Interview: Model Julie Hørup Hoberg (Denmark)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am a young, Danish girl, only 21 years old, who loves the fashion and lifestyle industry and everything that comes with it. Also I am a family person with a big F! Fashion, modelling, singing, friends & family truly are the five keywords to describe me the best!
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
That I care too much about what others think of me – in the way that I hate to be the “unlikable” person. This leads to me always being nice to everyone and putting them first, when I sometimes should be putting myself first. As my mama always told me: “Julie, you can not be friends with everyone”.
How did you start modeling?
I started modelling when I was about 16 years old, when one of my dearest girlfriends asked me to join her at a workshop with a photographer she knew from family relations. I accepted that challenge and asked my parents for permission. This workshop was an amazing experience for me back then and I fled like I had “tasted blood”, so I wanted to shoot more pictures. – When I look back now at these pictures I can’t stop laughing, ‘cause I looked so stupid on those first pictures, when I did not know how to pose or control my face!
What do you think of the work as a model?
As the years passed from my first photoshoot, I felt like I wanted to go “higher” and aim for something new with my modelling. I haven’t entered a bureau yet, even though it has been almost 7-8 years since I did my first photoshoot. – I have been focusing on getting better, and have done some jobs for small designers, brochures and such. The work as a model for me, is very exiting every time I go on a new shoot. I love the way that beautiful pictures are created in connection with only me and the photographer, and I love to be challenged every time but still be able to see my development for each photoshoot.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am a very open young woman who loves new challenges. My life is too short to just do the same every single day, so new challenges drags me! I do not go into a day with a sad/bad mindset. Every day starts with a smile, and then I must see if I still feel the same when I go to bed. Which I often do.
What is your beauty regimen?
I truly love to take care of my skin and my body. I do not go to the fitness centre every day, but it is essential for me to eat healthy and treat my skin well. Eating healthy is not something I think that much about, but it is just a habit for me to buy healthy food. Even though I do not have the fittest body, the tightest ass or anything like that, I still love the way I look and my tiny 50k of body. – just want to say that it is ok for me to eat candy or so! I am not fanatic at all!
What are your plans for the future?
In June 2017 I will be done with my AK study as Retail Designer & Manager! After my graduation I have decided to move to Aalborg to work as retailer and be closer to my brother, his girlfriend and my three lovely nephews whom I miss every day. When I move to Aalborg, I will see what time brings. Hopefully I will find a bureau who would like to have me on their team, despite of my 164 small centimetres of height. This would be a dream come true!
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I really can’t pinpoint my photoshoot experiences that much from each other. I have been working with great and professional photographers the last few years, and I would love to have more experiences as I have had so far. I’ve made so much progress as a model by working with the photographers I have been working with over the past few years. For this I am grateful!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Jump into new experiences! Break some boundaries BUT still remember that you can always say no!! You have to be yourself all the way through and never forget why you wanted to start modelling. Not every task is easy, but if you have yourself and your mind with you, you will only get better and stronger as a model.
What do you think of the magazine?
Modellenland is amazing! Everyone has the access to read it ‘cause it is free. There is always some very exiting and great reading material in the magazine along with truly beautiful pictures! The magazine is a very good and inspiring place to find new ideas, models and photographers whom you have not seen before, or would not have noticed if it wasn’t for this magazine. I can’t say anything bad! I just love this magazine.