Interview: Model Carola Ci (Italy)(Winner of the month)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I like to say: “I am a part of all that I have met”. Mainly because I’m a very curious person with the attitude to observe and I learn very quickly.
I was born in Rome and then I moved to Naples. Now I’m back in Rome, the city I love most in the world, where I live with my boyfriend Enrico and Auguste, a fat red cat.
I work as a Marketing and Communication Manager in a Health Company and in addition I’m a First Aid Teacher. I spend my free time with photography, friends and sport.
I love travelling, breathing new places and meeting different people. Indeed, for me traveling has a particular meaning: the places you have not seen, it’s as if they never existed. Like dinosaurs.
you know they were real
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
There are very few things I would change about myself, because I live very well with myself, even with my faults. Anyway, sometimes I’d like to be more egoist, just in a good meaning of the concept. When I tend to work too hard (cause I’m a perfectionist), I should just say “don’t care!”
How did you start modeling?
Accidentally. And for luck, I’d say. Almost 3 years ago, my hairdresser Marcello Gregorio asked me to pose for an advertisement. The photographer was Armando Cattarinich, art director of “Woman & Bride” Magazine and son of the famous Mimmo Cattarinich. He immediately scouted a model-instinct in me so that I was called a second time and then I received more and more requests.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Maybe I'm not the best person to answer this question, because I don’t think about “model” only like a job, but more like a passion, an attitude and an artistic mission. I’ve an other job and I’m so much busy that I never have time for me, but I feel the need to pose, to create beauty through my body.
I feel like I'm an author not less than the photographer sometimes, because I have aesthetic visions inside me that I try to realize.
What is your beauty regimen?
In truth, like every Mediterranean woman, I eat a lot and continuously (I think I must have a great metabolism).
On the other side, I walk a lot and I like go to the gym. I have some good habits like drinking at least 2 liters of water a day or having my beauty routine every morning and every evening.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I’m very able to metamorphose myself. I love to get transformation continuously.
Make-Up Artists usually have fun to make-up me because they say my face is always changing.
Some photographers told me I’m more an actress then a model. Indeed, I play a role when I’m in front of the lens and I’m able to be very expressive, most of the time without any particular “pose”. In fact, my physical point of strength are eyes and my favorite photographic genre is portrait.
What are your plans for the future?
In this moment of my life, I’m very concentrated on my career.
I’m satisfied about my private life, but I want to improve me on the job, find a bigger house and maybe in the future write a book.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I remember the months spent in the States like one of the most exciting moment of my life.
Before in NYC and then in Miami, I was there in 2011 to study and I got to smell the American Way of Life and mainly people, people from all over the world.
I love the idea of Diversity, reflected in people, in places, in photography, in food, in colors. No place makes you discover the difference more than a trip in the United States.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Love yourself is the first step. You can’t imagine how many girls, beautiful, charming, fascinating girls don’t love themselves. This is the reason why often, when they see their photos, they don’t like their own imagine in the picture.
The second suggestion is “always try to improve yourself without ever being satisfied”. Study, see photography books, visit exhibitions, attention during the workshops...
What do you think of the magazine?
I think Modellenland is a wonderful way to put in contact photographers, models and ideas from all over the world.
Facebook: Carola Ci