Ariel Beninca is a stunning model who hails from Brisbane, Queensland in Australia. Though her main profession is a UX designer, she also loves to create beautiful Instagram content and often does freelance modelling jobs.
StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with Ariel to discuss her journey in the modelling industry and here’s what went down:
How did you start with modelling?
I used Instagram as a creative outlet to create beautiful content, then got into modelling and started modelling for a fashion brand called “Runway Goddess.”
What do you like most about the modelling industry?
It’s much more fun than a desk job, I love it, it’s fun to feel beautiful
The downside to being a model?
It can make you very self-conscious. Also, I hate wearing heels for long shoots.
What are your favourite down time activities?
Playing chess, watching anime, and working on my tech startup… Yes, I am a bit of a nerd. I also love to do photoshoots with my roommate to create content for brands that pay for posts.
What has been the most memorable experience of your life as a model so far?
I got to do a video shoot with my partner, and It was the most enjoyable modelling experience I have ever had. We get to play fake tennis and I fake won! I then drove in a Bentley to a fake party.
I’m guessing you’ve been in the industry for a few years now, what has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned. This can be about the industry or yourself. Or both!
Posture is very important.
Working in an industry whose only emphasis is on the outside characteristics of a person, how have you stayed grounded?
I have a career outside modelling, I code websites and design software. I love the diversity from modelling to my career.
Is your family supportive of your career?
Yes, of course.
What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.
I want to try to do more modelling shoots with my partner. My current goal though is to launch this new tech startup I have been working on and become rich and buy a Tesla.
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
1. Last good movie I’ve seen – love and monsters.
2. What do you consider beautiful and why? Minimalism – it’s so clean.
3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? Runway! I am so tall and yet, I have not done a paid runway job
4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d be…” an actor or singer.
5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? My strong mind.