Interview: Cover Girl Katica Rakuljic
Can you tell us a little about you? Hmm where should l start ? haha , well lam a lot of things , model , beauty queen , a professional, a crazy little and big sister and a lover of life! Iam model and a beauty queen from Croatia/ Sweden that has been placed worldwide living in places and cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Mexico city and Dubai among others. I also hold a set of international beauty titles among 1runner up Miss universe Croatia and Top model of the world croatia. Besides the life behind the camera lm also a graduate of economy and public administation and have been working in the gouverment in Sweden. Iam a very adventurus and outgoing person that loves to laugh and spread postive energy all around me. I really enjoy visiting new places and one of my favourite things is oddly enough spending my time in the air on a plane, exited about my next destination. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? Well l would describe myself as a very driven and motivated person with a open mind for new ideas and a kind heart. We are all unique and I would not change anything about me as a person , and l dont think people need to change who they are but rather improve, learn more about themselfs and the world around them. I would like to to help and motivate more people to be the best version they can be. How did you start modeling? Actually it was my mom taking me to a model casting in my home town in sweden where l was chosen and signed with the agency. From there my modeling took off.
What do you think of the work as a model? Its a very special kind of work and l dont belive it is for everyone. It requires a lot of flexibility, hard work , traveling and working on odd hours. It also takes a lot of dicipline wich many girls dont realise fully. But it is a very rewarding job and you get to do things, meet people and travel to places you never would otherwise. It is truly amazing for me to stand in front of the camera ,working with a great team creating magic.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others? What makes me unique would probobly be how stubborn lam haha, when l want something l will not stop until l get there. For my apperance l always get complimented for my eyes as they are green ,a bit blue and there is some yellow in there aswell. I remember the Miss unvierse directors called me " green eyes" when they first didnt know my name. I have also been able to do a lot of bikini and underwear work aswell as high fashion, catalogues etc wich makes me unique as l fall " in between" . So to say l have the body and looks for both high fashion and more commercial work wich is not super usual. What is your beauty regimen? My beauty regime is drinking lots of water, getting at least 8 h sleep every night and ofcourse exercise. You need to take care of body and mind. I usually also meditate after my work out wich helps me to focus and its something l can strongly advice.
What are your plans for the future? I cant tell you everything, you will just have to wait and see haha but l can tell you that I have specific plans for jobs in the future that lm working on at the moment , places l want to work in and diffrent people l want to work with. Iam also constantly working on improving myself and grow as l think is a very importaint factor in future sucess. What are some of your favorite experiences so far? Definetly working with top photagrapher Fadil berisha for miss universe. His team and his work is just wow and always a pleasure to see the final result. For my shootings and travels its very hard to name just a few as l had so many awsome experiences in diffrent parts of the world. Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling? Definelty, l would always always tell them, belive in yourself. No matter what a agency , agent , friend or whoewer says you cant do something, remember nobody knows what you can do but YOU. Its all about mindset and drive.Get yourself a good agency , work on building your portfolio if you are just starting out and make sure that you are clear about your goals.
What do you think of the magazine? I think the magazine is awsome! I love the variety that it shows in diffrent work and lm very happy and honored to be part of it . https://www.facebook.com/katica.rakuljic
Photo: Blerim Nosha
Editorial: Cover editorial issue17
Photagrapher: Dariusz Muller
Muah : Deborah Ortler