Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Interview with Anita Rincon..

Anita Rincon

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I am an international fashion and entertainment personality originally from Finland; a small country in Northern Europe. I write about fashion, beauty and entertainment for some of the largest international newspapers, magazines and websites. Here in the US, you might have seen my work in Juicy Magazine. Apart from writing, I am also a designer, model, host and entrepreneur.

    What led you to decide this career for yourself?
    I've always found the fashion industry appealing. It's been close to my heart from a young age. I started modeling in South America at the age of 17. That definitely opened a lot of doors for me to continue developing my career in fashion and motivated me to do more.
    There are many misconceptions of models; what they do to stay super skinny, their eating habits, eating disorders, obsessive exercise...etc. What is your opinion regarding such misconceptions?
    Most of what you mentioned is true. There's no way for most models to stay as skinny as they are eating like a regular person. Models have a very strict diet - no fried food, no carbs, no sodas. Lots of salads, fruits, vegetables and water. I started modeling in Argentina where the ideal body type is different: they wouldn't find super skinny models attractive at all. They're all about having feminine curves. It’s so different in Europe and North America when it comes to that aspect. However, I've met some models with fast metabolism who can eat junk food every now and then. I personally am not the type to be able to eat anything and still stay slim. I despise going to the gym but I have to do it!
    Many young girls look at models and begin to have low self esteem wishing they could be that skinny, or that pretty or have that glamorous life. Is the life of a model indeed glamorous? And what are the up and down sides for you as an international model?
    I come from a family of models; my  mom and aunts from both sides of the family were models. My mom's sister was Finland's very first supermodel in the 70s; she was published in all major fashion magazines including French Vogue back in the day. I grew up seeing all these models so I never really had any misconceptions of what the reality of modeling was. It's a very touchy career choice in an extremely competitive environment. It's nice to get published and be able to see your work, but the reality is often far from glamorous. I once had to do a 5-hour swimwear shoot in ice cold water while I had a high fever. You wouldn't be able to tell from the pictures - models have to look the way they are told, no matter what the circumstances are.
    Favorite models (both male and female) in the modeling industry?
    I love Gisele Bundchen, Izabel Goulart, Naomi Campbell and Sean O’Pry to name a few. I like models with an exotic look. Nowadays it’s fortunately considered a good thing to have a look that stands out.
    One amazing thing most people don’t know about you?
    I have an exceptionally strong work ethic – if there is something I want to achieve, I will put all my time and energy in it. I have a very extreme personality, I can be either 100% motivated and focused or completely uninterested. There’s no gray area with me. I don’t believe in doing things half-heartily.
    You have new projects and product(s) you will launch soon, can you tell us a little bit about them? And how can anyone interested get your product(s)?
    Yes! I’m working on two super exciting projects right now; my own luxury swimwear boutique Vocês Swim and “Lashes by Anita Rincón” signature lash collection for a new mink lash brand Luz Lashes. Both will be available worldwide online in October.
    Vocês  Swim is a Brazil - inspired luxury swimwear boutique that will be launched online within a couple of weeks from now. I like to say that the collection is a reflection of me - a mixture of cultures. I've lived  in Finland, Argentina, Spain, Sweden and the US. The first collection is all about sexy cuts, bright colors and flattering designs. Celebrities like Trina and Rosa Acosta have already expressed an interest in Voces Swim even though it's not out yet which means a lot to me!
    My lash collection is another thing that I’m beyond excited about! I’ve partnered up with the fabulous mink lash brand Luz Lashes. Their lashes are made of luxurious mink, which makes them amazingly lightweight and long-lasting. I’m still using the same lashes I got in June – you can actually wear them up to 25 times.  I’ve also gotten amazing feedback from my makeup artist and beauty expert friends around the world. They’re as excited as I am for the lash collection to come out!
    At a young age you've accomplished quite a lot in your modeling career. What's the best advice you've received and what advice do you have for aspiring models?
    Thank You! Modeling can be challenging because a lot of times you're seen as an object. You will need to be able to take criticism. It definitely took me a while to learn not to take it personally. No matter how gorgeous  you are, your looks will not please everybody. Look at Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss for instance, they were both initially told that they would never make it in the industry. There's modeling options for everyone - if you don't meet the requirements to be a traditional runway model, your options may be to do ads or commercials.

     Twitter: iamAnitaRincon
    Instagram: officialAnita

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