I love #modelmondays! I love getting to introduce a new member of my senior model team every week. These girls are all so special they deserve a day all to themselves. This week I am proud to introduce Sidney, a junior at SMHS.  She is an incredibly sweet and driven girl who is incredibly passionate about animals and is following her dreams with gusto.  Learn about this beauty in her answers to the questionnaire bellow and check out her shoot for Blanka Boutique with a gorgeous dress from Jennie’s (Blanka) own line!

1. Model Name: Sidney Lyytikainen

2. Hometown: Santa Barbara!!!

3. Nickname: Sid

4. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or Combo (what’s your favorite social media): Snapchat or Instagram

5. Dream Job: Working with large marine mammals as either a trainer or a vet.

6. How Do You Define Beauty?: Beauty is unique to each individual. It is not just about what you look like on the outside, but it is also about who you are on the inside and being true to who you are.

7. I chose Lucia Kiel Portraits and this model program because I thought it was an opportunity to make connections with a new group of people at the same stage in life-looking forward to the last year in high school but also trying to figure out our next big adventure in their life.

8. My biggest accomplishment in high school would be having my artwork (drawings and paintings) accepted into multiple different art shows.

9. Unusual Talent That I Have: I have been told that I have a good eye for photography and I can identify almost any dog breed.

10. Favorite Place On Earth: Everywhere in nature where there are animals!!!

11. Favorite Song: “My Girl” by The Temptations

12. Person I Most Want To Meet: Edgar Degas if he was still alive.

13. Favorite Things In My Closet: My sundresses!!!

14. Something I Wish I Were Better At: Singing

15. 3 Things I Can’t Live Without: Animals, friends/family, and hot sauce XD

16. Something I Always Have In My Purse: My favorite whale key chain

17. My favorite app on my phone would be phonto

18. My goal after high school would be to attend University of Washington and major in Behavioral Psychology.

19. My hobbies are dancing ballet, painting, drawing, photography, and studying marine mammals

20. Favorite Fictional Character: Abu from Aladdin

21. The Last Good Book I Read: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

22. What I am excited about my Senior Year is being one step closer to achieving my dreams and not having to worry about having any more SAT and ACT testing!

23. A random fact about myself is I was legally blind at age 5.

24. My Friends Would Describe Me As: Loud, Funny, and Loyal.