off after I did Marc.
What was your first modeling job?
Pottery Barn teen catalogues were pretty much my only gig until I moved to NY. I remember my first test shoot, I was probably about 13 and my mom drove me like 2 hours away… it felt so sketchy to change near and pose in front of a grown man who I’d never met. I guess awkward test shoots are an unfortunate and inevitable part of any modeling journey?
Claude Montana, Nike, Ottolinger, Prada, but I mostly wear vintage from eBay or thrifted.
What’s your beauty routine?
This question is too elaborate and ever-changing to answer but I will say I do not go to bed without washing my face. I’ve got the driest skin ever so my moisturization, serum, eye cream situation is nuts. I also keep an eye mask in the freezer and sometimes like to depuff in the morning with a coffee or go back to bed with it on.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
When I think about if my tween self ever knew that I would get to walk Marc Jacobs, it’s surreal. I’m so happy for that girl.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? Or what do you want to do after modeling?
I try to keep myself doing all the things I love in addition to modeling. But if it never happened at all, I would be studying marine biology. However, I love making art, reading, crocheting and drawing. I definitely want to explore acting, but my dream job would be working on a design team overseeing how things could be run more sustainably.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
Chanel is always a goal. A fragrance campaign is also a goal.
Some of your favorite things:
My sketchbook, my bed, my sisters. I can’t live without chapstick, paper and pens, and my headphones. My day is considerably less tolerable if I leave the house without headphones. I listen to music pretty much all day.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I’ll go from Prince to maybe some like No Doubt to Megan Thee Stallion to Sizzla to Mac Dre. I usually listen on shuffle, I don’t really listen to full albums often so I’m all over the place.
Favorite movie(s) or TV show(s):
Six Feet Under is the best TV show I’ve ever watched.
How was your life different 12 months ago?
12 months ago I was adapting to big changes trying to balance being in school with increasing modeling work. I was contemplating whether I should leave school to work full time and I’m so glad I did.
What always makes you laugh?
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Do your best, fuck the rest. My mom from so early on told me that people can lose their looks at any minute so what’s on the inside will always count the most, and how people look really doesn’t matter if their interior holds them down.
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