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2023 Savoir Faire Model Search Finalist Kailie Kilpatrick

The 2023 Savoir Faire Model Search brought five hundred models from around the world to the competitive contest and Kailie Kilpatrick was one of the top five finalists. We caught up with Kailie after the contest to learn more about her and learn about her experience in the contest.

Photographer: Chris Fraley


Congratulations on making it to the top 5 of the prestigious Savoir Faire Model Search 2023! How does it feel to achieve such an accomplishment, and what does it mean to you?


Kailie: I am incredibly proud to have made it to the top 5. The journey has been surprising, but also thrilling and fulfilling. I never imagined I could reach this stage, especially considering I stand at 5'7". However, seeing my progress through the rounds has been an exciting and confidence-boosting experience.



Tell us about your entry into the modeling industry. Was it always a passion, or did you stumble upon it?


Kailie: Modeling has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, but I never thought it was attainable due to my height. However, my perspective changed when I saw a friend, who is also 5'7", succeeding in the industry. With the support of a senior influencer, I started collaborating on photoshoots last November, and that's how my journey began.



Among your modeling experiences so far, which one stands out as the most memorable?


Kailie: One of the most memorable moments in my modeling career was during a molly-bracken fashion show. It was a special event held in Los Angeles, where I got the chance to be in a showroom alongside big brands. The invitation-only runway show was an incredible opportunity that came about through Instagram outreach.


Being part of the top 5 in such a prestigious model search is a significant accomplishment. How has this experience influenced your perspective on the industry and your own potential as a model?


Kailie: Through this prestigious model search, I have gained a deeper understanding of the modeling industry's possibilities and my own potential within it. It has reinforced my belief that passion, dedication, and seizing opportunities can lead to extraordinary achievements. This experience has opened doors and made me more ambitious about pursuing my modeling career.


In your journey as a model, what challenges have you faced, and how did you overcome them?


Kailie: One of the significant challenges I encountered was perfecting my posture. I've become more aware of it through continuous effort and workouts. While it was a learning curve, I have grown to overcome it and now focus on other aspects of my modeling skills.


As a model, you often have to adapt to different styles and looks. How do you maintain your uniqueness and personality while fitting the vision of various brands and photographers?


Kailie: Though I'm naturally shy, I find that confidence takes over when I'm in front of the camera or walking the runway. It might be because I know all eyes are on me, waiting for me to succeed. I believe embracing my individuality and staying true to myself allows me to add a unique touch to every shoot, while still fulfilling the vision of the brands and photographers I work with.


What are your future goals in the modeling industry? Are there specific projects or campaigns you hope to be a part of?


Kailie: Looking ahead, my dream is to make it to New York and participate in runway shows there. I'm also open to modeling for larger clothing brands and being part of high-profile campaigns. Besides the Savoir Faire Model Search, one of my ultimate aspirations is to grace the cover of Vogue.


Modeling can be a competitive and ever-changing field. How do you stay grounded and maintain a positive outlook on your career?


Kailie: To stay grounded and positive in this competitive industry, I try to avoid negativity whenever possible. If I do encounter it, I focus on being encouraging and uplifting to others. Surrounding myself with supportive and like-minded individuals has been instrumental in maintaining a positive outlook on my modeling career.


Follow Kailie on Instagram and tell her congratulations! @kailielynnk

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