Interviews / Stories
Interview: Frida Fornander (Sweden)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Frida Fornander, a 21 year old swedish model and beauty queen who loves to travel and explore the world. I had a hard time growing up in a country who not always supports my way of thinking big and outside the box, but I’m proud that I stood up for myself and grateful for where I am now.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I think that everyone has their own insecurities and things that they dislike about them selves, especially when it comes to looks. And I am not different at all. If I would have got this questions a few years ago, maybe my answer would be totally different. But the only thing I would like to change about myself today, is to not stress about the future. What’s meant to be, will happen. I just need to learn how to live in the present.
How did you start modeling?
I was discovered when I was fifteen by an agency and my first job was a fashionshow. Normally, you would be nervous being so young doing your first job ever – but I felt confident and just wanted to continue doing it. And so I did...
What do you think of the work as a model?
It’s a perfect chance to get to travel and see the world, to meet interesting people and to really get to know yourself, since you have to learn how to be independent and confident. To work as a model is not as glamorous as many people might think, especially in the beginning, but it fits my lifestyle perfectly and hopefully I can continue at least a few years more.
What is your beauty regimen?
Ever since I became a vegetarian, I feel much better within and my skin also got better. As a model, your body is your tool and needs to be taken care of for being able to both look good and also work long hours. My best beauty tip is to remove makeup with oil, it’s much more gentle to the face and eyelashes.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I’m very professional, effective, reliable and easy to work with, and I believe that is something clients usually appreciate and that is why they continue booking me over and over and it might be a reason that I have been asked to be a brand ambassador for many international brands.
What are your plans for the future?
As a person, I’m very ambitious and there is so much I want to do in the future. I recently started up my own business together with my best friend – so we will see where that might lead us. I want to join Miss Universe 2017 and also move permanently abroad...
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I love how the modelling has lead me into meeting some of the most important people in my life and that I have been able travel to over 15 unique countries – just for modelling. Every experience has been very valuable to me, either I have loved it or I have learned from it. This business has really molded me into the woman I am today and I’m very thankful.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
It’s important to not loose yourself and to know your values, other than that – go for it! Try to see every person as an important connection, you never know where it might lead you. Be patient but work hard, things never happen over night. And try to say yes to every opportunity, I know so many models who has failed just because they have been scared.
What do you think of the magazine?
It’s a great and inspiring magazine for everyone in the business – models, photographers and makeup artists.