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Interview: Model Hana Hdc (France)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Hana, I am 20 years old and I live in Paris. I grew up there actually! I use to say that I am a sort of melting pot. I have british, italian and mediterean origins. I speak perfectly 3 languages so french, english and italian and I am crazy about the dolce vita lifestyle. I love sports and practice lots of fitness and yoga.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I am nervous and sometimes not so confident. I am trying to fight against those quite exasperating flaws.
How did you start modeling?
When I was a teenager, my dream was to become an actress on stage and why not in movies? A photographer one day came to see me in the south of Italy while I was in vacation. I was 17 at this time. He says I could do great modeling stuff and gave me his card. I thought about it for a long time because I was not really fond of the atmosphere of the modeling and fashion world. I went to Milan in september, we met, we did some tests and from this everything came so easily to me. I mainly work in Europe but I am ready to discover new borders!
What do you think of the work as a model?
I just love it. It is a real passion for me. I did 13 years of theatre and ballet and I really like to express myself. Modeling gives me this opportunity. I simply try to be the best I can and to always give everything I have inside of me in whatever jobs I get or even shooting tests I do.
What is your beauty regimen?
A healthy way of life! It is the first step for me! I do no eat too much meat and often prefer vegetables, low fat but good meals and I train at least 2/3 times a week to stay balanced, fit and dynamic.
2 times a week I take care of my skin and as other girls do, I take some special pampering time with myself.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am a very open-minded person, always available to help people. I always stay humble and never try to put forward my modeling activity in a pretentious manner. I am funny, generous and have a real italian woman temperament (my icons are those beautiful italian actresses of the 60’s without mentioning Monica Bellucci).
What are your plans for the future?
Continue to expand my modeling career abroad is important to me but I am interested in many other things. I love discovering new sector, I am also studying luxury business and it gives me good possibilities for my future too.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
My work for a beautiful greek ready to wear brand named “Greek Goddess”. I recognize myself so much in the mood of the brand, which spread the story of soft, exotic and tender women from the greek mythologies legends. I hope to meet more extroardinary and professional people.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
I wish to say to them good luck because it is a really difficult job, especially when you are young and sensible. There is a lot of competition but if you have strength and courage do not hesitate to go to agencies, speak to people, try to have advices from professional and train, train your poses, your expressivity and create your own personality and behaviour. There is no place for scared and shy people in our world today so keep believing in yourself even if some person tells you bad things about the way you are!
What do you think of the magazine?
I find it very creative and original. It is one of the most beautiful online magazine I have ever seen actually. Your topics are interesting and the magazine can suit to every type of girl in love with the modeling, fashion and beauty world. That’s what I particularly like, it is fancy and open to everybody!