We will start to present interviews with some of our models, and we are herby proud to present our first up, Emilie Sjåvik. She joined Heartbreak already back in 1989 and is still one of our most popular models. Recently her face have been seen on Brilleland, Paracet, Finansforbundet, Hjemmet, Familien and Huseiernes Landsforbund, to name a few.
Name and age: Emilie Sjåvik (40)
Born in: Drammen
Live in: Mjøndalen
When and why did you decide to become a model? In my early teenage years. Because I thought it seemed exiting with the traveling and exposure.
How did you get discovered? I entered and won the "Årets Fotofjes" contest in December 1989. Came on 5th place in the "Look of the year" August 1990.
Have you traveled a lot with your job? Incase where? I've stayed in Milan, Wienna and Paris. I have traveled to Spain, Cyprus, Dominican republic and around Italy..
Favorite city? Paris and Rome!
What’s your best memory so far- working as a model? I've been working for 24 years so I have a lot of good memories, but my first summer in Paris was awesome :)
Positive and negative aspects of the job? Love meeting people, being in front of the camera, traveling. Negative: (mostly abroad) You need to look after yourself, a lot of people that want to take advantage of you. Dieting pressure.
Is the fashion world what you expected it to be? Yes, I believe so.
What’s is the craziest thing you have done in a shoot? Bikini in freezing February at a beach here in Norway.
Do you have any idols or people who inspires you? Women with brains, poise and beauty. Christy Turlington, Audrey Hepburn and Michelle Pfeifer.
Your dreamjob? Musician, photographer, artist.
Personal style? Classic, casual with a bit of rock n`roll :)
Favorite food? Fish and seafood: Sushi, herring, lutefisk, bacalao.. you name it!
Favorite music? Jazz, soul, r&b, country, musicals.. depending on the occation.
Favorite movies? Under the Tuscan Sun, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Avatar..
Favorite books? The Secret Lives of Bees and Everything of Paolo Cohelo.
Favorite thing to do when you have some time off? Running, being out in the nature, singing, playing guitar, photographing, spending time with friends.
Do you have another job or studying something as well? I work as an administrative coordinator.
Do you have any other passions in life? Love, music, animals.
How do you keep in shape and ”fit for fight”? I run, yoga, pilates etc. Eat healthy, listen to my body.
What’s your plan for the future? To be happy!
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Living in a nice house with my boyfriend, my kids and dog. Enjoying my work, still do some modeling, travelling a lot and otherwise enjoying life.
Which tips and advices do you have for aspiring models just starting out, something you wish someone would have told you? Understand that modeling is hard work, be persistant, take care of yourself mentally and physically, be humble and eager to learn.
Can`t live without? Music, love.
Happiness is? To be thankful for what you have, your life and who you are just NOW! :-)
Thank you for your time Emilie!