Interview: Model/Dancer Es Pucca (Netherland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Esmeralda I am a HBO graduate dance teacher/dancer. Currently I teach dance classes at a ballet school and pole dancing school. In addition, I work in a dance clothes/shoes store. In the spare time that I have I do model assignments.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Honestly when I read this question I thought yes would change a lot, I would like my legs a bit longer, my skin smoother, the dents between my breasts no longer visible and my hips broader. I could go on for a while, really crazy. Because when I think about it for a longer period of time, I do not want to change anything at all. I strive to be completely satisfied with myself. So to come back to what I would like to change to yourself. It would be great if I no longer have the thoughts to change things to myself that I have just accepted myself 100% who I am as I am.
How did you start modeling?
A year ago I got a message from Lex Hulscher a photographer. He asked me if he could take pictures during my pole dance class for a photo documentary about pole dancing. Lex started recording my pole dance training and performances shortly afterwards I got a message from Eric Kellerman if I wanted to model for his 'Box' project I did this then this was around April 2018. At that time I did not feel the need to do more do with modeling work. 4 months ago the bomb exploded, from one job to another came in and I was asked by photographers for photo shoots. And so my journey started 4 months ago by Instagram. I think that you are asked quickly as a new face, but the fact that I am a dancer and is a person that is devoted also helps. I am super happy and definitely want to continue working as a model and developing myself into a strong, diverse, creative and professional model.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Model work is hard work think of muscle pain, cold/wet/windy/hot locations, long journeys, interesting outfits, strange positions and crazy events. But it is especially very nice. You meet many new inspiring new people. You visit different places in the world and when you get the photos back that is always a gift.
What is your beauty regimen?
It starts with drinking well and a lot of water. I always try to drink two liters of water in one day. For me, a good night's rest is also important. I like to sleep eight hours a night.I eat very minimal meat and moderate with my sugar increase and I do not drink more than a cup of coffee in a day.
In the morning I clean my skin well with a special soap, then I put on a greasy cream because my skin can sometimes dry in the winter months. If I have a shoot to go to my other work I do my makeup (yes I always do that myself) with my hair I do pretty little because I have curls it only gets fluffy when I'm going to comb it.
I paint my hair myself and do this when it is needed. The same with my nails I take care of my hands and feet and love it when my nails look neat but natural.
When my day goes by, I always get my makeup off no matter what time it is. And I apply a nourishing cream to restore my skin to the day's activities.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am a go-getter and I go for it all. I am not afraid to show my emotions and to put my body in the most weird positions. And I have a face that people find interesting.
What are your plans for the future?
Take on as many challenges and experiences as possible. I want to continue to challenge myself and continue to surprise myself. I have a whole list of things I want to do as a model, concepts, countries and photographers. Keep an eye on my Instgram, facebook and website to see what I've done and will do.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
That is so difficult to choose all my shoot so far were fantastic I have worked with fantastic photographers. The shoots with Shotbysud are always fun I learned a lot from him. We have worked with gold and pink powder which was fantastic. It was a mess but fantastic. The shoot with Egominitrip also stays with me. This is because at the end of November 2018 I have been in a swamp in the rain with only a white thin dress on. It was an intense shoot where I no longer felt my feet at the last. I proposed myself to lie in the water and grease my body for the story of the shoot and the perfect shots. It was well worth it.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
My biggest advice is to stay close to yourself and true to yourself, only do things you are 100% behind. Dare to say no and do not compare yourself with other models.
What do you think of the magazine?
The Modellenland Magazine looks aesthetically pleasing and offers a great opportunity to gain more reach as a model and photographer. It is a magazine that gives inspiration and knowledge to the reader. It is an honor that you from Modellenland Magazine approached me for this interview.
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