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All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. How did you get started in modeling?
***I started though an agent who approached me and ask me if I am interested to sign up with her company for modeling.

How has your life changed after you involved?
*** it didn't change drastically, it was very smooth and I wasn't too serious with it at first and as years went through I started in my own country and travelled into different countries doing modeling. My life did change going to crazy parties and having lots of fun and getting multiple projects for weeks of no sleep. It's a serious job I can say and it did change my life in ways more than I can imagine.

What is your favorite part about being a model?
*** my favorite part should be getting pampered and knowing yourself more than anything. Through physical and mental aspects it reveals multiple things about me and turning ideas into reality makes me happy.

What are your likes and dislikes about modeling?
*** I like the work itself, I like the company of my colleagues, portraying different roles for every particular event. Watching people and meeting people around the world. Things I dislike is when I get myself too much of everything that it's sometimes overwhelming for me as well and of course long hours of waiting.

What are the qualities for you to be model?
*** I think my best quality is that I know I have something nobody else does. I learn my face and my body languages through multiple publications and I am very graceful in things I do.

Who are your influences?
*** most of my influence I got from being in a production company doing films for the Hollywood of asia. Although in most part if all training. We were also trained to push our modeling capabilities to the limit. The people are too much to mention
  but it's more influenced me as of who I am now. Too much to mention people's name but im sure they know who they are.

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All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. What types of assignments are you attracted most?
*** I love shooting and I love the camera. I can do 3 layouts of each layout as a different lady from the other. It sets me free to express myself and do what I want and turn into something that's unimaginable. Also I love to walk clothes, its like walking in the water with something nice or unique on your body and your proud walking along with it.

What was the hardest challenge for you?
*** the hardest challenge for me if when I go to a casting with 100 more Chinese models and I have to let them know I am there in the maximum of 10 minutes.

What are your most memorable modeling experiences? It could be good or bad...
*** when I went to fashion tv diamond yacht with the selected models all around the world. It was very interesting and fun and it was an experience to be proud of and also when I had a commercial for an ice cream at shanghai. It was very hard to get a commercial but when I hit it. I felt so good knowing I can be good in everything modeling as to offer. Ramp, print and tv commercials.

What would bring a smile to your face?
*** I smile when everyone I work with ends up with the word “WOW”

What would be your "dream job" in life?
*** I would love to work in a production and conceptualized works. Also this was my dream since I was very young, im enjoying it as much as I could.

What projects are you currently working on?
*** doing ramp shows for famous designers now is on the line and some offers for Poland.

What are your future plans ?
*** I plan to be the best I can be wherever im placed. I don't know where this life will take me but im sure everything is a stepping stone into something bigger.

What's the best advice ever given to you?
*** don't be too hard on yourself.

What are some Do's and Don'ts in the business that you have learned?
*** do not ever compromise yourself for business and do learn to discipline yourself and practice self control in everything you do. Although sometimes its fun and sometimes its hard. Many people will pay just to get the experience you are having.

What sort of tips or advice would you give somebody who is looking to modeling?
*** know yourself before getting into anything. That way your as strong as a rock and as graceful as a wind.

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