Interview: Model Nea Dune (USA)
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Can you tell us a little about you?
Croatian chick in America. Professional model & covergirl, actress and trained dancer/aerialist, freelance MUA and creative creature moved to L.A. on O1 extraordinary abilities visa. Graced the covers of over 20 magazines around the world, spokesmodel for various brands and can be seen in numerous music videos and on the big screen. Lives to travel and loves extreme sports, metalhead, nerdy chick that's a ph-D to be, inked hair-chameleon and goofball.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn't change a thing! When I was younger I was thinking of so many things I would love changed, just like many girls do... as you grow as a person you let go of the irrelevant things and see the true beauty.
How did you start modeling?
Completely by accident in 2009, a designer that was making me an outfit according to my drawings asked me to wear it on her fashion show I dabbled in modeling/entertainment previously with commercials and shows as a ballroom dancer, but I consider this to be my official start.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Modeling and acting are hustling careers and 24/7 jobs, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!
What is your beauty regimen?
Coconut oil for removing makeup, gentle japanese facial creams for the night, spf 50+ for the day, sheet masks & coffee peelings a few times a month. Sleep and good healthy food make a huge difference in feeling and looking young & fresh.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
Something that is rare in Lalaland - extremely professional and not a flake or late. Hard worker and very creative - more than a triple threat! Earned a nickname trooper immediately =)
What are your plans for the future?
Further my acting and modeling careers so I can fully relax financially and do even more world traveling, a passion of mine!
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Shooting "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", a very strenuous but amazing experience, excited to see it in theatres next year! Modeling for Guy Tang and the Kenra Neons hairdye collection was superfun, as well as working for Ryder Makeup Labs for years, now as a production supervisor alongside modeling.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Get inspired by everything that surrounds you but don't cross the line and just copy. Stay true to your beliefs and remember, if you love what you do - you won't work a day in your life!
What do you think of the magazine?
Thumbs up! The quality of images and content in every issue is on an extremely high level and would love to see it on newsstands as well!
All the best,