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Interview: Model Gabriella Grigo (Uk)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Gabriella, originally I am from Lithuania, where I was in a girl pop band, that's where my confidence in front of camera comes from. I started modelling 2 years ago, being noticed by Glenn Wallace, my photographer and now manager, who helped me achieve something I never imagined I could in a modelling career, and now this is taking over a big part of my life, there are big plans ahead, and I can't wait for it. I am also a professional make up artist, and always do my own make up. I am a dream chaser, I love training, dancing and I am a very passionate person.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
If I could change anything about myself, that would be believing in myself a little more and give myself more value as I am extremely self critical, it helps me grow and become better, but also that puts me down a lot of the times.
How did you start modeling?
As I already mentioned, I have been spotted and asked for a shoot by Glenn Wallace, at that time knowing his work and sexy, glamour, lingerie and nude, I said I would never be so brave. It took him almost a year to convince me to try, and that's where it all started. I just trusted him and knew his work is up to a highest standards and classy as well as sexy.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Now I love modelling, it's so much fun, not one day is like the other, so many interesting people and so much inspiration and motivation in this industry. I love my job.
What is your beauty regimen?
Like every girl, I love looking after myself, my skin and my body. I go to gym to keep my shape, I use a lot of skin care and I love spas. That where I go spend time with my friends. I drink a lot of water which is essential to keep skin glowing, and of course, make up is my favourite part of my beauty regime.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
It's very hard to judge myself. That's something that others could say about me. I would love to believe that I make people around me happy and smiling . Although before they get to know me, I come across quite cold , but that's just my Easter European appearance , we keep out head held high and don't smile to strangers.
What are your plans for the future?
I have so many plans for future. I would love to make my name more famous, I also would love to come back to dancing. But most importantly, I want to build a strong background for my future and for my family.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I have been very fortunate in my life so far, as I have been in a show business, and that is an amazing experience, that collapsed and now I am very lucky to do modelling , that opens amazing opportunities, to meet famous people, you just never know what's around the corner, and that excites me the most. My recent experience was pretty amazing, to be on a cover of a famous tattooed girls calendar, without having any tattoos.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
My only advise for people who start modelling is very simple but very affective. Focus on yourself, chase your dream and never compare yourself with others.
I am very greatful and honored to be in modelland magazine , and especially to be on a cover of it. I can not thank enough for choosing me, and I truly hope everyone will enjoy and love my work, that means a lot to me. I send everyone a big kiss and wish everyone to never give up on their dreams, because they do come true.
Photos: @Creative Instincts Photography