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Dec 16, 2016 3:26PM

Meet The Model: Lily Van Buskirk @ The Others

Shot by Imogen Wilson.

Lily Van Buskirk is a New Zealand-based hunni who believes in the power of education and admires people who know themselves. We caught up with the smart angel to chat about honing your skills and the best thing about high school.

Name: Lily Van Buskirk

Nickname: Lily

Star Sign: Cancer

Where are you from and where are you currently living?
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA and Dunedin, New Zealand.

What do you like about high school?
Doing five different subjects a day.

What are some of your favourite and least favourite things about modelling?
Spending time with people with vision and direction; it's had a lot of influence on me and I'm lucky. Least favourite would be wanting to be "better" at it but I still look the same, and that most career decisions are made by other people, while you sit waiting to hear back.

Best YouTube clip you've ever seen?
Jayson Musson's Art Thoughtz series.

Who do you admire?
People who know what they're going to do with what they are, and people who have already [done that]. 

What causes or issues are close to your heart?
Education returns power to people and understanding, respect and opportunity lead to equality. Everyone has potential that needs to be sparked. I guess that's the cause I care about contributing to the most and I feel like I have the actual means to, or will have.

What songs or albums are soundtracking your life right now?
'Land Of My Dreams' by Anna Domino,  Mazzy Star — So Tonight That I Might See, Television's Marquee Moon, and BLOND.

What do you like to do in your your free time?
Draw and read and write. Go walking or driving around Dunedin and out to eat. Be with friends playing music and watching movies. Go to concerts.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'll end up being a teacher whatever I do, a lot of my family are teachers or lecturers in their fields. I'm not sure what will end up stretching between now and then, hopefully a lot of things.

Photography & fashion: Imogen Wilson
Model: Lily Van Buskirk @ The Others