Who knew that a favour could turn into a career? For Angelika, StarCentral Magazine’s Sexiest Woman of the Month for December 2012, that’s exactly how her modeling career began. “I actually began doing photo shoots because I met a friend of a friend who did photography as a hobby. As a result, I did quite a few shoots with him to help build his portfolio, and at the same time was building mine own.”
Others in the modeling industry could name many downsides to their chosen career – the obsession with body image, dieting, competition, etc. – but for Angelika the only downside is only having 24 hours in a day! “…I wish I had more hours within a day to do shoots and runway shows!” Totally enamoured with the modeling world, the 24-year old loves the creativity that goes into the process of creating the final photographs or show. “I love being able to play different characters and the different and broad range of styles I have the fortunate opportunity to shoot. I am very lucky to have worked with so many talented photographers, make-up artists, hair stylists and clothing designers/wardrobe stylists…I love that they are so passionate about what they do and are constantly thinking outside the box and being innovative and creative.”
Even though she loves the industry, the Melbourne-based beauty knows that that being involved in it is hard work. “…there are so many amazing and beautiful people who are trying to make a name for themselves in this industry. The most valuable lesson I have learned is to be patient. Keep working hard and keep putting yourself out there and eventually your hard work and dedication will pay off.”
She would love to be the inspiration for anyone who considers themselves “underdogs,” as Vietnam-born Angelika knows that certain aspects of her physically will be a challenge to achieving national and international recognition – namely, her height. At 5’5”, “I do not meet the minimum height requirement of standard model, but I would love to one day prove that an average height model can still “wow” the world.” Becoming this month’s Sexiest Woman is certainly a big step towards achieving that goal!