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Issue33 - March 2018

Model Elia Oldeman

Model Elia Oldeman (France) Can you tell us a little about you? Hello, I am 22 , about to get my psychology degree. Specialised in developmental disorders. And a freelance model. Born in the south of France from Dutch parents. I love France and it's culture and stay close to my roots also. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? Thats a good question... I'dd like to love myself more in order to have a bit more self confidence I guess How did you start modeling? It's quite funny because i never thougt i'dd become a model one day. I have a disabled twin sister, she got selected for a mode show and I went with her in order to help her getting her clothes on and of. There, a photographer proposed me to work with him and so it started. What do you think of the work as a model? I think it's a beautiful work to do ! I'ts really creative, especially when the connection with the team you're working with is good. And artistic too. I've discoverd a lot about myself while posing and I still do. I'ts fantastic how a body can move, be transformed and sublimated by stylism, makeup or whatever. I love the whole process. What is your beauty regimen? I am big fan of nature and everything natural. I never put makeup on by myself for exemple. So my beauty regimen is especialy based on natural product, like avocado, olive oil, comcomber,eggs, honey... for my skin and hair. My dieet include a lot of fruits,vegetables and white meet. A good sleep rythm is important too, and some workout 5 times a week. What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others? People often describe me as an altruist, smiling, impulsive, and happy person. What are your plans for the future? As a model, my plan is to get hired in some agency's first of all, in order to get more and more experiences. As a (future) psychologist my goal is to improve research about autism and get to know more about this disorder. I feel also very concerned to get other types of mental or physical disorders better included in society, helped and lead as best as possible. Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling? My advice would be to go for it and never forget that everyone is beautiful on his own way. I'ts not always easy to be a model when you hear 9 out of the 10 times that your « not good enough ». Prepare yourself for it. And chose close people you can rely on when hard time comes. But, still, it's worth the effort ! - 54 -

Jonathan Préfault Issue 33 - March 2018 - Modellenland Magazine