Interviews / Stories
Interview: Model Serena Nena (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I'm 21 years old. I'm an island girl i come from Sardinia, so lucky to be born in the most beautiful area of Mediterranean sea. But i have a gipsy soul. I can't stay long time in the same place. I moved to Milan when i was 19 and right now i feel just based there. I move to somewhere every weekend. Every proposal that ask me to travel, here i am. These are gold years where i feel open to do everything passes in my head (a part being a criminal of course - ahaha).
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I have to feel more comfortable with myself. People is not cute and has pleasure to make others suffering. Sometimes i let them prove that sensation but it's something i have to stop. I'm not perfect but i'm what i am. Everyone must be proud to be unique in good and bad.
How did you start modeling?
The modeling attitude started to rise when i was 3 y.o. every bday i wanted to celebrate doing like a little fashion show where the public was my family. My sister was my assistant she had to put me dresses and take pictures of my changes. Was funny but probably only for me ahaha. My first real experience in modeling was in beauty pageant Miss World Italy where i passed in first 15 girls all over Italy. Then in the same year i started with fashion shows in Porto Cervo wearing Ferretti, Les Copains etc. When i moved to Milan i realized i wasnt that high (172cm) for fashion show in europe marketing so i only dedicated to shooting but with same enthusiasm. Now i'm taking back that passion and probably i will move again but surely not in Europe. Anyway my dream has been always to be a showgirl and tv presenter. So let's see where my life will take me!
What do you think of the work as a model?
It's not only about strike a pose. Is to express something, to capture the attention. Is not only about beauty but how you express it. Right now we don't have only that anorexic model to inspire us. Marketing is evolving and right now they want more sexy and fit models so if you are not lucky in being skinny you have to work on perfect curves (something i want to goal more)
What is your beauty regimen?
My must-have is to have shower with seaweed scrub. I also dance so i think it helps to stay fit.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I'm totally italian but most people think i'm brasilian because of curves. Someone asked me if i had plastic surgery in my bside because i have skinny legs and that booty. It's embarrassing when they ask. Its not my fault ahah
What are your plans for the future?
Travel. Get experience in public relations. Have always something concrete to talk about.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Every experience has it owns story and feelings. Cannot choose.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Trust yourself. Take critics with intelligence and listen everyone who wants to help you either who wants to let you down, everything helps. Maybe someone don't like you, but if you have right qualities you will have your time to rise.