Kellie is the mother of two lovely twin girls, Chelsea and Chloe, who have been with us for 6 years! She has spent years driving them to and from castings and jobs, helping them in and out of wardrobe changes, coordinating school, extra curricular activities and bookings for Target, Kmart and many more!
We sat down with her recently to have a chat about her perspective on having her kids working in the industry and any tips she has for parents who are just starting out!
What did you look for when deciding on an agency for the girls?
We were looking for somewhere that was trustworthy and somewhere where the children could have fun and be respected.
How long have the girls been working in the industry? Why have you have kept for this length of time?
The girls have been working for about 6 years, we kept going because they’ve had constant jobs and work along the way so while that’s happening and they’re having fun we thought why not keep going and enjoy the ride.
What do you find challenging about having your children working in the industry?
Sometimes it’s a little bit difficult having twins, especially because they’re not identical. Sometimes one twin might get more work than the other, so it is a juggling act that we deal with. But we’re pretty realistic with that, and we understand that its the client who’s picking the talent.
What is it like seeing your children on TV and in print?
It definitely makes me proud to see my girls in campaigns on TV or in print. But the fact that they’re enjoying it and having fun is the best part.
In what ways has working in the industry impacted Chelsea and Chloe in their life?
Working in the industry has had a positive impact on their lives, its helped them become more confident, everywhere they go they have a smile!
Do you have any tips for new parents entering the industry?
Keep it simple! Be on time, listen to instructions and most of all have fun.
Watch her interview here: