South Carolina born model Maggie Rawlins has lent her talents to trendy brands such as Luli Fama. She continues to model for many brands and appeared in a feature on the GQ website in early 2016. The same year she answered Sports Illustrated’s casting call for its March 2016 Swimsuit Edition.
Maggie Rawlins from nurse to modeling
Though Maggie is now a sought out model, she originally attended the University of South Carolina, where she studied medicine and worked as a nurse. However, she came to realize that a modeling career could be lucrative for her. While working as an oncology and hematology nurse, a friend of hers took photos of Maggie and submitted them to a talent manager with Wilhelmina Modeling. It only took one week after that for Maggie to land a contract with the company.
Maggie has confessed that the only reason she left her nursing job to try modeling is that her manager at the hospital told her she could come back at any time. This gave her the encouragement she needed to pursue modeling as a full time career.
As a model with Wilhelmina, she went on to appear in swimsuit catalogs for brands including Beach Bunny, iShine365 and Wildfox. Thanks to her work with these brands she has traveled to locations such as Germany, Sweden and France.
Since then she has gone on to complete even more gigs in front of the camera. Never one to stay still, her career path has led her to move on from Wilhelmina Modeling. She is now working with Elite Modeling Management, a New York City based agency.
Not as active on social media as other models are, Maggie Rawlins can be found on Instagram @maggierawlins, where she has 148,000 followers. It remains to be seen whether or not she will start any other social media accounts, but it is still fairly early in her career.
Practically overnight, Maggie went from being a hard working nurse to a hard working fashion model. She has confessed that as hard as working 10-12 hours at a time on her feet as a nurse, working those same long hours as a model is just as grueling if not more so.
Nonetheless, Maggie is committed to her new modeling career. She has already accomplished quite a bit at this early stage in her career. Having already modeled for many swimsuit brands, she was a natural to audition for a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.
There is no doubt that Maggie will continue the success she has already achieved in her second career. As a down to earth young woman, Maggie is an inspiration to women who want to make a drastic career change but are hesitant to do so. She has proven that she is a role model and that changing a career path can lead to success and fulfillment. Maggie will likely continue to enjoy the kind of success that so many women dream of from a very young age.
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