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Ainsley McWha
photo: Dewey Nicks

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Ainsley McWha

Agency  Next (Toronto)

Hometown  Ottawa, ON

Background  British / Irish

Modelling Since  1995 (with a four year break to get my BA in psychology).

I'm in for the long haul!

Height  179 (5'10½")

Hair  Auburn

Eyes  Blue

Discovered  Initially at a model search at a mall in Ottawa. After university I was re-scouted walking through the streets of Montreal!

Best Modelling Moment  booking an Aveeno campaign in May 2008 after being in NY for only 4 days

Awkward Modelling Moment  One of the most embarrassing moments of my life...

At a show in Geneva, Switzerland featuring up-and-coming, 'edgy' London designers, one of my looks was essentially a sheet that the designer 'fashionably' wrapped & tied around me, toga style. He gave me a lycra band to cover my butt.

When I turned around at the end of the runway I heard a collective GASP from the audience. I had no idea that the lycra band had shifted up to my waist and the sheet was gaping at the back - meaning I was basically mooning the entire audience! The worst part - we had to walk down four separate catwalks.

After the second one I was too horrified to go on (but what was I supposed to do - it was the designer's creation??!!!).

Fortunately he was there backstage and re-tied the whole thing making my final 2 exits audience friendly...

Favourite Market  New York - there's just so much else going on...

Favourite Model  Christy Turlington - a classic beauty

Most embarrassing song on your iPod?   Misery Business by Paramore - sometimes I just need to sing bad pop at the top of my lungs!

Also represented by
  • Next (Montréal)
  • Next (New York)
  • New Madison (Paris)
  • Mega (Hamburg)
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