Interview: Model Matilda Helgstrand (Sweden)
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Can you tell us a little about you?
At the moment I’m studying at Stockholms University here in Sweden and working as a model. I’m very ambitious, kind and I always work hard.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
One thing I would like to change is to make more time for my self. I am a very energetic person and have a lot of things going on to keep myself busy. Sometimes it can be stressfull and therefore I would like to be better at organzing my activities and have some time to recover.
Everything doesn´t need to happen at the same time.
How did you start modeling?
When I was 19 I was invited to an audition for Miss World Sweden but at that time I was nervous and little bit insecure about myself. So unfortunately I was not able to be there during the audition. But some time after that I started to get more secure about myself and at the same time my interest in modeling grew bigger and I started to participate in photo-shoots. Now I have been able to travel the world for beauty competitions and had some of the greatest experiences of my life.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I think many people who are not in the modelling business thinks it’s all about glamour, and so did I. But now I know that it’s hard to succeed and you always have to work hard.
But I now know that is hard to succied and you always have to work to your fullest.
What is your beauty regimen?
To train, drink much water and try to stay as healthy as possible. With these few simple tips you feel alot better.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I always try to work my best on photoshoots and but I also think it’s important to have a good time. I think also that’s the reason why photographers want to work with me again.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for this year is to join an agency outside Sweden, because I would like more jobs in other countries and explore other wonderful countries. I also want to continue my studies at university.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Last year was a great year I was travelling to many different countries and I met many new friends. I also experienced some new cultures, like Egypt and Cambodia.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
I think the best way to start, if you have the possibility, is to join an established agency that exist in your home country and that the agency has a lot of knowledge. Also you have to keep in mind that the business of modeling is very shallow and you need to have a strong mind. Also it´s beneficial if you don´t take everything personal.
What do you think of the magazine?
It is very inspering and intresting for models and photographers.