Agustina Ruiz… the amazing looking girl who got discovered at the bus stop and grew out to an international top model. We had the chance to hear the full story about Agustina and her career!
Profession: Model and Musician
Agencies: Premier, UK/Montevideo Model, Uruguay/View, Spain/IMM, Belgium/Two Model Management, LA/Elite, Copenhagen/Why Not, Milan/Place Models, Germany
Current location: London
Tell us about your career as model. How did you get started?
I got scouted in Uruguay at a bus stop when I was really young but I didn’t want to do it, so I ended up starting years later when I got scouted by another person.
When did you first sign with an agency and what was that like?
It was two years and a half ago. It felt really exciting to take the next step of my modeling career.
What is one of your favorite photographs from your career so far? Who shot it?
That’s a super difficult one and so hard to choose. I’d say anything that either Tom Mitchell or Charlotte Rutherford take of me.
What is your best model experience ever?
It’s the travelling! I’ve been to some places I never thought I was gonna see in my life, even some places that I didn’t think about going.
What do you enjoy most of your profession?
Definitely the fact I get to meet and connect with new people all the time.
How would you describe a model life?
Constant adventure! You will never know where you are going to be next week.
Do you think models are able to find long lasting friendships within the industry today?
Yes for sure. With social media, it’s so much easier to stay in touch.
What is your big model dream?
Probably, to do a campaign for Fred Perry!
What is your best tip for beginning models?
Enjoy it and just follow your instincts.
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
Being with my friends, practising with my band and I just started doing embroidery. It’s so cathartic and relaxing.
We see you have some interesting tattoos, can you tells us a bit more about them?
I started getting tattoos when I was a teenager. All of them have a meaning to me. They either relate to something or somebody in my life. From my favorite musicians, writers, to my friends and family.
You post a lot of pictures on your Instagram with your family and friends, what is your favorite thing to do with them?
We’re huge fans on barbecuing in the park. That and going to gigs together.
What’s your favorite place in the world?
Describe yourself in one sentence.
I’m chill but, also not chill at all…
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
I think it’s good and super important for models to show themselves in other ways!
Do you have any model friend you would like to see presented on Modellist-ID?
Ana Paula Rondan (Elite Chile) or Barbara Maldonado (Premier).