Iggy Azalea dreamed of becoming a model

September 07, 2021

"I imagined they would say, 'You're going to be the next top model.'"
Iggy Azalea dreamed of becoming a model during her childhood.

The 31-year-old became famous as a rapper, but admits that modeling was the initial goal of her life.

Iggy Azalea, who was born and raised in Australia before moving to the United States to pursue her dreams, explained to Billboard: "I have so many embarrassing photos of me with makeup that I thought were really professional."

"In the early 2000s, I was obsessed with reality modeling competitions. "I was watching all these shows and I had the fantasy that I would send my photos to a modeling agency and they would say, 'You're going to be the next top model!'" He revealed.

"Of course, I was only 11 or 12 years old and I did my makeup in a way that I thought was really high fashion and I printed the photos and sent them to modeling agencies, which is now traumatic to think that a trainee opens a folder with all "these photos of an 11-year-old who thinks she is a model", he continued.

Iggy Azalea, who launches her own line of makeup products in collaboration with BH Cosmetics, recalled feeling "offended" by being ignored by modeling agencies.

"I was very offended that they never called me," he said.

Paying attention to colors is a remarkable aspect of the makeup series released by Iggy Azalea and something that remains constant throughout her career, as seen through her atmospheric and brightly colored music videos or photos.

"I understand the colors well. There is always a great emphasis (in my music) on the theory of colors and the incorporation of these emotions. "It's important for me to tell a story through color," he explained.

A story wants to be told through her collaboration with BH Cosmetics: "I focused on eye shadows or lip glosses, especially when BH has such a solid base and I went crazy with the development of colors that I liked and that matched the story that I was creating ", he described.

"I was thinking, 'Who are these girls who are like Bratz dolls, girls from the early 2000s. Who is this man?' What is their universe? ”He continued.

"BH was completely receptive from the beginning to me gaining creative control. "If I do not have creative control over a brand, I am not going to put my name on it, because I have a very specific view on how I want things to be and on the fulfillment of my vision," he stressed.