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Meet the Models of Scottsdale 16: Grace Koval

Grace Koval

Grace Koval

Scottsdale 16, part of Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations, is an elite group of young, beautiful women in Arizona who can be booked for a variety of events. These outgoing ladies provide a professional yet fun vibe to any atmosphere, whether they’re hosting corporate parties, special events, modeling for promotional events or walking at runway shows.

Meet Grace Koval, who recently gave us tips on the best ways to “sweat pretty” this summer.

How did you start modeling?
Opportunities started right after I moved to Scottsdale and started with Scottsdale 16.

What type of modeling do you like the most and why?
Print modeling is easier for me because I walk way too fast on the runway!

What is your favorite shoot you’ve done?
So far, working with Michael Franco has been my most favorite. He is absolutely amazing at what he does and he is going places!

What’s your favorite modeling photo?
Of course, it is one by Michael Franco.

What advice would you give someone interesting in modeling?
What is meant to be will happen. Work hard, stay healthy and keep your body in great condition. The confidence will show!

What is your favorite place to eat in Scottsdale?
There are a few spots: I love Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale. I also love to go to the Gelato Spot for dessert! They have the best gelato!

What is your favorite bar/nightclub in Scottsdale?
If I am going to be dancing, Maya! If I want to relax, Casablanca or W Scottsdale!

Meet the Models: Tim S.

Meet The Models: Tim S.

Meet the Models spotlights each and every model featured in Scottsdale Living — so you can get to know them better.

Up next on Meet the Models, meet Tim S. (from JANI Model Management), who you can spot in our Fall 2012 issue.

How did you start modeling?

I first started modeling at 22 years old — not too long ago. A former coworker of mine, who had signed with the agency I currently work for (JANI Model Management), recommended that I should try it out. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to, but with all the encouragement from my friends and family, I walked into their office one day, and I have been there since.

What type of modeling do you like the most and why?

I prefer still photo shoots verses runway or television; although, I find all to be fun and exciting. In my experience, my agency has always worked hard at having the best photographers, stylists and all the other people you need to have a successful photo shoot, in a good setting and comfortable environment.

What is your favorite shoot you’ve done and why?

There have been a few that I’ve really enjoyed so far. I really enjoyed my most recent photo shoot for the Talking Stick Resort where I wore some Astor & Black attire that looked amazing and some of the most friendly staff and photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with thus far.

Tim S., Photo: Michael FrancoDo you have an all-time favorite modeling photo?

arrowsThis is a photo taken by the very talented photographer Michael Franco. He really brought out and captured a sort of intense, focused, but elegant feel. Very professional. I love it because it looks amazing.

What advice would you give to someone interested in modeling?

I’d say confidence and believing in your self is key. It is a serious profession and can be a good career if you choose to make it so. Work hard always and conduct yourself in a way that reflects professionalism in everything you do; but most importantly, enjoy what you’re doing, and have fun.

More photos of Tim S.:

Tim S., Photo: Mike Mertes Tim S., Photo: Cory Bergquist Tim S., Photo: Glory Shim Tim S., Photo: Glory Shim


Want to model for Scottsdale Living Magazine?

Email Associate Editor Kristine Cannon your portfolio, including three of your best shots.