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Interview: Model Panussuda Kongchankit (USA)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hello, my name is Panussuda Kongchankit or simply "PK" for short. I'm originally from Phuket, Thailand but am American now. My personal interests are that I love Art, creative design, fashion, photography, interior design, music, animals, and nature. I enjoy reading romance novels, seeing movies, sports, traveling, adventuring and love to try new things that challenge me.
Since I was a little girl, I've been independent, growing up in an environment of a conservative family. On my Mother's family side, they were a Professor and teacher working in a government career. As I grew older that habit from my family side taught me to lust for learning and it grew with me. I do like to learn a new things. I do like to focus on what I wanna do and always try to do things as best as I can by executing my plan & being responsible to improve my knowledge and abilities.
My passion centers around Arts of Photography, Fashions, Creative, & Stylist. I am proud to contribute and make a difference when I'm involved in a creative project. I love so much about tve creative process that I like to do my best to achieve success my goals that I already knew it suit to my graduated my BA. degree in Art Communication, creative art, media, public relations & advertise marketing.
From my work experienced, I worked for many different careers industries. ~ such as worked at the television channel(Public relation & media), hotel industry, telecom company, government job, fashion & retails business, Foods & restaurant, Traveling & Tours business organizer, Fitness business management, freelance make-up Artist, Fashion Show Organizer, etc. Many years the oversea life, I was traveling since I wasn't a model. I traveled than 27 countries since I was 4 yrs old. I lived the oversea countries more than 13-15 yrs something, I was lived, studied, worked & learned from my years experiences while I lived in the US., Europe, Asia. And other opportunity from other career that bring me traveling world and learn other cultures other countries. Make me get into art and photography.... All bring me a memories of my life times.Right now I'm traveling / working woman who traveling each month and working on 2 careers as a professional traveling model and also business work; my other contract work 3 rd yrs with The Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce Thailand, Work and responsibility as a representative, sale associate & marketing international section for a special project; design excellent award THAILAND 2015-2017.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Nothing. Except maybe better health for my Mother.
Not gonna affect anyone, lol.
How did you start modeling?
My first time model, I was a model for Ted Mebane, a professional photographer from Washington DC. I had a photo shoot with him in 2013 while I worked as a general manager for two branches of the biggest fitness center that run by American business couple who were my bosses. (Mr. Tim & Jen Gibbon) ~ So Ted who photographer, he met me there and asked me if I would like to be his model. So I said YES!! LETS DO IT!! ~ Later my Photographs as a portrait & fashion Photography on his Facebook public page and also myself photogenic posed my owe pictures, some personal fashion in style, in my face book pages that also promoted myself in photography. And I got more contact from different photographers to work and experienced as a model.
• In 2014-2015, I was a designer for my owe bikini brand as "PK's island style bikini" that my creative sale on line business. I worked my owe for creatives, stylist, organized some special events and social life with business ladies group who my good friend from French; Cecilia Pitre
~ I also do my owe model as bikini model to present my bikini brand and including have owe bikini fashion show couple seasons and other one that joined with Indonesian Batic Beach Wear Stylist; we did one fashion show together.
~ From what I did from my passions; I do everything with my heart, Im happy, loved and enjoyed so much with my creative work. I become and worked as a model more end of 2015 until now that my years add up my experiences as a model and my artist side, my creative side that I know that I was so passions in to the art of photography.
"I wanna experiences more and matches the needs of my model job and I'm qualified each types of photography. My years of experience have prepared me well for this industry rule."
What do you think of the work as a model?
MODEL WORK it allows me to meet many people from difference places. Travelling model it suits me as I love travelling and to not work at same environments. Something new to see a lot wonderful views and learn from other different places, different cultures, so I can learn places and learn about people, too. (But most of international models travels s lot and dont get the chance much to spend a consecutive month at home. This thing in my concern when my priority is my family, so I do miss them when I'm far aways home so long.)
•TO WORK AS A MODEL, This is my passion and my dream come true, from a little girl who photogenic and love art of photography.
• MODEL WORK bring me happiness and represent my artist side that I can create my ideas and share with a photographer who have an open mind, to share the ideas, creative as an artist and team work together. ~ since end 2015; my first time started to do lingeries, boudoir model, & Fine Art Photography; I worked & experienced this type of photography that I feel myself an artistic side. I enjoyed work with my female photographer who I worked with, I would mention her name as Boudoir by Ya (Jantira Namwong) We worked & created many great art work of photography together and we happy from all supporter who like our artwork.
~ myself; I do really like our lady sensual artistic way. I think all women, even different size, they are beautiful their owe way. "CONFIDENCE IS SEXY" ...... I do believed that!
~ For me; the art of Photography of a body part, as fine art or nude art photography, it's very natural of our beautiful human structure. If we look at the Photography as art and not judge for what you see. I believed people who an artists understand well for the photography each types.
"If you can see beauty in everything, you are an artist." ~~ Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession.
What is your beauty regimen?
Mostly I love to hike to the mountain every early morning if I can, at least 2-3 hours or someday I do a long bike ride, run or long walk to the lake or the beach. Also a few days at the gym for training with weight machines. • I am careful for what I eat, need to be healthy and not affect to my body shape. • And Personally, I don't drink alcohol or smoke. That is my healthy living to keep me staying a top Beauty and young looking. • Face, Skin, body, hair care as normal I love to take care myself.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from other?
I'm a easy model to work with as most photographer said... friendly, motivated, patient, and open minded person. Hard working, Creative soul, passion in art of photography • Being myself my character wearing • Curve type body
What are you plans for the future?
Well I do have many plans for my future. I am also interested in working as a fitness model for swimwear, lingerie catalog or even plan to model in the USA for models workshops with photographers in Europe.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far ?
As I made progress on my modelling business, I do enjoy as far my favorite specialties of bikini, swimwear, lingerie and boudoir photography - Including artistic piece as fine art photography or nude art but this type photography I do really choose the artist who I ll work for.....
Do you have any advice for who want to start modeling ?
Just be yourself and in the same time be different. To love yourself and your body, stay fit for your general feeling and your shape.
What do you think of the magazine?
I really like the magazine. Your publications are diversified and make discover to models and photographers of great talent!