State / Region
PACA (Provence-Alpes-CÃ´te d'Azur)
Anna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I like to travel, to discover the world. Travelling allowed me, among other things, to train and grow. We can meet new people, new cultures. I am not sure that I'd be the same girl that I am today if I hadn't travelled. I will never thank my parents enough for giving me that chance.As for modelling, I always liked to pose, to be in front of the camera. I always have, since my youngest age wanted to be a model. Little, I could spend hours watching the parades of the great creators in the hope of being able to represent them one day. Very quickly, I started to make amateur shootings, to register on platforms of models, photographers etc. Thanks to all of these apply, I was able to start my professional shootings. During a long stay in London, I was lucky to be accepted on a more professional platform. But this is only a step, a small step. The road is still long, and I do not intend to stop there.
Who is your inspiration in life Anna? How do you keep inspired?
My mother. Maybe because she's the most carrying and stylish woman I know. I also have to thank Oprah Winfrey for her teachings and all these inspiring women who push you never to give up and always fight for what you want. And focus on yourself.But I keep inspired thanks to the old fashion, songs, different shootings and movies. And I have a lot of imagination, so I think it helps. For example, I was listening to a French singer from the 80's, and I had an idea of shooting.
We all make mistakes Anna; 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.
Honestly, I didn't have any problems yet with a colleague in this field.
Anna, 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 obviously try to do as many shootings as possible and to serve. I listen attentively to what can be asked and try to realise it to the maximum.I choose the project that will most interest me above all.
Please tell us, Anna, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
It never happened yet, but I am quite sure I will do all my possible to meet all of them.
Anna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
That was when I was still doing theatre. While we were working on a play and staging, some wanted to make a scene in some way, but I didn't see it being played that way. So I presented my vision that was finally followed.It's often the same for shootings. The photographers see me in a scenery, me in another one. I always try to convince the other to do things my way. But I also adapt so that everyone is satisfied.
Anna, 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?
It was when I had been accepted into the modelling platform Angels Management, in London. It proved to myself that despite my height, I could be a model.
Anna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
It was my last shoot. I wanted something very colourful and different from the shootings I could do before but..the result was different from what I had in my mind.Maybe another time!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Not only as a model but in general.Believe in yourself first. And act.Nothing is easy in life. You will experience failures. We'll slam the door on your nose. You will be told that you can not. That you will never get there. That is a waste of time. But fight to the end. You fall? Get up. And prove, above all to yourself, that you are capable of it. Rare are those who have everything easily. Everything is acquired through hard work and determination. You only have to observe your entourage to see it. Try and try again until you get a result. And never stop improving. If something doesn't work, try something else. Don't stay locked on this door that has just closed; it would prevent you from seeing the one that has just opened. Never be afraid to try. Dare. Live the life you want to live. Believe in God. Believe in yourself.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Of course, I am! I am looking for fashion, beauty, hair, makeup...and why not being scouted by a modelling agency!
Model: Anna Rajko @anabasiliodesouza