October 3, 2009
Amanda Norgaard is a 17yo fashion model from Denmark who began to gain the upper hand on Milan's most prestigious shows like Prada, Missoni, Fendi & Versus. It's not like these were her only excellent references, though; to mention all of them we would most likely have to work our fingertips to the bones, but Acne, TUSH, DANSK, Cover Magazine as well as a contract with NYC's top agency SUPREME are a few of them that are worth to be mentioned, no?
Anyway, have an eye on this must-read interview conducted with Amanda on 3rd of October 2009 during Paris' Prêt-à-Porter fashion week:
1. Amanda, how and when did you get into modeling?
Well I started modeling around one year ago, when I got scouted at a reception by my motheragency and then it went on.
2. Since you are the most successful Danish newbie like walking ALL the Marsh shows (Prada, Topshop), does it give you more self-confidence?
No, I'm a bit aware of getting self-confidence through jobs, because its not everlasting, you need to constantly have a high self-worth in this business and through that I get my self-confidence. Though its definitely a job I'm proud of, but its something i keep in my head - it haven't changed me as a person.
3. Do your friends know about the success you got in the current days during fashion week? Are you afraid of arousing envy?
Some of them know about the shows I've been doing and some just know that Im not home. But they are all really sweet and super supportive, which is so important when you're in this tough industry. And yeah of course I am, but I'll do my part, as best as possible to avoid that. But I think its almost impossible, wheter you're doing good stuff or not.
4. How did you feel when the Prada booking came in?
When my booker called me I was really frustrated because my school just called me and were really upset because of my absence. So when she called I'd just stopped crying few minutes before and when she told be about the good news I started crying again because I thought it was so ironic.
5. When I first saw your sense for fashion I died! Amazing! Who thought you to dress so well?
I have always been wearing what I feel for, which is the most important thing, because if you feel good, you look good.
6. Have you always been interested in fashion, vintage clothing etc.?
I would love to be like, I don't know, I don't care - but of course I do. When I was little I had this design-book with over 300 drawings of clothes I wanted to make, but I skipped that dream because Im really bad at sewing. I like (and try) to epxress something through clothes - but not always. T-shirt and jeans always works for me to.
7. Regarding all your superb jobs – which has been your favorite one?
shit... just the last couple of weeks have been an amazing and unexpected experience!! I can't put a finger on what have been my favorite. Loved them all!
8. Do you prefer runway or editorial work?
Both actually I love to be a part of a team where you create and make (beautiful) things through expressions (again) and clothes. To make stories. But on a runway you get an incomparable kick, which is really amazing and so scary at the same time.
9. How do you stay in shape? Is it hard for you to keep up with other girls (body wise)?
I danced ballet for 11 years and try to do some work out after I quited dancing, but Im to lazy. I don't really do anything special. Of course I try to eat healthy, but Im not obsessed. Today I got Mc Donalds. That was good! I try not to compare myself with other. I've always been looking like this, because of my high metabolism.
10. Of course modeling doesn’t last forever. Do you have plans for your future apart that have like nothing to do with modeling?
Without doubt, Im gonna finish school and I really want to make movies as my dad. And publish a book, that's a life-dream.
11. Your expression is a very dreamy & sensitive one, are you actually a thoughtful person or is it just put on like a “a expression” for a job?
I am, definitely. When I go out "there" I'm of course having the show expression in mind, but I also have myself within the expression.
12. What would you say was the most important thing you learned due to modeling?
Self-worth is really important. You need to believe in yourself, otherwise it doesn't matter if 10000 people believe in you if you don't do it yoursef. You need to know that you're good enough no matter what.
13. The best and worst experience you have made due to modeling?
To travel. Where you get unforgettable experiences, you develop alot and you meet amazing and crazy people. The hardest thing is again to travel, to be away from your family and friends you known for along time and who is not into fashion. its really important to keep the real ones close, because you need a break sometimes.
14. Regarding this topic from a model's point of view: When you spend time with other models, do you consider them as friends or more as competitor?
Friends. I wont compare and make a competition out of it. Its a job and it gives bad energy if a girl try to make compare and make a battle out of it. Really. I prefer to have fun and not talk about work all the time.
15. A lot of people compare you with topmodel Snejana Onopka, what do you think of this comparison?
I'ts really really A big compliment. I find Snejana insanely beautiful and if only my eyebrows looked liked hers I would be glad!
16. What does your family think of this industry? Do they support you as far as they can?
My family are truly the best and supports and believe in me no matter what. I couldn't ask for more!
17. Now in the end: Tell us one thing you’d like the world to know! :)
I didn't pass my math-exam! ; )
Tak skal De have, Amanda! We'll promote your books on our blog and buy them for sure! God rejse og god fornojelse :D
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