Photographer Joshua Shultz
Bellus Magazine (BM): How long have you been modeling?
Sophia Pierson (SP): I’ve always been obsessed by beauty and photography. Even before the advent of social media I’d always have a camera with me, taking every opportunity to shoot. I started modeling about five years ago – various shoots and runway shows – but I put that on hold to concentrate on business school. I’ve only been back in the game for a few months now.
BM: What led you to join the cast of WAGS?
SP: I was ready for a change, and wanted to further pursue my modeling and acting careers, so moving to LA from Vancouver, Canada seemed like the right thing to do. I’d always wanted to try reality tv and I’m so happy and grateful to have this opportunity.
BM: What is it like working on WAGS?
SP: It’s very unpredictable (which I love) and the days seem to fly by. Sometimes we’re put in uncomfortable situations, but the cameras are always rolling, so we have to suck it up and go with it. I often go to work not knowing what to expect, but that’s what makes our show so unique and raw.
BM: Is it fun getting to work with your sister?
SP: Ultimately, it’s the best. Our cousin Natalie is also on the show, so we have a good support system going on. I love that I can go to them for anything. And since this is their second season (my first) I don’t feel stupid asking silly questions. Of course, there are days when we want to rip each other’s head off, but I think that’s to be expected considering the amount of stress we’re sometimes put under.
BM: What is next for you?
SP: I love to perform. Acting is my number one priority right now, and I want to grow, so I’m taking a variety of classes. I’m also extremely passionate** about health and fitness, so I plan on getting in the best shape of my life while continuing to model. My personal website is also in the works, and that will feature a lot of my work, cooking videos, beauty tutorials, and life advice. So stay tuned for that! www.sophiapierson.com
BM: What does beauty mean to you?
SP: Beauty is loving yourself and feeling confident and strong. It all starts on the inside.***
BM: What advice can you give other aspiring models?
SP: Get out there and get experience. Try new things. Scare yourself a bit so that you can grow as a person – it will show in your modeling. Network! A lot of work comes from knowing the right people in this business. But most importantly, don’t ever forget to love yourself! Because, in this business, you need to have very thick skin.