Interview: Model Agatha Joutsen (Poland) Cover girl Lookbook30
Can you tell us a little about you?
I’m a NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) nurse and for everyday I work with premature newborns. In looser time I deal with modeling. It has been a long journey – a couple of years behind me.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Both of my jobs require lots of physical and mental strenght; nursing – knowledge, skills and ability to be focused for many hours; modeling – a huge distance to myself, withstanding tiring conditions and coldness. So I would love to be stronger.
How did you start modeling?
Like many other models – an agency scout just stopped me on the street, offered a meeting and a test photoshoot. It looked good, I had good conditions with height and measurements. We signed my first contract and that’s how it all has begun.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Many people see us as vain dolls, focused only on extrenal beauty, fun and comfort. That’s not true in many ways – models have to be smart girls, we travel alone since early age, have to reconcile hard work with school/family/another job. Obviously it gives lots of opportunities to see different places, meet various people, have a moment of fame, see ourselves in magazines and tv – it’s flattering without any doubts! An amazing adventure. But demands a lot in return – lack of time with family and friends, never ending tiredness, diet and training. Our bodies are our work tool, has to look perfect.
What is your beauty regimen?
The most important is enough of sleep; healthy diet (mine is rather vegan and gluten free), regular training. I use only natural cosmetics, based on coconut and hempen oils. I don’t use much make up for everyday.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
Many times I was told I have a specific type of beauty. Maybe that’s a big assymetry of my eyes and face at all, I’m not sure. I look a bit different than polish models in my domestic market, also not like finnish or german ones, and that are the countries where I work the most often.
What are your plans for the future?
More artistic projects that aren’t typically commercial. I want to make more super good editorials that will be published internationally. More covers.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Each one is different – last summer we had a dream team with my friends, we made an awesome mermaid editorial with lots of colorful smokes, glitter and all girlie things; sunset, midsummer and girls. Also an autumn photoshoot in Berlin, on the rooftop of closed airport – Templehof; we made some Atomic Blonde shots. Just awesome.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Yes! Try modeling only if you have natural predispositions like very skinny figure. A fluffy teenager won’t become a successful model without pain of never ending diet. Modeling should be fun, not a renunciation. Healthy lifestyle, sport and balanced diet is a key to keep a good body shape.
What do you think of the magazine?
You show diversity in a beautiful way. It’s very important nowadays, in my opinion, to publish various looks, body shapes, and skin colours. We are all different, but all beautiful And that’s what I love about your magazine.
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