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Engineer & Model Angela Zhang


Engineer & Model Angela Zhang

I am originally born and raised in Tucson Arizona (a desert baby!), but moved to Beijing, China when I was 13. I lived in China for 6 years before attending University in Southern California. I am a full time engineer now but in my free time I love modeling and creating art with other talented photographers.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?

Growing up, watching America’s Next Top Model definitely inspired me. I love how one girl can pull off multiple looks catering to different audiences. I never really thought of doing it myself much because I was so focused on my engineering path, but after moving to LA for college, the community and culture shaped my fashion sense today. From shopping on Melrose Ave to following fashion icons like Aimee Song, I eventually discovered my own multifaceted looks.

Photographer: @ksduty_photographer

Which is a memorable photoshoot experience you have had before?

I didn’t start working with photographers till the end of my college career back in 2019, but since then, I have had the pleasure to work with multiple talented photographers in multiple cities. Just to name a few, I did a Mulan Cosplay shoot in Oregon with Samuel, a group portrait shoot in an Urban Jungle studio, and a shoot in Beijing’s famous DaShiLan Night Market.

But my most memorable shoot would have to be at Joshua Tree. This was one of my first shoots back in Jan 2019, and it was for a makeup artist’s portfolio. Her makeup was inspired by my face, and it was my first time seeing myself pull off such an editorial look. We shot multiple makeup looks in one night, and more the next day. I’ve never had more fun. This experience piqued my curiosity to further explore my passion for modeling and photography.

Photographer: @kathungphoto

Photographer: @s.m.p_photography

Do you have any other hobbies and interests?

Since moving to Arizona, I’ve been learning golf weekly and have found it to be both calming and stimulating. I also like to make and edit videos in my free time (travel, makeup, etc.). My most recent work was a music video for a friend’s new EDM mashup. In addition, I like to paint, climb, and trade. 

Is there any cuisine you particularly like or can’t live without?

GOOD FOOD, doesn’t matter what cuisine. After a night out, post 2am, I could be craving pizza or kimchee jigae soup . I have phases of what I crave, but general rule of thumb is as long as it’s good. I grew up eating Chinese food at home, so if I had to choose a cuisine I can’t live without, it would probably be Chinese – no matter where I am in the world, it will remind me of home. 

Photo: @lexxis.g

Which city or country is on your bucket list to visit in the near future?

People who know me know that I love to travel, I have travelled to 28 countries so far and have a long list of destinations I want to visit in the near future. But the next place on my bucket list would probably be Canada (starting close first.). I can’t believe living in the US for this long, that I still haven’t visited Canada. I look forward to experiencing the food, nature, and people!

Photo: @lexxis.g

If you can have a super power, what will it be?

Teleportation, definitely teleportation. Besides being able to travel to more places around the world, imagine all the time it would save! We waste way too much time in transit every day if I could teleport from point A to B, I would be able to do so many more things!

Photographer: @geoleon

Photographer: @_llama_studios

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Angela. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?

Sexy can look many different ways but most importantly, sexy is being confident and comfortable in your own body!

Photo: @lexxis.g

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I have many photoshoots lined up in February, and potentially a music video too!

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