HYPE G! Kathryn Gfellner

Words by Hasan Hamze
Photography by Adam Luk

Kathryn is a part time model and student that have goals of becoming a lawyer in the future. She loves to travel and shares with us about her experiences in modeling and her view upon our city as a whole.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I just moved to Vancouver area about a year ago. I study at UBC, I want to major in sociology and philosophy then go to law school. I started modelling when I was 16 and did it part time in high school. At the end of high school, went overseas for modeling for 6 weeks, and I am actually going on a similar trip to Milan, this time to meet a few agencies. I am also the only child!

Fill us in on what you’re currently working on!

It’s actually pretty quiet here in Vancouver, as I said I am going to Milan soon to meet with agencies there. I’m with next in Vancouver and in Toronto and Montreal, but the plan is to go to Asia in January.

What or who inspires you when it comes to modeling?

The really supportive heads of my agency. If we were talking about models, then it’s definitely going to be the Victoria’s Secret models.

If the world could only know one thing about you… what would you want us to know?

I’d say that I have a lot of perseverance.

How did you become introduced to the modeling industry in the first place?

I went and got my hair done and my hairdresser said that I should go to an agency in Ottawa. I went to that agency, and it worked out well!

Any crazy modeling experiences to share so far in your career? Any particular memories that stand out the most?

Yup! I had my shoes stuck on the runway, which was very embarrassing. Cause the runway was set up in blocks, and some of those blocks were not the same. My heel got caught in between the blocks and broke off. The memory that stands out most is that I participated in a Richard Robinson runway in Ottawa, so that was really cool.

Have you thought about where you’d like to be in,  say, 10 years?

Yup, I want to finish up modeling and start practicing my career of being a lawyer. Also, hopefully I am not single!

What would you say is your sexiest feature then?

My eyes.

What turns you on the most about a guy? Off?

Honestly, personality is huge, and sense of humour for sure. I am usually a fan of darker features physically, and also a guy that’s taller than me, which is sometimes hard to find.

Bad manners when were out turn me off, and also guys who are super cheap, but I’m not saying I’m a gold digger! Also I dislike it when guys bite their nails.

What would that ideal date be like?

Nothing too fancy, but to take me to a random location, a cute area that I haven’t seen before, maybe even a have picnic! It would be nice to see a guy that puts effort in planning it out.

What’s your favourite type of food?

I like a lot of different kinds of food, but I really like East Indian food, butter chicken specifically. Outside East Indian food, I really like sushi.

What is one exotic food that you have eaten before?

Ostrich and moose. Moose was really chewy and had a different taste.

What is one thing you like most about Vancouver? Don’t like?

I like the people most, they’re a lot nicer here than in Ottawa, and they’re a lot easier to talk to. I also like the seasons here, they’re less extreme than in Ottawa which is super cold. One thing I don’t like is definitely the rain.

What do you think about the nightlife in Vancouver?

I haven’t seen a lot of it, but it’s been fun! I see a lot of it through work, for example BC fashion week after parties and such. I find it different than Ottawa because Vancouver clubs are a lot smaller but they have their own character.

What’s the most random gift you’ve ever received?

Training wheels, because I’ve never learned how to ride a bike.

What is HYPE to you?

What everyone is talking about, what’s going on. Basically what the biggest deal is, peoples take on things.