My recent exclusive interview with Model Management Agency-MMA client Rachael Platt-McMullan was conducted, written and published for two main reasons.
1. Rachael has a compelling life story.
The strength of an article should always be the driving force behind the creation of any new feature.
2. It's also productive to interview people who are in the public eye, because those stories create interest.
Most writers want their work to be read. Creating and maintaining a variety of connections helps that to happen and for your own "message" to get out.
I hope that you enjoy my latest interview article. Everyone can benefit by reading about what this sharp person has accomplished...
The early years
“My parents are still married to this day and were always supportive of my dreams. They never said that I couldn't achieve anything. The only dreams that I ever had were to be on stage, or to be in front of the camera.”
Making an apt link between her childhood in rural Columbus, New Jersey to her still-current nature she said, “Part I was born with and part was nurtured. Making my own plays and performing them at parties was something that I did when I was three- or four-years-old.”
Having an outgoing personality led her to play soccer and to being a cheerleader. Both activities involve total teamwork. That character trait helped build a bridge to her career path.
Making the right career choices
“One of my very first bookings was with H C Gifts. The photographer and I had such a great rapport. We have worked together for 10 years now. I'm still working with them today,” Platt-McMullan said.
Being attractive gets someone noticed. Possessing that attribute, while also making smart decisions, secures, develops and maintains employment.
Anyone who achieves true success in the field has done so because of who they are, not just because of what they look like.
One of the flashpoints in our conversation came when Platt-McMullan spoke about rejection. Her philosophy is shared by all high-achievers and can be adopted by anyone who wants to reach their goals.
“No just means, not right now,” Platt-McMullan said.
Twenty-two letters formed the six words that she offered. Consider how fundamentally strong that laser sharp assessment is for just a moment.
Everyone faces rejection, or disappointment of some type in life. But, the manner in which we respond to those moments sets the stage for our immediate and long-term performances during each subsequent day.
As we all know modeling is partially about numbers and also about brains.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Danny DeVito became famous through his monstrously great portrayal of the character “Louie DePalma” on ABC's iconic sitcom “Taxi”. His most recent show, “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has developed a strong following on FX because of it's outrageously unique humor.
Competition for a spot on that popular series is fierce, but Platt-McMullan landed a role. Yes, she's a model and also an actor who was the 2010 Best Actress Winner for “Unlock!” in the 48 Hour Film Festival in Philadelphia. She was also part of a team that won a Best Film Award for “Half A Sandwich”, in the National Hunger Awareness Contest during that same year.
“My first on-camera speaking role was playing a hooker with comedic geniuses Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney on the set of the hit series, “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Those guys were welcoming, down-to-earth and completely hilarious on- and off-camera.
“That experience remains one of the funniest and most memorable days of my acting career,” Platt-McMullan said.
Philadelphia Fashion Fest, Brad and Ella
“I called Rachael for a last minute booking. We had already booked the show models for Philly Phashion Phest; however, the client needed a promotional model who would help with a spa booth.