“I like being me,” says Canadian model Meghan Collison. Her definition of me, however, is a little outside of the box: “[I’m] some sort of alien-cat, scary hybrid named Meghan Collison,” she explains. Still in her 20s, Collison won the Mode model search 10 years ago and has been working consistently ever since. You’ve seen her in campaigns for Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Prada, Proenza Schouler, and Theory, among many others, and on the runway at last month at Boss and Proenza. Models.com has named her “an industry icon,” and she’s no stranger to Interview (check her out in Craig McDean and Karl Templer’s “No Compromise” editorial from our September 2016 issue).
THE PERSON I ADMIRE THE MOST:
My brother—he did it alone.
SOME THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME:
Vintage horror film actresses, ’90s Marilyn Manson, babes of the ’60s, pin-up art work, country music, black metal face paint, bondage wear, pretty flowers, natural disasters, the ocean, art work of the Virgin Mary crying, antiques, eyes, Iceland, and old school photo booths.
QUESTIONS I CAN’T ANSWER:
EVENTS I WISH I’D WITNESSED:
I’m obsessed with conspiracy theories. I don’t even know where to begin with this question.
THINGS I’D LIKE TO IMPROVE ABOUT MYSELF:
Brain > heart
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
I’ve had the privilege to work with some really amazingly talented people.
MY GREATEST VICE:
Chips and French fries. All forms of potatoes, really.
GAMES I PLAY:
Smacking people’s iPhones out of their hands when they least expect it.
THINGS I’LL BE REMEMBERED BY:
I don’t know. Ask me when I’m a ghost.
SOME THINGS I’D RATHER FORGET:
I probably should save this question for the therapy I’m never going to go to.
MY IDEA OF HAPPINESS:
“A neurochemical con job.”
ONE LAST FAVOR I’D LIKE TO ASK:
Can you feed Penny? (My cat for those few of you who are wondering, “Who’s Penny?”)
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