Interviews / Stories
Interview model: Kristina Perälä (Finland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I'm a girl with a vivid imagination, a kind heart and a whole lot of determination. I get easily bored, which is why I end up trying a lot of different things. I question things, and like to find out my own truths in life.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to be more patient. And I think I would need to believe in myself a bit more sometimes.
How did you start modeling?
I thought it would be fun to try some new creative things. The time was right, and the right people seemed to magically come along.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It is different for everyone. For most of us, it's probably a passion. People seem dedicated and willing to work for their goals. It's also a lot of fun, and some people are just very natural in front of the camera. I think the best thing about it is that you can meet some amazing and talented people, and create something together with them. I wouldn't trade that for anything.
What is your beauty regimen?
Really simple. I use less products than an average man, I'm sure. Basically I just cleanse and moisturize. I am a big fan of different oils and I like to leave them on my skin. Plenty of sleep is also beneficial.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I think that I am able to stay positive and laugh, no matter what life throws at me. That's what I've been told anyway. People tend to get bitter sometimes when too many negative things happen to them, but I never allowed that to happen to me.
What are your plans for the future?
I would like to move abroad and find more modeling opportunities.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
The best thing is when you see someone's photos and think "wow, I would love to shoot with him", and then you get the chance to do so. Photographers inspire me way more than any clothes, make-up or locations.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Be realistic. What kind of modeling would suit you, if any? Ask someone's advice. Do it for fun with amateur photographers, if you don't really have career opportunities. It could be the best hobby ever.
What do you think of the magazine?
I love the work you choose to publish. I've seen some of my friends' photos in the magazine. (Regards to Joakim and Per-Anders!) Keep up the high standard!
Mika Vallineva Wallineva
By Jarno Lindholm