Last month at DInah Shore TFF MAG was given the opportunity to speak with popular model and singer, Madison Paige. Not only is Maddy (yes we've given her a nickname) an amazing model, but she has graced her fans wit the gift of music which is amazing.
Paige performed at Dinah this year giving fans a sample of what they can expect from the naturally inclined musician. Maddy's sound is expressive, clean, and unique. Check out our interview below to find out more about Madison Paige, share with friends, and be on the look out for Madison's music in the future!
TFF MAG: Tell us about the first model you saw who inspired you.
Madison Paige: Easy. My grandmother. She was a model back in her youth and her photo’s were hung up on the walls of my house. I remember always trying to copy her poses.
TFF: When did you begin to get more serious with your modeling career and what prompted you to do so?
MP: When my agency sent me out to Asia on multiple contracts; it set in that this is something I could do. The travel, and the experience is well worth the hard work, and you get to meet so many amazing artists along the way. Every shoot is a collaboration.
TFF: Very cool! Over the span of your career, what have you learned about yourself? How has your career helped mold who you are now?
MP: I take something away from every job I do! Getting to be so many different versions of myself puts me into a position where I am able to constantly explore new parts of, well, me. Modeling has taught me how to be confident and badass while maintaining professionalism.
TFF: During our ATB segment, you mentioned that your father was a producer. Tell us a little about your experiences with music as a child.
MP: My father always had musicians in and out of our home. I remember my little sister Kennedy Grace and I always getting yelled at from downstairs to keep the noise down while they recorded tracks. But anytime he'd drag me into the booth- No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get me to sing in front of anyone. I was insanely shy growing up- in fact it wasn't until midway into high school that I started to sing and play in front of people.
TFF: To date, who is your favorite musician and why?
MP: I've always looked up to Brandon Flowers. Aside from his band and solo music being ineffable, he has a way with maintaining a low profile all while being raw and unedited to his fans.
TFF: Can you give us a little scoop on what you have planned for 2016 as far as your career is concerned?
MP: Up and up and up- that's what I have planned. To keep moving onward and upward. More concerts to come, more fashion shows, more shoots, more art.
TFF: Sounds like a great plan! What do you do on a daily basis to keep yourself motivated and involved in your craft?
MP:I don't have to do any one thing to stay involved and inspired. However, when times got hard or whenever the pace of the work field slowed while living in NY, my agent Greg Chan from Soul Artists kept me motivated and focused on the goals at hand. So I’d have to say my biggest motivators are my supporters.
TFF: Last question. What piece of advice can you give to people who are nervous about pursuing an "unconventional" career?
MP: Go for it! Simple as that.