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Interview: Model Laima Jan (Lithuania)


Can you tell us a little about you?

I was born in Lithuania - a small country by the Baltic sea. After studying culture management in Vilnius University Kaunas faculty I merged into a path of self discovery and started gathering information about healthy lifestyle and longevity. I finished various courses and got certified as a nutritional therapist, which naturally made me gravitate towards aromatherapy and acupuncture. I love being active and motivated, I believe that physical activity is indispensable so I practice CrossFit, dancing and Bellicon. I am even a certified trainer of the latter!


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

As any other perso , I am not perfect. I recognize my flaws but you know what? I wouldn’t change them for anything, because my weaknesses have become my strengths , my imperfections become the features that make me stand out from the crowd. I believe in natural and instinctive change: learning from my mistakes, experiences and relationships, investing my time into improving my negative traits like being disorganized, oversensitive and always late. I want to stay who I am as I am and just become the best version of myself.


How did you start modeling?

I always had this natural curiosity about the model world. I used to watch Victoria Secret shows with my friend, mesmerized by the elegance and beauty of those models walking in the screen. Since my teenage years I always participated in modeling events, I even tried my luck in beauty pageants and in 2011 got nominated and won the title of Miss Audience in my city Kaunas. Of course I got the best of it when I traveled to Milan, Italy - the capital of fashion in Europe.


What do you think of the work as a model?

After working in a model industry for quite some time I can finally see the drawbacks of this profession. I remembered those fashion shows I used to watch: how effortless and happy the model job seemed then, before I stepped into the reality of hard work, battle to stand out and disappointment, leading to stress, eating disorders and underpaid jobs. Despite all of that, I still find it fascinating, model work has it’s glorious moments and paybacks, so if you are really determined to be a model, you will get through everything.


What is your beauty regimen?

I find that natural beauty is inseparable from a good rest, so I make sure to avoid late-night activities. After my evening routine I go to sleep and get up early, starting my day with stretching to energize my body and induce blood circulation, followed by a healthy and nutritious breakfast. I try to exercise daily: either riding a bicycle or going to the gym or even a long walk can be enough, as long as it’s physical activity. Regarding my food choices I currently follow a Ketogenic diet which requires to switch all kinds of carbohydrates to natural fatty foods. I also occasionally practice intermittent fasting, which allows me to stay fit and have a clear skin.


What are your personal qualities that distinguish you from others?

I am really determined to accomplish what I want. When I put my mind to it, I don’t give up that easily. On the other hand I am very optimistic person, I can keep my faith throughout the harshest situations and even inspire others to do so. I also see good in others. I think this quality have helped my to handle every difficult situation in life.


What are your plans for the future?

Right now I feel like I am on the right path, I want to live in the moment and enjoy my life and the things I’ve accomplished so far. I keep myself busy with my beloved activities, self-improving and growing as a person. I follow the signs of the Universe, looking forward to see where it will lead me to. Of course I would love to have a beautiful family, cosy home and harmony in my heart.


What are some of your favorite experiences so far?

If I’d have to point out one recent favorite modeling experience it would be the Bridal show in Milan, where I got to try on so many beautiful dresses and that made me actually feel like a bride. I love working in fashion shows not only because of the light rush and excitement, but also since in this kind of events you can actually meet with the designers, befriend and chat with other models.


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

I would suggest to start modeling as early as you can. Nowadays it’s not all about beauty or lean body: you have to be different, authentic. Practice your moves, your poses, your looks. Don’t have high expectations immediately, let yourself grow and get into the business slowly. Learn about healthy lifestyle and be careful with your diet. Modeling can lead to dangerous eating paths that can have really harmful effects to your future self. Think about sustainability: slowly achieved effects are long lasting effects. Don’t let anyone get into your head. You will have to handle many nos before you start hearing yeses. Always know your value!


What do you think of the magazine?

I love Modellenland magazine! It inspires me and gives me an opportunity to learn so much about modeling industry. Photography is such a delightful form of art and this magazine gathers so many beautiful examples of it. Modellenland also provides an opportunity to virtually meet with models and photographers and hear their inspiring stories.


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Photographer: Federico Romero

Hair and make up: Simona Fanto

Swimsuit: Fiorella Ciaboco,

belt on the hips: loo-loo jewels

Skirt, black jacket: Fiorella Ciaboco

White costume of two parts:

Tasselli Cashmere

Photographer: Federico Romero

Hair and make up: Simona Fanto

Swimsuit: Fiorella Ciaboco,

belt on the hips: loo-loo jewels

Skirt, black jacket: Fiorella Ciaboco

White costume of two parts:

Tasselli Cashmere

Photographer: Federico Romero

Hair and make up: Simona Fanto

Swimsuit: Fiorella Ciaboco,

belt on the hips: loo-loo jewels

Skirt, black jacket: Fiorella Ciaboco

White costume of two parts:

Tasselli Cashmere

Photographer: Federico Romero

Hair and make up: Simona Fanto

Swimsuit: Fiorella Ciaboco,

belt on the hips: loo-loo jewels

Skirt, black jacket: Fiorella Ciaboco

White costume of two parts:

Tasselli Cashmere

Photographer: Federico Romero

Hair and make up: Simona Fanto

Swimsuit: Fiorella Ciaboco,

belt on the hips: loo-loo jewels

Skirt, black jacket: Fiorella Ciaboco

White costume of two parts:

Tasselli Cashmere

Photographer: Federico Romero

Hair and make up: Simona Fanto

Swimsuit: Fiorella Ciaboco,

belt on the hips: loo-loo jewels

Skirt, black jacket: Fiorella Ciaboco

White costume of two parts:

Tasselli Cashmere

Photographer: Eleonora Vershyna

Hair and make up: Francesco Plebani

Style and dresses: Svitlana Vakhnovan

Photographer: Eleonora Vershyna

Hair and make up: Francesco Plebani

Style and dresses: Svitlana Vakhnovan

Photographer: Eleonora Vershyna

Hair and make up: Francesco Plebani

Style and dresses: Svitlana Vakhnovan

Photographer: Eleonora Vershyna

Hair and make up: Francesco Plebani

Style and dresses: Svitlana Vakhnovan

Photographer: Eleonora Vershyna

Hair and make up: Francesco Plebani

Style and dresses: Svitlana Vakhnovan

Photographer: Eleonora Vershyna

Hair and make up: Francesco Plebani

Style and dresses: Svitlana Vakhnovan

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