Step aside Aphrodite, there is a new beauty in town and she goes by the name of Alessa Pomerantz.
Yes, this gorgeous gal, soon to make the move from Bernardsville, New Jersey to The Big Apple, is stealing the show, breaking hearts, and dazzling crowds. With a face like that, though, can you really be surprised? Luckily, I was given the privilege to feature Ms. Pomerantz and find out about her loving family, Victoria Secret Model aspirations, and her battle with an unfortunate height.
Judging from the natural beauty she possesses, it should almost be instinctual that modeling was what she was meant to do, right? “When I was little I wanted to be an actress. I went to a few casting calls but never heard anything back, so I realized acting wasn’t really my thing. As I got older though, my desire to be in front of the camera only grew. I would flip through magazines wishing I was one of the models. I thought to myself, “if they can do that, why can’t I?” That’s how it all began, I just didn’t know where to start!”
So maybe it wasn’t her first calling, but she went with it, and I’m sure that she was a natural at it, right off the bat. “My first modeling job was with my brother’s friend, Ben Britz. My brother asked me to bring a guitar to his friend in Brooklyn and in exchange Ben and his wife Elizabeth would do a photo-shoot with me. I was so scared but I figured “hey, why not, this is the start I need!” After everything was set up, I got in front of the camera and froze. I had no idea what to do, I felt so awkward. Luckily, Ben and Elizabeth were incredibly sweet and worked with me until I got more used to posing. We got some great shots that day!”
So, it may have been an awkward start, but at least she found her calling. So, have we seen her on Dior, Chanel, or any other names to knock our socks off? “My modeling career so far has been focused around building my portfolio.”
Ah, a new face, that’s refreshing. Who has she worked with then? “I’ve worked with some amazing photographers! Kurt Von Weisenstein, Chris DeLorenzo, Jill O’Brien, and Ben Britz to name a few. They’ve helped me learn and grow as a model. I wouldn’t have such great pictures if it weren’t for them.”
Well, with such stunning photos as those, it’s not hard to imagine that she’ll have any difficulty in the modeling world. “Well, I would love to get signed by an agency, but being only 5’3” makes it really difficult to be taken seriously as a model. I want to break the stereotype that all models are super tall and skinny. I know I won’t be walking a runway anytime soon, but I would love to do catalog work.”
Breaking down the firmly-set walls of the modeling world is an incredibly large feat, but if anyone is to do it, I’m sure Ms. Pomerantz is our girl. What will the future have in store for her? “Besides becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel? I plan on going to NYU and modeling on the side. There are going to be so many more opportunities for me to model there. I’m hoping to make an impact in the world.”
There is not a doubt in my mind that that impact is imminent and once here, will last a lifetime. Alessa Pomerantz is an absolute delight with true beauty, a supportive family, and a secret love for learning. The world should be prepared for the mark she is about to leave, for she is here, and here to stay.