Poolaroids with Freedom Models

by Chelsey Sanchez

We’re serving up some more Q&A’s for all you lovely readers out there, this time with a little help from our friends at Freedom Models. While keeping it cool by the pool at the illustrious Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, we meet up with Lilliya, Brett, Marta, and Bri for a little camera work and some tête-à-tête. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and give us a follow on our Instagram @flauntmagazine for more.

Lilliya - @Lilliyascarlett - Portfolio

What are you listening to? 

I've been listening to a lot of old country music, especially Loretta Lynn and Buck Owens. I also have been listening to the Death Grips fashion week album and BABYMETAL.  

What do you do when you're not modeling?

When I'm not modeling, I'm either painting or cooking. 

What current trend do you hate?

Festival wear.

What model do you look up to?

Bloody Osiris

Brett - (@slimmm.bre)

What are you listening to?

I am listening to Hip-Hop, Rap. Love old school music, 90's and early 2000's were the best!

Where can you be found on a Friday night?

Friday nights I am with my friends somewhere either at the mall or the movies or just kicking back!

What is your favorite thing about modeling ?

My favorite thing about modeling is you get to express yourself through clothes! Walking the runway or even the photoshoots are a silent form of expression!

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is hot food! I love hot and spicy food!

What are your plans for this weekend?

This weekend I’m going link up with some friends and chill!

Marta - @martathemartian - Portfolio

What's your favorite spot in LA?

Fav spot in LA is for sure Pizza Press, it's the best pizza I have ever had in the world. It's thin crust and unlimited toppings for like nine bucks. My pizza looks like a volcano of goodness and tastes like heaven. And yes I put pineapple on my pizza because there is nothing wrong with that!

What's your favorite thing about modeling?

My favorite thing about being a model is the fact that I get to travel the world. I really admire learning about other cultures and seeing how people live in different situations. If I was still waitressing, it most likely would have taken me ten years to save up to go to the places I have been! I’m very lucky to be on this path in which I have been able to experience and see many different places and cultures.

What's the hardest part about being a model?

The hardest part about being a model, and I am sure some other models will agree with me, is that we have very little close friends because of the fact we travel around so much. But I'm sure I'll find my group of wacky funny friends soon, so if anyone would like to fill out a friend application and send it to my dms I am currently accepting submissions. 😁

What's your dream modeling job?

My dream modeling job would be to be in the Victoria’s Secret runway show! My favorite one was the 2012 Rihanna show with all the OG models and Rihanna just blew my mind! It showed me that even though these models are stunningly beautiful and amazing - that they are still down to earth.  It shows girls like myself that you don't have to come from famous parents or from money to be somebody and help change the world like Candice does, supporting elephant foundations and other causes! 

What do you do when you're not modeling?

Well about 50 percent of the time I am trying to figure out where my keys are and the other 45 percent is being stuck on the 405 or 110 and the last 5 percent is eating an acai bowl. If Sam Smith's voice came in the form of food, it would be an acai bowl or a peanut butter kit kat.

What are you wearing this summer?

In this heat... ice, I'm wearing ice and a portable electric fan 

Bri - @brizzy_chen - Portfolio

What are you listening to? 

SNOOP DOG

What current trend do you hate? 

I don’t hate any… Everyone should be free to follow their own path.

Tell me something interesting about the city you're from. 

VEGAS… You will NEVER have a bad time… it is HOME!

What do you like the most about LA? 

You never know who you will meet!

What's your favorite thing about being a model? 

Places and spaces that you experience when you travel.

How do you stay in shape? 

Running on the beach.


Produced and Photographed by Linda Nyvltova

All models with Freedom Models https://www.instagram.com/freedommodelsla/