Spend A Week With SI Rookie & Galore Cover Girl Samantha Hoopes In This Vid

Previous Galore cover girl Samantha Hoopes is definitely a model to keep on watching. Last year she made her debut in Sports Illustrated and since then has taken part in multiple Guess campaigns. Her nature is rather humbling, so we decided to check in with her agent Victor Del Toro at Elite Model Management after seeing the cutest video of her. Victor shares how Miss Samantha got her start and even dishes on some skincare tips he gives to his models. See his week with Hoopes & read our interview below!

Samantha made her debut in Sports Illustrated’s 50th anniversary swimsuit issue last year, how did that relationship come about?

With a lot of hard work, timing and some luck! But obviously with a girl like Sam it was just meant to be. It was my first time booking a girl on Sports Illustrated, who have now become family to us. Paul Marciano who is responsible for every iconic Guess girl tasked me with shooting a test on Samantha for the Guess Lingerie campaign. It was less than 12 hours after our shoot was done that the test became the new lingerie campaign! Then Sam was booked on Guess jeans with the amazing Yutsai. Things just took off from there.

What good things have come since SI for Samantha’s career?

Sam has been working really hard on different aspects of her career. She is now on season 5 of MTVs Guy Code. More recently she just signed with a theatrical agency paradigm who handles stars such as Shailine Woodley and Ezra Miller  Also she’s started working on her music single which will be out this summer 🙂

What prompted this cute video?

I’m a very visual person and Sam always looks so amazing, I think it was just natural and fun.

What was the craziest memory during your week with Hoopes?

That would be when someone at the event stole her cell phone and I used the find my phone app to track the person who had it. I was running down the streets of Nashville with 3 police officers tracking down the guy who took it!

What were some of Sam’s video looks?

I think the daytime looks were sexy bohemian (the looks were provided by our good friends at For Love & Lemons. The night time looks were different eras of iconic glamour over past decades from a sexy Israeli designer – Alon Levine. She also wore garments from a hot new la designer – Lurelly

Describe Sam’s personal style.

Sexy and sleek with just a touch of ratchet!

How did the two of you meet? How’d she choose Elite?

I used to represent a childhood friend of hers and Samantha saw how well she we doing and looked me up. The rest is history!

What’s your favorite thing about Samantha?

Her beautiful soul. Not only is Sam clearly a beauty and a head turner, but she has the ability to make everyone around her fall in love. She’s just so real, very fun and super silly. She always has me LOL-ing.

Do you have any beauty tips you share with your models?

I used to be a makeup artist so I always instill basic skincare fundamentals to my girls. I have to say, my number one recommendation is the Lancer Daily Method. It consists of Polish (an exfoliator for face and body), a Cleanser, and then My Nourish which is a multi vitamin packed moisturizer. Dr Harold Lancer has a book called Younger. Read that for more information and advice!

Do you have any advice for girls looking to break into the modeling industry?

Hmm that’s a loaded question. I would say girls do your research on the the agency and agent of where you would like to be. Knowing specific information about the type of models career you would like to have is very impressive to me when I see it from a new girl.

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