Interviews / Stories
Model Sandra Røbel (Denmark)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Sandra Corydon Røbel. I’m 18 years old and live in Denmark. At the moment I study higher commercial examination program also called HHX. I am outgoing and love to be around friends and family and besides that I’m model at Diva Models.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I’ve always had a personal issue with my height but as I’ve grown older I’ve learned to accept it and embrace the benefits of what my 180 cm gives me.
How did you start modeling?
My very first photoshoot was in 2013. I have wanted to become a model since I was 12 years old. As a birthday gift from my family I got a professional photoshoot at the model agency Casablanca Models. It was amazing to experience a professional makeup artist and photographer. The next 2 years I focused on school and nothing happened with modeling. The following summer I rediscovered modelling by posting some of my pictures on a Facebook page with hobby photographers, models and makeup artist. It was a completely different universe and it was so exiting. Now I’m a part of Diva Models and I’m excited to get my full potential exploited.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I love every minute of it. I know it can be a tough universe and there are a lot of competition and rules between the lines but it gives me a rush to be a part of it. I got in a model agency in October 2016, until then I have been working a lot with freelance photographers and I am excited to get to know the industry a bit better.
What is your beauty regimen?
I like to work out at my local fitness center where I do Zumba and mostly running. I enjoy to make facemasks and afterwards to use coconut oil to hydrate my skin. Besides that I drink a lot of water throughout the day. Along with the exercise I think it is important to eat healthy to treat yourself. An easy snack, especially in the summer I enjoy to eat frozen strawberries, it’s cold, sweet and you get satisfied quickly. I also try to get enough sleep and I don’t wear makeup in everyday situations.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I consider some of my best qualities as polite, humble, empathic and a hard worker.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m planning to take a year off after I graduate this summer to focus on volunteer jobs. Besides that I hope to get some modeling jobs. I want to see the world and hopefully modeling can help me.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
One day I was out shopping with a friend and while shopping I ran into a friend with her mother. In the evening I received a message from my friend from earlier asking if I would be interested in becoming a model for Idhair where she works. Of course I took the job, I was so happy. Weeks went by and my very first professional photoshoot was around the corner. I left for Aarhus for my 2 days shoot. The first day I got prepped and my hair got colored and cut. I stayed in an amazing hotel and after a few hours of sleep I was ready to go. I was so nervous and of all the luxurious breakfast all I could eat was a bit of cereal. But enough about that, the shoot started, we was a handful models where each of us ad 3 different looks to shoot. The photographer was so kind and professional and everyone was so outgoing. I loved every minute of it. I’ll always remember how surreal it was watching me on a big computer screen. That experience made it clear for me; I wanted to become a model and that I actually had a chance. Idhair was also fond of working with me. They have hired me several times afterward to do more work for them - and it has been very good experience every time. I also find it very amusing to know the collections with my pictures are all around the world.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
It’s important to be grounded and down to earth. I personally spend a lot of hours in front of the mirror to find my best angels. At the photoshoot you can ask the photographer to show the pictures with you so you can learn what works best for you.
What do you think of the magazine?
I love hol the magazine shows creative and stunning work of people from different countries. It creates a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and share the best pictures.