- Name: Zippora (Zippy) Seven
- Agency: Clyne
Ethnicity: New Zealander
How did you get into modelling and how long have you been doing it for?
I was discovered at a school fair type thing. Jasper [Zippora's brother, also a model] was discovered the same week. He said yes, I originally said no – I didn’t even really know what modelling was then, I thought it was doing Playboy or something. I came around after a while – I’m glad I did, because I love it. I’ve been modelling about 5 years.
Favourite modelling job you’ve done so far?
I loved shooting for Urban Outfitters. When you work with them they take you away to the most amazing, beautiful, unseen places to shoot and it’s like having a holiday for a few days. It’s so much fun.
What do you love about modelling, and what do you hate about it?
I love the travel, and meeting people and being infront of the camera – you get to portray different characters. There are too many good things about modelling to hate it. I’m really grateful to be doing what I’m doing. I don’t really like castings though. The hardest part is being away from people a lot, missing people. It’s quite unpredictable – you can never, ever make plans. Not even for the next week. If someone asks me to go to something in the weekend I have to say ‘maybe’ even if I’d love to go, because I might have to leave the country the day before. You never know.
I’ve always wanted to run away to the circus and become a horseback acrobat. I think that’s what I’d be doing.
Vogue Italia. No – wait, the cover of Italian Vogue.
What’s something people wouldn’t necessarily know about you?
I was painfully shy as a child. So, so shy. Modelling has been good in that respect – it’s forced me not to be so shy.
What’s the last thing you bought?
A new bikini and this really cool old second-hand Auckland University jumper.
Do you have a favourite colour?
Johnny Depp’s wife – Vanessa Paradis. I like her. And Natalia Vodianova.
The North Island of New Zealand. And Venice. I’ve been to so many places all over the world that I didn’t even know existed, but I still love being home.
Draw me a picture of yourself?