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Interview with Melinda Widjanarko                                     Melinda Widjanarko's Portfolio

All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. Why did you want to become a model?
Because modeling is a fun world and there are many new challenges in every jobs (its not a monotonous job).

How did you get started in modeling?
There was a talent scout found me in a mall when i was walking around with my friend.

How has your life changed after you involved?
They biggest change was I can made my own money when I was young and now I can travel around Asia, meet many people and learn many cultures. Coz I was never travel when I was a young girl.

What is your favorite part about being a model?
My fave part about being a model are : I can travel a lot , I can play with many characters and do lots of craziest things or challenges for photo shoots and runway.

What are your likes and dislikes about modeling?
The reason why I like modeling just the same with my fave part being a model ;)
One thing that I don't like about modeling is many people misunderstand with us, most of them always think that models have no brain, and modeling is the only job that doesn't need brain. That's totally a HUGE mistake.

What are the qualities for you to be model?
Everyone can be a model, but to be a GOOD and REAL model is not easy. We have to be smart, respect ALL the people around us (who we work with), be punctual, discipline, always do “TOTAL” in every jobs, and keep low profile.

Who are your influences?
Fahrani (Indonesian Supermodel) , Aggy

What types of assignments are you attracted most? Uncommon photo shoots concept and do runway for huge brands ;)

What was the hardest challenge for you?
The hardest challenge for me when I had to do shoot underwater in the sea, its about 8-10m under the sea, and I had to keep my eyes open in the salty water (which is stink), had to hold my breath, concentrate to give great poses and expressions. For the first 15 mins I almost give up, but I motivated myself and all the team keep supported me, so I DID it. U can see one of the pic in my portfolio.

What are your most memorable modeling experiences? It could be good or bad...
The most memorable modeling experiences : I traveled to Cebu – Philippines and Singapore and I met with many models, MUAs, designers around the world, that's amazing.

What would bring a smile to your face?
Everytime I see kids running, laughing, and having fun, that would bring a smile to my face.

What are your future plans ?
I really wanna try modeling outside Asia, maybe in States and I wanna take make up artist course and fashion stylist course so when I'm done with my modeling things, I can be a MUA or fashion stylist ;)

What's the best advice ever given to you?
The biggest enemy is YOURSELF.
One of the greatest achievements in life is doing what people say you can not do.

What are some Do's and Don'ts in the business that you have learned?
DO : PUNCTUAL , Respect , BE YOURSELF , be confidence , be SMART , always say Thank You and Sorry .
DON'T : Never think that you're the Queen so everyone have to treat you like a queen (NEVER EVER), don't trust anyone easily , don't give up!!!

Thank you Melinda!

This exclusive interview is courtesy of Model Melinda Widjanarko and All rights reserved @ NEW YORK BEST MODELS.