CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- From modeling at the Charleston Town Center with the Teen Board program to walking the runway during New York Fashion Week, Kelsey Hall, 16, has started to make her path in the modeling industry.
From a young age, she's wanted to be a model.
"Growing up, I loved playing dress up," she said. "I always wanted to put clothes together or draw clothes designs. I had probably over five standard-sized 3-ring-binders filled with clothes designs and outfit combinations.
"When I got the chance to walk a runway for Fashion Bug in Cross Lanes, at age 7, I was hooked!"
Hall, a junior at Winfield High School, was determined to pursue modeling and found ways to get noticed by agents.
"I started small, walking around at small stores such as Fashion Bug. I began doing mall shows, sending photos to agents and going on out-of-the-blue trips to audition maybe one or two days after learning about them.
"When you can not only wow a designer or agent with walking and posing skills, but also show that you have the ambition to do whatever it takes to further your career, you stand out," she said.
This summer, Hall really got the chance to stand out. Living what's quite possibly most models' dream, she went to New York City for Fashion Week.