In conversation with Zoe Saip

Austrian beauty Zoe Saip is in a league of her own.

The 18-year-old upcoming model who hails from Bad Voslau is best known for her appearance as a contestant in this year's "Germany's Next Top Model'.

Following GNTM, Zoe wants to use the experience she has gained in "Germany's Next Top Model". She has graced the cover of Nylon magazine Germany and recently walked the Fashion Week in Berlin. Her ultimate dream is to run for Victoria's Secret someday. In addition to her modeling career, she wants to continue working as an influencer. On Instagram, Zoey is followed by more than 160,000 fans and provides them with private snapshots and pictures from professional shootings - a mix that seems to fit.

As she continues to make her mark, we sat down with Zoe to discuss her life post GNTM and her journey to becoming a social media influencer. She also appears in an exclusive editorial 'The Secret Garden' in a series of statement beauty looks styled by Tamina Von Ribaupierre and photographed by Ammy Berent. See the stunning shots here

On Social Media:
Social media is good to show my lifestyle and who I am, but I'm not able to control everything. There will always be some haters and people who love me and my way of posting. I love being an Influencer but it is important to have a life outside a "real life". Children and younger people should know there is more than just social media and everybody needs friends and a life behind the account.

On staying fit and healthy:
I train 3 times a week with a personal coach and do sometimes yoga.

On her favorite aspect about being a model:
I love being a model because I travel a lot and meet interesting new people. There is no better place for me than in front of the camera. I don't like the stress and castings because you never know what they are searching for shows.

On who her favorite photographer is and the hardest photo shoot she ever did:
Rankin because he is the best. I wore winter clothes and we had a photo shoot at a very hot place. The hardest thing was that I had to jump on a big trampoline while the weather was 40 degrees.

On what a relationship between an agent and model should look like
Both should feel comfortable and stay in good contact.

On what her Instagram account is about:
My account is real! My followers are able to watch my life, my job and everything about my lifestyle. I have good and bad days. People always ask me if my account is about food, modeling, travel? My answer is I travel a lot because of my job, I love healthy and fast food and because of being an Influencer I'm a fashion lover. There are so many ways to be an Influencer but I want to show my Followers all of them because that's my life.

On advice for aspiring models:
It is hard! the lifestyle of a model looks fantastic but it is hard work. But one must never stop having fun.

Special thanks to Tamina Von Ribaupierre
Interview by Reimund Homann

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