Interviews / Stories
Interview: Cover Girl Florenta Popa (Romania)
Can you tell us a little about you?
As you know, I’m a romanian model. Besides modeling, I work as an editor for a fashion news magazine. My no 1 hobby is traveling and discovering new places. I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff, I really mean it! In life/ in general I seek to enjoy what’s rare and special, not ordinary. I simply love to feel alive!
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Physically, I woudn’t change anything. I have learnt to accept and love myself the way I am. I had self confidence issues in my first years of modeling. Hard to believe, I know!
Concerning what’s behind the look, I would change some things... I wish I’d be less sensitive, first of all. Sometimes I care too much, I think and rethink too much so I’m trying to change that. I’m also working on controlling myself when I’m upset/ annoyed. The truth hurts and sometimes I simply tell it... and then I regret it. I should somehow shape it, to make it more digestible. I mean, I should always do that! I can be better and stronger.
How did you start modeling?
I was super skinny when I started. That sounds like a cliche, I know! What’s not a cliche is that my dad advised me to be a model, saying that I’m made for that and I should follow my path. He found a local agency for me, talked to my booker, then he joined me to few important castings, in the capital. He was the happiest dad ever when I won the Elite Model Look competition in my country. Then he told me “go travel the world, I’ll be here when you get back!”. He added, of course: “don’t forget to study for your exams”.
What do you think of the work as a model?
There are advantages and disavantages. In order to be successful or to simply work well, you have to make sacrificies. More exactly, you need to invest more time and effort. It depends how you see the glass, half full or half empty. In my opinion, the glass is refillable.
What is your beauty regimen?
70% healthy food, 3L of water daily, long walks in fresh air (or half fresh! haahaha), little bit of gym, playing tennis from time to time (when I have a good partner).
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
Chameleonic, punctual, I take my job seriously.
What are your plans for the future?
I’ve started something... Actually, we started something... We’ll surprise you very soon!
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I could start with my parisian experiences/ jobs. Working and making money in Paris was a dream come true. Then my unforgettable asian (thailandese mostly) and mexican experiences, a bit of danger made me feel alive, hahaha!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Stay natural, do your best, don’t become full of yourself.
What do you think of the magazine?
Well, I have only positive opinions about it!
Facebook page: Florenta Popa