Growing up in Thunder Bay, Canada, I was (hard to believe it now) a very shy child, but the pivotal point in my childhood came when my mom enrolled me in modelling school in the late 70’s through the 80’s. The stars were aligned for me because the best modelling school and teacher in the whole country was in my town! My teacher Pat Potts had been teaching catwalk for over 35 years! What a woman! She taught me so much and I’m forever grateful to her. The 80’s were a time that catwalk was dominated with a fierce sexy style made popular by the Super Models of the time, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford. I excelled in modelling school and loved being in fashion shows. Our lessons at school consisted mainly of catwalk modelling but we also had lessons in makeup/grooming, interview skills, photographic modelling, dance and acting. It was a young girl’s heaven! I would practice my T-walk for hours in front of my parents’ bedroom wall mirrors. My 1st T-walk in front of a live audience was in 1983. I loved everything about it and was hooked. Fitness Model Shows were still several decades away from even being invented but when they were finally created later on, they followed the T-walk formation and style prominent in fashion modelling.