Editor ANA MARKOVIC sits down with our cover star RUBY ALDRIDGE to talk about her first modeling job, her love for music and performing on stage and her interest in film making.
Read our exclusive interview with Ruby + discover more of the cover story below:
Hi Ruby, we are so glad to have you back in our magazine. What you’ve been up to lately?
Hi! I am currently up in Woodstock, upstate New York. Enjoying writing and being in nature, a rare luxury from always being in the city.
Take us back to the beginning. How did you become a model? What was your big break?
When I was 14 years old my sister had got booked on a magazine shoot and the other model cancelled last minute. The agency tried to find a replacement and asked about using me, I said yes and the rest goes on from there!
Did your sister Lily give you any modeling advice?
Lily gives me advice on life and in turn I use it towards work, she is extremely supportive of me and anything I want to pursue.
We read on your Instagram post that you signed up for a Digital film making class. Did u enjoy it?
I absolutely loved it. I had been talking about wanting to take a college course for a while and decided to finally just do it. I highly suggest taking a class or just a short course on something you’re interested in. The whole experience behind the camera was really great.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the film making industry?
Who knows! I would love to keep making more films and work on directing.
You are also a musician. Tell us more about your music.
Yes! I have been making music for a while now. Performing music, to me it is just this amazing thing I get to do. It is just ingrained in there at this point. I love both making and listening to music. Sharing music. Seeing bands. All of it.
What is your favorite song released so far in 2019?
That is a hard one, really have no idea, there’s so many songs I enjoy right now. It is hard to single out!
If a movie was made about your life, what genre would it be, and who would play you?
Hmmm, perhaps it would be some kind of a romantic sci-fi thriller genre, staring Shelley Duvall circa 1980.
You are indeed 1980s Shelley Duvall! She was such a style icon, speaking of style how would you describe your very own style?
I try not to describe my own style, I have to say I feel strongly about this! [laughs]
Keep up with Ruby on Instagram @rubyaldridge
Photographer JUANKR – www.juankr.com
Fashion Editor DAMIEN VAUGHAN SHIPPEE – www.damienvaughan.com
Casting Director RODERICK HAWTHORNE
Makeup Artist CLAIRE BAYELY
Hair Stylist FERNANDO TORRENT
Manicurist NIC KANG
Model RUBY ALDRIDGE at IMG Models