'Model Squad': Actress Caroline Lowe hopes the new show will help people see the reality of the glamour industry
The 23-year-old model talks about her journey as a model from the beginning and where she sees herself in the next 5 years, well, probably with a 'ring on her finger'.
Blue eyes, ash-brown hair and a glowing girl-next-door vibe, Caroline Lowe's story as an accomplished model and actress began years ago when her mother took her friend's suggestion very seriously. "Your daughter should be a model," Caroline's mother's friend suggested and soon enough 15-year-old Caroline was enrolled in a newspaper competition in her hometown in Florida. "I won the competition and that meant I won a free photoshoot. After that, I moved to New York with my agency and they signed me up in all these cool locations around the world," says the now 23-year-old Caroline, who has starred in advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, American Eagle, Aeropostale and Pantene and even appeared in movies such as 'How To Be Single' and 'War Dogs.' Now the young model is one of the core cast members of E!'s newest reality docu-series 'Model Squad,' which premieres on September 4 at 8/7 CST.
As one of the youngest members of the squad, Caroline believes it's nice to have her girls give advise on the jobs and projects she aspires to book. "This industry can be very overwhelming so to have girls around you who know exactly what you are going through and also know the client you're working with can be of great help," she says adding that her squad is also, "so easy to hang out with."
Her squad includes models Devon Windsor, Olivia Culpo, Daniela Braga, Hannah Ferguson, Ping Hue, Nadine Leopold, Ashley Moore and Shanina Shaik. "We are very similar when it comes to the industry but we all have different stories and different backgrounds. There's huge diversity amongst our squad but as far as friendship goes, we have all known each other some way or the other even before filming," shares Caroline. The new series promises to be a heart-warming drama taking you through trials and tribulation of the modeling world, answering all your questions about the "glamour" industry and revealing to you the reality of it.
"I am really excited for people to finally understand because all the shows we have had before about modeling has been that of a competition and raising models. But this is probably one of the shows that tells you what modeling is actually all about," says Caroline. Aware that a lot of people have misconceptions about the modeling world thinking that it's all about having a pretty face and traveling, Caroline hopes the show will command a bit more respect towards the industry. "People will see the sacrifices we make for the job and what all we give up to be in the industry and busting our butts to be successful," she adds.
However, even though being a model means being ever-so-ready to fly and film, shooting 'Model Squad' meant having to spend quality time with model friends, uninterrupted with crazy schedules. "Filming the series actually meant we got to hang out and enjoy great trips and vacations to Miami and Devon's house. It didn't even feel like work," shares the 5'10'' model.
Her only expectation from the show is that the viewers will get to see a lot of 'behind the scenes' world of the modeling industry. "Even though they might catch a glimpse of it on social media, there's still a whole lot more to explore," says Caroline. Talking about social media, Caroline once got a shout-out from GQ.com for her "sexy" Instagram posts. "I am pretty much an open book when it comes to my social media," Caroline candidly shares adding; "I am very open to my followers."
Caroline was in fact into acting before venturing into modeling. "I've always been into acting. I was in theatre ever since I can remember and when growing up there was a good theatre programme before modeling became my prime focus," says Caroline adding that she enjoyed the recent roles she did on the silver screen and is thinking of taking the path of acting as well. "Modeling is my main focus but now I am also very interested in acting and hosting," she shared.
In fact, this reality series will make your acquaintance with Caroline even stronger. Those who know her will, of course, know her long-term boyfriend model Heath Hutchins. The couple shares adorable pictures together on their respective feeds and in the new series, you will get a peek into their relationship as well. "You will definitely see some drama," Caroline says, laughing. "Our families are very different and as a couple, we've talked about getting married so, on the show you will us trying to navigate both of our worlds and our career," Caroline excitedly shares.
Added to that, a close-up view of the model's life will pan on the part of her relationship with her boyfriend that people don't know. "The fun stuff we like to do out of the public eye. You know, people will get to see all of these and our love for each other and our love for our family."
As of now, Caroline is focused to take on the word with her modeling and acting career, and five years down the line she hopes "Heath finally puts the ring on my finger," while "Model Squad' Season 4 is on and I would get other opportunities to work with E!" she shares.