Name: Nelly Gordpour
Though she’s only been modeling professionally for a year, Nelly has enjoyed her transition from behind the camera to in front of it. Identifying as a photographer for many years, she considers modeling an addition to her passion of working with cameras.
“Ever since my early teen years, I’ve been into art, photography, and fashion. I’ve always had a respect for modeling. I consider it an extension of my artwork,” she said.
She is currently working with Shortstack Modeling, and shares their vision of redefining beauty in the modeling world. “Girls should always keep in mind that agencies are really strict. But it’s always important to be yourself and never change who you are.”
When Nelly isn’t modeling, she is doing volunteer work, working on her photography and fashion design, having her pictures displayed in art shows – Drexel University has featured her – and hanging out with friends in Queens, particularly in Forest Hills with other Shortstack models.
“I love the atmosphere of Queens. There are a lot of nice people wherever you go.”
Nelly will be a freshman at Hunter College in the fall, and hopes to continue modeling with Shortstack. “I’d love to stay with Shortstack, and I’m open to other agencies.”