The strikingly tall beauty, Pam Ross, is the mom to 18-year-old son Dominic and 13-year-old daughter Micki, who joined her on the shoot for the May Issue of Westlake Malibu Lifestyle. True to who she is, Pam’s focus was on making Micki shine by setting an admirable example. Represented by Ford Models, Pam moved to New York where she graced the covers of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar and traveled the world to work with the top designers, photographers, editors and artists in the industry.
An 18-year-old kid landing in New York from a small town in Virginia was quite a big change. I was suddenly thrust into the very adult, sophisticated world of fashion and it was intimidating and overwhelming at first, but I was determined to learn as much as I could to succeed. I knew that I wanted to stay in New York and take the very rare opportunity that had fallen into my lap and run with it. So I watched and listened. I loved New York, and at first, I hid in my apartment and just worked hard. Little by little I began to feel more comfortable, venturing out and meeting kids my age who weren’t necessarily in the business. I worked almost every day, doing everything from editorials, catalogs, advertisements to walking the runway. I met so many different people from all over the world, and I loved observing and participating in the different group dynamics that would happen on the sets, and getting to collaborate on creating something beautiful together. I especially loved observing the top photographers negotiate with art directors and clients to get their vision across.