Interview: Model Alessia Arati (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am an Italian girl living in Rome. I am a model, but I also had experiences on TV, as a presenter and I made a reality show called the island of the ex, the Italian version of the most famous American version. I have written and published two books, love and introspective novels. “Sola ma pur sempre con te” from Albatros e “Anima” from scatole parlanti (Alter ego). I like music, songwriting, but also classical music, especially piano and violin. I also wrote a song, just words, rap genre, I'm looking for an interpreter, I can't sing. I like autumn, for the colors and atmospheres, I like horror films, homemade cakes, I have a passion for America, especially the mountain and lake areas, for the chivalrous Scotland and the elf Ireland and for the tulips and the mills of Holland. I am a female Peter Pan, I live on the island that is not there, but that is in my mind. I love fragile and sensitive people, out of the box, I love getting lost in the eye and not finding myself. I love to see parts of myself in others and come back into unity.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I WOULD LIKE TO BE A LITTLE TALLER, TO HAVE LESS CROOKED FINGERS AND I WOLUD LIKE TO HAVE A MORE SYMMETRICAL FACE. But in general I accept myself.
How did you start modelling?
I've always liked it since i was little, i have the myth of 90s models, from claudia schiffer and helena christensen, i started taking the first pictures and from there i never stopped.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I think people trivialize modeling, thinking it's a hobby or something easy to do, just be good looking. In reality this is not the case, it takes a lot of preparation, the work has many different specifications and is divided into various genres. We need to be multifaceted, changeable like a chameleon, be expressive, dynamic, natural. Posing for a photographer, for a brand, for a specific role requires knowing how to change face and state of mind in a few seconds and be credible. Models are actresses, everything is show business.
What is your beauty regimen?
I lead a healthy and regular life, without excesses of vices. I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't drugs, I don't go out every night. I take care of the skin with hypoallergenic products and I do not sunbathe or make lamps. I use supplements for the skin, based on hyaluronic acid, collagen, antioxidants such as resveratrol. I like organic foods, cooked without excessive dipping, but I eat everything. I go crazy for sweets and I give them to me whenever I feel like it, because it is right to gratify us and because a regime of too many renunciations has the opposite effect. I go to the gym and also train with a personal trainer.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am very sensitive, romantic, fragile and deep. I love these aspects of me, although they make me live everything with more pathos and malaise. But they govern my charm and the ability to look at the world with the eyes of a child. In addition to the rare ability to always believe in it, even the impossible.
What are your plans for the future?
I would like to become a TV presenter, presenting music festivals would combine two passions, presentation and music. I would like to publish my new two books, one is a paranormal romance romance and the other is a literary diary / blog written in lockdown, a stream of thoughts.
I’d like to make a movie or TV series from those subjects, especially from the paranormal novel romance I wrote. I would like to translate them and have them read abroad, I see myself in America, England, Scotland, Holland.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I really enjoyed posing for Playboy Italia because the shoot was very soft, a romantic country in a beautiful vineyard. Sunny and smiling. A little hazzard style, old american.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
Not to aim for perfection, even though I am a perfectionist, but to value one's flaws and characteristics because it is what distinguishes us from others. Tomorrow we risk all being the same, all clones, an ideal world that has little of truth and little interest. We love the imperfection, the imprecision, the detail that will make us unique and irreplaceable.
I love the perfect imperfection for me.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think it's a high-end magazine, with quality photos and an enviable distribution.