09/22/2011 01:38 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Lindsey Wixson On Getting Approached In Walmart, Modeling & Shooting A Gun (VIDEO)

It's a bit jarring to see sweet Lindsey Wixson, she of the cherubic face and gap-toothed smile, give an instructional demonstration on how to shoot a gun.

But we suppose it's par for the course when you're from Wichita, Kansas, even if you've spent your recent years in New York, Paris and Milan.

Wixson chatted with the Telegraph about, well, guns, but also about being one of top models in all of fashion at just age 17.

"We've just left Lincoln Center and I just did the Michael Kors show... it was pretty fun," Wixson says with a smile. It's the understatement of the year -- most girls use the words "pretty fun" to describe a pool party or a homecoming dance. But Lindsey walks New York Fashion Week, so her points of reference are just a bit different.

She also doesn't miss high school too much, considering how she was treated. Although adults approached her in Walmart and the grocery store saying, "Girl, you need to model now!" the girls at school were none too kind:

"I was really awkward and I had a gap tooth and girls would make fun of me... and I actually had a group of girls who made a list of things they didn't like about me. So the end of my eight grade year, which is 13-14, I had no friends. So I actually always had older friends, I didn't really socialize with my own class."

But she still is a high schooler, which is abundantly clear when the camera catches her chomping open-mouthed on a wad of gum while swinging around in her kimono backstage at Anna Sui.

See the teenage supermodel -- and be impressed by how articulate, grounded and mature she is -- in the Telegraph's video.