JD’s Pics: Alina Hedenstrom
A weekly update on modeling’s freshest new faces, courtesy of photographer, man-about-town, and Twitpic’er JD Ferguson. First up: 5′ 9½” 18-year-old Swede Alina Hedenstrom, who’s spending her first summer in New York in advance of the Spring shows.
How did you get into modeling?
I was scouted on the street in Stockholm.
Anyone who dares to take a stand and go environmentally friendly, and to say no to materials that are a consequence of animal abuse. They’re brave and set good examples. Otherwise I’m not so well versed in all the fashion stuff yet.
What’s in your bag right now?
My camera, a map of Manhattan, my Metrocard, my Swedish cell phone, my American cell phone, sunglasses, and chewing gum.
Bike, subway, taxi, or foot?
Bike—it goes pretty fast, I’ll get exercise at the same time, and it’s environmentally friendly. If it’s a further distance, I’ll say subway; it’s more environmentally friendly than taking a taxi.
Salmon, salmon, salmon.
If you were trapped on an island, who would you want to be with?
My friend Linnea. She is a Scout, so she would know how to survive.
What’s been your worst modeling moment so far?
The time when I did a job outside in the Swedish archipelago. I came back home with 45 mosquito bites.
So what do you want to be when you grow up?
I’m going to save the world!