Ethereal Interviews: JULY 2013 x MEGAN FAY


Megan Fay shot by
Bryant Eslava
                  I am very happy to announce my new blog     series: Ethereal Interviews. I will be interviewing individuals who I consider to be genuine individuals: artistic, optimistic, inspiring and true to themselves. The point of these interviews is to see how beautiful, true individuals see the world differently...and how immaculately beautiful that really is. I was lucky enough to interview American Apparel model Megan Fay for the first interview, she was absolutely lovely to interview. Megan is a fun loving girl who you can just talk to for a minute and instantly become happy. She radiates love and happiness everywhere she goes.    Here is her contact information:
           tumblr: meganfayy.tumblr.com
           twitter & instagram: meganfayy
 
                            Enjoy!


How did you become an American Apparel model? 
 - I worked at an American Apparel near my house when I was 15. One day when I was at work someone who worked at the factory happened to come into our store and asked if I’d come in for a test shoot. I went to the test and have been going weekly ever since! 

Other than modeling, what are some of your passions?  

-I like to eat, read, be with friends, go to the beach, and relax. I also sing and play guitar, ukulele, and piano. But, more than anything, I love to work with kids. I’ve been volunteering for a mentoring and tutoring program for kids during the school year and working at a camp for children with special needs over the summer (plus frequent babysitting).   

I noticed from some of your personal photos, you are hilarious, confident, and you really know how to live in the moment. Your smile inspires other smiles. How do you live in the moment free from anxiety or sadness? 

-I actually have terrible anxiety! But I work really hard to not let it take over my life. I focus on surrounding myself with people who make me happy and doing things that make me feel good. I have moments every day where I get super anxious but I just talk about how I’m feeling with a friend or my parents and make myself realize that there is no need to get worked up. It’s really helpful to take long deep breaths! All in all I’d say (in my opinion) the most important thing you can do in order to be the happiest you can be is realize that this is your life. You live it once. You deserve happiness and laughter and company. I don’t want to look back in 10 years and realize I wasted it all on feeling anxious.   

You get compliments about your appearance all the time. After a while, they get repetitive. What is the best compliment you ever received about your inner self? 

Megan Fay
(c) American Apparel
-I don’t think anyone can get tired of being complimented, hahaAnd I honestly only get complimented that much on tumblr and instagram, it’s very rare that someone compliments me in person! But the best compliments I receive are the ones from people (mostly anonymous) on tumblr saying that I’ve helped them in some way or made a difference in their life. I get messages from people recovering from eating disorders saying how I’ve made them realize they don’t have to starve or hurt themselves to be beautiful. I save all of those messages, they mean the world to me. 

What is your opinion on nudity in the modeling industry: should it be embraced and celebrated, or do you think it should be sacred and taken down a bit?  

-I think people should do whatever makes them happy as long as it’s not hurting someone. If someone is comfortable being naked and wants to have pictures taken of them, I say go for it! But I think it’s just as acceptable to want to cover up head-to-toe. People have different levels of comfort, there’s no right or wrong to it.  

A wise man once said, "Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart." You are very successful, yet you manage to be fun loving, optimistic and stay true to yourself. Now how do you deal with failure? 

-It honestly amazes me that people think I’m so successful, most people who know me well think I’m pretty lazyHahah. I try not to let myself see things as “failures.” Sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned, but that just means you have to do something differently the next time. I’ve come to terms with the fact that there’s no such thing as perfection, so I try not to beat myself up about things I do wrong. If I do badly on a test I usually think to myself: “Well, this sucks, but I’m going to study twice as hard next time.”  

Megan Fay (c) American Apparel
I admire how much you love food and how you are not afraid to show it. Living proof that a girl can eat whatever she wants and have an amazing figure. Why do you think society is so obsessed with body image? 

-Thank you! I love that I inspire people in that way but it also saddens me that people seem so surprised when they find out how much I love to eat. I wish there were more people who weren’t afraid to talk about food. In terms of society as a whole, media obviously has a huge impact on how people feel about themselves and their bodies. Growing up we are bombarded with pictures and videos of “perfect” women and men who are fit, beautiful, and successful. It’s easy to begin associating success with physical beauty.  

Lets dig a bit deeper. Every human has a purpose. What do you believe your purpose on this Earth is? 

-To be honest I don’t actually believe every human has a purpose. I’d like to think more that every human gives themselves a purpose. My goal and chosen purpose in life is to help people. I want to make people happy, and let them know there is someone who cares. 

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. What is one word of advice you would like to offer readers?  

-“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Seuss

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