Cover Q + A: Victoria Odom

Victoria Odom

Age: 17

Hometown: Fairhope, Ala.

Education: International Baccalaureate (IB) senior at Fairhope High School and hoping to be accepted to Tulane University in New Orleans

Pets: Two dogs (“Patches O'Houlihan” and Sophie, a boykin spaniel)

- Sponsors -

Your Last Job: Lifeguard at Fairhope Yacht Club and Camp S.M.I.L.E. for children and adults with disabilities

Guilty Pleasure: I habitually eat marshmallow fluff out of the container when I'm stressed. I have recently discovered almonds and marshmallow fluff taste just like Jordan Almonds.

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter

Beauty Product You Can't Live Without: Old Spice deodorant in Pure Sport, because it smells like a guy, but in a good way! Probably not something I should publish in a magazine, but oh well. That and a good eyelash curler. 

What You're Reading: My calculus book is the closest thing to literature I have touched in a while, but I'm hoping to catch up on some reading this summer.

TV Show You're Embarrassed To Admit You Watch: I crammed three seasons of “Breaking Bad” into three days over Thanksgiving break.

Favorite Local Dish: Bama Roll from Fuji San

How did you get into modeling? Not intentionally…Lawren from the Mobile Bay staff came up to me while I was on lifeguarding duty at Fairhope Yacht Club and asked if I was interested! 

What was it like to be on a photo shoot? My dad is a photographer, so I am used to being the one holding the light while he takes pictures of other people. It was a little strange to have the attention on me, but the staff made it fun and comfortable. 

Takeaways from the Shoot – The Good, Bad and Funny: Good – everyone was really nice and understanding. Bad – walking around downtown Mobile in heels and bringing Chacos for my “slip-on” shoes instead of flip flops. Funny – I am obviously not a model, so when the stylist was trying to show me how to “go Vogue, ” it was just a really sad, uncoordinated attempt on my part to mirror what he was doing. But it was a good laugh!

Click here to see photos from “Pop of Color, ” Victoria's modeling debut! staff

Get the best of Mobile delivered to your inbox

Be the first to know about local events, home tours, restaurant reviews and more!