Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Behind the Scenes of Bradford: An Interview with Regan's Alter Ego

Today, we have a special behind-the-scenes treat: an interview with Caitlin, the model who portrays Regan Stanford in all the Bradford photos.

Tell us a little about yourself.

Well, I grew up in Maryland between Baltimore and D.C. I began college in Maryland, but left to pursue modeling about two years ago. I have been able to work in several places, including Paris, Athens, Senegal, Milan, Miami, and New York. I now live and work in New York City with New York Model Management. I plan someday to go back to school and get my Bachelor of Science.

Have you ever considered being an actress? Did being Regan influence you at all?
I have always been interested in acting. For me, getting to play a fictional character in a photo shoot was like a little taste of real acting and only piqued my interest more.

Was it more difficult for you to do this photo shoot than a regular shoot, knowing that you were also portraying a character in a book?
I don't think it was more difficult, I believe that all modeling is some form of acting. Acting sexy, acting silly, acting unnatural. I am not much like Regan though, so portraying her made the experience more of a challenge and much more interesting.

What’s your most vivid memory of that photo shoot?
My most vivid memory of that shoot was shooting the scene at the dance. It felt more like acting out a scene than some of the other shots. Trying to make a girl jealous and then getting into a fight with her is not something you have to do at most other photo shoots.

Do you keep a blog? If so, is it private (like a diary) or meant for other people to read?
I have never kept a diary or blog. I am not disciplined enough to keep up with them and I am not sure people would be that interested in my life, haha.

What kind of books do you like to read? What are you reading right now?
I love to read. Mystery, romance, fantasy. I am also a bit of a science geek. Right now I am reading Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything for the second time.


  1. Great interview! It's hard for me to see Caitlin as anyone other than Regan, of course. I have to say, though, that I bet there would be a LOT of readers interested in a blog from a young model's POV.

  2. Why was I not told about auditions for this? I would be a perfect Caitlin.

  3. Oh wait. Caitlin is the model not the character. Eh, I could probably stand in for her.