We had the chance to meet Alessia in Rome, where she lives but not staying for a long time because of her demanding and fascinating job. In order to learn more about her modeling career, lifestyle, and future plans we talked to Alessia and she answered our questions so friendly. Enjoy the interview!
Can you tell me a little about you?
I live in Rome, I am a professional model, l have a four year old daughter and I am currently engaged.
How and when did you get into your profession?
I started when I was still a kid, a bit more as a teenager and then became a professional as an adult. You can say I have been a model for all my life.
What does modeling mean to you?
It’s my job, I love modeling and travelling all around for business. I met many interesting people and I do not plan to retire anytime soon.
What advice would you give someone starting out?
“Build a good portfolio before trying to make a career out of modeling.”
Could you describe your style in three words?
I am glamorous and seductive without being graphic. But I am also varied, I can easily work on fashion assignments as well as portraits.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I do not necessarily get inspiration from other models, although there are a few I am acquainted with. I’d rather try to be adaptable to fulfill photographers’ needs.
What was the most uncomfortable situation you encountered during a session ?
I never had any major problems with photographers, as I tend to be very professional.
What a model should be careful for?
Make sure that the photographer has an adequate portfolio. Avoid potentially dangerous situations or locations, and in some cases maybe bring someone to attend the set.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I was chosen to be the model for a very important workshop for an acclaimed international photographer, and that was a turning point on my recent career.
Can you name four of your favorite photographers you worked with?
Dan Echo, Andre Moreau, Roberto Mannini, Igor Gentili, Giulio Irving. These are not actually four, but oh well!
BONUS QUESTION: Redflag the “strange” photographer’s behavior.
I hate when they ask me to act as if I were in front of my boyfriend.