Each week, we take the time to highlight one of our favorite emerging models. Last week, we profiled Spanish model Miriam Sanchez and this week we're turning our attention to Esther Lomb. We caught up with her 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 younger, I did always dream about to become a Model, but I never thought that I really had the potential and chance to get in. I already knew that there's a lot of competitors.
How were you scouted?
Luckily, I didn't have to organize castings for possible agencies. In February 2016 I went on a trip with my family to Munich. After we finished our shopping tour, I got scouted by my present Mother agent Sascha Babel from Vivienne Model management.
How would you describe yourself as a model in three words?
Confident, authentic and strong
Your first modeling job?
In the beginning, I just had some test shoots to get into the posing and appearance in front of the camera. My first real job as a Model was for a Shoe Trade. I had to do pictures and some interviews for the press.
What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
Being a Model is not always easy. There's a lot of competition, so you always have to do and appear at your best to impress the clients. What I really love about my job is to travel around the world, I already got to see a lot of places and had the chance to get a view into several cultures which I'm really thankful for. Furthermore, I love to explore more sides of myself. Being a Model means being an actor, to be able to present different emotions and feelings.
Is there anyone that you admire as a role model and why?
I do and did a search for Models who could be an inspiration for me. I do not take anyone as a real role model for me because I want to stay as who I am, not compare or challenge myself to be 'like someone'. One of my favorite Models is Toni Garrn. I do admire her because she always stays authentic and confident. That's why she was booked for some of the biggest campaigns and magazine shoots, as well as being part of the Victoria's Secret Angels. Furthermore, she's an inspiring person because she's using her fame to support girls in poor countries.
What's been your biggest OMG moment to date?
Definitely the D&G Haute Couture Show in December 2018 which was happening in Milan. The atmosphere, the dresses, as well as the location and music during the show just felt majestic. I'm still dreaming about it and I'm really grateful that I could be a part of it.
What is your dream shoot/campaign?
Of course, I do dream about shoots for magazines like Vogue or being photographed by a world-famous photographer like Mario Testino. You never know what this Job is gonna bring for you but to have some dream or goal to reach, which makes you stronger. To always give your best as well as having a sympathetic and authentic appearance. Having this gives you already a lot.
Biggest lesson that modeling has taught you?
Accept yourself as who you are and don't challenge yourself with others.
What's the best life advice you've ever received?
To be always thankful for what you have in life and to stay positive.
How do you stay in shape?
To stay in shape isn't always easy. It's about having a healthy lifestyle. 'You are what you eat'. Cooking healthy dishes, to inform yourself about what's healthy and good for your body, as well for your soul. Doing sports to keep yourself fit. A healthy lifestyle helps you to stay in shape and to feel good with yourself.
What do you think about fashion? What does it mean to you?
Fashion and someone's appearance for me, always says who you are and shows if you're feeling good with yourself or not.
If you had to be head to toe in one designer brand for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Prada, because it's a real classic and timeless brand combined with quality and art.
How would you describe your style?
I'd describe my style as classic-elegant combined with some kind of casualness.
Denim or leather?
Denim or elegant leather.
Heels or flats?
Vintage or contemporary fashion?
What is your guilty pleasure?
The first thing which came to my mind was my Love for Food. I know that there's a time to stop but if there's too much in front of me I could take more and more plates.
What's been your most indulgent purchase since you became a model?
My most indulgent purchase for my personality was that I became more confident with myself.
If you were an emoji, which would you be and why?
There's no emoji available yet, which could describe me in a whole. For now, I'd be a mix of most of the smiling and amiable ones.
When you're not busy modeling, what are some of your favorite things to do?
Depending on what place I am I like to explore the cities where I am, to go out with friends and to spend time with my family and beloved ones.
What are you working on now and what do you dream of happening in the future?
For now, I'm working on my career development. My appearance and to focus on my goals.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?
First of all, I want to be happy with what I have achieved. I don't need to be a world-famous model to be happy. Of course, it's part of a Model's, as well as one of my dream to be known in the business. Maybe having a family and to do the career my life brought me to.
Check out Esther's profile here and check back next week to find out who our next 'Model of the Week' is.
Thank you, Esther, for this amazing interview!
Interview by: Clinton Gonsalvez
Special Thanks to Teizeen Haji @ Why Not Model Agency (Milan, Italy).
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