She is back! We are thrilled to have our pro-size 6 fit model star, Leah McGarry (formerly known as Leah Heifferon), as our August Model of the Month. Book publisher turned model, Leah has a decade of experience in the industry working for clients like DVF, Madewell, and Tory Burch. Continue reading to find out more about Leah and her fit model experience!
1. Where are you from?
The middle of the desert near Tucson, Arizona. We had a horse, goats, chickens, and grew our own vegetables. People are always surprised to hear this about me, probably because I love New York City so much.
2. What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?
I’m into good food, weird wine, reading and hiking upstate.
3. Favorite clients from the biz?
I feel so lucky to have been able to work with such great clients! Some favorites include Madewell, Gap, DKNY, Rag & Bone, DVF, Tory Burch, Zac Posen–to name just a few!
4. Dreams/goals anything else of interest?
I’d love to fit for some sustainable brands. I see more and more of them launching and I’d love to be a part of that movement.
5. Career highlights?
Getting to work for Diane von Furstenberg for 8 years was amazing–it
was great to have something so steady in an industry that is
constantly changing; it really felt like a family.
Getting to travel with them to Hong Kong was also very cool, as was going to Milan with Ralph Lauren!
6. How did you get into fit modeling?
I was working in publishing, selling translation rights to American novels to international publishers, and was looking for a way to supplement my income. I started getting more and more fit clients and decided to make the switch to fitting full-time. I miss my other life sometimes but I still enjoy books in my free time.