Building My Dream: Action, Belief, and a Model's Life

May 12, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

The Determined Walk: From Europe's Catwalks to Dream Destinations

Have you ever dreamt of something so fiercely, you were willing to chase it across continents? That's exactly what I did as a young modeling hopeful, venturing to Europe with a heart full of ambition and a pocketful of uncertainty. Success wasn't guaranteed, but I knew one thing for sure: inaction was the enemy of progress.

Every day, I embraced the power of taking action. Even when my agency wasn't landing me the jobs I craved, I refused to be discouraged. This wasn't a dead end, just a detour. Intuition, a powerful force even back then, whispered that consistent effort would create a ripple effect. I believed that by putting out positive energy, the universe would reciprocate.

So, I took matters into my own hands. Ditching the traditional route, I bypassed the "front door" and mailed my comp card directly to the factories behind the fashion lines I admired. This bold move unlocked opportunities as a fit model for iconic brands like Raffaella Curiel, Montana, Ungaro, Thierry Mugler, Calagan and Gucci. My body became the prototype, gracing the pages of the first lookbooks and strutting down runways internationally.

This wasn't just about perseverance; it was about unwavering self-belief. Even when my agency championed other models, I held onto the conviction that my efforts and positive energy would yield results. The message is clear: belief in yourself is the cornerstone of achievement.

My efforts and unwavering spirit eventually turned the tide. The constant hustle, the runway appearances, and the campaigns I booked through direct action built a name for me. Designers began to request me specifically, my phone buzzed with casting calls, and I became a highly sought-after runway model. This wasn't just European recognition; my reputation transcended borders. The culmination of all this relentless drive? Landing a coveted agency representation with Elite Model Management, a powerhouse agency that solidified my status as a force in the modeling world. It was a testament to the transformative power of action and unwavering belief.

My journey wasn't confined to the runway. My agencies in Switzerland and Germany saw my potential for print modeling as well. They booked me for countless campaigns featuring breathtaking locations around the world. Imagine posing for swimsuits against the turquoise waters of the Seychelles, showcasing resort wear amidst the lush greenery of the Maldives, or capturing the essence of beach chic in sun-drenched Key West. These shoots were a testament to the power of taking action – they allowed me to experience the world while showcasing my talents.
 

This journey also revealed the power of action as a form of manifestation. Every step forward, every proactive decision, propelled me closer to my goals.

Mindset, however, is more than just positive thinking. It's a laser focus on what you desire, not what you fear. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who share your vision and passion fuels your journey. But be discerning. Uplifting friends is crucial, but don't become a one-man cheerleader for those unwilling to match your drive. Sometimes, letting go and finding new allies, those on the same energetic wavelength, is the wiser path.

Clarity often emerges from action itself. Remember the saying, "the squeaky wheel gets the grease"? In today's world of overflowing information and social media noise, you have to be the one shouting from the rooftops. The more visible you are, the greater your chances of being seen and heard.

Giving Back: Shaping the Next Generation

My success didn't go unnoticed. Elite Model Management, the prestigious agency I eventually signed with, recognized the fire and dedication I brought to the runway. This recognition turned into an incredible opportunity – they entrusted me with training their models for the Elite Model Look of the Year contest. Here, I came full circle, passing on the tricks of the trade I'd learned through relentless effort – the art of the confident walk, the power of presence, and the unwavering belief that would propel them towards their own dreams.

So, take action, believe fiercely, and curate your circle wisely. Remember, the path to your dreams unfolds with every step you take.

 

 


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