Miranda Rayne Torrey
Updated: May 30, 2020
World Class Child Model Magazine would like to welcome amazing young model Miranda Rayne Torrey.
Name: Miranda Rayne Torrey
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Golden red brown
Clothing Size: Kids 7/8
Shoe size: 3
Zodiac sign: Libra
Hobbies: Singing, cheering and painting
Years modeling: 6
Countries visited: I was blessed to have had the opportunity to cruise to Bahamas with my Mom, Dad and the USA National Miss organization when I was USA National Miss Downeast Maine Princess in 2017.
Likes: Cheese, Ice cream, pizza
Dislikes: meat, celery, tomatoes
World Class Child Model Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
I am from the beautiful state of Maine. I live with my mother, father, Grand Mother and my 2 cats. I have 9 siblings, however none of them live with us because I was adopted at birth. My mother and father unfortunately couldn't have children so out of love my aunt offered to be a surrogate for them.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Please tell us about your modeling experience.
I actually began modeling after I competed in my first few pageants. We needed images for a Most beautiful optional so we hired a local photographer and I won Overall Photogenic, Most beautiful, and Overall Best Smile with the images. Shortly after that my mother started submitting a few images to some online contests. I was the overall second runner up in the Couto Pageants 2015 Photo Contest which included women and girls of all ages. It wasn't until about 6 months later that my mother learned of some online magazines and began submitting images to a few of those. I was honored to win my first cover in February 2016 with Beyond the Moon High Fashion Magazine. Since that time I've been in multiple magazines.
Since that time I've been chosen as a model to walk at New York Fashion Week for Little Royals, Camilla Couture, De Lauraine Designs, Wanda Beauchamp and Love Baby J Couture. I modeled the last 4 years at Shutterfest in St Louis, the last 2 years for Clickcon in Chicago. I even had the opportunity to be a model in the class for world renowned photographer Roberto Valenzuela. And a local photographer Melissa J Albert used and image that she took of me at one of our sessions as her submission to the Top Photographer Competition with Adorama and Nigel Barker. Miss Melissa won a spot into the Semi finals.
World Class Child Model Magazine: How were you discovered?
I'm not sure I'd say that I was discovered. My Mom always just looked for new things for me to try and would always ask me if I wanted to try something or go to an event, whatever. When I competed in my first pageant I said yes and than modeling just kind of happened from there. I began modeling for some local photographers, was signed to a local agency in Maine. Unfortunately that really didn't go anywhere and a short time later the agency closed. My Mom's done all the leg work. For us modeling is fitting in time to do it around my just being a kid. But I love it!
World Class Child Model Magazine: What made you decide to become a model?
When my Mom first asked me about photo's they were for a pageant but it was so much fun. Then I eventually started doing some more. I got to wear beautiful dresses, where make up, have my hair done and for some shoots I even get to act out a part. All images weren't just of me being me but some were couture, wearing 50's wardrobe, doing a Candy girl shoot, or being a Goth girl, etc. Each shoot is different which I love.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What is your favorite style of modeling and why?
All shoots are fun but I like being apart of the planning and then the time after the photographer gets the shots they want I get to pose myself. I can pose independently which I think surprises some people. Sometimes I'm even able to do the posing from the start and then they say 'they love that' but can you move your arm here? Leg there, whatever? It's a collaboration. But I guess I love having a character most when I'm modeling.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Who's your mother agency and why did you choose them. Or why do you freelance?
Currently I don't have a mother agency, I'm freelance. The local agency I was originally signed to didn't provide much assistance and eventually closed. There just doesn't seem to be a lot of kid/tween modeling need in Maine. I was however accepted to MMG Model-Talent-Celebrity Management in New York but we haven't signed a contract yet. We talk about it often and although I love modeling my Mother and I want me to be a kid first, model second. So we fit modeling in after just being a kid. It actually has worked out, I love to model, I would do a little more if there were more opportunities but I like hanging with my friends, doing pageants, volunteering, cheering. I have so many other interests and actually have an opportunity to try out most of them.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Which designers did had a chance to model for?
I love walking the runway for designers, I think the one I remember the most is when I walked for De Lauraine Designs, I think I was 7. It was the first year that I attended New York Fashion Week. Miss Toni the designer, her theme was Elegant Vampires which I thought was cool. I actually was able to walk twice showing a different gown in each. With most of my past runway experience being pageants at that time I was comfortable on the runway and walked down so confidently, Mom told me later that Miss Toni was impressed by my walk, posing and confidence. The funny thing was, the first time I went down the runway I had this great big smile on my face. You know, a pageant smile! But when you're walking on a runway for a designer I was told later that the model's don't really smile. Mom forget to tell me that. Luckily Miss Toni liked that my walk and that my facial expression had been different then the others. I won an opportunity to be used as a promotional model for De Lauraine Designs and received a life size poster wearing one of their gowns once that seasons shows were complete. It's pretty cool!
World Class Child Model Magazine: Which designer was your favorite and why?
I think Love Baby J Couture is probably my favorite. I mentioned earlier that I was chosen to walk for Love Baby J but unfortunately due to Covid 19 I think New York Fashion Week will be cancelled this September so I wont have the opportunity to walk for Miss Jennifer. And if it's not cancelled I don't think my Mom will feel comfortable going to NY since there is currently no vaccine or real treatment for the disease.
My favorite pageant dress was however designed by Love Baby J Couture, a blue and white highlow with blue roses built into the skirt and white roses adorning the layers that I wore at the USA National Miss national competition. It's stunning! Love Baby J highlighted some images I had taken in the gown on the Love Baby J Couture Facebook Page.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Which major fashion shows have you modeled in?
I walked at New York Fashion Week twice, opened for David's Bridal Show, and walked in the RMOTY Fashion Show as well as a few local Fashion shows to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. And I was supposed to model at Art Hearts Fashion Show but due to a family illness we had to cancel. Hopefully I'll get another opportunity to attend in the future.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Which fashion show was your favorite and why?
I think my first year at New York Fashion Week with Society Fashion Week was probably my favorite just because it was the first time but the one I am most proud of is one that I actually showed designs in. Last August my designs were showcased in the Audacious Fashion Magazine's fashion show. I couldn't attend because the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant was the same weekend and I was competing so we shipped out T-Shirts that I had designed for my personal platform Kid's Speak. Those designs were showcased in the show. Miss Liz Hallford the magazine's publisher even held a special photoshoot (without my knowledge) sold all of the T-Shirts and included the images in a 10 page spread in the magazine as well as the Cover. The proceeds from the sale of the T-Shirts were donated to the Crown CARES Anti Bulling Education Non-profit.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What is your biggest success as a model so far?
That's really hard. I'm not sure I think of things as a success. I just do what I love and am lucky and blessed that some designers, photographers and magazines allow me to walk for them, model for them or my images to be in the magazines or calendars. I just always try to be myself, be respectful and open to new opportunities. I know I've been blessed to have some amazing opportunities, each of which I am so happy and thankful for.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What is your secret to scoring runway jobs?
Just be yourself. Show your personality on the runway. When I competed in my first Maine State Pageant and went out on the stage in my runway and then my gown my Mom said one thing right before I went off to the stage. She asked me 'you love your dress'? I said 'yes', because she always allowed me to help pick out my own wardrobe. Then she replied, 'so your job is to tell the judges just how much you love your dress without saying a word to them'. I just knew what that meant. I always think about that before I walk any runway, either I'm trying to sell the dress or trying to win a competition and need the buyers or judges to see how much I love the item to win or get it sold. I always think about that before I go on the stage.
World Class Models Magazine: Tell us about some of your favorite photoshoots. I had so many amazing opportunities for shoots but I think my favorites have to be when I got to dress up as a Candy Girl, I helped the photographer Miss Melissa and my Mom glue candies all over the dress. It was made completely out of candy as well as a humungous lollipop that I actually got to eat part of and I wore a long pink, blue and white wig. The Love Baby J shoot I did with twinkle lights, a swing, top hat and in my favorite blue and white highlow I talked about earlier. A Goth shoot where the photographer Miss Kerri-Jean designed the dress, I wore a short black wig and got to have a very long black cape which looks like wings in the final image and Mr David Byrd from Reality Reimagine helped with a composite, the final image is stunning! Another I modeled last year on a piano where the photographer Mr. Eric of Geniune Burke Art made my skin wood in post so I was a puppet. And an impromptu shoot, I was at the graffiti wall in St. Louis and happened upon a photographer Mr Jim Cairns from Jim Cairns Photography, LLC and model Madelyn Yonts they invited me to join them and the image, well is amazing! Than probably one of my most recent shoot I had a pageant shoot with Tess J. Photography here in Maine, I was stunned by the images. They were breathtaking. There truly as so many, each unique and special. I love them all.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What is your secret to finding the right photographers to work with and why?
My Mom does a lot of searching, she knows me and what I like, what my overall look is. I have an old fashioned softness to the structure of my face, or so she calls it. But she also says I'm like a chameleon where each image I can really look different which has actually helped me do well in many different styles and shoots. I open to anything, well anything my Mom allows. Shoots have to be age appropriate. I'm short so can still do some shoots where the overall image makes me look younger, like last year I carried a life size teddy bear to a photo booth at Clickcon where I was scheduled to model. The photographers seemed to really like it since there was a line. I looked young in those images, but that same week I had other shoots where I looked my age or even older. It seems to work to my advantage that I'm a smaller model. I can look younger or even older in images depending on the styling.
World Class Child Model Magazine: How do you prepare for a photoshoot?
Preparing for shoots has definitely gotten more organized as I've gotten older. I try to do a facemask and make sure to exercise some the day before. Make sure to have clean hair, clean nails, no nail polish or it should be clear. Bring white or nude undergarments, a choice of shoes, different things that can change a look like sunglasses, a couple scarfs, difference hair pieces, elastics, jackets, etc. Just things to mix up the images a little without having to do a complete wardrobe change. And don't forget to bring a brush, snacks and a drink you might be at the shoot for a while.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Tell us about your publishing success so for.
Now, that's a list.
-Snap Model Magazine Children Vol 5 August 2016 Interview 3 pages and back inside cover
-Beaux Couture Summer 2016, back inside cover
-Pure Petites Magazine July 2016, 6 page spread
-February 2016 Beyond the Moon High Fashion Magazine Cover Model
-Snap Model Magazine Vol 12 Oct 2016
-A'La Mode Issue #21 December 2016
-Love Model Mag 2016
-Prestige Fall 2016
-Beyond the Moon Magazine, 2016 Vol 4, 2 pages
-Beyond the Moon Magazine, Feb 2016
-A'La Mode Child-Teen Model Magazine, Issue #2 Feb 2016
-Model Life Magazine, April 2016
-MSM Most Beautiful Issue 11 Vol 9 2017, 4 page spread and bio
-Enchanting Model Magazine Feb 2017, 2 pages
-Enchanting Model Magazine March 2017, 4 pages
-January 2017 Vol 2 A'La Mode Cover Model, back cover and 2 pages in the magazine
-2017 USA National Miss 12 Month Calendar Miss January
-Shutter Magazine, nationally published
-2017 Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant 12 Months of Caring Calendar shared Miss September with my sister queen Skyla Libby, USA National Miss Downeast Maine Jr Teen
-USA National Miss Mass./Conn/Rhode Island & New England American Women of Service, 2018
-Crown CARES Model of the Year, 2019
-Crown CARES National Advertisement and inside back cover of all USA National Miss Program Books. Website and Facebook Page. 2020
I know there are more, but this is the list I know of hand about. My quote answering the question 'Why do you do pageants' was also published in the book 'Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Pageantry' by Jackie B Watson. I am honored and truly cannot believe how blessed I have been to be chosen for so many amazing opportunities. There are so many beautiful girls and models, it's still hard for me to believe.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Any modeling tips for up and coming models?
Don't be afraid of the word 'No' and don't let it get you discouraged. Your look might not be right for one job but somewhere out there someone is looking for you! Your look, your uniqueness. Show them that whenever your interviewing for a job. It will never steer you wrong.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Any video commercial or film experience?
In Maine we haven't found a lot of commercial or film opportunities yet but I have been on TV, the news promoting the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure and Toys for Tots. This past Fall I was also cast in the play Annie Jr. with Lisbon Drama Club (which is part of the High School) it was the 10 year anniversary so they opened up auditions to the community. I didn't have a speaking part that was left for most of the High school students or older cast but was able to have some pretty important parts dancing on tables and being lifted during some of the dancing. It was so much fun! And it was only my second play. I later was cast as a child lead in 'Cat on a hot tin roof' by Tennessee Williams with the Studio Theater of Bath but unfortunately that had to be postponed. I'd love to do more acting or be in a commercial. I've won the title of USA National Miss Maine Jr. Spokesmodel the last 3 years and won an Overall Interview Award at a pageant so I guess I do pretty good speaking. I also was supposed to speak at 'We Believe' a Youth Conference in Canada about Kids Speak with over 8000 in attendance and 80,000 steaming live but had to regretfully withdraw due to unforeseen circumstance. Hopefully I'll have other opportunities like it in future. World Class Models Magazine: Tell us about your upcoming fashion shows.
Well I worry about upcoming shows. It's kind of like things this summer, I was supposed to go to Chicago and model at Clickcon but that was cancelled until next year. I'm supposed to model at New York Fashion Week in September as well as compete at the Maine Academic Scholarship State Pageant but I'm worried that one or both will be cancelled. I don't think my Mother will allow me to go to NY right now even if NYFW it's cancelled but I believe that new opportunities come when others are lost. I am actually one of the finalists to possibly be a Brand Ambassador for designer Korn Taylor so print and runway for his label could be in store for this year. No matter what happens I'm excited to see what the upcoming year holds.
World Class Child Model Magazine: Do you volunteer for any cause?
When I began competing in pageants one of the biggest things that the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant promotes is volunteering. So at the age of 6 until now I've volunteered for so many causes and invested hundreds of hours volunteering in my town and communities across Maine and even out of State. I helped my Mom and others photographers organize a plan a photo shoot in St. Louis for Anti-bulling. Those opportunities helped me see and understand the real need that others have and sparked my wanting to start my own personal platform 'Kids Speak' which promotes volunteering, self worth, achievement by working for your dreams and not letting your circumstances or past experiences dictate who you can be. I actually won the title of USA National Miss Role Model Princess in 2017, Jr. Community Service Winner and USA National Miss Maine Jr. Role Model Award as well as receiving the Presidents Volunteer Service Award and the Maine Governors Role of Honor Award the last 4 years for all the volunteering I've done. It must be close to 1000 hours now since I was 6. Everyone really should volunteer.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What is your personal fashion style?
I just love fashion so I'm not sure I can pick just one. I try to wear fashion according to my mood, sometimes maybe the day isn't exactly what I want so sometimes dressing up a little in those situations lifts your spirits. Whatever I pick though I try not to be afraid to try something new. Current trends are great but its even more fun when you come up with your own look or ideas. That's why I started designing, I designed my own casual wear outfit that I wore at the USA National Miss national pageant AND it was chosen as the Pageant Planets Top 21 Adorable Junior Division Casual Wear Looks from USA National Miss 2017, I think it was like #4 on the list. Fashion allows you to show your personality.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What is your secret to success.
I'm a hard worker and always just try to be myself. I don't pretend to be someone or something I'm not. I'm open to opportunities but have no problem saying 'no' if I don't feel that something will benefit everyone involved. With my Mom and Dad I've be taught that I can do and achieve anything to so its not often that I shy away or don't try something new.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What would you like to accomplish as a model in 2020.
I think it would be awesome to be chosen as the 'face' for a designer, store or label. Maybe be in a national ad of some kind for a clothing line. Make a commercial, be on a tv show or in a movie. That would be crazy fun.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What would be your ultimate modeling dream job?
My ultimate modeling dream is to be on the cover of Vogue Magazine.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What is your overall modeling goal?
My goal is to keep working. Maybe have my name more well known, have someone in another State say my name 'Miranda Rayne' and the person they are talking to know who I am and I'd love to be on TV or in a movie.
World Class Child Model Magazine: What legacy as a model would you like to leave behind?
I want my legacy not only to be how good I was as a model but how much I truly care about other people. I want other kids and people to know that they can be anything they want. With hard work, and a little luck your dreams can come true!
World Class Child Model Magazine: Where can we learn more about your work?
I can be found on Facebook in a few places
@mirandaraynemodel is my modeling page
@mirandaraynequeen is my pageant page
@kidszspeak is my Kids Speak Platform page
@Miranda_rayne_model on Instagram and I'll have a new website coming out soon so watch for it.
World Class Child Model Magazine: How can someone hire you for modeling jobs?
I can be contacted at any of the platforms above or by emailing MirandaRayneModel@gmail.com
World Class Child Model Magazine would like to thank for this wonderful interview.
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Rachel and Miranda
All Images by Tess J Photography @tessjphotography
Hamu by Tess J Photography
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