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Meet Genevieve Howard-Troll, The Model Who Shaved Her Head, Moved To Paris At 17 And Started Slaying The Fashion World


Genevieve Howard-Troll is a 19-year-old multi-talent slaying in the fashion capital of Paris. Troll not only has a booming modeling career, but she is also an actress. Born in the United States, Troll moved to Switzerland at a very young age. The fresh faced model later headed to Berlin and eventually decided to take over the fashion world in Paris at the young age of 17. We chatted with Troll to learn all about what it felt like to land her very first photoshoot, her best beauty tips and how she keeps in shape. 

We met you during Paris Fashion Week with your buddy @sachamass. What were you doing there? 

We had just come out of the Moncler event when your lovely friend came and talked to us.

How is life in Paris?

Life in Paris is so beautiful and inspiring to me. I love to walk through the streets at night when everyone's sleeping.

How would you describe your style?

Just whatever! haha

What are some of your favorite designers or stores (especially in Paris)?

I don't think any really. I'm not very caught up in brands, whatever I like I like.

How did you get into modeling?

I've always wanted to model since I was young, so one day I decided to put my time and energy into it. I believe everything can be achieved by hard work.

Are you signed to an agency or are you doing things independently?

Yeah, I am currently signed with an agency in Paris, but I'm not bound to them so I can work on my own too. 

How did you feel when you did your first ever photo shoot?

I loved it! I always loved the camera and doing little performances for my parents even at a very young age.

Do you think shaving your hair did benefit your model career?

I don't particularly think so.

What body part/feature do you get the most compliments for?

Definitely my eyes and smile.

Have you ever considered doing a casting show like “America’s Next Topmodel”?


Who was your role model as a child/teenager and how did that help in being a model?

My parents. They didn't necessarily help me become a model they helped me become whoever I want to be. 

Let’s say you have a daughter/a son one day. Would you want them to model, too?

When I have children some day they can be whoever they want to be.

What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progress in this field?

Hopefully you'll see ;)

Any beauty tips you can share?

Be natural, babe. 

Where do you see yourself by the end of this year?

I'll trust in life and see. 

How do you keep yourself in shape?

I go to the gym as often as possible and dance.

Last, but not least: how can people reach/book you?

You can contact me directly through my email on my Instagram account @lady_genevieve