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Interview: Model Charlotte Goyvaerts (Belgium)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Charlotte Goyvaerts was born in Belgium on the 3rd of November 1991. Her passions are modeling, acting and dancing. Her life spirit? Being able to tell her (grand)children that their (grand)mother has been able to follow her dreams, just because she believed in them.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I'm guessing my invisibility-cloak broke down... How cool would it be to use that for once? Other than that, I'm pretty comfortable with who I am!
How did you start modeling?
When I was only 16 years old, a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to take her place in a photoshoot for a photography student, and I said yes. Which 16-year old girl would've said no to that, right? During that photoshoot I met some producers who've asked me to work on other productions with them. So, I started some modeling jobs with them and slowly grew into the modeling industry. Eventually, I was booked for a photoshoot with a major magazine, and they've send me to an agency. Which I thought was an amazing compliment! With the mindset, "If you never try, you'll never know", I contacted one of the agencies they've suggested. That agency immediately gave me a contract... And that's how it really started for me ((inter)national)!
What do you think of the work as a model?
Although people all have their own definition of what a model is and/or should be. It's not only the hard work, the long hours and the different kind of jobs that makes modeling interesting! There are so many interesting things you can learn from the industry. You'll learn so much from everyone you'll meet, because they have stories you've never heared before and they can teach you things you're not able to learn in class. Like knowing how to move your body, how to eat healthy, how to keep contact with your family and friends who are hours and miles away from you... It's not only about the people, but also about the places you'd be able to see. Infinite memories!
What's your beauty regime?
My face is always under construction during photoshoots, fashion shows and/or showrooms... That's why I like to keep it simple during my beauty regime. I only use Bioderma to clean my face (in the morning and in the evening) and daycream or BB-cream of Clinique during the day. It keeps your skin fresh and helps it breathe once in a while!
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
Apparentley, if I may believe some of the make-up artists I was lucky enough to work with, I am something what they like to call a "Cameleon" in the modeling industry. You can make me look 16 or 35, just by changing my hair and/or make-up just a little bit. Which means you can book me for a lot
of different kinds of modeling. From haute couture to commercial. From teenager to mom with small children. Which I believe, is a huge compliment... which I'm very grateful for!
What are your plans for the future?
I'm happy to say that next to being a professional model and actress, I also have my own company called Créalier (creative ateliers for children)... and for me it would be amazing if in 20 years I would still be able to do all of these things without a worry in the world!
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Modeling: Announced as model of the week in Turn Magazine USA (2010), Publication in Glam It Magazine (2010), Campaign Alice Gazouille (2011), Editorial for MENZO magazine with Triggerfinger (2011), Campaign Nicky Vankets (2011), working as a private model for Nicky Vankets (2010-2015), Campaign Mr & Mrs Tweed (2011), Showrooms for Proenza Shouler and Semis in Paris (2012-2015), Campaign for Clinique (2016), Campaigns for Sweet Soda (2014-2016), Campaigns for Lily (2013-2017) and many more moments for which I am incredibly grateful.. Acting: Julia in theatre“Romeo en Julia”(2005), Alis in theatre “Alis in Onderland” (2008), Kristien in the tv-show “Galaxy Park”(2011), Dancer in the movie “Wat mannen willen”(2015)
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
My advice? If you never try, you'll never know... But whatever you do, do not lose yourself along the way. Always stay exactly who you are, it creates a personality which no one can take away from you and it could make you just the right kind of person for the job!
What do you think of the magazine?
It's nice to see there's a place where professional models, photographers, etc are able to tell and/or inform everyone a bit about the world they're in.
Photographer: Lukas Martin
MUAH: Marleen Fransen