Interview: Model Maria Maeva (Ukraine) WINNER OF THE MONTH
Can you tell us a little about you? My name is Maria. I was born in Ukraine and studied Journalism and Management of organisations. However my dream has always been to become an international model. Today I’m a very happy girl because I made this dream come true.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? Even if sometimes I regret about something that I did or did not make, my idea is that everything happens for a reason. So I prefer to live now and take things how they are.
How did you start modeling? My cousin’s sister told me that she was learning how to walk beautiful in model school. I was very curious and went there to give it a try, but it was not a very serious organisation. Nevertheless I did not give up my dream and finished a second, better model school where I realized that I can become a real model.
What do you think of the work as a model? Being a model can be a very stressful job which takes a lot of energy and nerves. But if you are ready to work hard until you get the perfect result, like travelling, attention and become friends with the camera you can have many joy and self-fulfilment with this job.
What is your beauty regimen? I keep my body in shape with daily yoga, my special fitness-program and running. For having a beautiful and healthy skin I use cosmetics only for shootings and make natural peelings and masks for my skins regularly. Also unhealthy things like fast food, fried food, alcohol or cigarettes are not an option for me!
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others? Most of my protographers tell that I am full of positive energy and craziness. I see every shooting as a possibility to make new experiments and show something special. This is why I use all my creativite and physical potential to work with such passion, that not just my photographers, but even I am shocked by such cool results.
What are your plans for the future? I don’t make concrete plans. I like to stay spontaneous and enjoy my present time. For me it is most important to be happy and make people happy. Also I want to be more and more strong, flexible, beautiful and forever young :-)
What are some of your favorite experiences so far? Maybe when I had a casting for a hair-show of one of the best ukrainian hair-stylists Yuri Tsarev and agreed for the first time in my life to change my hair-style. After this he booked me for a lot of his shows and my life changed completely. I was looking very stylish and began to shoot in music videos of famous singers and even shoot in films and TV series...
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling? Believe in yourself, love yourself and just do it, never give up, go to the castings, even if nobody doesn’t believe in you.
What do you think of the magazine? I think it’s a very good platform for creative people. I like the variety of different images in this magazine and thank you so much that you give talented people the opportunity to showcase their works and share their stories, and maybe even become famous and get support from the followers.