Beyond Here Lies Nothing

In 1986, we asked Bob Dylan, the perennial icon of '60s cool, a few seemingly simple questions about his inspirations, regrets, favorite games, and even his last slice of pizza. The premise was straightforward: "Sometimes a simple shopping list can be more revealing than a person's life story." Thirty years later, we're presenting a similar set of questions to some of the most interesting models in fashion today. 

Sarah Brannon

"Growing up, I always wanted to be a model. I was always that weird girl in school. I was always made fun of; I was never that beautiful," Sarah Brannon told us when she interviewed Koché designer Christelle Kocher last year.

Andreea Diaconu

Originally from Romania, Andreea Diaconu has been modeling on-and-off for more than half her life. 

Drake Burnette

Drake Burnette studied art history at the University of Texas.

Bob Recine

Since we started Beyond Here Lies Nothing seven and a half months ago, we have been featuring models—from the well-established to rising stars. For April, however, we decided to focus on a few fashion industry icons, beginning with Bob Recine, the legendary hair stylist, sculptor, and visual artist.

Freja Beha Erichsen

Since she began modelling over a decade ago in 2005, Denmark's Freja Beha Erichsen has become an industry icon. 

Raquel Zimmermann

At the age of 16, Raquel Zimmermann was photographed by Steven Meisel for the cover of Vogue Italiaan experience she has repeated multiple times over the last 17 years.

Toni Garrn

German model Antonia "Toni" Garrn describes herself as "a hyper, impatient, ambitious, and happy gypsy."

Constance Jablonski

Constance Jablonski would like to be "a world-famous pianist, like Chopin or Mozart."

Mario Sorrenti

At this point, Mario Sorrenti's rise to fame is the stuff of legend: his early days as a model, his relationship with Kate Moss in the early 1990s, that Calvin Klein Obsession campaign.

Ysaunny Brito

"I'm a simple island girl in a big city trying to make it," says model Ysaunny Brito.

Hoyeon Jung

Hoyeon Jung made her American runway debut at Opening Ceremony last September.

Marte Mei van Haaster

"I'd like to relive certain moments in life," muses Dutch model Marte Mei van Haaster. 

Hana Jirickova

Czech model Hana Jirickova says she is inspired by "Mother Nature."

Sora Choi

Korean model Sora Choi has a simple wish when it comes to how she'd like to be remembered: "I want people to say, ‘She is such a great/fantastic model!'"

Lineisy Montero

"I am a very introverted person," explains model Lineisy Montero.

Yuka Mannami

Japanese model Yuka Mannami would like to be her own boss. 

Lou Schoof

"When I was a child, I compared a lot to people around me and wished I could live their lives," recalls German model Lou Schoof. 

Charlee Fraser

Born and raised in Australia, Charlee Fraser began her modeling career at Sydney Fashion Week. 

Issa Lish

Model Issa Lish jokes that she aspires to be "Mariah Carey's emergency contact."

Anthony Turner

Fourteen years ago, Anthony Turner was working at a Toni & Guy salon in the Midlands in England. 

Monika Jac Jagaciak

Monika "Jac" Jagaciak started her modeling career early.

Jamie Bochert

Jamie Bochert first caught the fashion industry's eye in the early ‘00s with her Patti Smith-esque looks, but she's far more than a doppelgänger. She's now known for both her modeling work and musicianship, and performs under the name Francis Wolf.

Mayowa Nicholas

Mayowa Nicholas would like to be "an icon." 

Jordan Barrett

"I'm good being myself," says Jordan Kale Barrett—and why wouldn't he be? 

Hanne Gaby Odiele

"I can find inspiration in pretty much anything or anyone," says Hanne Gaby Odiele. "Especially if it's something that was never meant to inspire; a mistake perhaps."

Fernanda Ly

Fernanda Ly wants to be "someone who can make [her] parents proud, someone who is comfortable in their own skin." 

Julia Banas

"I'm inspired by every book I read, every person I meet," says Julia Banas. 

Mark Carrasquillo

If you are a regular reader of Interview, or really any high fashion magazine, you'll recognize the name Mark Carrasquillo.

Dree Hemingway

Dree Hemingway would like to be a "Wes Anderson character."

Ruth Bell

Earlier this week, Ruth Bell opened the Dior Cruise show in Los Angeles.

Kasia Struss

Ten years ago, Polish model Kasia Struss participated in her first Paris Fashion Week.

Angelica Erthal

"I am a Sagittarian with strange tastes, and a total family person," says Brazilian model Angelica Erthal.

Tessa Bruinsma

 When asked who she'd like to be, Tessa Bruinsma simply says "me." 

Katlin Aas

Model Katlin Aas is inspired by "people in their purest and most raw essence." 

Selena Forrest

"I always want to be comfortable being myself," emphasizes Selena Forrest. 

Marjan Jonkman

"I've got a lot of nicknames," says model Marjan Jonkman. "For non-Dutch people, my name is hard to pronounce. My favorites are Marji or March."

Jos├ęphine Le Tutour

When Joséphine LeTutour introduces herself, the Brittany native is charmingly direct.

Aamito Lagum

Born and raised in Uganda, Aamito Lagum famously won the first season of Africa's Next Top Model in 2013.

Meghan Collison

"I like being me," says Canadian model Meghan Collison. 

Cara Taylor

Cara Taylor has been having a pretty good year. 

Nadja Bender

Danish model Nadja Bender isn't resting on her laurels.

Londone Myers

"Have you ever seen Stranger Things?" writes model Londone Myers when we send her our questionnaire. "That show you keep telling yourself you'll watch after work because other people LOVE it, but you never get to it...I am the upside down faced emoji of fashion."

Harleth Kuusik

Harleth Kuusik says her greatest adventure was moving to New York at 16 years old. 

Hayett McCarthy

Born in France and raised in London, Hayett Belarbi McCarthy joined IMG after she was spotted in a pub two years ago. 

Maria Borges

Ask model Maria Borges to describe herself, and she'll succinctly summarize: "I'm Maria Borges, a model with long legs and short afro hair from Africa Angola." 

Catherine McNeil

Australian model Catherine McNeil began modeling at age 14, and since being discovered by Mario Testino 10 years ago, has been a print publication staple.


In 1991, Interview and Christiaan collaborated on a special project: giving free haircuts to members of the public in Central Park..

Ondria Hardin

Who is Ondria Hardin? Ask the model directly, and her answer is the following: "I'm an American. I am a dog mother. I'm evolving. Who are you?"

Greta Varlese

The Italian model, who began her career after participating in an Elite Model Look Italia competition, describes herself as "a strong, emotional, and sensitive young woman who dreams big and still has a lot of things to discover in life."

Amanda Googe

Amanda Googe says she's "still figuring out" who she is. 



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