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Watch: California Girl Maddie Cook (Next Models) Talks Fashion Week Firsts and Saint Laurent


It's Maddie Cook's first-ever New York Fashion Week show season and she is "buzzing all the time."

"To be a part of all of that for the first time — like, getting your first show card for the first time — there's this feeling of crazy exciting nervousness," says the California girl, who left UCLA when she was signed by Next Models. (She attended an open casting call at the urging of her friends.)

In the video below, Maddie talks about her plans for the future (she likes writing, especially poetry) and shows off her new pair of super-high Saint Laurent heels. The model relates to the vision of the label put forth by creative director Hedi Slimane: "Coming out of LA where that grunge scene is so big and can be done so wrong, I think he does it in a way that's fresh and interesting."

The video was produced by Next Models in cooperation with theFashionSpot. Damien Neva, head of social media at Next Models, filmed the video, using questions submitted by theFashionSpot.