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Tegan Dearing
photo: Hamish Kippen for Flare
Hair & Makeup: Simone Otis

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Tegan Dearing

Agency  Elmer Olsen (Toronto)

Hometown  Loretto, Ontario

Background  English and Welsh from my Mom's genes, and English and maybe a little Scottish from my Dad's

Modelling Since  April 2004

Age  23

Height  181 cm = 5'11" and a bit; just enough to make it impossible to find pant long enough. (any suggestions??)

Hair  Naturally blonde; Currently, blonder

Eyes  Blue

Discovered  While working at a Tim Horton's in Alliston, Ontario, by a model named Jane Prouse. She gave me the phone number for EO and told me I should go see them.

Best Modelling Moment  I loved (and miss) working with Azzedine Alaia and his employees/family in Paris. We would eat lunch (and sometimes dinner) as a big group in his kitchen, with his chef and his management team/salespeople. They made me feel like I was a part of their unique family.

Awkward Modelling Moment  I rarely remember people's names. Its a horrible, horrible thing, and it is so awkward when I see someone, and I should know their name, but I don't. Its always awkward, and always embarrassing. I've tried all the little memory games but for some reason, people names always get forgotten. It has nothing to do with whether or not I like the person, I just really suck at remembering names and faces.

Favourite Market  Every city I have been to has it great side and its bad side, obviously, but I have to say my favourite market for working in is in Tokyo. I'm way too tall for Japan, so I only ever go there for shows, but I love the purely professional, no bullshit, no fake friendly stuff that I always experience there. Maybe its because I don't speak Japanese, but I always feel like I can actually be myself there.

Favourite Model  I love Freja Beha Erichsen. I don't know her, but I really like her face.

Most Embassing song on your iPod  I have a song called Adiemus by Enya, which I love, but I could never listen to it without headphones AND at least one hood to dampen the sound.

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