Interview: Model Sofia Forte (Russia)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I was born in a small town in Russia. I finished music school and played the piano. My childhood was full of art, ballet and studies. When I was 17, I moved alone to the Perm and studied at two facilities at the university at the same time and graduated with honors. I received a degree in financial management and jurisprudence and worked after in a large financial company for some years. I then understood that office work is not for me- it "suffocates me". Sometime later I moved to Moscow and after to Milan for modeling. Now I have created my own clothing brand and am constantly learning all the time.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
If we are talking about my appearance – I wouldn’t change anything as I love myself and am happy with who I am, but I work with my body and face every day. I’m exercising constantly and use good cosmetics and services of cosmetologists. Proper nutrition is very important to me. I also develop mentally and spiritually constantly and I believe that we can always become better than we are. Remaining true to yourself, changing for the better, and working on improvement is a constant process.
How did you start modelling?
When I worked for a finance company, I needed portraits. A friend recommended me a good photographer. He made many photographs with me and invited me to work as a model for a motorcycle advertisement. As it turned out, he is a model photographer, a photographer of the Playboy magazine (Russia) and, in fact, became my teacher in photography. I started appearing in magazines and later studied at a modeling school.
What do you think of the work as a model?
This is a lifestyle. A beautiful style that always fascinates and beckons. But you should always do something in tandem and create your own empire. For example-your own clothing brand, your personal brand, your blog etc. It is much better to diversify your activities and talents as much as possible and at the same time delegate as much as possible and not be scattered.
What is your beauty regimen?
The main thing for me is good sleep, proper nutrition and exercise every day for keeping my body in a top shape. Also I constantly get body massages and do a face massage myself every day. I clean my skin every morning and evening as well as put some skincare product masks.
What are your plans for the future?
They are very big! But I prefer to not to specify too much and not to talk about it often. I will create one more brand of clothes (I have one now) and several information products later. I have something to give to people and I am sure that my life begins only now.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
Two absolutely different people live in me - one is creative, kind, gentle nature (friends often call me a fairy); the other is a warrior with a sword, a counterweight that defends its boundaries, achieves its goals, can answer very rudely. Both are not so bad, and it all comes together in one person. I am absolutely unpredictable at the same time. I also have much energies, a lot of knowledge- especially spiritual. People always come to me for advice; I inspire them, they grow, and are lucky.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I love traveling, the ocean, photoshoots, beautiful clothes, creation, numerology, astrology. It's always something special and magical for me!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
Check all the information about the agencies and people because unfortunately our world is not heaven and there are very many lies. Do not take everything to heart, and sometimes allow composure. This is a whole art that must be mastered when you allow yourself to be less vulnerable and more confident. You just allow it. It's just that many of us are used to being nice, forgetting about our dark side, which knows how to say no, and respond calmly and coldly, be a bad girl who lives the way she wants.Also I would recommend not to focus only on modelling and improve your other skills.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think this is a surprisingly creative magazine and an interesting opportunity to see very talented and beautiful people from all over the world. Thank you for contacting me.