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I would say endlessly moving around has given me many different inspirations and styles. I am now both in front and behind the camera. The public likes to think that one cannot be good at both, but I beg to differ.
Topp, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
I was a photographer. Studied in Italy for a while and fell in love with fashion. When I moved back to Maine where there's no fashion at all I knew I had to move to New York... Which is where I discovered people would pay me to shoot me. So I take it (no nudes!)
Who is your inspiration in life Topp? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
Keep the journey going. Ain't no stopping.
We all make mistakes Topp; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
The only regret is regretting!
Topp, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
Is there something to say here? Work is work. But my persona is laid-back, tolerant, and understanding. So I haven't encountered something that was a disaster yet.
Please tell us, Topp, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
Calendar and caffeine.
Topp, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I typically use reasons. Can't think of any other way on top of my head.
Topp, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
A high-paid job but I signed the NDA so I can't tell you :(
Topp, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Challenge is great fun. I've been here a long time and still surviving.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Give up your personality and let it be.
Photographer: Trussardi Gordon