OFF DUTY MODELS WHO CARE
1) What are a few things you do to stay environmentally friendly?
To be environmentally friendly I try to avoid eating red meat because it is one of the worst things for the planet in terms of food productions, green house gases and carbon footprint. Choosing to eat other sources of protein instead of red meat reduces my ecological footprint. This makes a small impact on the planet but it is something that I’ve chosen to change in my life in order to do my part!
2) Do you have any favorite sustainable or ethical clothing lines?
I have to admit that the majority of my current closet is not filled with sustainable or ethical clothing. however the more I learn about it (Thanks Britt & ODM/ODC), the more I plan on being a conscious clothes shopper. I love Reformation, Stella McCartney and Urban Renewal at Urban Outfitters, all of which I will check out first when I’m out shopping in the future.
3) What are some of your favorite organic beauty products?
My favourite organic products are from Sage, Burts Bees, and Bite Beauty. I try to look for products with minimal ingredients and ones that are made locally. I also love making home made scrubs from coconut oil and granular sugar (the only time I use granular sugar haha). The scrub is simple, inexpensive and a great solution to dry skin during the cold weather. Definitely trying this, thanks for the tip Zoe!
4) On a day off, you’re heading to your favorite coffee shop. What are you wearing?
On a day off you’ll find me in my ripped denim jeans that I’ve had forever and are probably a little too ripped at this point but I just can’t give them up. I’ll be in my big hoody and some comfy sneakers. Definitely the word “comfy” would describe how I dress on my days off.
5) Tell me about something you’re doing simultaneously with modeling that motivates you. Another job? A project? Volunteering? A hobby?
Over the past couple years I have been using my Instagram platform @Zoes_table (formerly known as @models_eat) to share my passion for healthy eating. @Zoes_table shares my favourite spots to eat in each city, healthy and simple recipes and all things wellness! I am also studying to be a health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Believe me when I say you MUST follow @Zoes_table.... Beautifully curated shots that can get anyone excited about healthy eating.
Recently my friend Dani Seitz and I have brought together girls to come out and play basketball on our “Lady Ballerzz” team. We wanted to bring back that feeling of being on a team sport. Lady Ballerzz is open to any females, no skill set required who want to meet other motivated, inspiring and loving woman through the game of basketball! We have also teamed up with The City Basketball, to motivate and sponsor the inner city youth to reach their potential through basketball.
6) In addition to modeling, what else may you be doing in your future, say 5 years from now?
5 years from now… I will be sharing knowledge and bringing people together to make the world a better place. I know that sounds cheesy but that is really what I think I’ll be doing. Dream big, right? Just looking back at my life 5 years ago it is crazy to reflect on the journey that has brought me to where I am today so who knows what will come in the next 5 years!