Molly Bair Biography
Molly Bair is an American model who is best known for her appearances in the Spring/Summer 2015 fashion shows. While she was young, she used to be mocked cause of her atypical physique as she was very thin at her young age. She also admitted that she was a very strange kid at her young age.
Molly Bair Age
She was born on 25 April 1997 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She is 22 years old as of 2018.
Molly Bair Height
She stands at 6′ tall which is equivalent to 1.83 meters.
Molly Bair Weight
She weighs 56 kilograms.
Molly Bair Model
She was scouted in a flea market in New York by an agent of The Society Management, the New York division of Elite, a notable American modeling agency. She said her first show (Proenza Schouler) got her confused, because she wasn’t expecting to walk the runway just one week after being scouted. Molly Bair is now at The Society New York, Elite London, Elite Milan and Elite Paris.
She has appeared in editorials for Italian, British, and German Vogue, French Numéro, W, V, i-D and Dazed and Confused.Molly Bair Model
She has walked the runways for Miu Miu, Fendi, Moschino, Prada, Vera Wang, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, Sonia Rykiel, DKNY, Michael Kors, Loewe, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Giles Deacon, Max Mara, DSquared2, Maison Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Dior, Tory Burch, and Diane Von Furstenberg.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Prada, Shiatzy Chen, Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Coach, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang.
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Molly Bair Tennis
Most times when one of the top area high school tennis players misses a league singles tournament, it’s because she opts to play in a more prestigious event.
Or, sometimes a player decides she has a better chance to advance to a state tournament as a doubles player.
Not many high school tennis players, if any, skipped their league singles tournament for the same reason Abington senior Molly Bair wasn’t at the Suburban One League National Conference singles tournament last fall.
Bair, you see, was in New York City, modeling on a runway for Prada.
“I’m a high fashion model in runway and print,” Bair said. “I am in the new Coach campaign. I have walked for brands like Prada, Chanel and Dior. I have editorials in Vogue and W Magazine.”
Bair just spent the past week modeling in Paris, but she is also a pretty darn good tennis player.
Good enough to be named The Intelligencer’s Girls Tennis Player of the Year for 2014.
Bair was undefeated in SOL National matches at No. 1 singles and was the top player on a team that went 18-3 overall, was the undefeated SOL National champion and a participant in the PIAA Class AAA team playoffs.
“Not only is she an excellent singles player, she is a top-notch doubles player as well who has gone to states with Amirah Salim-Bey for the past three years,” Abington coach Kristy Ashcraft said.
“Molly was challenged this season with balancing her role on the team not only with school and other typical teenage things, but becoming a fashion model as well. Molly did an excellent job managing all her roles.”
Bair and Salim-Bey captured both the SOL National and District One Class AAA double championships in the fall. The duo lost their first match at states.
Bair called playing doubles with Salim-Bey, “amazing.”
“Missing school to play tennis with my best friend,” Bair said.
Bair, who won the SOL National singles title last year, added that playing high school tennis was “the best part of high school.”
Bair said she is hoping to play tennis at a college in New York City.
Molly Bair Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.
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Molly Bair ‘Fashion doesn’t have to be deadly.’
Bair forms part of an emerging group of young models such as Natalie Westling and Binx Walton that are intent on doing things vastly different to the older generation of ‘classic’ supermodels. Bair’s generation, much like the millennials they represent, is earthier and not consumed by the norms of fashion.
Sought after for her unusual looks and distinct beauty, which she once described in an interview with CNN as her “alien-rat-demon-goblin-gremlin sort of vibe”. But with a hugely successful modelling career already under her belt, Bair is putting her celebrity to good use for other purposes closer to her heart. With 150,000 followers on Instagram she knows that she commands attention. She now wants to be an effective mouthpiece for young people across the world about one of the most important topics of our time, the environment.
Bair is becoming a front runner in the charge on climate change awareness and sustainability. Having recently become a brand ambassador for Pure Earth, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to fighting pollution in developing countries, she is intent on bringing these issues to a wider audience in the years ahead. In the wake of Donald Trump pulling out of the most important environmental ratification of our times, we sat down with Molly to talk about her career, the difficult task of bringing sustainability awareness into fashion and to find out what her immediate thoughts are on the decision (even though she can’t even bring herself to say his name.)
It’s crazy. You literally just go from one day taking the bus to school, to the next day flying around the world by yourself. How does that feel looking back on it all now?
It still feels so insane to me. I wonder sometimes if I’m in a simulation created by the Matrix…
You’re so young, but you have a really different energy to other typical models. Can you perhaps tell us if that has been embraced by the fashion world and what your thoughts are on the overall industry as it is today?
Honestly, I’ve heard “you’re not the ‘typical model’” more times than I expected over the course of my career. What is the ‘typical model’? No one really knows. I am simply being myself and I’ve never concerned myself with whether or not that fits into the model stereotype. As for the industry, I have to say it is still as confusing to me as when I started. I’ve learned it’s best to not try to decipher it; just be yourself and do the work.
We interviewed Liza Mandelup actually right before she did that road trip in Arizona with you, such an interesting journey. What do you feel you got out of such an experience?
It looked so fun. I loved meeting the women, especially the rodeo girls. I was extremely shocked and impressed with their confidence and coolness. They were very young girls who wore their eccentricities on their sleeve with class and pride. Also, the trip made me fall in love with Arizona and slightly resent New York.
You’ve said that you have a masterplan for an afterlife post-modelling. What would that be?
My plan is to go to university with a major in Environmental Studies, in a city far away from New York. When I go to school, I want to be able to commit fully without the distraction of the city.
As a well-known model, if you could impart some wisdom to the rest of the female race out there based on what you have seen and learned what would it be?
I simply want women, especially young women, to respect themselves and know their value. I have been fortunate enough to find my self-love and self-respect in the past three years. I’ve been inspired by the confident and boss women (models, photographers, stylists, etc.) that I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
Thus, when I am around young women my age or younger, and I see their insecurity and the way they crave male attention, I get upset. No, I’m not trying to get on my high horse, but I fear that valuable brain space is taken up by a need to impress and attract the opposite sex. I believe that popular culture and antiquated gender roles are to blame for this. I hope that in the future, somehow, we can let girls understand their power and discover their confidence when they are in the crucial part of their development.
What if some cynics would say something like, ‘Oh, of course you embrace environmentalism, everyone is an activist these days…’ How do you deter cynics?
As long as the cynics are bringing more attention to the cause, I do not care what they say. Any press is good press!
Let’s talk about sustainable fabrics. Fashion industry uses up a lot of waste; we went to Design Museum to see Christien Meindertsma mind-blowing presents Fibre Market exhibition. Can you give us a snapshot of your thoughts around it and what you feel you can do?
As I said before, the waste is so immense that it’s hard to even think of where to begin. I think that the change must start with the consumers. We MUST stop supporting cheap/fast fashion brands because they create the worst system of supply/demand. They provide consumers with affordable clothing items that are made out of low-grade fabrics. Then, since these items fall apart after a few washes, the consumers have to come back and buy new clothes again. Additionally, consumers don’t feel guilt because the prices are so low. Not only are consumers hurting the environment by buying these clothes in such high volume, they are also hurting the environment by discarding these clothes. If everyone could marginally cut back on purchasing from these stores, we could make a huge difference. But, that being said, no one cares enough, so this is a very difficult goal.
Do you think maybe we should apply carbon footprints scheme to everything, not just emissions?
If what you mean is, that we should track everything that we do in order to keep us accountable, then yes! Numbers put things into perspective. Everyone loves a good excel chart.
You’ve said, “I hope my fellow industry friends and collaborators will support environmentally responsible production like cotton grown without toxic pesticides, utilise leather from tanneries that don’t pollute or poison workers and help create demand for mercury-free artisanal gold.” But people just have no information about how ethical the products we buy are. How should we begin those kinds of conversation with governments?
I think we all need to work together to make some noise. Supporting nonprofits like Pure Earth, which is one of the only organisations working to address toxic pollution on a global scale. They work closely with governments on cleanup and solutions and can make our demands heard. We need to get more informed. As consumers, we need to pay attention to where our products come from and ask how they are made, and to start demanding responsible production because toxic pollution is contaminating the environment, and poisoning people including many, many children. Pollution is the largest cause of death in poor countries. But fashion doesn’t have to be deadly.
What political activities or campaigns are you engaging in yourself to promote protecting the environment?
I feel a little powerless in this political environment. But short of working as a lobbyist or a politician, I feel that what I can do to really make a difference is to inform more people about the cause. So that is what I am working very hard to do, especially with Pure Earth. I worked with them on the responsible jewellery auction this year, to raise awareness about gold mining and mercury pollution, and right now, I am helping them with a small GoFundMe effort to raise money to complete the cleanup of what’s been called the world’s most toxic town, where hundreds of children are suffering from severe lead poisoning. That project was recently featured on the front page of The Guardian. The story is heartbreaking and Pure Earth has had to stop the cleanup because their funding ran out. But hopefully, we can get it restarted soon if everyone comes together to donate a little to help the children of Kabwe.
There seem to be so many differing opinions about environmental activism. How would you say we try and get everyone on the same page here?
If you are wasting your time bickering about the politics of environmental activism, then you are stealing time away from saving the planet.
What do you think of Trump and his fake new info-spiracy army? It has really hurt the environmental cause, partly because he doesn’t want to give it any attention.
He-who-must-not-be-named has caused irreversible damage to the environment and to the cause. Let’s try not to dwell on that because that will cause me to go into a black hole of sadness. The positive is that he has motivated the grassroots activists to fight and spread the message even more intensely. I feel like people are more informed about the critical state of the environment more than ever. Not a day goes by that I don’t see an environmental article shared on Facebook. In the end, the people will be the change, not who we currently have in office.
What do you make of the US leaving the Paris climate accord?
I’m of course very unhappy about it, but there is a big positive in that people are becoming angry and wanting to get more informed. As I mentioned before the change ultimately comes from the mind of the people, so I’m hoping this is a positive step for the long run.
What are you reading or how are you informing yourself about environmental issues? It’s not just Al Gore obviously.
I’ve watched many documentaries (Cowspiracy, Before the Flood, etc), but mainly I compulsively keep up with the news. I have the CNN ‘Energy & Environment’ tab open on my computer at all times. I also learned a lot about how big the problem of global pollution really is at a Pure Earth briefing they held for NGOs and other global experts, which I attended. And their pollution blog is also a good resource. Despite that, I still feel like a fraud. Until I receive a college diploma, I will feel like a poser.
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