I get asked a lot of questions about modeling. I decided to answer these questions, and a few more. These other ones are the ones I get asked the most by you guys.
Did you always want to model?
I was told I should as a kid, but I thought (and this is pretty funny) that models were conceited and that academics (reading and writing) were much more important.
How did you get started?
I entered a competition, and I made it to round one. I got friendly with one of the girls, and somehow I ended up having a workspace in the same offices as the modeling agency organising the competition. One girl blew off a photoshoot, and I was talked into filling in.
I loved it, and all of a sudden I was booking promo and shoots.
What has been your favorite shoot / work to date?
The music video War Boy with Pete Voutilainen for Profane Omen, and DNAs's summer commercial a few years ago. I really like acting - I was a member of my school's drama group. I think that's what sets me and my work apart.
You look like a regular model, why don't you do that?
I started too late, and even though there are more edgy-looking models now-a-days, this is a small country. I like doing the alternative-thing, it's more creative. I see myself more as an artist than a model.
Do you get to travel a lot for your work?
Inside the country yes. I'm looking to book some gigs in a few other countries this fall though.
The furthest I've been is Sweden, but that was TFP (time for portfolio), so I can't really count that :D
Is there really as much drama in the modeling world as they say? Is it competitive?
Some like to act like it's a competition, and that's how the drama starts. I've been lucky to meet some wonderful people through gigs and some of my best friends also model.
Do you ever get shy in front of the camera?
Not really. I'm always a little on edge when I work with someone new, so it takes me a bit to warm up in front of the camera.
Is modeling easy?
Short answer: ABSOLUTELY NOT. It takes hard work, dedication and nerves of steel.
What’s the best and worst thing about being a model?
The satisfaction of a job well done.
Not getting enough directions or not seeing the photographer's vision.
If you weren’t modeling what would you see yourself doing?
I have a day job I absolutely LOVE and I'm studying to be a physiotherapist.
What's your personal style like?
90's grunge, some military-style, interesting cuts and natural materials. Preferably in black. My style-icons are Nancy from the movie The Craft, Tank Girl, Kurt Cobain and Kate Moss.
People always laugh when I say I don't wear pants, meaning of course I'm a skirt and dress kind of woman. I often buy men's clothing or make alterations because my back is so long clothes are often too short for me.
What's your favorite movie?
My life is Star Wars (Empire being my favorite, I hate I-III), but my second fave is The Fifth Element. Those outfits and the story... it's just so beautiful.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I'm really good at baking cakes, pies and cookies.
Five things you can’t live without?
1. my pupper
3. Star Wars
4. reading and writing
5. MY FRIENDS
What’s your favorite band / music at the moment?
Rage Against The Machine might be my all-time favorite band. My favorite genre is punk, but I listen to a lot of everything. Recently I've been listening to Tove Lo on repeat. She's so cool and her voice is beautiful.
Give us 5 facts about you people may not know.
1. I've been into witchcraft since I was 13
2. I have a huge celebrity crush on Sam Heughan
3. I speak four languages fluently
4. I read and write and have been published
5. I studied dressmaking but never graduated
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is one of the hardest questions I know and I'm not sure I can answer it. Tacos maybe?
Cats or dogs?
I like both, but I have a dog myself. He's a rescue and his name is Iivari, his nickname is Iivu. We call him Steve too, because he looks like a Tuna-meme.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to work on bigger projects, to travel.
I want to finish school and maybe start my own company, I don't know yet.