Beauty From Down Under: An Interview With Anthea Page
Be careful what you wish for. It seems very glamorous but it can get very lonely. Don’t go into it thinking you will have a smooth ride, and accept you will have to face some rejection. Being a model means breaking your back to get into the industry. Australian born beauty, Anthea Page, shares with FashionTV what it takes to become a top model.
Modeling might seem glamorous on the surface, but the reality becomes a whole lot clearer when you're working on the inside. Anyone knows and everyone agrees that being a model is not as “glitz” and easy as it may look: walking the catwalk or striking a pose for the camera. The key is to get to know the industry and understand the environment in order to succeed as a model.
These were the notions of blue-eyed model, Anthea Page, as she sat and spoke with FashionTV after a photoshoot with fashion photographer, Nicoline Patricia Malina.
Anthea has proven just what it takes to succeed as a model in terms of mindset as well as natural beauty. Her headstrong attitude has been the key to Anthea’s success, not only in magazine editorials, but top advertising campaigns, and even acting. No wonder jumping from one country’s fashion industry to another seemed more natural than easy to this outspoken and bright model.
Let’s meet Anthea Page...
FTV: What is modeling to you?
AP: It is a way to express art through my face and body. I can be a canvas for a wonderful idea.
FTV: What got you started, why, and when?
AP: Because I get to travel the world and meet interesting people. My mum is a photographer, she sent my pictures to an agency when I was 14 and that got the ball rolling.
FTV: Who inspires you?
AP: The stylists and the photographers inspire me with their creativity. I love to get to know them and hear about their ideas.
FTV: Do you think modeling is all about the physical?
AP: No, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
FTV: Tell us what makes a good model?
AP: The more jobs you do the more experience you have. A good model is versatile and adaptable but also has a clear target market.
FTV: What about competition?
AP: I don’t see the other models as my competition, I see them as a bit of a family, I can only do my best to get a job and impress a client… its about me and the client, not me and the other models!
FTV: What is the most important thing to have when you are modeling?
AP: Have lunch! If I don’t eat some lunch I have trouble concentrating.
FTV: Ah! It’s true after all! Models do eat! So how do you stay in shape?
AP: I eat a vegetable based diet and exercise daily.
FTV: For sure there are challenges in your profession. What’s the worst?
AP: The waiting. I have a very active mind so I get very bored very easily.
FTV: What message do you have for girls and boys out there who want to model?
AP: Be careful what you wish for. It seems very glamorous but it can get very lonely. Don’t go into it thinking you won’t face some rejection.
FTV: What aspiration do you have that would surprise people?
AP: I would love to study veterinary science and become a horse surgeon if I wasn’t modeling. I see that happening in the future.