Hannah Nelms is more than just a pretty face.
The Flowery Branch High School senior has walked in more fashion shows than she can count, including two during New York’s world-famous Fashion Week in February.
“It was a much different change of pace from Atlanta shows,” Hannah, 18, said. “I appreciated how professional it was. Everyone was very nice and made sure I was comfortable in what I was wearing before I walked in it.”
The Flowery Branch resident walked in the SMGlobal Catwalk and the Small Boutique Fashion Week.
She’s been modeling the past three years for the Miles Models Agency and BH Jackson Management, while still excelling in school, having a social life and balancing multiple extracurriculars.
Her interest in modeling started when she and her mom learned of an open casting call in Atlanta.
“We weren’t doing anything at the time and so we thought, ‘Why not?’ It turned out I was naturally good at it, and it went on from there,” Hannah said.
Once she got into the business and her friends began noticing, Hannah got only positive feedback from her peers.
“They think it’s really cool,” Hannah said. “They get to see a different side of me.”
The teen hopes to continue her modeling career but doesn’t plan on making it a lifelong commitment.
“I don’t want (modeling) to take away from my education,” Hannah said.
Hannah is head guard and weapons captain on the school’s colorguard team and is a second chair trumpet player in the school’s wind symphony.
She is also the president of the French Honor Society Club and on the Student Council, National Honor Society and Beta Club.
She’s going to Kennesaw State University next year and has already been taking classes as a dual enrollment student at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.
When she’s not busy doing everything else, she makes time to volunteer. Some of the shows she’s walked in were on a volunteer basis for charitable causes.
She has painted faces at Flowery Branch’s Harvest Balloon Festival and helped out at Spout Springs School of Enrichment’s spring fling celebration.
“I feel that if everyone contributes a little in their community, it makes a big difference overall,” Hannah said.