Interview: Model Angel Arulampalam (Denmark)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am an open and outgoing girl who loves to do spontaneous and adventures things. At the same I can be very direct and express my opinions and feelings on the social media and do not have a problem to hear critics from other people about what I say.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I like the way I am. “I am never changing who I am! Accept me the way I am”
How did you start modelling?
I started when I was 16, at a fashion show, where I got proposed to do a catwalk for a big crowd sponsored by Glitter and Vero Moda. This got me interested in the modelling carrier even though my parents were against it, as something like this is not acceptable in my culture. Due to my parent’s clear negative opinion about this carrier I took a 3 years break, as it was very hard to pursue my modellings dreams when I still lived at my parent’s house. Then I decided to move out and continued with pursuing my modelling dream.
What do you think of the work as a model?
There’s good and bad things about working as a model. The toughest thing is to continue doing modelling in the Tamil culture as it is a very closeminded and traditional culture that doesn’t accept for example girls in short dresses. The positive thing is the feeling my work gives me, I feel more independent and confident when I do modelling. A long with that it teaches me a lot of stuff in life and how to cope with different issues.
What is your beauty regimen?
The most important thing I do is to wash off all my makeup before I go to bed since as a model you wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis. When I have time, I regularly use face mask with natural ingredients such as kasthoori turmeric and yoghurt as it removes dirt and bacteria from my face.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am not scared to show off my skills even though I have a Tamil background which for many girls with the same Tamil background can be too challenging and even stop them from pursuing this carrier. A long with that I am a very honest person on social media, which has the consequences of getting different opinions included a lot of critics.
What are your plans for the future?
I try to go with the flow and accept whatever that comes to me as a challenge and opportunity.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
The best experience I have had with a photo shoot is with Photographer PAGE7 PHOTO. He is verycomfortable to work with and gives a lot of feedbacks and also a lot of compliments and critics after every click.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
Be more creative so the industry evolves and grows to be a more diversified and innovative
What do you think of the magazine?
I like the magazine because it includes a lot of multicultural models which shows how open it is for models with different backgrounds. All the photographers are very good at the job and they all do their job in their own way so each shoot looks different and unique from each other.