Actually I didn’t want to be a Model in the first place, instead I just wanted to have a couple of Fitness related pictures of myself to post them on facebook to motivate my family and friends and encourage them to live the new lifestyle with me. A few years back I had my first shooting at the age of 18. A photographer just asked me in the streets of my home city, Münster, for a shooting. After two of those shootings I didn’t bother with the thought of being a model, because at this time my self-confidence wasn’t tough enough.
There is no disadvantage for me, it is my way of living. Everything about it... I love playing with the camera (as soon as it’s on I forget everything around me - the time, worries, the world.)
I love traveling the world, new challenges, to adept myself to new people and characters, getting the chance to work with such creative and talented photographers and the suspense before every shoot as you do not know what is ahead of you
Q. Did you imagine yourself as a model before your first shooting?
Two years ago started a new fitness & lifestyle program which changed my life significantly. My body & my mind changed in a short time. I was so proud of my results that I decided to share it with the world. I signed in at a German model portal upon the recommendation of my best friend Marie. I got a lot of shooting requests there and started my first shootings.
Q. What introduced you into the Modeling Industry?
Q. What is one disadvantage to being a model?
"Modeling gives me motivation ...the feeling that I can achieve everything..."
To all of my journeys I take my little Monchichi. She is my lucky symbole. So she’s worldly wise now…lol.
Q. What do you hope to accomplish through modelling?
Q. Tell us a fun fact about yourself
I want to encourage people to live their dreams. With my pictures and motivational quotes I want to show that everyone can achieve their dreams and goals in life - no matter if someone says anything about it. We are all human beings - everyone is different and there is no stencil for how we all should be. My target is to reach as many people as possible - so everyone starts living its dream.
Interview by Nikoletta Georgiou
Q. How has this profession changed other aspects of your life?
Modeling made me much more self-confident. It taught me to to go with my gut more often. If someone is unlikeable I won’t work with him. I won’t bend myself to please someone else. Modeling gives me motivation and power in rough and hard times. It gives me the feeling that I can achieve everything, no matter what others say, no matter if it doesn’t fit into the rules or guidelines.
Photo: Kaitlin Christy
Q. From your photos we can tell that you have quite a unique stigma as a model. Is this an aspect of your character or have you gained this presence through all your previous photo-shoots?
Haha... I was "different" before as well. Since I was a little girl I always thought of myself as a ghost and all the people around me don’t know about it.... lol... Modeling gave me the bravery to burgeon my personality and to present it full of honor rather than hide it.
My style is extravagant, cool, sporty and non-commercial. Sometimes a bit androgynous. Sexy, but not trashy. I love it when colors are matching perfectly. Fashion doesn’t interest me at all. I do not care what is in and what is out – it has to match me and represent me. I don’t want to be put into boxes or copy someone.
Q. How would you describe your style? And what does fashion mean to you?
Q. Last words to inspire us
Be real to yourself. Do not bend for others - it is YOUR life and you are sitting in front of the steering wheel. It is you who presses the gas right to the ground. It’s like driving a car. If you dodge you’re running the danger of losing control and find yourself in the ditch.
You just have one "Car" it is your body and your Soul - You just have this one chance. Take the challenge.