Introducing W Model Search Winner Alexis Primous

W’s Fashion and Style Director Edward Enninful and legendary fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti talk about discovering Alexis Primous on Instagram, why she stands out, and more from the set of her fashion shoot for W’s September 2015 issue.

Released on 8/10/2015

Credits

Starring: Alexis Primous, Edward Enninful, and Mario Sorrenti

Transcript

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I'm Alexis, and I am the W Mag Model Search Winner.
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[Edward] Obviously she's very beautiful, but I also liked
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her energy and I liked the fact that she looked
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like she could be from anywhere in the world.
00:18
There was something just cool about her and unique.
00:22
You can't really place a race on her.
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[Teddy] Is there anything that stood out,
00:28
Mario or Edward today?
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[Mario] I mean, she stood out!
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[Edward] She really did.
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Yeah, you know I think it wasn't a,
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she wasn't like a typical beauty.
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I liked, she's just really young and excited,
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and I loved that.
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There was also something in her Instagram photographs
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that she was doing of herself.
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Yeah.
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[Mario] You were like oh wow, that's really beautiful.
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You could see that there was something really,
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really beautiful there.
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I mean coming into this you know it's my first shoot.
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So I was intimidated, nervous, I mean,
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everything under the sun you'd expect from a rookie,
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I think you know, the whole team just kind of really
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made me feel at home and comfortable.
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And I just, I don't know, I guess I feel like
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I'm home now, it's amazing.
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[Edward] You're so incredibly focused.
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[Mario] Yeah, she's amazing.
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Her first shoot, oh my god.
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You guys made it so easy.
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We did beautiful pictures that just came out naturally,
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and they weren't forced.
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She knew what she was doing, and she was very focused,
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and had a really great understanding of her body
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and her movements, and the emotion in the photograph.
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That stood out a lot, for somebody who has
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never done it before.
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I just love her whole, her whole attitude is really fresh.
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And she's excited, she wants to be here,
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she wants to help the picture.
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Great job.
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[Teddy] Lastly, Alexis, was there a favorite look
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that the team put you in today?
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I would have to say the chic look was amazing because,
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you know I think I'm so tomboy and like,
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I just wasn't expecting a photo like that to come out.
02:25
[Teddy] Was this the one with the veil?
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Right, the one with the veil, yeah.
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And the purse, like I hardly ever carry a purse!
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And the makeup, like everything was just amazing.
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I mean, she's very versatile, to do the pictures
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Mario did today, sort of eight pictures, each one different,
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it's not so easy.
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Each picture is still captivating.
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A different person.
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She's a star!
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You guys made it happen!
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She'll be a star.
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She's amazing.
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[Teddy] Thank you very much.
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Thank you!
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[Teddy] Could have told you you are officially signed
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to IMG models?
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Right, that was, I think that's when I um,
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realized that my life was probably gonna change,
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within that moment.