Each week, we take the time to highlight one of our favorite emerging models. Previously, we profiled Dahan Phuong Oanh and this week we're turning our attention to Alice Meckbach. We caught up with the budding 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?
No, I wanted to become a policewoman when I was little. Later I wanted to do something creative. People always told me I could become a model, but I never believed I could really do it. And now here we are.:)
How were you scouted?
A friend of mine recommended me to an employee of Modelwerk and arranged a very spontaneous meeting for me. A few days later I received an email with good news and a month later I signed with Modelwerk which I'm very happy about.
How would you describe yourself as a model in three words?
Ambitious, spontaneous, fun.
What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
Meeting a lot of interesting new people, travelling and to grow not only as a model but as a person as well.
Is there anyone that you admire as a role model and why?
I always try to focus on myself and not to comply with others. That's why I never had a real role model or was a big fangirl of anyone. I get inspired by some people and motivated by their success. For example, Barbara Palvin. In my opinion she's an amazing model and still seems very down-to-earth.
What's been your biggest OMG moment to date?
Being accepted by such a big agency and when I got told that I will have a zoom meeting with big agencies in Paris, Milano, and New York.
What is your dream shoot/campaign?
Victoria's secret for sure! But every shooting is an amazing experience.
Biggest lesson that modeling has taught you?
That you should focus on yourself and stop comparing yourself to others too much. Don't take things too personally and 'no's' are normal.
What's the best life advice you've ever received?
Live in the moment. Don't overthink too much. 'Choose to be optimistic, it feels better' - Dalai Lama
How do you stay in shape?
I try to eat healthy and cook by myself instead of ordering too much. I also work out around 5 times a week, sometimes with my flatmates so it's more fun. Sometimes I make bets because it motivates me. I mean, who wants to lose a bet?
What do you think about fashion? What does it mean to you?
I love fashion. You can really point out your personality with what you wear. It never gets boring and there is always something new and exciting!!
How would you describe your style?
Cool, cheeky and fancy. Pretty much like my personality haha
I also love wearing my bathrobe all day long because it's the most comfy dress I own :D
Denim or leather?
Both! At the moment I'm really into leather but I also like to combine denim and leather.
Heels or flats?
Vintage or contemporary fashion?
More Vintage but I also love to try new things.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Ice cream and since I love to bake cupcakes, cheesecake and basically every cake.
If you were an emoji, which would you be and why?
I guess I would be a combination of the lion (because of my crazy hair) and the winky-tongue-out one because of my cheeky and crazy personality
When you're not busy modeling, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I love spending time with my flatmates and friends, drawing, being outside and making people laugh. Mainly I like being crazy hehe
What are you working on now and what do you dream of happening in the future?
I'm currently studying communication design and I love it. Nevertheless, I hope to graduate from university in a few years. I really do believe in fate, so I think what's meant to be will be. That's why I don't have big dreams but try to do my best every day.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?
Many things can happen in 10 years, so I guess it's impossible to answer this question. Life taught me nothing is predictable, and the best things happen when you least expect them. I hope that I will keep being as positive and joyful as I am right now. To me that's the main goal.
Thank you, Alice, for taking the time to talk with us!
Interview by Clinton Gonsalvez
Special Thanks to Jostin-Jorge Stehr @ Modelwerk (Hamburg).
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