If you haven’t heard already, Barbizon and Girls’ Life have teamed up to discover a new model to be featured on Girls’ Life’s magazine cover! And this past year’s 2020 contest brought in some amazing candidates. We at Barbizon just love getting to know each one! Meet Josephine Eliot, a recent Barbizon graduate, leader at her school, and regular girl-next-door who enjoys arts, fashion, sports, and more. Learn all about Josie below, and be sure to enter the model search contest yourself for your chance to be the next girl to Get Discovered!

How did you become interested in modeling?

Josie in an action pose on her front porch wearing a yellow romperOriginally my mother signed me up for modeling classes to improve my self-confidence.  And then I realized that I loved photo shoots, makeup, and fashion.

What was it like seeing yourself featured on Girls’ Life’s Instagram?

When I first saw the post I felt shocked I was so proud I made it this far I was standing with my friends and showed them and they started freaking out with me.


What do you/did you like most about attending Barbizon’s modeling and acting classes?

I enjoyed runway training the most.


We hear you’re competing to be Miss Maryland Teen USA. What excites you most about this competition and how are you preparing for it?

Meeting new people and being able to show off my runway skills on a big platform.

selfie close-up of Josie smiling naturally


What other interests or passions do you have outside of modeling and acting?

I enjoy spending my time doing dance, volleyball, horseback riding, painting arts and crafts, and I love going to the beach.


Who do you look up to as a role model?

My brothers.


As a peer ambassador helping other students at your school, what does being a leader mean to you?

Being a role model and helping others achieve their dreams/goals.


What do you like to do when you’re hanging out with your friends?

I like to live in the moment, go shopping, watch movies, take photos of each other.  My friends & I like to be creative, we paint and do each other’s makeup and hair.


When it comes to fashion, how would you describe your personal style?

I like vintage & oversized clothing.