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Interview: Model Radina Kalkandjieva (Bulgaria)
Can you tell us something about you?
Hello, my name is Radina Kalkandjieva and I'm from Bulgaria. I've been working in fashion industry for several years. I graduated in psychology... I love different sports and healthy living.
How did you start modeling?
When I was student in the university, a photographer with name Kamen Zagorov noticed me and offered a photoshoot for German online magazine. This way I made contact with other photographers and designers. Some of them are Alex Manchev, Dennis Mutlu, Lilian Edwards, Light Photography and others famous in Bulgaria and other countries.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Very exciting and interesting. Sometimes it is tiring, especially when shooting collection of clothes ... it takes time, but is always worth it. While fashion exhausts you physically it charges you mentally.
What with your beauty regimen?
As I mentioned previously I play sports a lot, I go to the gym, I do yoga, Pilates and often run in the park. I eat healthy foods and read many books on this topic. Cooking is my passion and I often prepare delicious and healthy meals. I believe that beauty comes from within and you need to take care of your body and your spirit.
What are your personal qualities that set you apart from others?
Well I am very cheerful and positive. I am also stubborn, to me nothing is impossible, I give 100% in everything I do.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
This summer I was shooting for Dolcessa Swimwear, a famous brand in the US. Their designer Kat Leo is an incredible professional. The photographer was Dennis Mutlu, who works in Amsterdam..The atmosphere was friendly, fun and we did a great job.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
I will advice people who want to engage in this field to act as themselves. Create many new contacts and get as much information as possible. Good luck
What do you think of the magazine?
I think it's a great idea to inform people and get information about models. as people behind the beautiful pictures the public sees. Sincerely, I wish you success and thank you for making me part of your work! With love Radina Kalkandjieva.
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