Each week, we take the time to highlight one of our favorite emerging models. Previously, we profiled Caterina Ferioli and this week we're turning our attention to Joelle Scheika. We caught up with the budding German beauty to talk about her career so far, her passion for modeling and her plans for the future.
Have you always wanted to be a model? If not, what did you want to be growing up?
When I was little I never thought about becoming a model. I wanted to be a doctor or do something with animals. I loved fashion when I was a teenager and loved to watch fashion shows on YouTube. My mum and friends told me to try to become a model and so I did.
How were you scouted?
I applied by myself to Modelwerk. When I went on Instagram there were always advertisements on the home page and so I found the regular application sheet.
How would you describe yourself as a model in three words?
Flexible , motivated, funny
What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
To meet many diﬀerent people and travel the world.
Is there anyone that you admire as a role model and why?
Not really , of course I like to see how and what the big and best models of the world do but I think that you always have to work on yourself and become your own role model.
What is your dream shoot/campaign?
I would love to be in the magazine Vogue someday or do a big campaign for hair care.
Biggest lesson that modelling has taught you?
That you need to be self confident because clients are booking you because you have something they like or because you are very pretty so you need to be aware of that and believe in yourself otherwise they won't see it in you.
What's the best life advice you've ever received?
From nothing comes nothing and only you can change the things you aren't okay with nobody else will do it for you.
How do you stay in shape?
Their is a role everyone talks about and I believe in it too. It is 80% or 70% diet so good and healthy food and the rest is Sport. I try to do 6 days a week Sport. One day a go running and the other day I do strength training.
What do you think about fashion?
I love fashion. I think people can express their inner voice with it and show their passion. Also you can style yourself like you want to and let others see you in that light you want to be seen.
If you had to be head to toe in one designer brand for the rest of your life, which would it be?
I could not diced wich one because I love to many brands all of them are unique and
How would you describe your style?
I am young and I would say I do not have a style right now but I like to be trendy and chic in a casual way, you see I did not really find my style jet but I like to dry diﬀerent styles.
Denim or leather?
Heels or flats?
Vintage or contemporary fashion?
When you're not busy modeling, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I love to spend time with my friends and go out to have some drinks. Actually I am a party girl I love to dance and have fun till my feed are hurting.
What are you working on now and what do you dream of happening in the future?
Right now a am working on my shape and to improve my posing, I am new in this industry so I still have to learn a lot. But I always try to do my best to reach my goals. My dream is to feel confident in my body and walk runways.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?
That is a big question. I do not like to think about it too much as I am more of a person that lives in the moment and tryies to make the best out of every situation. I take things as they come. I have a plan in mind, that I hopefully will have success in the modeling industry and that I can study fashion management. When, where and how I will get to this point i leave to the future and trust in myself.
Check out Joelle's profile here and check back next week to find out who our next 'Model of the Week' is.
Thank you Joelle, for taking the time to talk with us! Interview by Clinton Gonsalvez
Special Thanks to Jostin-Jorge Stehr @ Modelwerk (Hamburg).
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