Interview: Model Elisa Muzzillo (Italy)
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Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Elisa Muzzillo and I live near Florence in Italy. My mum is from Sweden and my dad is from Italy. I have a degree in medical Biotechnology and I'm studying Science of Nutrition. In my spare time I love painting and I have also taken part in some exhibitions through-out Europe, including Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary and UK. I love Athletics, in particular long jump is my favourite one. So I'm a very active person and I love to do so many things I can.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
When I was younger I used to be very unhappy about me and I wanted to change everything about myself, but when I grew up I realized that there is nothing to change. I think that loving ourselves is the best thing everyone should do to be happy and succeed in our goals.
How did you start modeling?
Some years ago I was in a shopping centre in Stockholm with my parents when a talent scout come to me, proposing to come to his agency because he wanted me to become a model. At the begging my parents didn’t say yes (my dad is very jealous as an south Italian man :) ) but after then I started to work as a model.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I think that modelling is underestimated by so many people and I think it is more difficult that its seems. But over these years it has been amazing how many new and wonderful friends I have gotten to know, so many fantastic and creative people. And I also have been in so many beautiful places and locations that maybe I would have never seen.
What is your beauty regimen?
At first it is to smile. I think that smiling it’s the most beautiful thing about a person. Of course it’s also healthy eating; sleeping at least eight hours every night and I love running.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to finish the master at University and to continue to work as a model as I’m doing and of course traveling how many times I can.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
First of all I’m very positive and I always try to find the good side of the things. I think I’m headstrong and determinate. I never give up. And I’m also patient, it is something that help me a lot in my job.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
My favorite experience is a tour of fashion shows of an important Italian designer (Salvatore Ferragamo) in 15 cities in Europe with the same five other models, who now I consider some of my best friends.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Always be yourself and don’t care about the others.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think it's fantastic. I really like to see so many creative and inspiring people around the world.