Discovered in the underground of Budapest and now living the model life in the Big Apple. Livia Pillmann tells you all about it!
Profession: Model, Enjoying Life <3
Agencies: SELECT London, MC2 NYC, SILENT Paris, WHYNOT Milan, SIGHT Barcelona, SPIN Hamburg, MUNICH Models.
Milestones: Moving to NYC
Current location: New York
How did you become a model?
I was scouted in the underground of Budapest when I was 16. I remember that time I was wearing glasses and braces, top of that I was a tomboy so I never really felt like becoming a model. But I thought – why not give it a shot it can be something fun.
In your own eyes, what was the moment that your career really took off?
My career is also a mirror of my human growth I feel. I meet so many amazing creatives on my path and have the opportunity to learn from every each of them. My career really took off when I stopped becoming a person that fashion industry may like and become myself.
What’s one of the most interesting shoots that you’ve done?
I have had several very interesting shoots. The most interesting must have been in a sand mine in Germany. It was an editorial story with huge dresses, crazy hair, and makeup. We had a very difficult day as I kept sinking in the sand in those high heels.. well my advice does not go to a sand mile in high heels.. ( laughing )
Who’s your favorite photographer you’ve done a shoot with and why?
I shot with Carla Guler recently. The images came out outrageously amazing and it was a great, fun team. We shot the whole editorial story in about 2 hours. ( which normally takes a whole day )
Did you ever have a bad/crazy experience during your modeling career?
I feel like every day in my modeling career is crazy. Sometimes in a good, sometimes in a bad way. That is why I love it. Never gets boring.
Are you working fulltime as a model or do you also study/work next to it?
I am a full-time model, although I always find time for short courses what I am interested in the moment.
Please tell us a bit more about your modeling agency/agencies and what you like most about them.
All my agencies are very personal, I have a good relationship with them all. They are like my family.
What’s your favorite place to hang out in New York?
Cha Cha Matcha – such a cool place to recharge between castings
Where is home for you and why?
Budapest, ‘’ my hidden treasure chest. ‘’ I love to go back home and spend some time with my family.
If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you want to go?
I would love to travel around South-America. My big dream is to do a backpacking trip – take only the essentials.
Which five words would your friends use to describe you?
Always happy, funny, crazy, pineapple!
What is your favorite healthy snack?
What is your favorite makeup product at the moment and why?
I’m obsessed with RMS Beauty Products – all chemical free – so amazing !!
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
Connect, build new relations
Do you have any model friend you would like to see presented on Modellist-ID?
Sure, my best friend Andrea Lindstrom. A Swedish Bombshell!
Where can we follow you?
Instagram : Livia_Pillmann
Facebook : Livia Pillmann
Launching my own website soon – stay tuned 😉