Sabrina Ganesh: “From the first second on the catwalk, I felt ‘in the right place’, so I continue to do modeling to this day.”
We are Interviewing model Sabrina Ganesh, who told us about the intricacies of the modeling business and shared tips on how to deal with anxiety and self-doubt. Now, in addition to her main modeling career, Sabrina starred in films and music videos and maintains an Instagram blog in which she shares her experience with subscribers.
Q: We are extremely happy to have you as a guest. I would like to start our conversation about how you entered the modeling profession.
A: Greetings, mutually! I first encountered modeling already at a conscious age, I was about 20 years old. The story is quite unusual since I was invited to participate in the show, before that I had never worked as a model, especially on the catwalk. At the first show, I was noticed by the chief editors of fashion publications, photographers, etc., so the immersion in the sphere happened quickly. But from the first second on the podium, I felt “in my place”, so I continued to do this to this day.
Q: What do you like about modeling?
A: Modeling is beautiful in its own diversity: different images, different people. This profession allows you to liberate yourself, fight against complexes of a different nature, reveal your femininity in a good way, and become more self-confident.
Q: Do you find working as a model difficult?
A: Yes, of course, this work is not easy. You need to have a lot of patience, endurance, and professionalism to work successfully in this area. Preparing for shows usually takes a lot of effort and energy, but the shows themselves give unforgettable emotions, so it’s worth it. In recent years, the theme of solidarity with different types of appearances has become more and more popular, so now everyone can try to become a model.
Q: You’ve worked on a show with one of the highest outstanding fashion designers, Vyacheslav Zaitsev. Share your experience?
A: Yes indeed, it was amazing. Vyacheslav is an unrealistically talented person, and I am proud of becoming great acquaintances. From the impressions, I can highlight…
One of my most memorable moments was the experience I had of working with the fashion house of Vyacheslav Zaitsev. It was my first contact with a “celebrity.” It was an international project in which, in addition to international models, designers from different countries took part: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyz designers, specifically, I represented a British and Kazakh designer.
Q: How do you think working at fashion weeks differs from working single shows?
A: Fashion Week usually means more intense and lengthy preparation. A lot of rehearsals, fittings, and so on. The main difference is scale and responsibility. For example, when I participated in Estate fashion week – the jewelry fashion week, it took a lot of energy and effort to prepare, but the results were simply wonderful.
Q: You participated in the international show Ethnomir, which was covered in the top international media, tell us about your experience?
A: Yes, that’s right. If we’re peaking of participation in large-scale projects compared to single ones, then this is one of them. I represented a Kazakh designer in all his shows, our project took 2nd place, you can read about it in Forbes. It certainly isn’t easy. However, such large-scale events, among other things, bring the experience of working with international designers and interesting acquaintances, which is valuable. After the show, I went out with the designer to a standing ovation, and all the difficulties disappeared.
Q: You are distinguished by the fact that you are constantly learning and acquiring new skills. Why do you consider learning new things to be important for you?
A: My mother often asks me: “When will you stop studying? For me, learning new things is an opportunity to take a breath of fresh air, which I lack at times. Knowledge for me is adrenaline, from which I gain inner harmony and energy. I think it is better to study today and every day, to help benefit your time for yourself. New skills help unlock potential and push boundaries that bring new opportunities and new experiences.
Q: How do you keep yourself in shape?
A: Ever since childhood, I’ve always loved sports, and more specifically, gymnastics. No one ever forced me to play sports, I just always loved sports with all my heart. It has always been important for me to have a perfect, healthy, and high-quality body. To keep yourself in shape, it is important to listen to your body and not force it. I am a person, like everyone else, but I watch my diet because I care about my health and well-being. I have a little ritual that I will share with you, in the morning I drink a glass of warm water, and after breakfast, I drink sweet black tea. It charges me for the whole day and allows me to stay in a good mood and well-being.
Q: How do you deal with stress when it comes to auditioning? Are you fully experienced in it? What can you advise?
A: When I go through the auditions there’s only excitement. To cope with the excitement, I set myself up like this: if it’s mine, I’ll get it. I always got a positive response at castings. Maybe because I always have a very positive attitude. Every year, communicating with people more and more, visiting many countries, and plunging into the culture of different countries, I understand that awareness becomes so limitless and immense that I relate to everything easier when it comes to life and castings.
When the person who is looking for a model understands that you suit them, they will choose you. And if they understand that a model doesn’t fit the project, then that makes all the efforts useless. Don’t be too nervous and worried, it’s just a casting call.
Q: What would you say to our audience?
A: Learn as much as you can and do not be afraid to try new things, this will allow you to realize your full potential. Love yourself and believe in miracles, then everything will turn out the way you want it to.
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