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I'm a conundrum. I was always at war with myself and pulled between two modes of thought. I suppose that's why I'm so creative though.
Alexandra, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
Quite by accident. I own a branding firm, and I was fortunate enough to work as a model through high school and college consistently. Then I just kept at it because it was good money and I got to travel and experience new people and places.
Who is your inspiration in life Alexandra? How do you keep inspired?
My ultimate inspiration is myself. I know it sounds ridiculous, but if I can keep chasing the person I am trying to be, I think I may get to almost where I'm going. The short answer I used to say was my mom ðŸ˜œ
We all make mistakes Alexandra; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I didn't stick up for myself. I knew I wouldn't shoot well in an outfit and I was trying to be too nice, so I let another model call the shots. It wasn't the worst experience in the world nor did it cost me anything but a few good shots, but it taught me to stand my ground and get what I deserve every time while still being gracious.
Alexandra, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
Luckily, as a model. I'm there to do one job at a time, so my mind can shut off and then move to the next gig. The trick is knowing exactly what your client wants. Do they want you to model a product and fade a bit, or do they want you to elicit an emotive response from whoever will be seeing you?
Please tell us, Alexandra, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I would die without my calendar!
Alexandra, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I ask for people opinions more than I give my own until the last possible moment. It lets everyone in the room understand and feel as if they've had their say and that you've listened. Then when you offer advice or a solution, they feel as though they helped play a part in it with a higher buying.
Alexandra, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I was in a magazine called Snap in Germany at the same time a press release reached Germany that I had helped to pitch. So I was all over the media in two different ways across the world.
Alexandra, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I was in a coffee table book and painted in gold paint. I had 20 minutes to shoot 500 frames, and then I had to wash the paint off before it started burning my eyes. We got some great shots, and I had to be so careful in the paint!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Don't give up and don't listen to negativity. Ever.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm always looking to collaborate!