Interview: Model Tamara (Tammy Lace) (Denmark)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I’m Tamara and I’m a full time book nerd! I live in the heart of Copenhagen with my man and our german shepherd, Stanley. Besides modeling, I study, write music, read & sing. To simplify it, I could divide my brain in two - the creative and the academic mind.
I was born and raised in Denmark but my parents are refugees from Yugoslavia - therefore, I both read and speak Serbo-croatian. I am super outgoing but I enjoy my time alone the most. Oh, and I have also been a pescetarian for 7 years.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
If you asked 14-year old me I would say EVERYTHING. Yet, I have come to accept myself as I am. Gosh, I don’t even have the time to think too much about how I wish I looked like...this is it and I just have to deal with it.
How did you start modelling?
I was contacted by a photographer on facebook. The only reason why I said yes to do a shoot, was because it reminded me of an episode back when I was 15-years old. I was noticed by a photographer on the street, asking if I was interested in a photoshoot in his studio. He really liked my height and assumed I was 18 years old.
I got his number and website, yet my parents declined because of his ‘mature’ content.
So, when the photographer contacted me on facebook, I said yes, because it kinda had been nagging me in the back of my head since then. One shoot led to another and now I have been doing it for almost 3 years. Honestly, I was doubting it a lot in the beginning due to my insecurity.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Tough but fun! I only do freelance modeling though. I love the creative part of it. The best thing is, that you never do the same things! I love to meet different kinds of photographers.. I feel like I learn something every time. On a daily basis I rarely use makeup so it's really nice to glam up for shoots. Moreover, modeling gave me a lot of confidence - I was bullied in school and I never saw myself as one of the pretty girls. Teenagers are cruel and I was a target because I never followed the mainstream - I listened to rock and got private guitar lessons after school. I always played basketball with the guys during lunch break or read a book...what a weirdo, huh!
What is your beauty regimen?
Honestly… I don’t have any! I’m super lucky, I have always had great skin. Sometimes, (when I remember to use it) I use “Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture” just because I like my skin soft & my mom advised me to use it (she’s a cosmetologist.)
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
Hm.. probably my ability to learn a new language. I have always been good at languages - once, I was annoyed about my incapability of understanding the street names in Serbia and Bosnia, so I decided to learn their other alphabet which is Cyrillic.. this took me less than a week. Moreover, I would say my hair… I have never seen a model have half of her hair blue, haha.
Fun fact: The only reason why half of it is blue is so I can hide it, when I have to attend any formal places.
What are your plans for the future?
Well, I have always dreamt of being a human rights lawyer by day and rockstar by night… we’ll see what happens.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Probably traveling around Europe (I’ve been to most coun-tries), meeting my love a summer night at a club I work at and seeing these awesome bands live in Denmark; Halestorm, Frank Turner, Bring me the Horizon, the Hellacopters, Alter Bridge, Wild Hearts and Palaye Royale.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
Work hard and know your limits. Do not cross any boundaries just to gain fame. Think about your future career before you do the nip slip. ;)
What do you think of the magazine?
It’s excellent. Really nice to get to know models from all over the world. :)