Interview: Model Inga Pustynnikova (Russia)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Inga. I am from Russia. I am not a professional model, but I have been interested in modeling for many years. My motivator is my own self and my reflection in the mirror. I practice a healthy lifestyle - everything that is associated with sports and healthy eating. I’ve been vegan for several years, and it’s my conscious choice. I love travelling and shopping, of course.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
That’s a good question. Surprisingly, nothing. I like being myself.
How did you start modelling?
Someone comes to modeling for money. As for me, I do rather for developing myself and my inner world. I have always been interested in the world of fashion, but I have never been involved in professional modeling. It was a hobby level. After participating in beauty contests my modeling activity began. I started trying to take part in fashion shows and photo shooting. And so I realized: it’s what I love doing!
What do you think of the work as a model?
It’s very interesting and close to me. This is a certain lifestyle that determines both behavior and the presentation of oneself in society. Maintaining the image of a beautiful stylish woman disciplines me a lot, teaches me to take care of myself, and eventually you realize that these “sacrifices to beauty” are normal state of things.
What is your beauty regimen?
The success of my beautiful healthy body is 70% healthy eating plus 30% workout. I train 4-5 times a week: barre fitness, home fitness (functional) and one day stretching.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I would call myself a perfectionist. I have very high demands on myself and others. It makes me constantly improve myself. “Be better tomorrow than today” is my basic principle.
What are your plans for the future?
I’ve certainly been thinking about the future. I want to develop in modeling at a more professional level.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
There were quite a lot of experiences. But, probably, the brightest and most memorable impressions for me are the first photo shoots and shows. Emotions just overwhelmed me. It was both thrilling excitement and delight at the same time.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
True success of a model is in their perseverance and strength of character. If something goes wrong, and you fail, never give up and go forward fearlessly to your goal! Do not take criticism as an insult - consider it as advice, as an intention to help you become better. Love yourself, and then you are bound to succeed!
What do you think of the magazine?
Where to find inspiration? In Modellenland magazine, of course. This is a real catch for me. The magazine is very well designed. It is there I get inspired with new images for photo shoots, I get acquainted with interesting and professional people.
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