Tinamarie Clark, Model

Photo: Spencer Heyfron

How long have you been a model?
My grandmother said that I walked out of the womb a model. I have people I knew in first grade Facebooking me saying, like, “Holy shit, you actually did it.”

But what if you had turned out short and ugly?
I don’t know what I would’ve done if my body didn’t come along. Luckily, I grew to be five feet nine.

Are your parents supportive?
My mother is my best friend. I talk to her on the phone five times a day, at least. I really feel like my mom and I are soul mates. I know it sounds weird.

Not really. Lots of girls say that.
I’ve had a boyfriend for five years, and it’s a joke that I’m going to be at the altar and say, “I love you more than anyone … except my mom.”

Interview by Emma Rosenblum

Tinamarie Clark, Model