Interview: Model Viktoria Titova (Estonia) Cover girl Lookbook33
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Viktoria Titova. I was born in Estonia, Tallinn. I am a model and Vice Miss Eurasia 2013. I studied tourism management. My hobbies are dancing, traveling and drawing. Also I tried myself in
acting (theater classes and some small roles in a movies and music videos).
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I like whom I become, I found myself! Probably I don’t want to change cardinally anything! Only one thing, what I always dreamed – it is to be higher, because it is very important in a model industry. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know in a childhood how tall you will be in the future. But already too many years are dedicated to a modeling, because of this I don’t want to give up!
How did you start modeling?
Almost all my life I do modeling. I am very excited about this! I started modeling very early, at the age when childrens start to go to school! I start to study at school, combining it with a model courses). In the beggining modeling was just a hobby, in the model school we had a trainings of beautiful walk, gracefulness, dance classes, photo shootings, sometimes even design courses. It was great and fun time! At 16 years old I started modeling more professionally. At this age I was found by one Italian model agency in Estonia, which already found such famous top models as a Carmen Kass and Tiiu Kuik. Many thanks to my first agency, which gave me possibility to belief in myself! There I got skills of professional runway catwalk, visited a modeling castings and started to work as a model (in the beginning only in my country and after some years - abroad. The first trip was to international beauty contest “Miss Eurasia”, where I got a title of Vice Miss Eurasia! After - modeling trip to Paris! Now I am traveling around the world. It is become very easy for me to buy a ticket for a plane, now it is like to buy a ticket for a tram in my hometown.
What is your beauty regimen?
To be honest, I don’t do any special beauty regimen! The most important – it is enough sleep (for me it is more than 8 hours), outdoor walks, fitness and diet. Also very important to remove make-up thoroughly before sleep and time to time I do some cosmetic procedures for skin care (cleansing, peeling and masks) and also masks for hair.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I really like model work! All works I do with a passion, leave all bad mood and trying different looks and roles. I like to be different.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
My favorite experience – it is fashion shows. I very like walk on the runway and feel the rhythm of the music.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Many people think, that a model job implies – travels, rest, only fun, but if to be honest, this profession – it is not so easy how it looks like! It is the same like all other jobs. It demands to be responsible, strong, hardy, hardworking. First of all – modeling - it is constant uncertainly, at any time model have to be ready to leave closest people, all her businesses (study or work) in a hometown and go alone abroad for some months, sometimes years. Modeling implies - endless waiting, long castings from hundred models (castings can take half of the day, line of models can be even on the street, and there is no any guarantee that you will get a job from this casting). Fashion business - it is like lottery! Somebody will be lucky, somebody no! Second – it is obligation always to be in a perfect shape! Many models keep a very strict diets to lose a weight. Besides of this sometimes jobs can be very hard. Even photo shootings – it is not only fun! Shootings can last 5 or more hours several days with movement to other countries or cities, sometimes only with few hours of sleep. Conditions of job are not always good! It can be a shooting of light summer clothes outside in a winter time or vice versa. Clothes on the fashion shows, especially shoes, can be very uncom-fortable for walking, but model’s obligation – it is to show a collection in a best way, despite of everything! This is a professionalism of model! Anyway I like model business very much! It is interesting, it give me a possibility to compare my hobby with work, visit different countries, discover new cultures, which tourist never can discover, because model have to live in other surroundings months, not only 1 – 2 weeks, and also to have a friends from different parts of the world.
What are your plans for the future?
Unfortunately, model business is not for a long period of life, because of this I plan to do modeling some more years and after start to develop my career in other field, time to time work as a model as well. My second interest – it is a tourism, very perspective at the moment, it is also сonnected with travels. I am just a person, who always like to change everything in my life, i don’t like monotony.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
I can advice for those who want to become a model to believe in yourself! Always improve your skills in posing from magazines and catwalk - from best fashion shows. Try new poses and catwalk in front of the mirror or ask somebody to take a photo or video of you. Don’t need to worry about anything, just to let yourself go, don’t worry about unsuccessful shoots, every-body has it. Unsuccessful shoots will be less and less with practice.
What do you think of the magazine?
I like the idea of the creation of Modellenland Magazine! It gives a possibility to share experience between people in fashion industry and advice for beginners, who is interested in a model business. I wish a lot of success and prosperity for Modellenland and for everybody who read this magazine!
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