I know Kate Bock is going to be friendly before we even speak. I am not the first person to tell her this. “Everyone I meet that finds out I’m Canadian is like, ‘Oh! Canadians are so nice!’” she says. We are speaking a few days before Christmas. “People like you before they even know you because you uphold a great reputation.”
More people are beginning to like Bock, 27, who has around 610,000 followers on Instagram and is already a veteran in the industry. At age 12, someone who knew a modeling agent spotted her at a swimming pool in her native Vancouver. A week after signing with her mother agency, she was in Santa Barbara shooting for Abercrombie Kids. At 18, she left Canada for Paris.
“I went to French immersion school in Canada, and so I came out of school speaking fluent French,” Bock says of deciding on Paris. “I started slow and steady. I wasn’t someone that walked in the first day and was booking every job. I definitely had to earn it.”
By the time Bock relocated to New York, she was modeling regularly. Her golden blonde hair, lithe figure, and elegant bone structure have made her a favorite of brands like Victoria’s Secret, Guess, Brooks Brothers, and Ralph Lauren. She has also graced the covers of Ocean Drive, Fitness, and Elle Canada.
Dress, PAULE KA. Jewelry, STONE PARIS.
A lot has happened in her recent life. In 2016, she began dating Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they recently bought a home in New York. Here, Kate Bock tells Maxim of her early interest in sports, globe-trotting with one of the biggest names in the NBA, and a rafting accident that left her with six staples in her head.
Bodysuit, MARTA MARTINO. Bracelet, CHROME HEARTS. Belt, CHROME HEARTS.
How does it feel to be on the cover of Maxim?
To work with Gilles Bensimon has been a dream of mine for so long. I’m such a huge fan of his, and I’m always excited to see who he shoots and how it comes out in Maxim since it’s always so creative and beautiful. Olivia [Culpo], Jasmine [Sanders], Emily [DiDonato], Sara [Sampaio]—I know a lot of them, so it’s pretty cool to join the graduating class of Maxim cover models. A lot of friends of mine have been on [the cover].
Whose careers do you admire?
I love Elle Macpherson, Amber Valletta, Heidi Klum, Christie Brinkley, and Kathy Ireland. There are so many women that have had successful careers and have parlayed them into empires. Now, it’s not like there’s a drop-off once you turn a certain age.
Blouse, MOLA WALKER. Bra, LIVY. G-string, COSABELLA.
Has social media completely changed how you promote yourself?
For sure. [Models] didn’t really promote ourselves before. It’s totally different. You would wait to hear from your agent, or you would go in and ask them what people thought, or what you should do or …read more
Source:: MAXIM – News