Words: Emma Roberts
FEatured image: Lucas Suchorab
As the winner of Britain’s Next Top Model, Ivy Watson is taking on the world of Fashion and Beauty with immense success. The London-based beauty, represented by Models 1, is continuing to strive for new heights, so, we decided to catch up with Watson to hear about what is what like to win the infamous competition, her best moments in her career so far and how it feels to model in the wake of the incredibly necessary #MeToo movement.
How did it feel to win BNTM?
Winning bntm was a lot more to me than just winning a competition, I’d tried my hand at modelling before BNTM but two years later still found myself at square one. I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere. Winning bntm proved to me I was on the right track and to trust my instinct and follow my passion.
Is the reality of modelling as you expected it to be?
Working as a full time model is as I thought it would be, but maybe sometimes a little less glamorous than I had imagined. (E.G running round to castings in the unpredictable English weather, often looking like a drowned rat). I love it though, it’s my dream career and I’m extremely grateful for it.
If you could choose to be the face of one brand, what would it be?
I’ve always loved the Tom Ford beauty and perfume adverts, that would be a dream.
Have you had any ‘pinch me’ moments since winning BNTM?
I’ve definitely had some pinch me moments over the past couple of months. Ive moved to London, shot for a magazine I’d always dreamed of shooting for and I’ve also done some really exciting campaigns which will be coming out soon. You’ll have to stay tuned over on my Instagram to find out who for…
How does it feel to begin modelling in the era of #TimesUp and #MeToo?
Even though I never was affected directly I believe those movement are empowering not only models but also women.
I am lucky enough not to have ever experienced those situations and I hope that thanks to women speaking up this is something we won’t see anymore.
What’s next for you – do you have any exciting projects coming up?
For the moment I want to concentrate solely on my modelling, I feel like I’ve just about found my feet in London and I plan to work really hard and continue this journey. But possibly in the future who knows…