Model: Gasper Tratnik

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The Model Citizen team searched for the most eligible models, photographers, and makeup artists across all social media platforms. We have tried Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, to find who we believe could share great information to people with similar aspirations.

We have spoken to various kinds of models on these platforms and many hesitated to be interviewed. We could not blame them at all; they had to worry about the copyrights of their photos, their agents' reactions and the brand they were working for. We have nothing but love for them.

Then we came across Gasper. We could not believe how polite he was. We checked his Instagram 3 days ago when we started our Instagram account. We picked him to be featured the same day he tagged us his photos, and we began talking.

We loved his account and browsed all his photos on his portfolios. We sent him ten questions, and we were ready for our first entry. His story was truly inspirational.

"I have bachelor degree of mechanical engineering. I have never attend[ed] any modelling courses. I started modeling because one photographer stopped me on the street and asked me if I'm interested to do [a] photoshoot with her. I was practicing in front of the mirror in my room, when I was home alone."

1. Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career?

I want to work as a model, because I really enjoy during the photoshoot. I'm having fun everytime, when I shoot for magazine, catalogue or any TV commercial. I'm interested in fashion industry in generally. I like to try new clothes, I like to wear nice clothes. I like this job because, I can travel the world and work as a model.

2. How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?

I have bachelor degree of mechanical engineering. I have never attend any modelling courses. I started modeling because, one photographer stopped me on the street and asked me if I'm interested to do photoshoot with her. I was practicing in front of the mirror in my room, when I was home alone.

3. What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model?

There are so many factors. First of all, you need good potencial, face and body. The second most important thing is your attitude and you behavior. You have to be friendly, communicate with people in fashion industry, ask them about fashion market. Read fashion magazines, do some researches on internet about photographers and try to connect with them. And very have to follow your dreams and don't give up, because succes doesnt come during the night, but maybe after 2, 3 or 4 years.

4. What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field?

I want to be successful as a model in my country and later on, also around the world. I want that people will recognise me in magazines and tv commercials. In future, I want to open store with fashion accessories and my brand on.

5. What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography?

I think that advertising is one of biggest industry in the world. Advertising psychology is very important, because clinet wants that customers buy as many products as possible. Pictures are important, buy my opinion is this... "Photo can tell 100 words, but video can tell 100 photos". Lately a lot of advertising is swiching from television to the internet and social media.

6. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?

I always communicate with people in fashion industry. I'm friendy and open minded. I want to know as many information as possible. I talk with clients, photographers, make up artists, stylists, and ask them a lot of things. Everytime I do my best, to make good picture. If I work hard, I'm professional and I have good attitude, then client will book me again.

7. Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?

I eat healthy and I exercise 4 times per week. I try to eat everything natural and without nutritional supplements. I don't have problems to maintain my body, this is my lifestyle. It's very important to maintain my skin and face, because this is one of the most important factors.

8. What is your dream role as a model?

My dream role is worldwide campaign for some famous fragrances. I think, I have this kind of face :)

9. Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?

I don't have any limitations, if everything is normal. I wouldn't cut my hair or change a color if there isn't enough high budget. But in fashion indusrty, you never know, what can happens.

10. State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part time? Any hours?

I would like to travel and work full-time as a model. Last three years, I was travelling and working as a model, but this was part-time.

Thank you, Gasper, for allowing us to share your experiences, ideas, and passion for modeling. Like you, we hope our readers will get some useful tips from you. We love you a million!

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