Model Interview: Chanel Tsotras
She’s effortlessly stunning with her freckles and striking brows. Chanel Tsotras has worked behind the camera and on the runway for some big names and she’s spared the time to talk about her modeling experience. Read my interview with Chanel!
→ When did you first become interested in modelling?
Probably when I was around 14 just after I got my braces off. My friend had just started photography and asked to take photos of me and I found it pretty cool. I started looking at fashion magazines from then on, and all the photographs in them of beautiful woman in amazing places really captivated me.
→ What have you learnt about yourself from modelling?
That things I used to see as ‘flaws’ about myself, are actually appreciated in the industry as they separate you and make you unique. I hated my freckles, cheeks and my eyebrows but now they’re pretty alright and Im a lot more confident then I used to be. I’m also a lot stronger then I used to be and don’t let things get to me, as nothing is intended to be personal. I just take it in my stride and am working on being the best I can be, physically and mentally.
→ What has been the most exciting experience that you have had as a model?
Definitely working with Nicole Bentley. Her work is out of this world and it was such an honor to be photographed by her when she has worked with the likes of Abbey Lee and Miranda Kerr!
→ Who are your inspirations?
My mum, for her strength, compassion, kindness and eternal grace. Victoria Beckham for her style and work ethic and Miranda Kerr for her accomplishments, outlook and health.
→ What would be your advice to young people who want to enter the modelling industry?
Finish school first and focus on getting the best results you can in your exams. Probably the biggest advice is to make sure you know yourself, who you are and what you want in your career when you approach your agency. It’s important to have structure and goals to work towards, otherwise you can get stuck doing the same thing and going the same places day in day out. Most importantly to be healthy and have other hobbies and interests to focus on, on the side besides modelling.
→ What are you doing when you aren’t behind the camera?
Lots! Normally I’ll either be boxing or running, taking my screen acting class at NIDA, shopping, exploring cool parts of the city, playing with my jack Russell ‘Reggie’, watching films or catching up on TV…atm it’s Real Housewives of The OC or Modern Family.
By Roberta / All photos courtesy of Chanel
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