Interviews / Stories
Model: Pia Dahlbom (Sweden)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I´m a 29 yr old alternative model living in Stockholm, Sweden, with my husband and two stepkids. I´m currently a retail store manager but looking for new adventures in the close future. I´m only modeling for fun and apart from that I love food and to travel the world.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn't change a thing. I did my boobs a couple of years ago since that was the only thing ”missing” in my opinion and now I´m 100% comfortable in my skin and I love being me!
How did you start modeling?
I got handpicked in a modeling competition in my hometown over 10 years ago but it wasn't before I moved to Bali 2006 I started for real. I did a lot of jobs during my years in Indonesia and back home I just kept going because I fell completely in love with it.
What do you think of the work as a model?
For me is very liberating, challenging in a good way and fun. But I also think it´s a very tough business, thats why I almost only do TFP shoots where I get to pick the ones I want to work with and the genre I want to do.
What is your beauty regimen?
Eat well, go to the gym, sleep and hug people you love a lot.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
That´s a hard one. I don´t like to compare myself to others. I´m me, different from anyone else, but not necessarily better than anyone else. But I´m a happy, positive and silly person. But many people are that too :) But I´m almost covered in tattoos and I guess that sets me apart from many other models.
What are your plans for the future?
I´m going to Australia soon with my hubby, hopefully get some shoots done there, otherwise I´m just planning on staying happy, take care if my family, eat good food and hopefully be a mother soon :)
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Modeling wise I would say my trip to Berlin with one of my all time favorite photographers Ryan Garison this summer. Me, my sister, Ryan and Robert, our stylist, spent a weekend shooting a commercial in Berlin and we had such a great time! Other than that I guess meeting and working with a lot of talented people :)
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Find a photographer you feel comfortable with, do stuff you want to do and don't compromise on who you are and what you want to do. Work hard, stay humble and HAVE FUN!
What do you think of the magazine?
I think is a great magazine and a amazing opportunity to showcase what you do and who you are! So many great models and photographers to get to know through this magazine!
Instagram : @piamatilda