Profession: Fashion Model and student
Agencies: Starlet Model Management (Norway), New Model (Athens)
Milestones: Walking for Lacoste this year in Milan
Current location: Norway
How did you start modeling?
It has always been something that I have wanted to do, even as a little girl. I started getting more serious about it after I went to Paris and a photographer scouted me while I was there on vacation with my family. I went home and eventually signed with my mother agency here in Norway.
What does your career do for you?
It gives me the opportunity to grow as a person and experience things and places that I never could have dreamed of if it wasn’t for modeling. You get to meet a lot of interesting people and you can get friends all over the world.
What’s your most memorable shoot?
I have done a lot of fun shoots, but the most memorable one has to be the one that I did in Paris with the photographer that scouted me. He gave me a lot of advice and told me a lot about the industry that I still take with me today. I learned a lot on that shoot.
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
I think that it’s amazing how it give people in this industry the opportunity to get different advice and tips from each other. You can also meet new models and read about their career and what they have experienced. It’s really a great platform to have in this industry.
Who do you admire and would you like to meet?
I admire people with ambitions and those who work hard for what they want and their success. There is no particular person that I would like to meet, but I hope I get to meet a lot of inspiring people throughout my career.
What’s your favorite book/film/music?
My favorite book has to be The Kite Runner, I had to read it for school, but I ended up really enjoying it. I also like to read a lot of thrillers and things that makes me quite scared.
For movies I also like being a little scared, but it has to be based on a true story for it to become interesting for me. I also like watching movies like The Notebook, so there’s quite a contrast.
I love acoustic songs and when I’m just at home and relaxing I usually listen to songs like that. I will never get tired of listening to Ron Pope or Free Fallin’ by John Mayer. Right now I love Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran as well. I´m also a little obsessed with I Won by Future and Kanye West at the moment, haha.
What’s your beauty regime?
I usually work out about six times a week and eat quite healthy. I think it’s important in order to feel good and have enough energy, especially for days when you have work the entire day. For me, health is very important as well, and I enjoy doing things that I know is good for my body.
And what is the one beauty product you can’t live without?
I always put on body lotion after a shower and I think its especially important to remember that your face needs moisture as well. My current favorite for the face is Avéne and I use it everyday.
What are your favorite hang out spots in the city you live in (current location)?
My city is pretty small, but we do have a lot of beautiful nature and I really love running outside with my music. I don’t have to think about anything else than just running. It´s my way to relax and just get a break from everything.
What is your favorite city and where do you like to hang out there?
Right now I think my favorite city is Milan. I recently lived there for almost three months and I loved everything about it. My favourite place is the Sempione Park, no doubt. I spent a lot of time there, on free days, after castings and just going there with friends and having a picnic.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Work hard and always remember why you want to do it. Its important to take care of yourself and remember to stay humble. If you’re dedicated and know what you want, you can go really far.
What are your plans for the future?
I´m going to finish my last year in high school, at the same time as all the others my age, even tough I’m still traveling and modeling. It´s harder to do it all on my own and taking all the books with me, but I know that when I set my mind to it there’s no doubt that i can do it. After that I just want to focus on modelling and traveling as much as I can for a while. One of the thing that I love most in this world is going to new places, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. I´m still very young and have so much I want to do and learn, and i can’t wait for what’s next.
I also update my blog as often as possible, with fashion, photographs and some personal stuff. (www.martefre.blogg.no)