Born in LA, Layson Gottfried is constantly on the move, travelling the globe for her work as she documents her exotic lifestyle on social media.
Her industry interest began with her education, when Layson studied fashion textile management at North Carolina State University, then after getting her degree she started her modelling career in Miami, adapting her tricks of the trade.
Continue reading to find out Laysons top tips for creating engaging content on Instagram, travel advice and more..
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HOW OLD ARE YOU?
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I was born in Los Angeles, moved around a bit as a kid, but mostly grew up in Alabama! I’m not really sure where I say I am from anymore because I’ve lived so many places, so I guess my answer is that I’m from a little bit of everywhere.
WHO IS YOUR MOTHER AGENCY?
My mother agent is Key Models!
WHAT IS ONE FUN-FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?
I have been to 44 states and 20 countries!
Another fun fact is that I can clap with one hand (yes I know you probably just tried and probably didn’t succeed, so you’ll have to meet me one day to see me clap with one hand)!!
Q.1 WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU FIRST GET SCOUTED?
I was scouted when I was 16 years old on a school trip when I was in 10th grade in New York City at a Starbucks inside Macy’s on 34th Street. However, I was still in high school and I was playing volleyball with plans to play in college. After finishing college I signed with an agency in Miami and that’s where my modeling career began!
What are your top tips for creating engaging Instagram content?
Be real and be you. As cliche as that sounds, people want to engage with real people and people they can relate to, so I would say stick to having organic content on your Instagram!
Q.2 WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR CREATING ENGAGING CONTENT ON INSTAGRAM?
“Be real and be you.”
As cliche as that sounds, people want to engage with real people and people they can relate to, so I would say stick to having organic content on your Instagram!
Q.3 DESCRIBE YOUR EVERYDAY FITNESS ROUTINE…
I do a lot of hot yoga! I’ve been doing yoga for a couple years now, and I especially love hot yoga because it’s mentally relaxing but physically challenging at the same time!
I also love hiking, and running. I think it’s more about finding something active that you enjoy rather than just trying to grind in the gym everyday (but I do love the gym sometimes).
Q.4 WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE SUMMER HOTSPOT?
Hands down any beach… I recently moved to Los Angeles, and I couldn’t be happier to spend the summers so close to the beach!
Any beach will make me happy in the summer or any season for that matter! The Bahamas is probably my favorite place in the world, and I would love to one day spend the one summer on the beach in the Bahamas!
Q.5 AS AN INTERNATIONAL MODEL, WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TRAVELING TIPS?
Drink lots of water and get lots of rest! It’s so easy to forget to drink water while you’re traveling and also getting lots of good rest is important for long days of travel!
Also, pack light! I’m still working on this, but it makes traveling a hell of a lot easier with less baggage!
Q.6 WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS?
I love Chanel!
Q.7 DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I love baking, reading, hiking, yoga, volunteering and I’ve been learning Portuguese for the last couple years so I guess learning languages is another hobby of mine!
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Sometimes you just gotta change your perspective 🧘🏼♀️ When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change ✨ Have a great Thursday my friends 💙 #perspective #bahamas #georgetown #exumas #takemeback #beach #love #sunshine #paradise #germanshepherd #yogi
Q.8 WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 SKINCARE PRODUCTS AND WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT BRANDS USE RECYCLING PACKAGING?
My number one skincare product that I’ve been using for years is Triology Rosehip Oil + Antioxidant.
My second favorite is Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery.
My third favorite is a drugstore face wash that I’ve also been using for years, Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Cleansing Foam.
It’s incredibly important to recycle everything we can, so why not use recyclable packaging for our skincare products! Recycling is drastically important for our planet and we shouldn’t have to advocate for cosmetic brands to use recyclable packaging, they should already be doing it.
Q.9 WHAT IS YOUR LIFE MANTRA?
I think my life mantra changes quite often, and I also think that it’s good to have more than one life mantra or to let it change as we change!
So right now where I am in my life I would have to say it would be:
“Let it roll off”
We can’t let things bother us so easily, and we all need to learn to let things roll of and move on because life is too short to get caught up things that are out of our control!
Q.10 AS A NEW MEMBER OF TALENT VILLAGE, WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JOIN?
I was first introduced to Talent Village by my agency in NY, and I was curious to learn more about Talent Village and what they were about!
After checking out the website, reading what Talent Village was all about and speaking with some models who were apart of the community, I knew it was something I wanted to be apart of as the industry is changing and being apart of the change was important to me!