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Ana-Maria Cojocaru

Can you tell us a little about you?

I'm 21 years old, coming from Romania. I can say I'm addicted to art, communication, being a very sociable and positive person. I love nature and animals and I have two special pets, a snake (Drake) and a rottweiler (Thor). I love taking photos and of course, modeling. I love seeing and making people smile and happy around me, bringing light where I see darkness (from here my nickname as well - firefly).

 

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

If I could change something about myself it would be I think the way that I assimilate what I'm eating. Since I was small I have problems on gaining weight, sometimes I lose to many kg and I don't really like that and I always fight a lot for staying fit and keeping under control my weight.

Photographer: Kasper van der Spoel - MUA: Trudi Nieuwerf-Mua

 - Stylist: Leyla Frantzen - Hairstylist: Nathalie Van de Ven

Photographer: Michiel de Kruik - MUA: Vesselina Nedelcheva

How did you start modeling?

I always dreamed about being a model and I started modeling when a photographer approached me on Facebook and asked me for a photoshoot. He encouraged me a lot by telling me that he saw that I have what it takes to become a model and to get more confident about myself. Then I tried to get in the modeling world and my dream came true and now it became my life. I'm fighting to be where I want to and to be the model that I dream about.

 

What do you think of the work as a model?

Confucius said: "Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. This quote I believe that fits me perfectly. I love what I do and I would love to work as a model for the rest of my life and also to learn all I need to so I can work as a model at a higher and higher level.

Photographer: Michiel de Kruik

MUA: Vesselina Nedelcheva

Photographer: Martin Bierman - MUA: Trudi Nieuwerf-Mua - Stylist: Leyla Frantzen - Hairstylist: Nathalie Van de Ven

What is your beauty regimen?

My beauty regime it consists of a lot of exercising and drinking protein shakes, as anyone I confront with self issues, and even if I lose weight very fast, I still need to be fit. For my skin I'm using some natural oils to keep it soft and smooth, also I'm preparing sometimes home made masks that I find on Internet and I think they're very helpful if you choose the right ones, for hair as well, and also I'm using a few times a day different creams that fit my skin and that are helping me to get the results I want. Of course, eating healthy is very important, that's something that you can't forget about, so stay healthy while you work on staying fit!

 

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future, as I said before, contain my fight for becoming a successful model, and in time when I will afford it, to bring more and more good in the world because it's needed and it makes me happy to make people happy. I thought about opening a non-profit company in time that will serve to this purpose, helping the ones that need it. I really hope I can make it. I have a lot of love to give and everyone have, they just need to let it out and we can only do good  in this way, for everyone.

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Photographer: Michiel de Kruik - MUA: Vesselina Nedelcheva

Photographer: Hichem Braiek - Model: Ana-Maria CojocaruNedelcheva

Photographer: Sander Seemann - Model: Ana-Maria Cojocaru

What are some of your favorite experiences so far?

Is difficult to choose my favorite experiences when I love every shoot I have. As favorite experiences I can say about a music video where I was the model for the video, my first video actually, I was very excited and it gave me a lot of confidence, the team was great and fun, everything was awesome and I can't wait to see the video. Also my first duo shoot was very exciting because it was something new and I learned how to work with a another model, the team was amazing and fun to work with. I can say many more but I'll have then a lot to say haha, every shoot is very exciting and I love to do something new all the time, I love changing and experiencing.

 

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

For those who want to start modeling I can say just be yourself and follow your dreams with confidence and strength. That's the way to make your dream to become true. Fight for it, learn, progress and you'll get there.

                                

What do you think of the magazine?

Modellen Land Magazine is a very inspirational and interesting magazine, it's connecting a lot with the readers in my opinion, and is worth reading it and enjoying every second page. I find a great story on each page and that is what I like also about the magazine.

 

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