Ok. ARTA went in…all the way to the UK!
Not just another fresh face with loose hopes and wilted dreams Naomi McKenzie is beyond being simply titled as multi-faceted. She is a true ARTA CHIC girl. And then some…
Saying that she’s a busy girl is putting it mildly. Seriously. A dancer and a model who lives in Manchester, England, Naomi is also a full-time student. Besides studying A-Level Spanish, Media, and Sociology she’s currently teaching herself Japanese. Feel free to insert wow here!
Her love of traveling and learning new languages hardly surpasses her affinity for music. Namely dancing. She discovered this natural talent as a child which led to casting opportunities in music videos and television programs such as Waterloo Road. When she’s not studying contemporary dance and ballet in college you can find Naomi lending her skills to other young dancers. She teaches them the basic techniques of street and hip hop. Did I mention she’s only 18 years old?
Introducing Naomi McKenzie
ARTA recently caught up with Naomi. Here’s the 411:ARTA: What dance school did you attend? Naomi: I’ve never officially gone to a dance school but I did attend Stagecoach Performing Arts for a year. While there my concentration was in contemporary and ballet. Ever since I was little girl I’ve always taught myself dance and have yet to stop. ARTA: How did you get into modeling? Naomi: I have always loved the thought of becoming a model. I’d been scouted by a few small agencies previously but decided to do all the work myself just to see what would happen. That’s how I landed on websites like Model Mayhem. ARTA: Are you currently represented by any agencies? Naomi: No. But it would be great to be represented by top agencies Boss Model Management, Wilhelmina, Elite, Storm and Premier. ARTA: Any campaign ads out there that strike your fancy? Naomi: Sure. Anything by Armani, Prada, Chloe, Gap, Guess, H&M, and Lipsy. ARTA: Describe your sense of style. Naomi: Really unique. My outfits have a sort of preppy feel with a hint of classy, chic, vintage and street.
ARTA: What makes you different from others? Naomi: I’m a pretty optimistic and caring person who enjoys making people smile. My many interests remind me to always try to see the good in all people. Really dig customizing my own clothes and writing poetry. Learning languages and new things in general is always cool. ARTA: Who or what inspires you the most? Naomi: Cliche’ as it may sound but it is from my mother whom I draw from my well of inspiration. She passed away recently. She always wanted me to fulfill my dreams and wishes. To be happy with anything I did. My mom knew how much I wanted to become a model and fully supported my efforts. Anyone who has achieved all from nothing inspire me. People that have a good head on their shoulders and are focused on getting to where they want to be while enjoying life along the way.