Carol Seleme Bonus & Interview
04/10/12 23:58 Filed in: Misc.
1. You're an experienced model but you've never done anything quite like this before, where you had to remember lines and "act," as it were. What was different from this assignment and your typical modeling job? Which do you prefer and why?
True. Maybe its because I am living so close to Hollywood, people in the industry automatically assume I need their help in getting more ‘acting’ gigs. Not really, I already have a career in Fine Arts, which involves a lot of dedication, leaving me no time for the investment I believe acting requires. So I would like to make it clear that in no manner do I consider myself a talented actor, in fact I only accepted to take in the project because I find ‘hosting’ a show a much lighter responsibility than incorporating a character in a feature film or stage.
2. If you had this to do over again, what would you do different, if anything?
As I watched the footage I found myself very un-natural, and self-conscious. I hope I can exude a more relaxed vibe in future hosting gigs. I also think it would help if I had written the script myself, but I am aware that hosting requires embracing a script written by another person graciously.
3. What projects are you working on now, in terms of your modeling career?
That is a funny question, since modeling is not like making art-work, where I can be engaged on the same body of work for a season or even a year, it is so fast paced and I am not my own boss, I seldom get more than 3 days notice when being booked for a music video, and usually around a week when being booked for a photo-shoot. So I haven’t got much of an idea of what the future holds for me in terms of my modeling career, but I do keep a record of how much work I get every month and it is safe to say that chart is rocketing!
4.You're at Otis College of Art & Design which ranks #27 in Fine Art college in U.S. News Best Grad School Rankings. What is your major and when are you set to graduate? What are your career plans post graduation?
I don’t like that question, graduating freaks me out, and the real world of the Art Industry is very intimidating. I am majoring in Panting & Sculpture/New Genres. I do have plans, I just don’t want to talk about them yet, they might change!
5. This is your third time collaborating with Indo from Indosplace.com. Why do you think you guys work well together?
Indo noticed me and believed in my potential before I had ever been published or gotten much exposure, which I appreciate. All the pictures we have taken together have been the most popular in my portfolio, due to his meticulous planning of location, wardrobe, and hair/makeup, which comes off as fresh and effortless on the pics since nothing is ever overdone. Most importantly, there is great value in working with someone respectful, professional, and that doesn’t spend the whole time bragging about his connections and achievements. There are few in this industry and City.
6. You introduced yourself as being from Curitiba, Brazil voted by Reader’s Digest is one of the best cities to live in Brazil. Can you tell us a little something about Curitiba?
There’s no place like home. I’m a huge patriot, which is common amongst Brazilians. I find it very important to represent my country positively while I am living outside of it. And I try to do so both through my art and modeling. Curitiba is just the right size, small enough that you will always see some friendly faces when going out to a bar or club, and big enough that you will always get a chance to meet new people. And yes, we have a great public transportation system, much more efficient than the one in LA.