How Supermodel Super Fans Act IRL
With millions of followers on social media, top models like Anna Ewers, Joan Smalls, and Chrissy Teigen are bound to run into fans IRL. Here, they share their favorite encounters.
Released on 6/29/2015
Film by Kloss Films. Styled by Edward Enninful.
They come up to me and they're like, oh hey,
and the recognize me, and I'm just kinda like,
I don't know why you wanna take a picture with me,
but yeah, I don't don't know, I mean,
I think they're all usually pretty good experiences,
it's really nice to meet new people
and kind of make new friends sort of.
One time I had like a girl coming up to me,
and she was like, oh hi I love you, can I take a picture.
It was nice.
They'll say, oh my god, I'm following you,
or, I've seen you, and then they'll say
you're prettier in person,
and I'm like, is that a compliment or?
They can say, like bad stuff, on social media.
But when they actually meet you,
they're just like, oh she's that girl, okay.
A lot of people now I noticed,
just go straight for the selfie.
Like they're like, hey can we get selfie?
They cry sometimes, and I feel very bad,
I'm like, I'm just like you.
Which is a little weird because you're a human
and you're like, I'd like to, at least say hi to you,
you know, so.
You know, your followers,
when they see you in the street
and they tell you that they follow you on Instagram,
it is kinda strange, because you never really think
you're going to meet those people.
Sometimes people come over and like,
oh I know you, can we take your picture,
and like we follow your Instagram, you know.
I feel like social media those day is really important
because first of all it's fun, second of all I love my fans,
you know I really appreciate all the people who follow me
and you know, it gives my strength to be a model,
and just like go on and continue what I do.
Every time a man does approach me, it's always to say,
my wife loves you, or my girlfriend loves you,
and I'm like ugh, why can't I get the guy?
I was on the airplane the other day,
and I was walking off, and this guy was like, are you Lily?
And I was like yeah, and he's like, awesome,
and I was like, awesome.
I don't like it when people ask for questions
when I'm with my family, but I understand they do,
and I always take pictures with everybody
because I feel like it's just, I can't say no,
it's hard for me to say no.
I think if I was in the same position as they are,
I would like to have a picture taken, so,
it's the easiest thing I can do, but it's just,
when I'm with my kids it's not something that I like to do.