My name is Myriam ADDA. I born in France. I have 18 years old and practice several dances: modern jazz, bachata and oriental dance.
1) What do you do for living?
I mostly study and partly I participate in several international fashion shows as a model and I do photos for fashion model
2) How would you describe what you do?
I’m very excited every time I pose or do a fashion show. To promote and to show the designers’ talents is a real passion for me – for a brand or for a fashion show.
3) What does your work entail?
I pose for brands and I do Fashion Shows and Fashion during the Cannes Film Festival.
For instance I did the Fashion Week in Paris. I participated recently at the FLAME International Fashion & Art Festival in LONDON I promote the marks of stylists and designers.
4) What’s a typical work week like?
The weeks are never the same when you are a model. When a brand or a fashion festival contacts me we talk, and if I like the proposal, I decide to participate.
Then, I go there and the hairdresser combs me, the makeup artist gets ready me, after that I dress up and I’m ready to go for the catwalk !
5) How did you get started?
I started when I only was 14 years old, and now I’m 18. From childhood ,I saw a fashion show organised by my mother. Fascinated by fashion, I was offered a shooting for my 14 years, I had the desire to become a model, and now I’m so glad to say that I succeeded! I remember,I started with collaborations of photographers and stylists. Step by step I had more and more projects.
6) What do you like about what you do ?
I do like everything.
Indeed, it allows me to travel anywhere in France or abroad.
I met lovely and rewarding people each time.
Thanks to it I’m becoming more famous and the little girl’s dream becomes real.
It’s a great chance for me to wear amazing dresses and clothes from awesome creators.
As I said, I love everything about the fashion world.
7) What do you dislike?
I like all!!!
8) What skills are needed to do this?
It’s important to feel confident in all circumstances; then keep a physical hygiene and a great resistance to stress, and it’s necessary to be patient and perseverant of course.
If you want to be on the international scene you need to speak English fluently, it’s so important for the communication.
9) What is the most challenging about what you do?
To stay in people’s memory. I want the entire world remember of me as a top model.
I wish to leave my borrow in the sector of the fashion.
10) What is the most rewarding?
To show and to share my passion in everything I do. I also like to give advice to people who are considering to become a model. Actually, I have already coached models and I loved doing that! That was very rewarding for my own career too.
11) What advice would you offer someone considering the career?
Firstly, and I think that the more important thing to know is: you need to like what you do! If you don’t like to be a model, you won’t be able to do anything.
To have self confidence, to be convinced about your beauty and your personality help to approach the legitimacy ! Then, you need to be surrounded by good people. For me, my mother is my manager since I was 15 years old, when I started.
12) How much time do you get off?
It depends, usually for a week.
13) What else would you like people to know about your career?
I share my hobby with two fashion-agencies and I’m the muse of several brands like OFO Paris, of a sports-hall called Gallery C in Toulouse, and also for the international magazine Hora. As I said earlier I did the Fashion Week World in Paris and the Flame International Fashion Festival in London recently.
14) What is common misconception people have about what you do?
I don’t like when people say that the model don’t have intellectual abilities. I’m the proof of the contrary, indeed we can conciliate the studies, the catwalks and the modelling and I love doing it.
Text: Saif Rahman Sozib