Mode Around the Globe: Shannon Mcmullen
Hilton Playa Del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen
Photographed by JANA SCHUESSLER @janaschuessler
How did you begin your career?
I was studying broadcast journalism back in Miami and I started modeling as a hobby. I didn’t expect for it to go anywhere but then my career took off. I graduated from college, packed my bags and moved to LA where I’ve been modeling for two years.
How do you hope to inspire people through your social media platform? What can your followers expect to see when visiting your social media page(s)?
Sometimes my platform looks like a modeling portfolio, but on my stories I like to share behind the scenes of me being on set, videos of me working out and photos of my puppy! I hope to show people my most genuine self and encourage anyone who wants to start modeling.
What do you predict will be the biggest fashion trends this season?
I’m from Florida so I don’t know too much about layering up for the winter, but personally I like to look like a marshmallow to protect myself from the cold.
What did you love most about your getaway to Playa del Carmen with Modeliste?
I love how I connected with all the girls on the trip and how we were able to take some beautiful photos but also have time for a spa day and fun activities.
What was your favorite aspect of the Hilton in Playa del Carmen?
The service was impeccable! If I laid down by the pool, there were would be someone greeting me within seconds.
Read a good book or watch a good movie?
One of the girls on the trip convinced me to buy a kindle and now I’m hooked on books!
Do you have any upcoming travel plans? If so, where?
I have a work trip in St. Barths, and next month I’m going to Ecuador with my family so I’m really excited.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I would like to say I’m an introvert because I adore my alone time, but I also love connecting with other people. So I’m an introverted extrovert!
What’s your go-to airport look? Essentials to pack in a carry on?
Sweats. Keep it comfy, light and easy.
Girls night in or Girls night out?
I like a girls night in because I think it’s more intimate. And I also don’t have to do my makeup so less work for me.
What’s a typical work week like for you? Any advice you have for staying productive throughout the week?
I usually get booked on shoots 1-2 times a week. On my free days I go to castings, shoot creatively with photographers, run errands, or I’ll drop everything and have a spontaneous beach day.
What’s your current skincare routine? Any products you’d recommend for our Modeliste readers?
Lately I’ve started giving myself a facial lymphatic massage with my gua shua and face oil. It makes my face look less puffy in the mornings. I also really like using eye gel patches – the ones from Derma E and TONYMOLY are really good!
What’s something your followers would be surprised to know about you?
On my social media I can be perceived as “picture perfect” since I post a lot of modeling content, but I’m actually the biggest homebody. I spend most of my time with my puppy, dressed in sweats. Modeling is my alter ego!
Where do you gain inspiration for content? Any tips & tricks you’d like to share for those inspiring to have a career like your own?
Pinterest is the hot spot for inspiration! My advice for anyone who would like to be a model/influencer, would be to not let fear get in the way of you doing it. I moved to LA with barely anything in my bank account but I worked hard and everything worked out! I knew that if I didn’t at least try, I would have so many regrets.