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Interview: Cover girl Victoria Mabelle (Belgium)
Finalist Top Model Europe
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am Victoria and I am 21 years young . I was born and raised in Amsterdam but I have Cameroonian roots. 1,5 years ago I moved to Belgium where I still live.
My hobbies are sports, reading, travelling and modelling off course (but I call that a passion).
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I would sleep less! I just like siësta's ,power naps and beauty sleeps, I would use that time to do something beneficial.
How did you start modeling?
Actually on a lot of ways. I sent some pictures to agencies but unfortunately I was not ready yet.
Then I found out about model networking site's and I applied. I started from the bottom doing test shoots , but I am not sure if I can call that modelling yet. It was when I walked at a trainstation when a photographer approached me who was taking photo's of "people", he asked me if he could take some pictures of me and if I was a model then he gave me his card. In the meantime I took a break from my model activities and I think a year later I contacted him again. We arranged a shooting and his pictures actually started me up. So it took me 2 years before I could progress and do little assignments.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I like the sides that are satisfactory to me; like creating new projects ,the art , socializing and travel to interesting places. These are the reasons why I love to model in the first place , but there are off course harder parts like being extra committed to your grooming and representation.
What is your beauty regimen?
I stay in shape by doing fitness,power yoga and spinning during the week.
I only drink water and tea and fresh juices. I start the day with a green smoothie. I mostly eat unprocessed and (flexie) vegetarian. I'll give myself one or two cheating days in a week though ! For my skin and hair I use natural and unrefined products.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I have been told a lot that I got an authentic stare/glance when I pose. I call it the #victoriagaze!
Further ,positive energy is my drive in life so I will try to bring and leave as much as possible everywhere I go.
What are your plans for the future?
To continue to model as long as possible , realize my life goals and to be happy.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Actually I am participating in a modelling competition named Top Model Europe as a Finalist and I am enjoying every moment of this journey . Besides that, I like the the proces of working out free/personal projects with a photographer and to see it being realized. These dedication and results gives me gratification.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
"Find out what you love and let it kill you", or simply just don't give up!
What do you think of the magazine?
I Think it is a great initiative to bring artists together and a beautiful way for exposure in the right environment.
Fotos Olof Wessels