Interview: Winner of the month Model Tasha Lancaster (Australia) (Cover Girl lookbook32)
Can you tell us a little about you? Hey there, my name is Natasha Lancaster. I am a 20 year old model from Melbourne, Australia. I specialise in artistic nude, fashion and various other styles. I am a vegan and I love animals.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to be able to say that “there is nothing I would change about myself!” But the truth is that I have insecurites just like every other person out there. Contrary to what most people would think, I do honestly believe that modelling has helped me to become more comfortable with myself both physically and mentally!
How did you start modeling?
I started about two years ago, fresh our of high school. During high school I thought I would develop my career as a chef. Then a friend suggested modelling to me and I began looking into what was involved; eventually contacting a photographer I really admired and he was more than happy to work with me. After that first shoot I realised this was something I enjoyed so I continued to seek opportunities to work with as many photographers as possible to gain experience. Until modelling became my full time career... and chefing is my hobby now!
What do you think of the work as a model?
It is honestly incredible, I really could not think of anything else I would rather be doing. It’s like a form of art for me, where I’m able to throw my whole self into each pose, each setting, each situation. I get to work with some of the most amazing people in the most amazing places, around Australia and overseas! I really am grateful to everyone who has been on this journey with me so far.
What is your beauty regimen? I wash my face thoroughly morning and night. Removing makeup and cleansing my face as soon as possible after shoots. I prefer to use simple, natural products and make up. My favourites are witch hazel and rosehip oil. I keep well hydrated by drinking fresh spring water and a lot of smoothies. I also eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, I get plenty of sunshine throughout the year. I exercise and do yoga regularly.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am a realist, I find it hard to believe something unless it is proven. I am a person of few words, I prefer to speak less and say more.
What are your plans for the future?
This year I hope to do my first around Australia tour, and depending on how that goes I will then organise something internationally. I wish to continue gaining experience and working with amazing people.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I love shooting in outdoor locations, specifically abandoned buildings. I recently had an incredible experience working with several snakes and other reptiles. I thoroughly enjoyed working with some beautiful dobermans for an active wear shoot, the dogs were adorable... you can tell I’m an animal lover!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Just give it a go. The best way to find out if it is for you is to just try! Being picky with who you work with is important, knowing when to start charging and how much to charge, knowing your limits and being able to enforce them, also being aware of what kind of modelling works for you and what you will be able to find regular work in.
What do you think of the magazine?
It seems like a great mag, I love a lot of the content and it’g great to see such a wide range of models being showcased. Thanks for the awesome interview and I wish everyone at Modellenland all the best!
Website: http://www.trashcaster.com/ Instagram: @natashaalancaster