Brittany Carel – Kismet

Although her parents were both models, Brittany never considered pursuing that path until her friend invited her to a photo session for a local designer. Since then, she’s been modeling and acting on the side while completing her university studies. Check out her story below.


Say hello to Brittany:

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Where are you from?

Born and raised in beautiful South Florida.


Where have you been?

Miami, Atlanta, and New York.


What’s your favorite place in the world?

Savannah, Georgia – I fell in love with River Street the moment I arrived. There is so much art and history that took my breath away.

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What’s on your “bucket list” of ideas to create?

Travel to Costa Rica, live in Atlanta, GA mainly for acting/modeling, and a road trip to California.


Tell us about your career.  How did you get into it?

Both my parents were models – for the longest time, I didn’t think it was for me. Then I decided to give it a shot, fell in love with it, and now it’s my life.


What’s your favorite picture of yourself? 

I was shooting for a jewelry company, and this picture was taken between shots in a sugarcane field in Wellington, FL. I remember how natural and blissful I felt in that moment, and was so glad it was captured.

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Do you have any projects you’d like to show off?

New York Fashion Week 2016.

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What was the moment you decided to get into modeling?

My best friends were interns for a local designer and needed a model one afternoon. They asked me to come in, and ever since that shoot, I knew I had what it took and decided to expand with it. Love ya Alexa and Courtney!


What was your most embarrassing situation while modeling?

Oh gosh, where do I begin? I’m a very clumsy person – during a shoot, I’ll most likely stumble or fall at least four times. But the most embarrassing moment of my entire life was in March 2016. I was cast as a waitress in “Baywatch.” My role was to deliver a drink to Zac Efron, and I completely spazzed out, spilling the drink all over him and myself. My face was bloodshot red and I kept apologizing. He was really sweet, took it like a champ, and we laughed it off.


Modeling is very competitive.  How do you stand out?

BY BEING NICE! This industry is a dog eat dog world – by being friendly to everyone and not acting stuck up makes a huge difference.


What is the best thing a photographer can do to bring out your personality?

Play some music! I can’t dance, but I can break out of my shell pretty easily.


What was your most memorable photoshoot?

Most memorable photoshoot would be my first shoot! I just remember feeling so many emotions and finally realizing that modeling is what I wanted to pursue.


What do you like most about modeling?

That I can take on different personas and create a whole new character.

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What’s your philosophy when it comes to being a great model?

Keep an open mind! You’ll never know if you like something until you try it. Don’t be afraid to use a different facial expression or pose, trust your body.


What factors go into booking a shoot?

Good vibes from the photographer and a challenge! Always looking to take on a new look to add to my portfolio.


What are the top 3 tips you have for aspiring photographers?

Give feedback during the shoot, don’t be afraid to suggest poses or facial expressions, and always show the model the photos during the shoot, so they can adjust themselves to get the right shot.


What are the top 3 tips you have for aspiring models?

Practice in the mirror, do your research by looking at the models in magazines to notice their posture and body stance, and be yourself!


What do you want people to remember about you after a shoot?

How easygoing I am, and how happy modeling makes me.

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If you could model anywhere in the world, where would you go?

St. Barths! It’s what my idea of heaven looks like!


What advice about modeling do you wish you had when you first started?

Take every opportunity you get, you never know what it can lead to. At the same time, always trust your gut.


Who’s your biggest hero in your life?

My mom – she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007. She’s not only incredibly strong, but such an amazing role model. She’s taught me to always be kind and to appreciate all the little things in life.


What’s one of your biggest fears?

Sharks! Ironic for being a South Florida local.


What’s something nobody knows about you that you’d like to share?

I don’t have my ears pierced, weird I know.


Who do you want to give a shoutout to?

Best friend, Alexa Vitug, who put me behind the camera for my first time. All my friends at “The House of Perna” and “Jypsea Local” for helping me start my dream.


What do you think is your best feature?

Eyes.


If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Less legs, more torso.


What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t? Why haven’t you done it?

Be in a music video! No dancing skills.


This one’s loaded – biggest struggles?

Biggest struggles in life currently is balancing my everyday schedule – between finishing up my last year of college, work, internship, modeling, and auditions. My biggest struggle growing up was definitely caring for my mom when she first got diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Struggles I’ve overcome – being too dependent on others.


What is the most life-changing event that you’ve experienced?

New York Fashion Week!


What’s your greatest achievement, and how has it shaped you?

My greatest achievement was getting accepted to my favorite college – it has shaped me into realizing that hard work actually pays off!


What was the happiest day of your life?

The day I arrived in NY for Fashion Week, I felt a superstar and as if I could do anything in the world!


For anyone that wants to get in touch with Brittany, here’s some contact information:

FStop: Profile

Instagram: @brittanycarel

Tumblr: Page


Brittany, thanks so much for sharing your story with us! 🙂

If any artists out there want to collaborate with FStop, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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