Maria Pearce by Tim Copsey
Maria Pearce is a 21 year old model based in the UK near London. She is bubbly, highly-motivated and hardworking.
Her goal in life is to become a full time model and find new, fun ways to express herself through her pictures. She loves working with new people as she thinks it is a great way to discover different styles and make friends along the way. Her spare time is spent networking, promoting herself and researching new, creative ideas and poses. She enjoys being a part of the creative process as well as helping to produce others’ visions.
Her favorite images tell a story; she especially likes those that demonstrate feelings of freedom or vulnerability.
She attempted to crack the modelling industry first when she was eighteen, but didn’t feel emotionally ready for the inevitable knock-backs everyone faces. Maria moved away from her dream career to work on herself and to prepare for her journey through the industry. Three years later she was scouted by an agency who offered her training where she met Jasmia Robinson, a former contestant on Britain’s Next Top Model. This confident young woman inspired Maria; she taught her almost everything she needed to know about the industry and helped her figure out who she wanted to be.
Since Maria kick started her modelling career, she has learned to embrace her imperfections and use them to her advantage. It has made her a more positive and confident person who is content with who she is. Maria now hopes to help others learn to love their ‘flaws’ as they are often what make us unique. She also encourages her friends to do what they love, because she knows how happy you can be when you find something to do that inspires you.
Model: Maria Pearce Photographer: Tim Copsey