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Interview: Model Olga Kazymyrska (Ukraine)

Can you tell us a little about you? I’m Olha Kazymyrska and I’m 21 years old. I grew up in a small town Chernivtsi, in Ukraine. I started singing at the age of 4 and engage modeling when I was 7. I took part in different vocal and beauty competitions. Moreover, I finished 5 years of music school and at that time I was recording my first solo album. In addition, I was also visiting different model agencies and later I won two beauty competitions. I often visit radio and TV broadcasts in my hometown like a guest.

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? I accept myself in the way I am. All my flaws and positive features make me special. I work on myself and try to develop my personality every day. If I could, I wouldn’t change anything. I would like only improve the already existing features. [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]

How did you start modeling? I was so small. It was 2006 and I was 7 years old. I loved to be on stage so much, that I was looking for every chance. My grandfather helped me to enter a model agency ‘Olga’ in my hometown. I was 8 years old when I first appeared on a cover of magazine "Meridian" and at the same age I was a model at a fashion show for the first time. Later I won two beauty competitions: "Miss Western Ukraine Online 2015" and "II Vice Miss UA-Warsaw 2018" in Poland. I’m still trying to improve myself in the modeling business, so since 2017 I have been visiting a T.A.B modeling agency. Sometimes I shoot for advertising and photo exhibitions.

What do you think of the work as a model? When I was 7-8 years old, I didn’t take it too serious, but when I grow up I changed my mind. It is hard work. Each day you must follow a strict regime and deny yourself the small pleasures. Moreover, people are thinking that showing emotions during the photoshoot is very easy, but it is not. You have to become an actress at that moment and get used to the role, which tells you a photographer. After three or four hours of shooting I’m really tired, but it brings me pleasure at the same time.

What is your beauty regimen? I’m going to the gym three times a week, also I’m eating healthy food for the last six years and I won’t hide that it is difficult for me. Sometimes I allow myself to relax and eat something delicious. Moreover, I’m visiting my cosmetician, at least once in a three or four month. I also look after my hair and nails, so I'm a frequent visitor of beauty salons. What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others? I think it is my sincerity, as I always express my true emotions and feelings. Besides it is determination and stubbornness, because I always try to reach my goals. As well I’m ambitious, creative and reliable person, so maybe that’s why people enjoy working with me.

What are your plans for the future? I don't really like to talk about my future plans, but I'll make an exception for your magazine. As for the modeling business, I would like to participate in beauty contests again. Furthermore, I want to sign a contract with a modeling agency based in Poland. As well, I have a lot of plans connected with my music career, for example to record a new album. Other plans I would like to keep in secret.:)

What are some of your favorite experiences so far? One of my favorite experiences is beauty contest “Miss West of Ukraine 2015”. I remember how many shootings were taken, how many rehearsals of the show we did. The funny thing was that each of us wanted to lose two more kilograms before the competition. It was a tremendous experience that I’ll remember for a lifetime.

Also second favorite experience is photoshoot near waterfall. It is located in the middle of the slopes so, the heavy rain started and we couldn't leave that place, because there was swamp everywhere and it was very slippery. We had to wait an hour in the rain to continue shooting. It was really dangerous for the whole team, but the result was worth it. Sometimes gaining experience is dangerous.

Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling? You should be strong and hard-working person. Don’t be afraid of new challenges and always work on your acting skills. Don't forget to take care of your health: eat healthy food and exercise systematically. And the most important - believe in yourself.

What do you think of the magazine? I am really proud of people who are seriously engaged in what they love. What is more, you empower others to show themselves. You are showing the world - new talents and I’m very pleased to be on the pages of Modellen Land magazine. Website: Helga Channel Instagram: helga_kazymyrska[if !supportNestedAnchors][endif]

Photographer: Krzysztof Odebralski

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