Interview: Model Tiam Eslami (Netherlands)
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Tiam Eslami and I am 29 years old. I work as a fashion and commercial model. I have been living in the Netherlands for three and a half years and now I’m living in beautiful city Rotterdam. I am originally from Iran and my birth place is Tehran. I went to Albeda College in the first year to learn Dutch language. I have passed advance level for studying in university in Dutch. I studied Industrial Engineer in Iran and at the moment I am studying Maintenance & Mechanics at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. I am sporty and I do fitness 4 times a week. My hobbies are playing guitar, swimming and reading fashion magazine.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I don’t want to change myself, but if I really had to choose something I would like to take more risks in my life. because I am very cautious person.
How did you start modeling?
It was always my dream to become a model when I was 18 years old. But then it was very difficult in Iran to become a model. When I came to the Netherlands, there was a chance to make my dream come true. But I knew how! Two years ago I saw an advertisement in facebook that a photographer is looking for a model for a photo shoot. Then I immediately responded to his advertisement in facebook. Many models had reacted, but at the end he chose me. I was very happy. I had done my first photo shoot and the photographer was satisfied with the photos. Then I had to register my professional pictures at the casting and models agencies. Then my career started as a model.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Modeling is fantastic job, but working as a model is really hard work. As a model, especially if you've just started or just making a comeback, every job is welcome. One month the clients are in line (and well deserved) and the other month you have fewer jobs. That's a life of a model. If you are not shooting, then you are exercising and you should always pay attention to what you eat.
What is your beauty regimen?
Stay as natural as possible and sleep on time.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I think my self-discipline, professionalism and flexibility.
What are your plans for the future?
In future I would like to do more jobs abroad and I would like to graduate next year.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
This year I am one of the finalists of Top Model Europe 2018. The final will take place on 17 February in Brussels. At the semi-finals on 7 October 2017 I stood in third place among 250 models of European countries. I have won the prize of the best Fashion Eccentriek outfit fit. Then I went directly to the final. It was a great experience.
When I was 18, I watched Fashion TV and fashion shows. At that time it was my dream to become a good model and now I have just one step to be winner of Top Model Europe 2018 and my dream comes true. To supporting me please check my facebook and Instagram.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
If people have always told you that you should be a model, and you've been looking at models in magazines and on billboards, with a voice in your head saying, "That should be me", you may be wondering... what's next? Where do you start and how do you get your foot inside the door of the modeling world? It's best to start sending photos to modeling agencies.
What do you think of the magazine?
Modellenland is a fantastic magazine and I find it interesting to read how others have started their dream.
Laura van de Hengel
Laura van de Hengel