Emma is joined in Paris by her two sisters.
By Emma Génier
I had nine potential castings yesterday. Fortunately they are all in the centre of Paris, which means I could run from one to the next. I like to exercise, so this is a great way to burn off energy. At home, to stay in shape, I run on my treadmill for 30 minutes at least three times a week. I usually watch
, which is a French program where competitors overcome physical and mental challenges to win a competition. (Fashion Week is kinda like this!) I also started to box with a coach, two times a week for up to an hour. It’s a great workout and a total stressbuster. During Paris Fashion Week, I don’t have access to a gym, so I do the "Seven Minute Workout" in our hotel room because it doesn’t require any equipment. Okay, so you're probably wondering
"Has Emma landed a gig yet?
" Well, let me share a little mishap that happened to me during my third casting call. I was asked to walk in front of the designer. That’s typical, but in this case I had to go downstairs in
high heels (bad idea)
to meet the designer. Before I knew it, I slipped and tumbled down the steps. It wasn’t a graceful entrance—but at least I wasn’t hurt and I could go to other castings. My booker only wants me to do castings with the most important shows, even though that means it's going to be more difficult to land them because I am competing against top models.
So how is Emma keeping her spirits up?
Emma and her family are touring the city between casting calls. From Notre Dame to the famous Pont Neuf—and her first taste of snails!
Turns out, I’m an option for a number of shows this weekend and next week. Now I just have to wait/hope that I get called in for a fitting. Meanwhile, I’m spending time visiting the city with my mother and my two sisters, whom I’ve not seen in three weeks. When I saw my mom, she said: "I believe that there is someone up there who loves us and who is allowing us to meet in Paris." I love her attitude. We toured the city—I’ve fallen in love with it—and ended the evening with a dinner with Premier, my agency from London, and some other models. We ate at Chez André, and they convinced me to try something I’d not eaten before: snails! Another first, in a week that’s been full of so many moments I’ll never forget. Bye for now, Emma
Canadian model Emma Génier is owning the fall/winter 2015 runways
Emma Génier heads off for her first Paris casting calls.
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