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An Interview with Fashion Model Ylenia Francini from Italy

RK : Say something about you.

Ylenia : I am a girl like many others, with a strong and determined character who loves her job and her life.

RK : About your career as model. How did you get started?

Ylenia : I love fashion and pose for photographic services since I was a child.

I started participating in beauty contests at the age of 16.

From here I started with the first works.

RK : Best modeling experience ever?

Ylenia : I have lots of positive and meaningful experiences.

in the past I posed for different calendars and today I publish many brands.

RK : What do you enjoy most in modeling?

Ylenia : I love posing for photo shoots, I'm comfortable in front of a camera and through the photo I can pull out that sensual side that every woman can

RK : What is one of your favorite photographs from your career so far? Who shot it?

Ylenia : I posed for many photographers, but the one with whom I have understood more and I found myself at ease is called Palmiro Stanzucci.

He's a photographer from Tuscany and with him I posed for a beautiful calendar.

RK : Main challenges in modeling today?

Ylenia : difficult to say what are the main challenges because every day I set myself many goals. surely I would like to succeed in becoming a testimonial of great fashion houses

RK : What skills according to you are necessary to be a successful model ?

Ylenia : To be successful in any field it takes character, determination, a lot of patience and a bit of luck

RK : How do you stay up to date regarding fashion?

Ylenia : To stay up-to-date I read a lot of magazines, take a look at the social media and participate in many social events like the fashion week where you can see the new collections.

then I add to all this a lot of my own, personality and taste.

RK : Can you share the funniest or most interesting story that happened to you since you became a model?

Ylenia : During my career I met many difficulties, I met some unprofessional people ... but I also experienced positive experiences that formed me.

RK : What are the 5 Things you want to tell newbies before he/she become a model and why.

Ylenia : I can only say one thing and it's the same one that a person told me a lot of years ago.

always believe in yourself and never give up.

when you do something, put your heart and the gratifications arrive.

RK : Have you ever been to India and anything you know about Indian Art & Culture?

Ylenia : I've never been to India but I would like visit this place because it has an extraordinary art and culture.

Maybe one day you will invite me to meet the staff of Your magazine.

RK : We (Retro Kolkata) are trying to make a bridge between National and International Art & Culture By featuring some National & International personalities who already have made their own path in their respective fields and we think your story and tips might help the newcomers to build their career. Please say something about our initiative and any special message for your Indian followers.

Ylenia : I am very happy to release this interview.

I would like to launch a positive message and hope for my followers.

keep dreaming and believing in yourself because nothing is impossible.

I have always continued to fight for my dreams even when no one believed in me.

today I thank all the people who follow me with affection.


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