Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Who's that Girl? - Ellis Cooper

Age: 20

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Currently live: big ol' London

Photo by Walnutwax

Day job (what pays the bills): 

I don't have a day to day job, I should probably get one but I get by just doing modelling. Thankfully my parents will help me out if I can't eat but that's a rarity, touch wood!!! 

Photo by Walnutwax


I have a Jewelery collection which is due to be released when I get back from Australia, it uses all natural animal skulls, it's been a really fun process so far but still so much work to be done! 


Purely to be happy and successful whether it be in my modelling or anything else I may want to tackle. 

Photo by Walnutwax


I am very single.


I bummed around at school and failed pretty much everything, I would say I regret not going to college or university but I don't. I've always been more creative than academic and it's not done me any harm as of yet!

What was growing up like for you? 

It was okay, pretty easy breezy up until I hit 15 then it got tough, I tackled an eating disorder for a few years and got myself into some very sticky situations and dark places but I suppose it's character building. Can't let the bullshit drag you down!

Do you see yourself as Model? 

I didn't for a while, I doubt myself a lot but now I'm getting published and big photographers ask to take my picture, it's surreal. I shot my first cover feature recently and it's exciting. Hopefully there will be more than one.

Photo by Walnutwax

When did you become involved in modelling and what do you love about it?

I dappled a little when I was in my teens but decided to get into 'glamour' when I turned 18. I love the whole process, I can't complain at all. I see and hear models complain about the long hours and the cold studios or locations and I just think, fucking get a grip! We get paid to look pretty and gyrate in front of a camera, how can any girl not love that!?!

Photo by Walnutwax

Photo by Walnutwax

What do you admire in other women?

It depends, I, like any other red blooded human look at beautiful women and admire their aesthetic value but I have such a mass of respect for women who have families and a career. Women kick ass!

Photo by Walnutwax

Photo by Walnutwax

Who is Ellis Cooper?

Oh fuck, I don't really know. She's an idea, a fictional character I made up I suppose. She gets her boobies out. Hopefully people like it.

What would you like to do more in the future?

Travel, see the world. America being my next port of call. 

Where do you draw inspiration from?

I guess, pretty much everything. I think everyone takes in a lot more than they realise then regurgitates these ideas and functions at a later date.

How would you describe your style?

A really poor excuse for a girl. The majority of my wardrobe is black or neutral tones, ill fitted t-shirts and trainers. I find it very difficult to get 'dressed up' I don't feel sexy in a skimpy dress or low cut top.

Are you a fashion brands girl or do you just wear what you like or whats comfortable?
I just wear what I like, I'm not a designer whore. I don't prance around with a Mulberry handbag and Christian Louboutin's telling everyone how much I paid for them. That really makes me angry actually. Girls putting pictures on Facebook or twitter of their new extravagant purchase. All fur coat no knickers!

Who would you say is your style icon?

I don't think I have one to be honest. I love the way men dress more than chicks. If I could I'd wear a slick tailored suit every day but I don't think the world is ready for women in three piece power suits yet.

Tales of love & lust?

ooh, juicy! I've had one serious relationship but it's not for me. I'm a huge believer that there is one person for everyone… in every city. haha that's a joke but I do get bored very easily with men, I suppose when I meet my version of Ryan Gosling I'll stop getting bored but until then, we shall see.

What do you look for in the opposite sex? And what are the number 1 deal breakers?
I like a strong, confident man. I love it when you go somewhere with a guy and he can hold his own in an unfamiliar social circle. It's so important. A deal breaker for me is definitely men in UGG boots or flip-flops, sorry dudes but COME ON! I can tolerate a lot but bad footwear is a no go.

What is it that you love most about being a woman?

Having the power. Women can control anyone and everyone with a pair of boobs and a good bum, men can't control anyone with their penis. It's a fact that a girl no matter what she looks like could have a man in her bed at the drop of a hat, just because she has a vagina. Men on the other hand they have a work so hard. I'm not saying I exploit this super power, quite the opposite in fact but knowing is enough.

When no one is around what is Ellis usually doing?

Probably being an idiot. Dancing around my bedroom, Really cliche things like that. My best friend always tells me, if the men that look at my pictures could see me when it's just him and I, no one would believe it was the same person. I must be THAT bad!!

Is there a public and private Ellis?

Well I don't walk around topless in day to day life but I don't think much else changes.

What's your take on life and what advice would give any of your fans?

Don't sweat the small stuff and definitely don't sweat the big stuff!  

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