Taylor Warren, One Of The Dead Models In Kanye West's 'Monster Video', Talks
23-year-old Warren is signed with Wilhelmina and best-known for covering Nylon, and posing for Saks Fifth Avenue, Heatherette and Tracy Reese. Not exactly blood-and-guts gigs. She told Alyssa Vingan how she landed her newest job, what it was like on set and what went into being styled for the shoot.
Did you get to meet or shoot with any of the artists?
I shot with Kanye when he held my decapitated head, and that was really amazing! I was super stoked to be a part of it. We met before we shot the scene and he said, "hey, how's it going," and then I had to kneel down and he was holding me by the hair -- I couldn't move or talk because it would ruin the shot! Between takes, he still had my hair and would talk to the director or on his phone while I was chilling three feet below him, but I couldn't help but think, 'this is so surreal and amazing.'"
How did you and the other models feel about your looks?
Everybody thought everyone else looked awesome, but nobody was really into how they looked. We didn't feel very sexy. It was really creepy and I didn't like my look at first -- I had this huge, ugly gash on my neck. But now I understand why they did what they did.
Do you think that all of the girls had as positive of an experience as you?
I honestly think it depends on what they had to do. So the girls in lingerie or hanging from the ceiling might not have been as happy. Personally, I wouldn't have wanted to do the scene in the bed with Kanye in just my underwear.
Taylor in the video:
Non-decapitated Taylor (at right):