Discover the beautiful Karelle Beaudoin who started modelling at 19 after finding her first job via the ModelMayhem website. Se has since been signed to Models International Management in Canada and has gone on to forge a fantastic modelling career.
1.When did you first realise you wanted to be a model?
When I did a photo-shoot for fun, I realized I could really express myself through pictures. At first, I only wanted to do pictures. Then I finally went to my first runway ( I was so scared to do it) and I enjoyed it! Being a model brought me confidence and self-care.
2.At what age did you first start modelling?
19 years old
3.What was your first big break and how did it arise?
It was for a catalogue. I found this job through ModelMayhem, before I started to work with Models International Management. You know, at the beginning, you need to work really hard just to show yourself. I am so happy I am with this agency now, they give me more jobs opportunities :).
4.What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
To be myself. In this world ( modeling and acting), it is really easy to lose yourself just to please somebody else. At the end, you are the biggest loser if you only do things for money or because they say you need to do it. My biggest achievement is to follow my passions, no matter what.
5. do you like to stay fit?
Yes! I trained a lot doing MMA with Patenaude martial arts school and I still train at home. When not, I’m doing so much, I never stop moving!!
6.What’s your favourite food?
Homemade food. I like to prepare different kind of food, especially when I know I am going to be really busy in a week, I prepare everything in advance, so I know I have a meal ready in 2 minutes and that would be great for my body and my mind.
7.Any advice for people wanting to start modelling?
Do it for yourself, and nobody else. Do it if you want to learn, if you want to grow, and if you are ready to live a new adventure. Of course, you need to be strong, because you will hear a lot of things, and not always what you expected. But like I said, if you do it for yourself, you will always enjoy everything that it can brings you !:)
8.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
9.What’s song best describes you?
It would be Don’t worry, be happy, from Bob Marley 🙂
10.What would you be if you weren’t a model?
Anything I want 😉 I really think that we are all masters of our destiny. Do what passionate you!
And in reality, I love modeling but I also do acting and playing music and singing and I started to make movies. I think you should not put any barriers, like “I need to do that for all my life”. No! But you have to be careful not doing too much in the same time, cause you’ll be lost eventually( I know what I’m talking about :)) Otherwise, you can do whatever you want. But talent or beauty is not enough. You need to work hard for what you want and never let go, no matter what.
11.Tell me something about you not many people know?
Hmmm… I like comic books? Haha
12.What do you like doing in your free time?
Reading, playing guitar, singing, create anything, writing scripts ideas, making food ( I love to eat!!) go out with friends and spending time with my family.
13.What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
The mystery that surrounded me . 🙂
14.What was your nickname at school?
With Karelle as name, I didn’t have any nick name. It would be like kaka? Or relle? Haha nope. I never had one.
15.What three things do you need to be successful in this industry?
To be organized
To be patient
To work hard
Find Out More About Karelle Beaudoin
Models International Management: www.modelsinternational.on.ca