Romina Introini is an upcoming fashion and editorial model originally from Montevideo in Uruguay but is currently working and living in London. When Romina agreed to be featured on Urbanity Chic we knew that it would be a great piece. Read on to find out about how Romina got into fashion modeling, who inspires her and what its like in Uruguay.
Q: How did you get into fashion modeling?
I’m actually interested in fashion modeling since I was 4 years old. I remember telling my parents someday I would be a top model. But it all started when I was 13 years old (living in Uruguay) and I signed in for a modeling course just because I wanted to learn how to wear high heels and know how to apply make-up. I ended up finding I really loved everything about the industry, I enjoyed very much photo shoots and catwalk, that was when I started thinking about fashion modeling as a career… but I was always concerned about my height.
Q: Who inspires you?
Lady Gaga and the message she sends to every teenager and how she encourages people to love the way they are inspires me. Top models inspire me. My family and friends inspire me.
Q: Which modern day fashion designers or fashion icons do you look up to?
Talking about fashion designers I would say Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfield and Alexander McQueen (I was totally shocked last year after his death). Talking about fashion icons I’ve always admired Gisele Bundchen, I think she’s a very talented and gorgeous woman who has achieved great things in her career and has so many things ahead. Also there’s Tyra Banks;, that woman is capable of doing anything.
Q: Do you prefer to shoot on location or in the studio?
I like both but I would say I prefer to shoot on location. It gives me more freedom and inspiration. However, I think it’s really interesting shooting in a studio because the model can help to creates a whole story.
Q: Do you have an interesting stories about a particular photo shoot, or a casting you’d like to share?
I do actually. I remember one of my first jobs where I was one of the “hair models”. They told me I was gonna be on a fashion show where my hair would be barely cut and dyed before it. I ended up on a stage with a hairdresser cutting my now red hair from my waist to my shoulders while everyone was listening to what the hairdresser said and watching me “smile”. I then realized I wasn’t interested in hair modeling.
Q: How do you prepare for a fashion shoot or show?
I try to get the best sleep the night before, hydrate my skin with creams as much as I can to get the best look possible and wash my hair.
Q: Do you have a favourite photograph?
I like most of them but I think my favourite photograph at the moment is one that I was taken at the Hyde Park here in London by Prasoon Jaiswal. It’s a picture where he had to climb a tree to take it… and reminds me of American Beauty.
Q: Who is your favourite photographer?
I have lots of them. I would say: Patrick Demarchelier, Francesco Carrozzini, Mathew Rollston, Baldomero Fernandez, Pamela Hanson, Nigel Barker, Rusell James and Miguel Starcevich.
Q: Is there anybody you would like to work with?
All the above.
Q: What does fashion mean to you?
Karl Lagerfeld once said; “A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul”
Q: How would you define your personal style?
My personal style is who I am.
Q: Where are you based?
I am in London right now.
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Uruguay is a small country, wherever you go you always know someone. The fashion industry is quite small… In comparison to London I think they have nothing alike.
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
I have been attending a meet-up group in London once every 2 weeks where I get to shoot in different locations and always meet new models and photographers. I think that was great for my experience.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?
I would love to be the face of a fashion campaign
Q: What do you do to relax?
I just love to be with my friends. Maybe watch a movie or just lay on my bed.
Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?
I would say Lady Gaga, The Kooks, The Beatles, Lily Allen, Black Eyed Peas and Adele.
Q: Do you have interesting hobbies?
I would love to enter to the world of photography I think it’s really interesting and truly enjoy taking pictures. At the same time, I bought a skateboard a few days ago and just can’t stop thinking about it J
Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring models what would it be?
Always go to every casting you have although you don’t seem attracted by it. You never know what could happen.
Q: What motivates you to do what you do?
Loving what I do motivates me. And I also love creating.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
I also love to act and I’m planning to keep on taking acting lessons when I return to Uruguay.
Editor’s Note: Romina Introini’s alluring, natural and commercial look will ensure that her fledgling modeling career will surely blossom in the future. We look forward to seeing more of Romina’s work in the future.
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