Ana Rita Salgado
What's unique about myself is that I am a model with 1,63 cm of height in a country that a normal model needs to have 1,70 cm of height
Ana Rita, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I started modelling in my 16 years. I've always been passionate about photography and modelling, my uncle who is a photographer used to take pictures of me every time because I was too photogenic. My aspiration in life is making the difference, I know that a lot of people have the same dream as mine, but they don't fight because the society thinks that only skinny and tall models can be pretty, I want to change that, especially in my country.
Who is your inspiration in life Ana Rita? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life is Sara Sampaio. She has been through a lot, too become who she is today. I feel inspired when I see storeys of people that make the difference in the world if they can do it I can too.
We all make mistakes Ana Rita; 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.
The only time a regret in the modelling world was when I trusted too much on an agency that promised me everything, but in the end, they only wanted my money.
Ana Rita, 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?
I never worked with that much clients, but if one day I will, I will need to be versatile and humble always to do what the client needs.
Please tell us, Ana Rita, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
When I started modelling, I needed to put barriers and of course I needed to find a proposal to be a model because we can not be a model only for fame, we need to have a propose.
Ana Rita, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Like I said earlier, I didn't have that many jobs, but the only person I can persuade is my mom, in order to get her trust in what I do.
Ana Rita, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I am proud of my first fashion show; I was so full of feelings that I felt the need of sharing my story with the world.
Ana Rita, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Because I'm an aspiring model I didn't have that opportunity yet
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
My advice for everyone who likes the same dream as mine is: Never give up, work hard, never listen the people that want's to bring you down, be careful and remember, you are beautiful in your way.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am looking for having collaborations with models that also change the world of fashion, and also want to tell my story to as many people as I can
Because I'm not experienced, yet I only have amateur photos taken with my friends.