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Interview: Model Kate Ri (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Kate Ri, I was born in Belarus and some time ago i moved to Poland. Comparing to other girls I started modelling quite late, when i was almost 23. Before that i had quite serious life - i got bachelor dergee in culturology and was working as a tourguide. But then... everything changed and i become a model. i travel full time and enjoy it. And i hope i am just at the beginning of that adventure.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
very often i think about how much stuff id like to change in myself to become "normal model", "real model", "better model" or something like that. i know that i have not very good hair, and not very small hips... and not very big breast... but all my modelling experience shows that it is absolutely not important, or at least, it is not bad at all, if you have something in your body, what makes you look different.
so if i could do any changes in myself, i'd like to change only my charachter features. i dream to be less lazy, more self-confident, less stressed. and i think i could give my fear of being late to someone else as well.
How did you start modeling?
Oh, i like the story of how I start the modelling career. i was in my travel to Poland, on music festival. it was really big and crazy weekend, that included hitch-hiking, sleeping in tent and meeting a lot of drunk people:) so i was at the festival, and one of the person i met there was a photographer, with whom i spoke just for 15 minutes, i guess. he said that he organizes photo meetings and he wants to invite me as a model there. for me it was nice but too difficult - to go from Belarus to visit someone, i've seen just for 15 minutes in real life.
but finally i did it, and it was absolutely cool. so -i got a lot of photos for portfolio and people started to write to me and invite me for sessions by themselves.
What is your beauty regimen?
The only things i do for my health is rollerskating, no alcochol and no heavy food at night (with some rare exceptions). Speaking about " beauty routine" I am changing it all the time. Sometimes i have no power to take off the make up after session, and sometimes i use 20 different creames for each part of body.
What do you think of the work as a model?
For me modelling is more like a crazy adventure, which is difficult to treat like a work. I like how unpredictable my modelling life is- i can spend the night in the bus to wake up in different country and see the sunrise at the sea, or in mountains... and got some nice pictures from there:)
of course, sometimes modelling is not very easy work - you have to be ready for cold, for no time to eat, to sleap or to enjoy facebook. but at the end you have good result of your work which is much more important
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
Punctuality. I couldnt be late at the appointment, even if all the city transport system is against of me. and also i have a superpower to meet only good people (in 98% of situations).
What are your plans for the future?
I am still looking for my place in the world - i want to find the country, where i'd like to spend more time than just a couple of years. i want to continue my education, learn couple of more foreign languages, and... learn how to do some crazy asanas from yoga:)
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
The street nude session in the early December morning in Warsaw.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
I can just repeat words that some wise photographers said to me and that i checked on my own experience. Love and respect yourself. Dont compare yourself with other people who look more successful in this branch. And do a lot. Dont think about how good or bad your work is, just try hard and do it. If you keep doing a lot, everything you need will come.
What do you think of the magazine?
It is a great inspiring platform! You show womderful works of wonderful people. and thank you that you gave me a chance to appear here