We loved reading this interview with Chiara! Check out the ins- and outs of her model life.
Profession: Student and model
Agencies: Urban Models Milan
Current location: Milan
Tell us about your career as a model. How did you get started?
I was 15 and a friend of mine was organizing a fashion show in Mountain. She was looking for very young models and asked me to participate. In that occasion, she saw something in me… and she proposed me to start working as a professional model in Milan.
When did you first sign with an agency and what was that like?
It was three years ago. Such a satisfaction, I’ve never imagined it could be possible for me to sign with an agency!
What is one of your favorite photographs from your career so far? Who shot it?
This is my favorite photo ever. It was this past summer, I was crying because life in this period was very tough for me. I have no makeup, it’s simply me. It was shot by my dear friend Thomas Lui. He helped me a lot that day, he gave me the strength I needed. That’s why he is more than just a photographer he’s a dear friend (see picture below).
What is your best model experience ever?
To work for Calzedonia this winter. Amazing! It’s such a satisfaction to see your photos around the city!
What are the main challenges in modeling today?
To stay focused. Everybody wants to do this job, competition is high and stress is high too. It’s hard to stay focused and go for your goals.
What do you enjoy most of your profession?
Travelling. Absolutely traveling. I love to see new places, it’s the best way to know the world and this is the best part of this profession. I’ve been one month in Istanbul last year and then few weeks around Europe. To prepare luggage, get ready for a new adventure… that’s exciting!
How would you describe a model life?
Unusual. We don’t have a day like a day before or the day after. Our programs could change in one hour and we gotta be ready. I know the evening before what I’m gonna do the day after.
What is your big model dream?
Right now is to fly to New York with Wilhelmina models, I don’t know if I will ever reach this goal but it’s nice to dream sometimes!
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
I love to take time for me and go to walk in the mountain. Summer, winter, mountains are always a peaceful place.
Take us through a typical day in the life of Chiara?
As I said my life is unpredictable but I try to use at least 5 or 6 hours per day to study because I’m attending University too. This doesn’t let me have much free time but it’s a matter of passion.
How do you keep your body in good shape?
I go to the gym, try to have a healthy life and healthy habits. Actually my genetic helps me a lot hahaha.
What’s your favorite place in the world?
Central Park, a small corner in-between trees where 8 years ago I saw the only sunset I will never forget.
Give us 5 fun facts people might not know about you yet.
- I love Nutella, it’s one of my reasons for living.
- I am a lost romantic, I fall in love with the sky more often than with people
- I love late night conversations but I have a few cause I usually fall asleep at 22 max.
- Once I fell asleep while I was filling my bathtub and I flooded the house. I spent the next 2 days trying to clean.
- My boyfriend is similar cause he did the same when I asked him to water the plants haha.
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
It’s a way to connect models around the world. It’s important to create a real community where we can talk, ask, and get prepared for new places!
Do you have any model friend you would like to see presented on Modellist-ID?
Elizaveta Soboleva, she is my dear friend here in Milan.
Where can we follow you?
On Instagram: chiara.rui