Ford Models’ Bobby T is living proof that just because priorities change when you’re pregnant, your identity doesn’t have to.
As a model, Bobby’s personal style is a very public projection of her personality – bold, empowered, and, yes, absolutely gorgeous inside and out.
“I don’t want to look like a flower child, just because I’m with child,” Bobby, a self-proclaimed tomboy, told us. “I still want to be a woman, but it’s just not me.”
Bobby, who favors simple dresses for the summer, loved our Rachel Pally looks best on set because of the comfort they offered. Our Hola! La Piña Grecian Maxi Kaftan, perfect for warm weather getaways and babymoons, was another favorite and “so chic,” she said.
Though her modeling career has already spanned over 20 years, Bobby said she identifies as an athlete first.
Bobby said she grew up playing sports, gravitating toward those typically male-dominated – basketball, baseball (“not softball!”), and even a stint in Pop Warner football. She was signed by Ford at 14 – in her basketball jersey.
“Other people were babysitting, and I was shooting Teen Magazine,” she said with a laugh. “I was such a tough girl and didn’t want my friends knowing I was putting on makeup and dresses.”
Now, Bobby said she takes great pride in her career and, in particular, her ability to stay in the business for so many years.
“Modeling can be easy to get into if you have the right look, but it’s definitely not easy to stay in it,” she said. “It’s a tough business and you have to approach every shoot as a businesswoman."
Bobby grew up in the spotlight as the daughter of former major league baseball player Bert Campaneris, who made history by becoming the first to play all nine positions in a single game. But although her father was a public figure, Bobby said it was her mother’s confidence that made her “fearless.”
“She didn’t believe in missing out on anything just because she was a mom,” Bobby said of her mother. “ She was a major mom – completely strong, powerful, and energetic.”
Bobby said she embraces the idea of becoming a working mom, in large part due to the self-confidence her mom helped her to instill.
“The idea of not working scares me,” she said emphatically. “My goal is to be back in working form in three months. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself, but that’s my goal.”
To stay fit while pregnant, Bobby said she’s a diehard elliptical fan.
“It’s good for my knees and for maintaining my heart rate, especially while pregnant,” she said. She also mixes in resistance bands and yoga.
After growing up on the baseball diamond “in every stadium imaginable,” Bobby said she can’t wait to share her love of sports with her son.
“I just can’t wait to throw the ball around and be really athletic with him,” she said. I can’t wait to have that sports partner!”
Bobby will be new to motherhood – but she’s no stranger to a curveball.
“I live my life as a model out of my control. There’s nothing that’s predictable,” she said. “If my baby poops on me or in the car, that’s never going to throw me off. I’ve actually learned how to perform better without a game plan than with one.”