Interview: Model Marine Viggiano (France)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I was often told that my face was very vivid. I’m a French Russian Italian girl living in France (Paris) who really enjoy becoming another figure but still staying herself. Who am I? Nature and healthy lover, an artistic creature who loves inordinately doing things with delicacy, smartness and cheerfulness. What do I hate? I really can’t stand about humdrum, passiveness, stress and wicked vibes. My soul is wild and free, I’m a true artistic-scientific chameleon who tries and discovers things by myself. With 4 languages in my bag, I move away as often as possible: this is what the modeling world allows to do and that’s what I enjoy the most. I’m rootless and nature is my first house. So, do you want to know more about a scientific-traveler and free-minded businesswoman? Let’s talk together!
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Absolutely NOTHING. All the event I lived in my past (bad or good) make the creature I am today. One of my aim goals is to live my life without regrets and things called “failure” or “defeat” are only instruction from life to encourage you to be the best version of yourself.
How did you start modeling?
That was in my last year in high school. I wanted to know what does it do to be in front of the camera and testing another kind of art. First artworks with amateur photographs were successful. All said “darling you’re potential full, you should persevere.” Few months after, I’ve been approached by two models scout to make my book. I didn’t trust immediately the modeling world. I’ve been educated with the fact that becoming someone is thanks to the highest studies ever. So, I tried to find myself for two years in the prep school and in the University after my scientific baccalaureate but that wasn’t a world made for a person who mixed art, sensitivity, creation, high independence and the extreme desire to discover the world by herself.
One year ago, I just realized who I really was. So, I decided to get rid of wicked vibes and harmful people, doing what I really wanted to do, making my dissimilarities as my strength. Today, I signed with 6 agencies in France and elsewhere and I’ve not finished to flourish in the new life I chose.
What do you think of the work as model?
Modeling world allows to meet interesting and different people, travelling in a lot of beautiful place and being rich of yourself. It’s a world which asks for having a healthy lifestyle because to my mind, your body is the reflection of your spirit. Keep in mind that this world is a world of dream where normality and humdrum aren’t welcome! Like everywhere, there is lot of swindler and careless people. You really have to be smart and wise. Don’t rush on every contract: analyze the situation and be a businessman, not an object. Otherwise, modeling world allows me like never before to be myself and to express my art. I’m really grateful from what I’m doing.
What is your beauty regimen?
Beauty is very suggestive. However, what is certain is that I can’t judge it on a breast pair or a muscular torso… Clearly N-O-T. For me, beauty is a whole. It’s the sound of a voice, it’s the way you speak, the way you talk, you walk, you write… It could be the intensity of your look or the way you dress. I can really feel the vibes that people give off. It’s really intense and fine. I am clearly attracted by the purity of a soul. As I said before, our body is most of the time the reflection of our mind: “a healthy mind in a healthy body”
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
This question is clearly sooo hard! *laugh* Well, my past played a big part in the woman I am today. That’s why I have any regrets. I never gave up: when I want something, I got it. My dissimilarities are my strength and my volition is my trump. I don’t want to spend 3 000 paragraphs to tell you what are my distinctions and what are not. Look rather my pictures and my eyes. What do you see into them?
What are your plans for the future?
It’s hard to say for someone who lives in the present. Nevertheless, I want to discover always more things, travelling as often as possible, meeting interesting people and always enjoying life. Sharing beautiful moments with people who are dear to me, going as far as possible in the modeling industry, shaping my wish and… Never eating SOJA again. Yes, that gave me big health problem these last times. So, never excess again!!
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Strangely, it’s not with big brands or famous photographs. One of my wonderful experiment was a shoot with an octopus! That was the first time I took a dead octopus on my body. Sensation? Sticky, sharp, gummy! I arrived at the studio where the photograph (one of my best friend) and the make up artist, a dear friend too, were waiting for me to stick me “Poulpy” for the day. That’s the affective name we gave him. Pictures were such amazing, we had even the front cover of a great mag. Another great remember I have is a sojourn near Lyon for wedding dresses. The photograph was a dear friend and a big fan of BW photography. The owner of the wedding dress was an artist who was incredibly big-hearted. I felt amazing vibes and lot of emotions. That was really wonderful.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Well, modeling world is a very particular world. You cannot wake-up one day and say “Come on everyone! Let’s run shows and reach VOGUE magazine!” You should have a character trait, something or a set of things in yourself which create a “WOW, I need this creature!” from agencies, photographs or brands. You should be a personality but sometimes this isn’t enough. After all of that, there is the question of measurements. Even if agencies become less hard to please and open themselves on different morphologies, some criteria remain again. So, don’t be disappointed if agencies don’t interest to your profile!
What do you think of MODELLENLAND mag?
MODELLENLAND mag is the proof that modeling world allows us to meet different point of view, different kind of art and personalities which are reunited in a mag. Thank you again for having me!
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