Helen Owen has become an internet sensation. Surely, she's popped up on your browser somewhere. And it's for good reason: this British babe may very well be one of America's best imports. Born in Bristol, but raised in San Francisco, she's now studying at UCLA, and we gather it's just one more reason students across that campus won't get any studying done - not with her in your class.
As for how she got into modeling, Helen Owen told GQ, "It kind of crept up on me over the course of the past 4-5 years, but I still hesitate to call myself a model (despite everyone insisting that that’s what I am!)...I do freelance modeling here and there when I have time – but for the most part I am creating my own imagery because I enjoy it!"
As for social media in general, Helen Owen said, "I think everyone experiences a darker side of social media. I think it’s easy to get fixated on what people are sharing and find yourself sitting in bed looking like a hot mess comparing your behind the scenes to their highlights. I think it’s also important to remember to get out and have real experiences that aren’t driven by an Instagram post."
Helen said the one thing people wouldn't know from looking at her Instagram is: "Pretty much everything about me… Instagram is a highlight reel! What’s going on behind the scenes isn’t out there for the world to see, which is probably for the best for both myself and the world."
The advice she'd give to all the men in the world would be "it's okay to have feelings." And her three main sources of inspiration are the John Muir wilderness, long hot showers and Pinterest. Her goal is to "grow into a happy old lady and do some cool stuff along the way."
Unfortunately for the rest of mankind, Helen Owen is in a relationship with a man she calls her "best friend." Sigh. Keep us in mind, Helen, will you, if things don't work out?