“Indeed Ava was stunningly beautiful. Her simplicity and total lack of pretence only heightened this beauty. The Studio was well known for its assembly-line treatment used to produce a chain of look-alike dolls that conformed to the MGM aesthetic model. Ava had absolutely no need to be remade. She acquiesced to much of the procedure, but put her foot down when it came to plucking out her eyebrows and replacing them with a thin pencil line. Sydney Guilaroff, MGM’s master hairstylist, who later became Ava’s friend, recalled:
"She had so much elegance and natural beauty that instinctively she resisted MGM’s elaborate makeup process, consenting only to a light coat of pancake. She applied her own lipstick and added a little mascara to her eyelashes, then powdered down. She rather liked a sheen on her face, a natural tone value, and I admired and encouraged her for that.”
- from Ava’s bio by Gilles Dagneau Beautiful, Wild, Innocent
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Trevor Feehan at MGM Models
What’s your favourite thing about modelling?
For me my favourite thing about modelling has to be not only the chance to travel, but the chance to meet all these amazing people. I feel I have built friends for life in the last year.
What is the soundtrack to your life at the moment?
The soundtrack to my life has to be “Life Round Here” by James Blake and Chance the Rapper. I listen to that song at least twice a day.
What is your favourite quote?
I’ve always tried to live my life by the quote “leave a legacy” it always reminds me to be as vibrant as I can everywhere I go.
What would your dream shoot be?
I have two dream shoots actually. The first would have to be bombing down a mountain on my longboard in a designer suit, and the second of a very similar nature would be to play hockey in a designer suit.