When one thinks of England—and the United Kingdom in general—generally, James Bond, Stonehenge and Big Ben come to mind, right?
The one-time colonial master and currently America’s staunchest ally, England has provided a lot of things that we Yankees across the pond have come to enjoy.
Whether is is waking up at the crack of dawn to watching your favorite club (Arsenal, baby!) to wearing high-end brands such as Burberry, Ben Sherman, French Connection to rocking to the sounds of Elton John, the late David Bowie and The Rolling Stones to present-day superstars such as Adele and the late Amy Winehouse, British culture has had a profound impact on American pop culture.
And in the world of modeling, very few countries can claim such beautiful and well-knowns such as the UK. Names such as Kate Moss, Elizabeth Hurley, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Cara Delevingne and Naomi Campbell are just some of the Brits that have walked many a catwalk, runway and posed in various magazines
One new name to keep an eye on is Liverpool-born model Jenny O’ Sullivan.
Hailing from the same soccer-mad hometown of The Beatles, the ginger-headed O’Sullivan’s eye-catching combination of curves, piercing blue eyes and fair skin make her one of today’s most beautiful up-and-coming models to watch as she has appeared in online magazines such as Elite and Wedding Ideas.
O’Sullivan has also posed for up-and-coming British clothing brands such as Sketch Co from across the pond.
Below is a Q and A with O’Sullivan where we discuss modeling, tattoos and her beloved Reds.
Name: Jenny O’Sullivan
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
R.C: What inspired you to get into modeling?
J.S: “I wanted to boost my confidence and a few people told me I should try it which I did and found I really enjoyed it.”
R.C. When did you know that this was something that you wanted to do?
J.S. “I’d get really excited seeing the pictures after a shoot, but It’s not just the pictures it’s the whole process, shooting, going places, meeting new people. It’s fun.”
R.C. What has been your favorite brand and campaign so far?
J.S. “When I modeled dresses by Cheadle Bride from the Badgley Mischka and Alfred Angelo collection. Proper princess dresses. Closest I’ll get to being a bride probably haha!
R.C. What is your dream campaign to model?
J.S. “I’ll say Victoria’s Secret because the underwear is beautiful! But come on I’m never going to be tall enough for that.”
R.C. What has been your favorite places to work and travel?
J.S. “Probably Port Meirion (In northern Wales) because it was like a fairy tale. Everything there is so beautiful. It also had a ‘unicorn suite’, how cool! I’m all for the unicorns!”
R.C. How many tattoos do you have currently?
J.S. “Five. but I do want more at some point.”
R.C. Which one is your favorite?
J.S. “Probably my elephant.”
J.S. “I think I was going through one of them weird phases where I thought I’d be cool if I got one but then I loved my first one an wanted more. I am cool though.”
R.C. Being from England, which has produced some of the world’s most beautiful models, who inspired you and why?
J.S. “There is one model in particular, Cara Delevingne because she doesn’t take her self too serious, she doesn’t really care what people think of her which is probably the best way to be in this industry even though she is absolutely stunning an super talented.”
R.C. Sports question: I see that you’re from Liverpool, do you never walk alone and cheer for LFC or are you a Toffee drinker and pull for Everton?
J.S. “I never walk alone, Reds all the way! Always!”
R.C. How many Merseyside derbies have you been to?
J.S. “All of them of course! ;)”
R.C. Who is your favorite player and club?
J.S. “I’m going to go with Steven Gerard, massive fan.”
R.C. Outside of modeling, what are your interests?
J.S. “Well, I’m actually in university studying Fine Art and I work as a vocal teacher as well.”
R.C. Any advice or words of wisdom to anyone hoping to get into the business?
J.S. “To be yourself and love yourself for who you are. Don’t let the industry change you. Wise words.”
Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Ms. Jenny O’Sullivan during the interview. Photos by Jack Russell.