Featured Model: Liza Ice

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In my opinion, there is no need for the special education to become a model. I would say it is more about having a strong individuality, being able to accept and love yourself, your body and the way you look. Just be yourself and remain natural in front of the camera.

Tell us about yourself and your (daughter).

We live in Russia, St.-Petersburg. My daughter Liza is eight years old. When she turned five, her appearance attracted the attention of the children's model agency and she was invited to be included on their list. My husband and I talked it over and decided to give it a try. The first proposal came right after the first shooting. It turned out that modelling was her thing and she enjoyed the process as well as the results. She is amazing, versatile, wise and purposeful. She is the one who inspires me everyday.

How important is modelling education: Has he/she attended modelling courses?

In my opinion, there is no need for the special education to become a model. I would say it is more about having a strong individuality, being able to accept and love yourself, your body and the way you look. Just be yourself and remain natural in front of the camera.

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

Each person is unique, and at this moment we can observe the demand for all types of bodies and types including the plus size models and those who fall off regular "beauty standards" which seems to be one of the latest trends. This is a wheel of lottery and everything is possible.

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

I'm familiar with this area since I'm a PR graduate. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?

My daughter and I are open, sociable and friendly. If the client's requirements are reasonable and within the capabilities of my child, they will be reviewed and accepted. Does he/she eat nutritiously?

I do pay close attention to my child's healthy and adequate eating, however, I'm not prone to extremes, and she is allowed to chose from a variety of dishes she may enjoy. I trust her food preferences, but I do not support the junk food eating since it brings nothing good to the growing child.

How do you balance his/her studies and modelling career?

Currently, Liza is in the 2nd Grade of the regular school. She does modelling in her free time. She has plenty of time for various activities such as swimming, additional courses of English language, listening music, drawing, reading interesting books, playing with friends, playing with her dog or spending time with her younger sister and us. What is your/his/her dream role as a model? What do you aspire for him/her?

Her everyday dreams and not tied to modelling. She is dreaming of being able to fly, gaining a superpower of mind-reading or getting a magic wand. I suppose that suits perfectly her age. As for my parent's ambitions its are fully satisfied. I saw my daughter on podiums, in magazines and booklets, on billboards, in shop windows, on TV. Now I just want her to be a happy and free person. Does he/she have any limitations? How do you define her boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?

In case the offer is interesting, contains nothing illegal, immoral and unethical taking account the age of my daughter it will be considered. State his/her availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours?

Travelling abroad is acceptable. All the details should be discussed in advance and separately for each of the offers. As a parent, what pieces of advice could you give to the parents reading this?

I don't consider myself privileged to giving advice to anyone. However, I would probably suggest other parents of the world believe in their children and be supportive when it comes to their undertakings.

For the young model: Tell us your most memorable experience in modelling so far?

I don't remember any special or unusual shooting, but Liza is always willing to participate in the shooting with animals.She loves animals. What are your plans for Christmas Season?

We are looking forward to all kinds of family winter fun. Creating snow figures, sledging and playing snowballs which are usually followed by the hot steamy bath and hot tea with some home-made jam. We are Russians! We like it a lot. What was the most encouraging experience you have as a parent?

Liza appeared in our family despite the medical prognosis. My husband and I were informed that we would never have a child. Having her is a miracle and a great inspiration for us. I'm thankful to God for that. What are the challenges having a son/daughter in this industry?

There are no obstacles. Everything happens quite easily. Any stories you want to tell our readers?

We just wish all happiness and peace.

Booking information: Instagram: @liza_ice

Email: mary_vas@mail.ru Photo Credits: @aleksandrazyazeva



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