Model| Rachel McKay @_rachmckay
Photographer| Jamie Torrence @jamietphotography
Makeup | Nitzia Montti @nitzym
Hair | Exquisite Lengths
Skin | Tan on the Run @tanontherun
At the age of 24, Rachel McKay has graduated Humber College of Technology and Advanced learning for the Fashion Arts, Business Diploma program.
Prior attending college, McKay was awarded ‘High Skills Major in the Arts’.
Now, she works at MAC Cosmetics as a Make-up Artist, and when not working for MAC, you can find her on and off camera, whether it be acting, modeling, or contributing doing makeup for photo shoots, film sets, or special occasions. McKay is also certified in Esthetics and has her own practice with Eyelash Extensions and Makeup. Rachel is enrolled with both a Principal Agent and a Background Agent. In 2017, she had a small feature in the recent Vin Diesel xXx: Return of Xander Cage movie that was released in January 2017. Following other publications, McKay was in a sequel for Muscle Memory Magazine with Professional Bodybuilder IFBB Pro Eren Legend, has modeled for Campus Crew, and most recently collaborating with AERIE.
Finally, McKay has also competed in a few fitness shows. She has always been very passionate about the fitness industry and shares she would like to explore that side a little more.
FACEBOOK: Rachel McKay
Where were you born? Same place you were raised?
“I was born in Stratford Ontario, and raised in a small town on a farm. Country girl at heart, always.”
What are your hobbies aside from modeling?
“I’m definitely an adventurous, outdoors kind of pers
on. I love anything that has to do with fitness, and being active.”
Do you go to school or have a career?
“I went to school and finished a diploma for Fashion Business and Marketing. I have my own business with doing makeup and eyelash extensions. If I’m not on camera, I like being able to use my other skills for assisting behind the scenes.”
What can you remember about your first shoot ever?
“I was young – 16 I think, in the Bahamas. I remember seeing a photographer, and randomly started shooting.
Funny thing was, my mother and brother were there watching.”
Who is your biggest supporter?
“Family. Family is everything. Without my parents, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They support me in so many areas in my life, and I’m very thankful to have such supportive, caring parents like them.”
What do you have to say to body shamers/haters?
“We all have a beauty that makes us different and unique from everyone else. At the end of the day, just take care of yourself and do what makes you happy. Who cares what other’s think.”
What would you say is your best and worst feature?
“Besides personality, my eyes.
I’ve embraced imperfections because that’s what true beauty is all about.”
Do you like to travel? If yes, where have you been? And where are you planning to take off to next?
“Yes, I absolutely love traveling.
I’ve been all over the place ever since I was a kid. I grew up in a family where my mum loved traveling and decided every year go on a few trips with the family. I’ve been all out East and West in Canada, Bahamas, Mexico, Hawaii, Florida, Australia… just to name a few, but Australia is my absolute favorite. I plan to explore LA, California, for my next trip. It’s a place I haven’t been yet, and for some reason, it’s a top one on my bucket list.”
Single or ready to get out n mingle?
“LOL a little bit of both.
Act like a Queen, think like a King, but don’t get played like a Joker.
What is one sure way to winning your heart?
“Be kind, funny, ambitious, and love me but leave me wild.”
My first toy was my grandad’s old folding bellows camera, I loved the clicks and whirrs it made when I found out it actually produced something from those mechanical hums I was hooked. It wasn’t until 20yrs later that I realized I loved making photographs of people. There’s something very special about the relationship between the person behind the camera and the subject and I try my best to create something that encapsulates the time that I spend with each person I work with. It’s important to me that when making these portraits that the power and control remain firmly with the person stood in front of the lens – because in time that’s all that will remain, the picture that shows 1/250th of a second of what our time together was like. I’m a lover of light; creating moods, narratives, emotions are all about how you read the scene and play with the shadows. If every picture tells a story then each time we press the shutter we add our own little bit to the tale.