Bronte from England

Bronte Telitha Coates

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I first met Bronte very briefly on her first trip to Milan over the Summer. Since then she's been shooting up a storm of editorials for magazines like, SCHON!, i-D and Novembre Magazine to name but a few. I caught up with the Missoni girl on a late Winters evening in Milan to find out what her Model Life is all about.

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'I've been in Milan for six weeks, this time. It's definitely better than my Summer trip here. Yeah, I like Milan. Last time it was too hot! Winter clothes in the 40 degree heat, not a massive fan! Going to castings in the 40 degree heat?! I don't even wanna think about it to be honest. Shoot's were the worst, wearing all those coats!'

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'I like it here though, I think it's quite chilled, actually, I like it. I like meeting new people, I like getting good pictures, I like seeing the pictures once they're published, it's just exciting.'

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Casting life? 'I'm not as nervous as I was. It's a bit long, a bit slow, you know, a lot of competition! I'm not a massive fan of the competition, you know, you look at people and thing 'Oh my gosh, Oh no, Oh my god, I'm not gonna get it!' but, you know, that's life!'

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'My least favorite thing about modelling is the pressure, you get agency pressure, you have to be quite strict with yourself, it's difficult but other than that it's all good'. 

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Do you ever have problems maintaining your weight?  'All the time!! My weight is up and down and up and down, up and down. I know it's down to me really, but it's difficult, you know I wasn't raised on salads. Definitely not raised on it!'

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What does your future in modelling look like? 'I think I'm gonna give it a go, see what happens in the next year or two and then if it takes off that's great and if it doesn't then I'll still be in the fashion industry someway, I hope!' 

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Bronte is signed with Next Management

Follow her adventures on Instagram!

Jxx

Thea From Germany

Thea Costache

Thea Costache  

Thea Costache  

I took a late night stroll with Emporio Armani showgirl and IMG super model in the making Thea Costache! With just less than a year under her belt, Thea is relatively new to the world of modelling but quickly becoming a pro and carving out a name for herself.

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Stunningly confident and just sixteen years old I'm sure this won't be the only time we see her pretty little face! Here's her wonderfully honest account of her time in the job so far.

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'I've been modelling for eight months. I think modelling is a great thing to do but its not so easy like everyone is thinking that it is.

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There are hard parts of modelling but also fun parts. The hard parts are waiting for the castings, going there, and then the client is telling you that they need blonde models or whatever and you're not the type that they are searching for.

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I think there's a lot of rejection, I think you have to be strong for this, I mean for modelling, and not listen to the other girls and their opinions. You have to know what you can do and be sure that you can do it.

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Model apartments are not like everyone thinks, I mean, people think you have a driver and your staying in a hotel and whatever else but actually you have your room in your apartment with five or six other models, probably one bathroom, small kitchen, small rooms, small bed!

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If you have the chance to stay with a really nice girl it's really good because you can go together to castings and it's fun and you can spend time together but if not, it's horrible!!'

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Not put off by ridiculously long casting ques and miniature model apartments, Thea's career has only just begun.  

 'I wanna try my best at modelling, I want to see how far I can go and what I can do.'

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Stay Golden Thea,

Jxx

 

See more work from Thea here

Checkout more from #MODELLIFE here.

 

Paloma from Brazil

 Paloma Dionizio

Paloma Dionizio  

Paloma Dionizio  

First up in the #ModelLife series is Brazilian nut and food enthusiast Paloma Dionizio. 

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We took a walk on the streets near her apartment and had a chat about leaving her country for the first time and starting her modelling career in Milan.

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"I've been modelling for two years, about two years. Its my first trip. I'm so excited because I'm thinking Milan is for me. I like Milan because its like Sao Paulo, Brazil. I dunno, it's like me, it's like my family, like my country. It's funny."

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"For Brazilian girls it's so difficult to be a model because all the things are so expensive. Visa's are so hard to take but if you want it a lot you can get it. It's only this. It's more difficult for me because other countries don't have problems with customs and visa's."

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"My favorite thing about modelling is photo's. Photo's are good because it's not you, its a different face, different poses. I love it. I don't know what I hate about it, I love it all. I think I like doing showroom the least because it's always in the same place, doing nothing waiting for clients, it's like this!"

Paloma always manages to smile at every situation  

Paloma always manages to smile at every situation  

Paloma is optimistic about her future in modelling. She has her doubts but she's happy to trust her agency to choose her next destination for her. 

 

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"I want to be myself, and be like a model, a Brazilian model and this is my dream. It's so amazing! After Milan I want to go to Paris but it will probably be Istanbul. But you know? I hate Istanbul, I don't know why, I'm afraid to go there. It could be a dangerous city. I don't know, I don't like it but I'll go"

The food lover

The food lover

"I think in modelling you have to have a lot of faith, a lot of courage and be yourself." 

Paloma Dionizio outside her apartment  

Paloma Dionizio outside her apartment  

Paloma is signed with Star System, Base agency Brazil and Nologo Milan and has recently been working with Alexander McQueen. 

Check out some of her work here . 

 

Jxx