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Interview: Model Elin Agorelius (Sweden)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I’m a 21 year old model, singer, actress and university student from Sweden. I really enjoy studying and learning new things in a wide range of subjects - everything from politics, history and nature, to popular literature. Modeling for me is also a great way to explore new 'worlds', as well as an opportunity to express myself creativity in front of the lens. I’ve modeled for fashion brands, jewelry designers, and I've been the featured performer in a few commercials and music videos.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to change the sense that I ought to change something about myself! It would be so much better to learn to be happy with oneself.
How did you start modeling?
It was really random. A photography student saw me talking to a mutual friend on the bus on our way to school. She asked if I’d be interested in modeling so I went to her school and had my first ever photo shoot there. The photos appeared initially on Facebook, and then other photographers started contacting me for different projects.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It’s so much fun! You get to meet new and interesting people, makeup artists and photographers, and just express yourself. You can laugh like crazy with the photographer behind the scenes, and then look really serious or even sad in the pictures because that’s the required theme. It’s basically a form of acting, but in front of a camera lens instead of in front of an audience. You’re usually not entirely yourself when in front of the camera, it’s a bit like playing a character.
What is your beauty regimen?
I have very pale and sensitive skin, so I have to be quite careful in the sun and use a good deal of sunscreen. I try not to use too many products, and I only use water if I don’t have to remove makeup. I prefer to use products that are as clean and natural as possible.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I like people and I get on with pretty much everyone I meet. It takes a lot in order for me to take a dislike to someone. I believe most people are unique and special in their own way, so I like everyone in a group to feel good and to feel accepted and included.
What are your plans for the future?
I'd like to keep working with amazing photographers, and in a wide range of projects, exploring new styles and genres. At the moment I’m working on a music video where I’m both the singer and the featured artist in the video, so keep an eye on my official Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/elinagoreliusOFFICIAL)
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Wow, that’s a tough one! A very cute memory I have is from when I did a photo shoot outdoors, near a playground. The children were very curious and came up to us and asked lots of questions. They were adorable.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Always make sure to background check the photographers! I've heard a lot of horror stories from models who have had bad experiences at photo shoots. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true!
What do you think of the magazine?
It’s great that you write about people in the modeling industry from all over the world! It's really great to read interesting articles and interviews from such a large number of professionals with a wide range of international experiences.