Interview: Cover girl Claudia Borioni (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I was born 26 years ago in Rome, and I started working as a model since I was very young: I got my first major work when I was only fourteen years old. Since the beginnings as a catwalk model for Roberto Cavalli in the years I've become fist photo model and then also sponsor and testimonial for various famous brands in tv spot, catalogue and newspapers. When I started work as a model it was very difficult for me 'cause I was considered a "curvy" model only because I was a small size and not a zero size: in that time worked only very skinny girls. Over the years things have improved for people like me who has a sexy body.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I really appreciate my body, I'm one of those people who are in peace with themselves. I know I'm not perfect and I'm fine! Anyway if I should find a fault I have a little bit cellulite that I'd like to treat.
How did you start modeling?
My first official appearance was in 2000 when I worked for the Italian national television in a children's TV program. Later when I was 13 I enrolled in a drama school but the agency I chose was wrong and instead of going to an actor's agency I went to a modeling agency. Since that day everything started.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Working as a model is beautiful, you can travel around the world, you can have beautiful clothes, go to the most exclusive parties and have some beautiful photographs of yourself. Unfortunately for work in this area is necessary to have a strong inner balance: for so many people who loves you, there are many people who hates you. Everyone has an opinion about you and it's not always easy to accept. This work requires much effort and is not suitable for everyone.
What is your beauty regimen?
I have no beauty secrets, I'm very lucky to have beautiful skin and beautiful hair, I try to eat healthy and do sports but I'm not particularly focused. Confident women are the most beautiful.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I'm a very talent and very beautiful model, of course I have my faults but I think I have a special charisma that allows me to work in fashion despite those. I'm very precise, focused and reliable professional model.
What are your plans for the future?
In my future there are many projects and collaborations with old and new brands. Anyway now I'm getting old and I want to try to go on the other side of the stage: I would like to became a fashion set's art direct.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
In my heart always remain the first works by Roberto Cavalli, Victor and Rolf, and Vanity Fair, but also the more recent experiences with L'Oreal, Nicole and Sandro Ferrone.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
For young and future models I recommend to work hard and take this work seriously but also to stay focused on their ideals and never give in to blackmail. This work is not for everyone, some girls are not and will never be fit to make the models and they shouldn't lose the health to become one.
What do you think of the magazine?
I love this magazine, is very elegant and refined and read it whenever I can.
With you we must speak of Instagram's phenomenon, you was already loved and followed but only recently you have literally flooded the network with some romantic shots: there are about 600 shares of your pics in a single month all around the world, did you realize? You've become famous?
Famous? Me? Maybe a little bit on the social networks but not in the "real" life, I am very discreet. On Instagram the pages that shares my pics rarely tags me so I couldn't keep an exact account of the spread, however I realized that those pictures have been quite successful when a lot of people have started to follow me.
This popularity never happened before. You needed a man to became famous?
In the past also another pics of me alone had a similar success so I don't think I needed a man to became famous but I must admit that despite I already made another couple's photoshoots no one had this success.
So depends on man?
I don't know, perhaps we reflected the fact that we know each other also off the set, maybe the photographer has grasped the essence, whatever it was, maybe we combine aesthetically well, maybe it's the right photo at the right time! Why do somethings works more than others? I do not know.
Maybe because you're hot! The men dream of replacing the guy, the women wanna having your sex appeal. Do you feel sexy?
I am a woman like all the others: sometimes I feel the sexier in world, other times I'm ashamed to leave the house. In my spare time I dress very sporty, I'm not wearing heels and use a little makeup! I think the sensuality is a natural attitude, I know I'm sexy but I don't feel sexy, I can do the sexy girl when I want to but that's another story!
Anyway this couple have fans, you have evaluated to ride the wave?
There are projects planned together? We have fans? Where? Who? Why? (Joke), I'm always honored when I discover to have "fans" but in this case I don't know how to make them happy! I never decide the models who works with me and at the moment there aren't other projects together. However, between May and June will be released two new editorials with other equally good guys, maybe the "fans" will like them the same!
If this duo will decide to replicate some editorials shoots you promise that you'll send to our magazine?
Absolutely, if ever there will be a replay will be my great pleasure to publish them here.
Guido Stazzoni II
Guido Stazzoni II
Guido Stazzoni II