We had the pleasure of interviewing the beautiful Villa Radvile. Having started modelling at 18 she decided to stop for a while and came back to the industry a few years later and hasn’t looked back. Villa is shortly departing for Italy for a weekend photo shoot but took time out of her busy schedule to answer out “Get To Know” questions. Find out for yourself about this lovely lady who juggles motherhood with a busy modelling career and a regular job.
1.When did you first realise you wanted to be a model?
Actually I never wanted or thought I’d be a model. However, I did couple of tfp (test for proof) shoots for a friend and after they were published requests went through the roof. It was only then that I realized it could be something I enjoy and withing couple of years I fell in love with the feeling I get when i stand in front of the camera and when I hear and see the reaction of people looking at my work… its priceless!
2.At what age did you first start modelling?
I tried when i was 18 years old for some time but I think I was too young and got tired plus I didn’t handle the pressure that well. I decided to stop for a while came back to it when i was just over 22 year old.
3.What was your first big break and how did it arise?
I think everything started with being published on social media pages and my first magazine shoot in Norway for Vi menn since then it has been almost none stop!
4.What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
I think that all of my work is equally important and has its own perks. With every shoot I do and publish I get more and more offers… like now I’m off to Italy for a full weekend photo-shoot with a super amazing photographer and i cannot wait! Magazines and online shops are accomplishment too and I am proud of all my work. I would say that every job I do opens more and more doors into this world.
5. do you like to stay fit?
Well I work as a part time bartender/waitress I also have a 4 year old child so I’m always on the move – doing something and running around but I always try to eat healthy home made food! It’s something I’ve always done and I think it helps.
6.What’s your favourite food?
Hmm that’s a tough one… well most probably it’s Chinese food or maybe sushi
7.Any advice for people wanting to start modelling?
Dont expect world fame straight away! It’s hard work just like any other job but stay determined and most importantly never give up and always do your best 😉
8.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
Well I live abroad, away from my relatives and family. However, I recently called my nana to find out how she was and have a catch up. During the conversation she asked when I was getting married (I have been in a relationship with my partner for over a year and half) I told her that I dont know… maybe next year… maybe a year after, not sure but soon enough! Anyway she got so excited she told everyone I’m getting married this spring/summer!!! Well, that was fun trying to explain to my family that I wasn’t getting married, well, not yet anyway and that there’s no date or anything! Not to mention the face of my partner after I told him that my relatives thinks we getting married… it was priceless… haha I know it’s a bit boring but out of modeling work my life is pretty basic so these kind of things are fun for me hehe.
9.What’s song best describes you?
hmm in my opinion probably by Theory of a dead man Hurricane.
10.What would you be if you weren’t a model?
I love my job I do at theatre house bartender its most rewarding and fun job I could have.
11.Tell me something about you not many people know?
I am actually very insecure about myself! That is my secret… only the people that know me well know this.
12.What do you like doing in your free time?
Believe it or not simply sleep or just being lazy on the sofa with glass of wine and some series ?
13.What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
I’m not sure im very chatty and spontaneous person so when I’m around my friends you never know what I might do next ?
14.What was your nickname at school?
Never had one or perhaps nobody actually dared to tell it to my face! I was quite a big girl and a bit of a bully. I never let anyone hurt me or push me around
15.What three things do you need to be successful in this industry?
1 confidence, 2 great social skills, 3 ambition
Find Out More About Villa Radvile
Photos (where indicated) by Gerrick Robinson Images Website: www.gerrickrobinson.com
Other Photographic Credits to Øyvind Bjerkholt Svein At Hurum Kato Bjørkum and Niklas Mørkland