Interviews / Stories
Interview: Cover Model Martina Ragozza (New York)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I'm Martina, I'm 19 and I live in Verbania. Modeling is my passion but there is nothing that I love more than animals. I love all type of animals, although the spiders terrify me and I don't know why. I also have an older sister and a little stepbrother that i love so much.
My other passion is art, i just finished school last year I went to the school specialized on architecture and art, i am a really good painter. Besides i am a good cook and a nice sewer too, my aunt is a sewer that is where i got the skills from.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I think nothing, I think everyone has to accept themselves just as they are. The only thing would be maybe my personal behavior because from time to time i can get very touchy but on the other hand i am not complicated and very friendly, so i am confident and reliable.
How did you start modeling?
I started modeling in an agency in Milan when I was 13, when I was a child I was very fascinated by the modeling world.
My mum and my aunts believed in me and this is the reason why they brought me in the agency but after that, after three years, a photographer decided to start shooting together and i have to say thanks to him for where i am now.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It can be very stressful sometimes but basically i really enjoy working as a model. The work makes me travel and that is a thing that I like about it. In the beginning I was quite shy to act in front of a lot of photographers but by now i got used to it and I like getting to know new people, I've always had contact to really nice photographers.
What is your beauty regimen?
To be honest I don't have one, i practice gymnastics but only because I like it and I think its just like a hobby but I still take care of my body by eating healthy in order to stay in shape.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am an easy-going personality and I'm really simple to handle. While I'm shooting I love to tell funny stories. During the work there are never any problems because everything is so relaxed :-)
What are your plans for the future?
Study in the university for becoming a designer and continue to model... also i plan on moving in with my boyfriend but at this point its to earlier to talk about this.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
The best experience so far was shooting in Venice, a lot of people watched me and i thought to myself "I'm an ordinary girl, why are the tourists taking pictures of me"? but it was a really nice trip and I had a lot of fun!
Ps. Venice is a very beautiful city that you need to visit :-)
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Be yourself and go your own way. You can be anything once you believe it! For example when I started i didn't believe in myself...you don't need to be the most beautiful girl in the world, you just have to transmit this feeling to the camera.
What do you think of the magazine?
There are good topics and it's interesting to read. It's also good place in case you want to meet new models, it's a really good source of inspiration, new and fresh magazine.