INTERVIEW | Hristijan Stojanovski - Chris successfully climbs the verticals of international modeling: I am motivated by the opportunity to see and experience more of this world
That a career as a model in the international arena is not an elusive dream is spoken by more and more successfully launched modeling stories of our young models. One of them is Hristijan Stojanoski - Chris.
He started modeling for the first time in 2016, and his first engagement was an editorial for Tea Moderna. Already next year, he painted the spring campaign for the "Bitsiani" brand. In that period, bookers from the fashion agency Fox from Belgrade came and immediately signed an agreement for international placement. This is followed by campaigns for "Hugo boss", "Bitsiani", "Lacoste", as well as the latest advertisement for the popular Indian whiskey "Blenders Pride". But according to the announcements, it seems that exciting engagements are still waiting for him.
Modeling as your former wish or accidental discovery?
A coincidence I would say given that I had other plans and goals among which modeling did not belong ... but over time as I began to mature, and my closest friends recognized my predispositions in this area, I decided to contact Alec and Models In.
How different was your initial idea of how the international fashion scene works from the image gained with the new experience?
I almost knew how it works by consulting with models who have previously worked abroad, etc. As with my parent agent who has vast international experience. The difference is that you work there on a professional level in terms of work, environment, etc. With that, it upgrades you even more as a model and above all as a person.
What does the experience so far say? What excited you, disappointed you and what motivated you for further work?
It amazes me that as young individuals we have incredible opportunities to travel to different countries, the work itself allows you to visit exotic places, meet and contact people from all over the world and as it is known all over the world that "Models life" motivates me the opportunity what I can see and experience more of this world.
What exactly have you done so far?
Mainly catalogs and campaigns with brands such as "Tommy Hilfiger", "Hugo boss", "Bitsiani", "Lacoste", as well as the latest advertisement for the popular Indian whiskey "Blenders Pride".
How and in what way do you deal with the competition, which is known to be huge? How much physical and mental preparation is needed?
I deal with the competition by trying to be as authentic as possible in my own way, emphasizing my self and paying attention to my most important qualities with which I can get a potential campaign and client. Of course, mental preparation is necessary, because it is not always a good season and you are not always chosen in front of others. but looking at the positive side, no matter the circumstances, the end is always sweet.
What type of models are currently in demand?
Commercial and fashion models in general, of course depending on the market and location.
What are your hopes, expectations, desires and goals in building a career? What upcoming projects, offers and engagements await you?
I expect to hunt in the Asian market in the next period, which in my opinion suits me best in terms of my age and experience so far - I aim to work on more brands that I have always wanted to paint and find the best place to work. who would find himself most.