Interview: Model Sensemielja Letitia Sumter (Netherlands)
Bijgewerkt: sep 30
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am a international model from The Netherlands and a entrepreneur. I am the founder and owner of Diversity Fashion week foundation and co owner of Diversity Model Agency. I started this concept a few years ago and there is a whole team behind it. Besides modelling i am also giving catwalk classes for everybody who would love to pursue a career in modelling. During my modelling career i have seen a lot of places but also saw the lack of diversity in this business and that is also one of the reasons why the 2 companies were founded. Therefore i am a big advocate for more diversity and inclusion where all kinds of models get the chance to show their unique beauty.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn't change anything, i like who i am
How did you start modelling?
I started modeling on a young age, as a baby my mom let me model for different children brands
and when i became older at the age of 15 years i decided to sign at a agency in Almere till my 18 years and after that i just started to model as freelance
model and became international.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I love everything about it even the flaws in it because that made me the model
i am today. Modeling can be really hard at times explicitly in the beginning of your modeling carrier , a lot of doors will be closed in your face but it will make your stronger and more focused as it will also show yo how many doors opens if you work for it and believe in yourself. Modeling is not about being beautiful and just stand there, it takes a lot of hard work and determination.
What is your beauty regimen?
Stay healthy and fit , stay busy and take care of yourself. Give yourself every week a treatment for your face and body.
You can make your own cremes and face masks what also is really good for your body,you can find it on youtube .
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I think what makes me different is that i stay myself and work really hard for everything i want. My personality is kind and humble and never forget how i came here. What also makes me different is that i try to help other models to become there best version and help them to be the model they wanna become. The moral is that i love to see people winning and supporting to do what they love to do.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans are to give more fashion events in The Netherlands and worldwide. We also would love to expend our agency globally and that there is a platform for all kinds of models with diverse features from experienced to beginners. Being that foundation for those who are willing to put in that work and guide them in their career of being a model.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
One of my memorable experience is Aspara Fashion Week in Kazachtstan , they are like family to me. The show is absolutely amazing and internationally known. The CEO is a very good friend of mine and the people in Kazachstan are very kind. Also i have been in New York for Fashion Week a couple of times and the city and the people in New York are amazing. Actually there are so many favorite memories and places i have been that were life changing.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
If you can't show up, and look good in whatever a designer makes you wear, then you're not a model. If you can't appreciate a trendy look, you're not a model. It takes more then a pretty face to be a model, it is about your personality, determination and hard work. Being a professional model is not just the pretty face or the right sizes it so much more than that. Along the way you will meet the right people who will support and guide you in the right directions.
My mom always told me that succes is something you not just getting its something you have to work really hard for, AND BELIEVE ME ITS ALL WORTH IT💌
What do you think of the magazine?
I love your magazine it shows beauty and power. It is great to see that there is a platform also for different stores that shows creativity.
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