In 2009, Trudi Tapscott and her scouting partner Erin Olson discovered Tessa Peay and began working with her. I took an interest in Tessa after I saw her photos. Although she has barely any experience working as a model, you can clearly see how over the past 3 years, she has been developed and is ready to step foot onto the national stage.It’s important for aspiring models to find a legit mentor or scout to help guide them through the deep waters of the modeling world. It can take years to launch a career, or as it was in my case, months. The longevity of a model’s career is so incredibly short, it’s crucial finding that special person to place, direct and guide. Trudi is one of the few that do it well… really, really well. She was the unofficial model gate keeper for Anna Wintour when she was the bookings editor at Vogue. Simply put, she knows what it takes to get a model into the pages of Vogue.I asked Tessa to write a few sentences about each shot. I wanted to hear in her own words, what the experience has been like for her.