Lacey Rogers is a former contestant on Americas Next Top Models, Cycle 22 and is a popular modeling and acting coach for BESTalent Group in Beverly Hills. She originally hails from El Dorado, Arkansas. Lacey walked in LA Fashion Week at Union Station last fall, where she opened and closed for many notable designers. Lacey has appeared in an episode of the critically acclaimed TV Show, “Jane the Virgin” and is a featured model for Tyra Banks’ Beauty Makeup Line. Lacey attributes her confidence to her training in acting and modeling, loves coaching, and is grateful to her parents for supporting her dreams. Get the scoop on my interview with Lacey!
1. What inspired you to be a model?
I never grew up wanting to be a model, I always wanted to be an actress, I always loved to entertain, and be on stage. In high school, a modeling agency reached out to me after I started doing creative test shoots with my friend and that’s where it all started.
2. What was your experience like on America’s Next Top Model?
I honestly love my experience on ANTM , because I loved getting to know the LA lifestyle. I loved being on set every day, and learning about being professional, as well as making all these connections with well known people.
3. How did being on the show change your life?
Being on the show enabled me to move out to LA, and get a kickstart in the entertainment industry. It also gave me a voice on social media, which is a huge part of my life right now.
4. Is there any kind of modeling you wouldn’t do?
I don’t think I would ever do anything provocative, or over sexualized. Anything that isn’t classy or could potentially hurt my brand, I will not do.
5. Do you have a favorite photo shoot you’ve done?
My favorite photo shoot I’ve done was the summer I moved to LA. I shot with a photographer that asked me to show up with no hair or make up done, and he shot in raw, mostly black and white, and did not edit or retouch any of the photos. They turned out beautiful!
6. What are you currently doing now?
In general, I am a college student, and I am working on my social media brand by traveling the world modeling and working with people online.
7. What is your nutrition like?
Because I travel so often, I treat myself on my vacations. But when I come back home, I generally go on a 3 to 5 day juice cleanse. I try to stay away from carbs and heavy meat as much as I can.
8. What do your workouts consist of?
I used to do total body workouts every time I went to the gym, but I switched it up and I’ve been doing hot yoga a lot recently.
9. What’s your favorite quote?
“The reward for conformity is everyone likes you except yourself.”
10. What advice would you give to an aspiring model?
So many people will tell you no, or you aren’t good enough, or you’re not what they’re looking for, but if you believe in yourself, and you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get what you want!
Check out Lacey on social media, and be sure to catch her on the upcoming reality show, The Real Models of LA!