I never thought or even had the dream of becoming a model. But in 2011 I accompanied my sister to find her wedding dress in a Bridal Store in our hometown in Germany.
When we were ready to leave, the owner asked me if I wanted to model for her on the runway. And that’s how I landed my first model gig.
The owner of a bridal store hired me for three runway shows. I had never modeled before which meant I was about to learn how to pose and walk like a model on the job.
Luckily, some of the other and more experienced models gave me a few modelling lessons while we were waiting to go on the runway.
This experience was my first and only model experience until I met a photographer named Eike on the Frankfurt Zombiewalk in 2014, three years later. (He made all photos you can see on today’s blog post)
I don’t know how Eike saw that I could be a model for Portrait and Fashion photography, but he approached me that day at the Zombiewalk in Frankfurt and told me to message him to set up a photoshoot. Later I found out, that we just lived across the road from each other. Small world!
But this was the beginning of my modelling career. Since moving to Canada and because of Covid-19 it has slowed down quite a bit. But I’m sure it will pick up again when things get back to “normal”.
But you never know how your life might change. I certainly never thought I would model but I enjoy it very much and have found really good friends through it.
Did something like that happen to you as well? Let me know in the comments.