“I certainly never considered naming it ‘Skin Deep,'” America’s Next Top Model judge, high fashion photographer and author Nigel Barker said as he spoke about his new book at a VIP signing event at Eden’s Green Room Thursday night.
Instead, “Beauty Equation” is a tome about his theme of true beauty and body image – complete with tips and tricks for amateur photographers and advice for the aspiring model.
So what’s Barker’s formula for finding a fashion model? Being easy on the eyes doesn’t hurt. But that doesn’t sum it all up. “I [also] look for things like authenticity. I look for a sense of humor. I look for passion. I look for something that’s going to bring your eyes alive. You hear it all of the time on America’s Next Top Model… Personality is key.”