Meet Crista Klayman, bookings director at the industry model management

COMPASSION, RESPECT, KINDNESS. THESE ARE EXACTLY WHAT OUR WORLD NEEDS TODAY. AND CRISTA IS A LIVING EXAMPLE OF WHAT THAT PERSON LOOKS LIKE.

CRISTA KLAYMAN IS A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED RUNWAY AGENT OF ALL TIME. CRISTA HAS OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND HAS WORKED WITH ALL THE BIG NAMES IN FASHION AND DESIGN LIKE CHANEL, GUCCI, OSCAR DE LA RENTA TO NAME A FEW. BUT BEING AN EXPERT IN HER FIELD IS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES HER SHINE, WHAT SETS HER APART IS HER COMPASSION, RESPECT FOR OTHERS, AND THE KINDNESS SHE HAS WITHIN HER.

IN THIS EPISODE, CRISTA SHARES WITH US HER 30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE MODELING INDUSTRY. HOW AWARENESS HAS BROUGHT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TO LIGHT. AND HOW BEING COMPASSIONATE, RESPECTFUL, AND BEING KIND IS ACTUALLY THE WAY TO REAL SUCCESS.

in this episode:

[03:39] CRISTA GIVES A BACKGROUND OF GROWING UP IN A YOUNG FAMILY, RAISED BY A STRONG FATHER.

[04:49] CRISTA’S FATHER WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY THROUGH HIS WORM BUSINESS.

[07:08] AFTER THEY WERE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS, CRITA’S FATHER WENT ON TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL HORSE TRAINER.

[07:43] ON ONE FAMILY VACATION INCIDENT, CRISTA’S FATHER TAUGHT HER A VALUABLE LESSON IN LIFE – DO THE RIGHT THING, TAKE A BEAT, CALM DOWN, AND DON’T LET YOUR EMOTIONS DICTATE HOW YOU REACT.

[08:45] SHE ALWAYS KNEW HOLLYWOOD WAS WHERE SHE WANTED TO BE.

[09:12] CRISTA LEARNED COMPASSION FROM HER PARENTS.

[10:20] CRISTA TALKS ABOUT HER BROTHERS AND HER HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES.

[12:00] DESPITE BEING A SUCCESSFUL AGENT, SHE CONSIDERS HER AMERICAN LEGION AWARD HER PROUDEST AWARD WHICH WAS GIVEN TO HER IN EIGHT GRADE.

[13:41] HOW CRISTA DEALS WITH DISRESPECT AND MAKING MISTAKES IN HER ROLE AS AN AGENT.

[15:39] PEOPLE SHOULD LEARN TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR MISTAKES.

[16:17] CRISTA HAS THE STRONGEST RUNWAY DIVISION WHERE A DIVERSITY OF SHAPES AND SIZES WAS THEIR STRENGTH.

[20:23] SAFETY IS A PRIORITY NOW AMONG MODELS, 16 YEAR OLDS AND BELOW ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO MODEL.

[24:13] AWARENESS HAS BROUGHT THE MODELING WORLD INTO ACCEPTING AND EMBRACING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

[32:12] THE CRITERIA TO BECOME A MODEL HAS CHANGED. WHAT COUNTS IS ATTITUDE, PROFESSIONALISM, AND RESPECT FOR THE JOB.

[35:43] RESPECT EVERYONE YOU WORK WITH AND TREAT THEM AS YOUR EQUAL.

[40:31] ALWAYS THINK OF THE BIGGER PICTURE.

[43:05] I DO NOT FEAR BEING ALONE, MY DEAR. I FEAR BEING IN A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE I CANNOT TRUST. 

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