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LAist Interview: Audrey Kitching

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Audrey Kitching is a model, Internet personality, and phenomenon. Next month you will see her in issues of Alternative Press, Vice magazine and Misbehave. Currently she's on tour with the Warped Tour driving in an Audrey Kitching/ car that’s pink and green leopard print and writing about it on her Buzznet journal.

LAist was lucky enough to conduct an email interview with her as the Warped Tour takes off today in Pomona and tomorrow in Ventura.

LAist: You started modeling at 16. How did you get into modeling so young?

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Audrey Kitching: My mom and I were going to get our nails done in Philly and there was a modeling agent at the same salon who approached my mom without me knowing – my mom actually didn’t tell me right away because she was scared for me to get into that kind of business. Eventually I signed with them and started doing a lot of catalogue work for Kohls and JC Penny. I looked a lot different then to say the least – pretty all American with strawberry blonde hair and a tan. [Laughs]. It was crazy because not a lot of people get discovered in a city like Philly. I even won some pretty big awards from the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) – like Best Pose and Most Photogenic. I have the trophies in my room.

What are the best and worst things about Los Angeles

Best – good food like In-N-Out – grilled cheese and animal fries – YUM. And good shopping

Worst – I really don’t like the people here. Like even the guy last night when we were going to get pizza was rude for no reason. I think there are a lot of pretentious people here – users – I don’t like that.

If you're in a horrible mood, at the grocery store buying tampons, and some fan comes up to you, how long would you put up with their crap?

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That actually just happened to me – I wasn’t buying tampons, but I was sick with a fever and ran out to get medicine. Felt awful, looked awful, had no makeup on and a fan came up to me and asked if she could take a pic. I pretended I wasn’t me and acted like I had no idea what she was talking about. I felt bad, but I was burning up and just wanted to be left alone.