Interview with Plus Size Model Eloise Monique

September 11, 2015 by Modellist-ID

Eloise Monique

Nationality: Australian

Profession: Curve model/ Actress/ personality

Agencies: BGM models

Milestones:  My first photo shoot for cosmopolitan magazine. TV and newspaper interviews about Women’s fashion and clothing. Window displays across the country for an Australian clothes retailer. And being interviewed for “A perfect 14” documentary.

Current location: Australia

Tell us about your career as model. How did you get started?

I’m relatively new to the modeling world. I started two years ago by entering a competition called “the Simone Perele curvy couture competition” that my mum saw an advert for on TV… I had never thought of modeling before but I entered the comp last minute on a wimb and somehow made it to the final 5 and BGM signed me.

What’s going through your mind when you’re modeling in front of the camera?

A few things: “is this pose flattering for my body shape?” “is my face relaxed?” “I love my job!”

What’s your favorite/least favorite thing about being a model?

Least favorite thing would definitely have to be all the waiting before and in between shots onset. Patience is a virtue but unfortunately I have little.

Favorite thing is everything else!  The studios, locations, dressing up, fabulous hair and makeup, great people you meet along the way, and the feeling of acting- for every brief you are becoming that character to sell that product to the right clientele. And then at the end of the day you get prints of the great memories you just created.

Are there any other models in the industry that you look up to?

Many- Tia Provost, Ashley graham, and Robyn lawley are just a few that spring to mind.

How would you define your personal style?

It’s a classic feminine vibe with a little spice thrown in  😉

And what are some of the heroes of your wardrobe?

My wardrobe is based on complimenting my curves. But I believe every curvy woman should have a great bra, some sheer panty hose, and a pair of nude heels (I take a pair with me to every shoot, they give you a great line in any outfit, they extend your legs and perfect your posture). With these essentials any outfit will look feminine and sexy!

Could you give us your best beauty and exercise tip(s)?

I always try to keep my body, skin and hair properly hydrated! It sounds very basic but it’s so important for overall health and beauty. With exercise I like to have a weekly regime that includes stretch and core training ie. Yoga and Pilates. As well as high intensity cardio and light weights training, I also try walking 10,000 steps a day. Exercise is great to shed toxins and stress away, stay toned and keep a healthy glow.

What is the one beauty product you can’t live without? (Please mention the brand too)

My skin breaks out if I’m constantly applying heavy makeup, so in between shoots I like to use ChiChi’s Super BB cream which which is a light coverage that has a bunch of benefits and minerals as well as an spf 30, which keeps my skin happy.

What is your favorite city and where do you like to hang out there?

Sydney, and any of the beaches during the day and maybe the lobo plantation at night.

What do you believe is the key to success for a model? What qualities does one need to succeed?

I think a successful model should possess persistence, determination, humility, and a thick skin.

What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?

I believe MODELLIST-ID can bridge the distance in the model community.

What are you working on right now and what are your future aspirations?

I like to keep my plans and work on the down-low until they transpire…But the sky is the limit 🙂

In regards to the plus-sized industry, what are the aspects you love about it? What are some aspects that you don’t about the industry?

I love that curves can be sexy, stylish, and fashionable. I believe that the plus size industry is helping women of all shapes and sizes to be confident and to really embrace their look with a positive body image. I love that more now than ever we are seeing a massive influx of plus sized fashion bloggers, where as 10 years ago many plus sized women with curves didn’t think they could be curvy AND stylish. I think the plus size industry has had a massive effect on the mindset of society.

There are very few things i don’t love about the industry… But probably the fact that there aren’t enough plus size fashion retailers. Considering the percentage of women who are “plus size” WE NEED MORE! Especially high end fashion retailers!

It’s known that models are often asked to look a certain way or lose weight. Have agencies, designer or magazines asked that of you?

No, Never. I’m lucky to not have experienced that. However all the plus models in our agency are encouraged to stay fit, toned, and healthy! 🙂

Tags: Australia, BGM Models, curve models, Interview, Lifestyle, plus size models

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