These Rookies Want A Runway-Filled Summer

Celia

Who:
Celia Sanchez (@celiaa.sn); 176 cm / 5’9.5″; Spanish from Valencia, Spain; born July 20th.

Where:
Carmen Duran Agency (Valencia – mother agency)

— What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I have been part of a choir since I was 5 years old, I love the connection of friendships and lovely voices.
2. I love art and I do it as a subject at my English school. I love painting, it relaxes me. I want to study interior design and decoration.
3. I love discovering new flavors from exotic food. I crave Moroccan food and açai bowls. 

— The best and worst aspects of your personality:
I think something I am good at is to stop thinking about things that make me feel bad. Also, I consider I’m optimistic, I always try to look for solutions for everything instead of staying in a bad situation. Something I don’t like about myself is that I find it difficult to show my feelings although I’m working on this and I feel I’ve improved. Furthermore, I would like to be more empathetic because I sometimes struggle in understanding others’ problems.

— How and when did you become a model?
I was checking my Instagram directs when I noticed I had a message from someone I didn’t know. He was an IMG London scouter who found me dancing on his TikTok “For You” page and he got in contact with my parents. I couldn’t believe he really was a scouter, I really thought it was a prank. He recommended me to start at Carmen Duran Agency in Valencia. 


Anthony

Who:
Anthony Mothes (@anth0ny_mths); 185 cm / 6’1″; German / Guinean from Leipzig, Germany; born October 29th.

Where:
PMA (Hamburg – mother agency)

— Your most embarrassing moment:
On a family vacation, we visited a nice restaurant and I ordered mussels with tomato soup. I have this habit of opening every mussel before I can eat something. And guess who spilled the whole soup on his shirt? But the worst thing about that was my mom who couldn’t stop laughing for at least 10 minutes straight.

— How and when did you become a model?
My mom was a model and I also did some jobs as a kid but only until I was 12 or so. Then last year I applied to PMA and got scouted.

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you:
Most people don’t believe me when I say that I’m 19 years old. I even have to show my ID to get a beer, which is allowed since it has been legal [to drink] here in Germany since I was 16. 


Mei

Who:
Mei Cin (@mey.cyn); 174 cm / 5’8.5″; Indonesian from Surabaya, Indonesia; born October 24th.

Where:
Ivy Models (mother agency)

— Who is your favorite entertainer?
Kiki Saputri, an Indonesian comedian. I like her for being herself (self-love), sharing positive things that inspire and entertaining many people with her flaws, which means she is already at peace with herself.

— The best and worst aspects of your personality:
I am quite independent (not spoiled) and quite strong at handling problems. The worst aspect of myself is sometimes I can be a little sensitive.

— Among your friends or family, what are you famous for?
When entered new semester in school I joined the organization OSIS and participated as one of the representatives in the welcoming of new students. When I introduced myself to everyone, I was the most tallest student among the others. Sometimes they forget my name and to make it easier to remember they gave me the nickname “Tall Girl”.


Noah

Who:
Noah Alef (@noahalef); 186 cm / 6’1″; Brazilian from Jequié, Bahia, Brazil; born December 13th.

Where:
Way Model Management (São Paulo – mother agency)

— An issue or cause you are passionate about:
I am passionate about people who know how to express themselves publicly, as in social networks. I follow many indigenous activists who fight for our people. I fight for the recognition of indigenous people. I hope that one day Brazilian and world fashion will be occupied by more faces like ours.

— How and when did you become a model?
I was found on social media by a scouter named Vivaldo. He loved my personality and we started preparing to meet Brazilian agencies. He introduced me to Way Model Management, I was approved and today I am part of the team.

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you:
I was always a determined person. Since I was a teenager I have dreamed of being a model. I always focused on that and would know that one day I would do it, I didn’t see myself working in any other area than fashion.


Mia

Who:
Mia Pecina Zorko (@miapecinazorko); 176.5 cm / 5’9.5″; Croatian from Zagreb, Croatia; born July 7th.

Where:
Midikenn Model Management (Zagreb – mother agency), IMG (New York), IMG Paris, IMG Milano, IMG London, IMG Los Angeles, IMG Australia (Sydney)

— What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I’m going to art school so I’m pretty good at drawing and making stuff out of materials. When I grow up I want to be an architect. 2. I’m good at sport and I’ve been in it for 9 years. I do a lot of sports like running, race walking, swimming, skiing, rowing, tennis, climbing on artificial rocks, fitness… 3. I travel a lot with my parents. I’m open minded so I want to learn and try a lot of new things.

— Who is someone you admire and why?
I really love the way Rihanna and Harry Styles look and the way they think about everything around them and don’t care about anyone’s opinion. Rihanna is a great singer and has a beautiful, unique face and everything fits her so perfectly. I really like how she encourages women about their rights. Harry Styles is also a great singer and has a unique look and taste in fashion which I find really encouraging for men who want to try new things but are scared due to discrimination.

— How and when did you become a model?
The first time I experienced modeling was when I was 12 years old. I was in a small school where we were learning about posing and walking on stage. When I turned 16, I wanted to join a model agency, so I joined Midikenn Model Management (now my mother agency) who found IMG to represent me worldwide.


Ondrej

Who:
Ondrej Mokoš (@x_on_dr_ej_x); 188 cm / 6’2″; Slovakian from Bratislava, Slovakia; born December 21st.

Where:
Exit Model Management (Bratislava – mother agency), I Love Models Management (Milan), Kult London, Kult Hamburg, Uno Models (Barcelona), Wiener Models (Vienna)

— What are three interesting facts about you? 
1. I played soccer for 13 years.
2. I was born in Slovakia but I’ve lived in Austria since I was 12 years old.
3. I broke my hand when I was 2 years old by jumping off the sofa.

— The most interesting thing about your family?
I have one brother who is 8 years older than me and he is a music teacher like our dad. My mother used to play handball.

— The best and worst aspects of your personality:
Best: I always want to give my best and do the best I can. Worst: I always say exactly what I think.