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Interview: Model Diana Kopmane (Denmark)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi, I am Diana Kopmane and I am 25 years old professional part time model, born in Latvia but currently based and living in Denmark and working internationally. Apart from modeling my speciality is a graphic designer and currently I am studying the Bachelor in marketing and design. I am 178cm tall. Modeling is my business, my work and my passion. It is my life essence. I am grateful for everything I have accomplished so far and hope I can grow further as a model and personality.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Noone and nothing is perfect, but I try to accept and love myself with all my imperfections. This is what makes me original. If I needed to change something in me, it would be inner, not outer. I am sometimes too lazy and don't believe in myself. I would change that.
How did you start modeling?
I started modeling around the age of 12 when I was attending a model school, continued later by working for a model agency. Afterwards I had some break and few years later I jumped again in the business as a freelance model.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Work as model is not that easy as many people think is is. Of course it is also lot of fun, but primarily it is a very hard work. Especially if you are a freelance model – you have to spend a lot of time before you get any job. It is all about building a network, promoting and marketing yourself, finding your assets and how you can be the one to be chosen for the job. It is a very competitive industry and you need to be the best It is like having your own business – you have to work every day for it.
What is your beauty regimen?
Good and long sleep (7-8h a day), healthy food and regular sports activities. It is very important to keep yourself fit and healthy on the regular basis, as well as having a good sleep and going to bed before midnight. Also I don't smoke and don't drink alcochol.
What are your plans for the future?
I have many plans for the future. I have some accomplishments for my modeling that I hope to achieve, as well as I want to make my own business where I could help disabled people trough art.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I'm very honest, ambitious and a “go-ahead”person.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Modeling is like a huge experience every day! It is a challenge, a step over the comfort zone and you just have to enjoy the ride whatever it takes!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Don't be afraid of failure or that you are not good enough. Even if there are very strict requirements in the industry, nowadays it is also a very broad market where different types of models are demanded. Find your uniqueness and work with it. Don't compare yourself with others. Be yourself, believe in yourself and show your best. And then you will succeed! Also it is very important to grow a good portfolio to get as much jobs as possible.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think it is a great opportunity for artists to promote their own work and be “seen”. Thank you for helping us to grow.
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