“I have a good feeling Christa Sandstrom is that Arizona fresh face that will actually go global,” Brian Hill, executive director of Phoenix Fashion Week, said about the emerging model who is a Gilbert native.
Featured in major publications such as Mainsteam Magazine, Glamour Magazine Italy and Runway Magazine, Christa Sandstrom is being recognized as “on the rise,” and is quickly becoming one of the most famous models in Arizona, according to Sean Normoyle, publisher of Mainstream Magazine.
In addition to being featured in major editorial spreads of various magazines, Sandstrom has also worked with globally renowned designers such as GUESS by Merciano, Ted Baker London, Gemma Gucci, the late Oscar de la Renta, MAC Cosmetics, and many others.
Sandstrom has worked in various campaigns and participated in several fashion weeks that have taken place across the nation. Sandstrom currently models under the Ford/Robert Black Agency in Scottsdale and has recently campaigned for the Talking Stick Resort for release pool parties in Phoenix.
“Christa has always had a passion for our industry since she was a young teen model we started representing. We are so proud of her success and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. The sky is the limit for Christa,” said Sheree Hartwell of the Ford/Robert Black Agency.
Sandstrom admits she has always had an interest in a modeling career, stating that “it had always been a dream of [her’s], and it didn’t help that [she] was always taller than average.” Sandstrom began her modeling expedition when her mother enrolled her in a modeling school at the age of twelve. She was discovered as a model, however, during an international competition by the International Model and Talent Association in New York City, New York.
Sandstrom states that while modeling has always been a dream of her’s, she considered and still considers a different career path in the future. She has considered careers such as veterinary science because of her love for animals, but now has an interest in becoming a broadcast journalist.
For now, however, Sandstrom is fully committed to her modeling career, stating that she is focused on “getting to the next level as a model.” Sandstrom has an intensive diet and fitness regime she commits to in order to feel and look her best. “I do an hour of cardio every day with high intensity,” she said. “I eat a lot of superfoods and a lot of veggies. I also love to do yoga.”
Although Sandstrom can be seen on the runway sporting a Cinderella blue minidress with lace detailing by Ted Baker London or a plaid pantsuit by Daniel Esquivel on the runway, she admits that her personal style mostly consists of blacks and greys. “It’s a bit edgy but still well-put together,” Sandstrom explained. She admitted that she loves to pair her neutral outfits with a pop of color on her feet with colored flats or heels.
Sandstrom has been praised by photographers and stylists since she began her modeling career. “It is amazing that someone that beautiful is so humble and friendly. It makes her so easy to work with and I feel honored to have had the opportunity,” David Apeji, a photographer from Pixyst Premium Imaging LLC, said about Sandstrom. Jackie Marin, a fashion stylist, stated that Sandstrom “knows how to bring high fashion” and is “one of her favorite models in Arizona.”
Sandstrom says that she loves her career because of its “competitive nature” and that it has always “pushed [her] to become [her] best.”