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Interview with Alena Gerber                                     Alena Gerber' Portfolio

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When did you become a model?
When I was 12 years old !

How did you get started in modeling?
I started modelling for my father's fashion company, and it was only a year later when a modeling scout noticed me and decided to recruit me.

How has your life changed after you involved?
I changed rapidly and grew quickly as I still am now. I learned about life, people and reality, I learned to think twice about everything I do..

What is your favorite part about being a model?
I can honesly say that I live for the camera and I love my job! It's really not about travelling around, or joining stylish partys or red carpets ... its about art, its a lifestyle! I am working as an actress too. It is a lot of hard work, but I love the hustle as much as when I accomplish something I am aspiring for.

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What are your likes and dislikes about modeling?
I dont like what most of the poeple who are talking about modeling, or who are dreaming of working as a fashionmodel understand about it. It's not like that at all. Modeling means hard, hard, hard working, being on-the-run all the time, having almst no time at all for seeing your family and friends, and what is really important to know is: being a model means being a product! But don't get me wrong, I mean it in a positive way! A model have to know how it represents her the best, to make it simple: how it works the best! What I like is the creativity, all the interesting and different people in our business, and I love that my life is different every single morning I wake up... :-)

What types of assignments are you attracted most?
I love any modeling job where I am treated fairly & with respect. I love an environment where everyone on set is fun and efficient at the same time. I love everything from fashion to beauty, lifestyle to print ads, and i love fashionshows!

Describe some of the projects, jobs or celebrity work you have done?
I had a lot of great projects during my 9 years of modeling! The most favorite ones are milan- and asian fashionweek, shooting the hilfiger campaign, hosting my own TV shows in switzerland and germany, shooting the L'oreal Paris campaign,.... :)

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Are you on Myspace? if so what's your Myspace page address?

What projects are you currently working on?
At the moment I am working on an american production, it's a second worldwar movie starring Val Kilmer. I am more than thankfull for this awesome opportunity! And I will host the MTV Swiss Nightlife Awards next saturday :) And next week I'll shoot a TV commercial for german TV, and I'll shoot the second part of the Windows Phone TV commercial spots as well :)

What are your goals in terms of being a model?
I already reached so many things I was always dreaming of .... Everytime I reach one of my goals, I want more more more... So atm I am thnging about moving to the States, but on the other side I am hosting 2 TV shows in europe, and they are my baby's :-/ SO maybe I find a way to make both of my dreams happy, - to work succesfull as a model in the US, AND keep on hsoting and acting (and of course modelling as well ;) )in europe...

What's the best advice ever given to you?
As cliché' as it may be, never give up….keep going! The tiger step back before it jumps forward.... so whenever life pulls u back - dont worry. its going to lead you forward!!!!!


This exclusive interview is courtesy of Model / Actress Alena Gerber.
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