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Interview: Model Alice Barbanti (Italy)

Can you tell us a little about you?

Hi, my name is Alice Barbanti, I’m 23 years old and I currently live in Lugano where I’m studying Investor Relations for the final year of my master’s degree. I’m from Bologna, born and breed, but I’ve also lived in South Carolina for a year when I was 17 and spent most of my twenties in Milan. As you can imagine, I love to travel, I’m also a foodie and, obviously, I’m obsessed with photography in every shape and form.

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

To be totally honest, I would never change anything appearance wise, but I would gladly quit being such a procrastinator!

How did you start modelling?

When I was 16 a photographer from my hometown started a project on how teens changed during the years and included me in it, so that was my first photoshoot, but it got more intense and serious when I moved to Milan and started shooting on (almost) a daily basis.

What do you think of the work as a model?

It is very liberating: you can either be your true self and let the world see you through the eyes of the photographer or you can just transform in the character that works for that particular project. It takes a lot of self-awareness but it’s also extremely helpful in building character and being at ease in your own skin.

What is your beauty regimen?

I take great care of my skin, it has never been naturally perfect, but I worked out the skin care that works for me and improved it through the years. I also workout consistently, apart from that… I take advantage from being in my 20s.

What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?

It really depends from the field or specific situation: we all have unique sets of qualities that we need to put into work when needed. Very broadly, I think I’m comfortable in every situation because I can sense the mood and adapt to it, I’m good at social gatherings and, in general, with people. I’m a good listener but also strong opinionated, I have a high self-esteem but I also don’t feel superior.

What are your plans for the future?

Graduate in Investor Relations in the right time and with a high final grade, then I would love to start working in a company that I feel in sync with, even abroad. Photography will forever be my biggest passion and who knows…

What are some of your favorite experiences so far?

Most of them are related to shooting for lingerie brands. I love all my photography projects and works, but lingerie is my favourite item to wear and the teams involved were full of dedicated artists that I truly admired.

Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?

Start with looking at top model pics, learn from them, how they move, how their faces deliver emotions and then practice, practice, practice (even with selfies or in front of the mirror).

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