The 5’11” model Holly Ridings hails from Roscoe, IL and started her career in the industry at an early age. When she was 15, she worked for Ralph Lauren. At 16, she won Model of the Year, competing against thousands and taking pride in herself. She soon appeared on a number of catalogues, magazine, runways and campaigns.
Listing Kate Moss as her favorite style icon, Holly describes herself as easygoing and laid-back. She gets along well with almost everyone, one reason why she finds it easy to travel around the world and go hiking.
Despite her other aspirations, she knows that modeling really is her thing. Holly auditioned to be a contestant on Project Runway’s sister show, Models of the Runway and got accepted. Both series air on the Lifetime Network, and pits the contestants against one another to win the top prize.
The 16 models were paired with a designer from the show, but Models of the Runway will feature more scenes regarding the backstage drama that occurs during the competition. Each model will share their perspective, from the tears to the laughs they all experienced while being on the series. She placed 8th overall in the competition.