Gina Scrocca is a beauty from the outskirts of Philadelphia. The petite 26 year-old model and social media influencer has been able to amass a 10 year career. She has been credited to more than 300 photoshoots. While her model career continues to blossoms, Gina’s passion to help others has been equally important. She holds a master degree in speech pathology and has been teaching special education for the past several years. “My love for speech in special education as well as modeling shows that women can be both sexy and smart! I have a passion for traveling as I love to see and try new places both in and out of the country”, she said when asked about the duality of both careers.
She took time from her busy schedule to talk Industry Rules about her career.
AF: How have you been under the COVID-19 pandemic?
GS: The COVID pandemic has been stressful, yet it has allowed me to explore new ways in order to keep myself focused and explore my passions even further. The pandemic assisted me in deepening my creative window and allowed me to have the time to reassess how I could progress myself even further.
AF: How did you get into the model industry?
GS: I have been modeling since I was 16 years old as it started as a hobby that grew into something much more. At first I just admired the aspects of photography and would play around with a camera myself, until I found myself on the other end of the camera. I soon began to construct my own portfolio and not long afterwards, received my first partnership with Victoria’s Secret. From then on, I fell in love.
AF: Can you list some highlights of your career?
GS: Within my career, I have partnered with several name brands such as Fashion Nova, Guess, Oh Polly, Rockstar Energy, and so on. I have also had the opportunity to participate in several music videos with well-known artists. During the entirety of my career, I have been blessed to travel the US in order to partner with other models, photographers, and businesses within the industry from cities such as NYC to LA. I am so grateful!
AF: What daily routine do you use to keep in shape?
GS: I try to always stay active and keep my body moving, preferably with outdoor activities such as hiking or even going on walks with my dog. I also heavily enjoy water sports recently such as kayaking, which is not only physically satisfying to me, yet mentally as well. So relaxing!
AF: What has been your most memorable moment as a model? Why?
GS: I have participated annually in New York Swim Week, where I had the amazing opportunity to walk for several high fashion designers. This particular highlight is especially important to me as I was able to represent petite models such as myself on the runway, shifting the height standards within the fashion industry.
AF: What advice would you give to someone who’s looking to get into the industry?
GS: My advice would be to just simply “go for it.” Build your portfolio, acquire information on suitable agencies, and never stop trying. Even if an agency representation may not be for you, your passion alone for modeling has the potential to carry you so far. Do not ever be afraid to try something you are interested in. You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take.
You can follow her on Instagram via @GinaScrocca.