How I became a fit-model for Victoria’s Secret in Sri Lanka (part1)
Written by Lea
I’ve got to chance to live and work in exotic Sri Lanka (known as Ceylon, too). And it was a quite a nice life as a fit model for one of the most popular underwear brand – Victoria’s Secret. Sounds weird? Well, let me tell you my story…
Coming to Sri Lanka
It was not my intention to live in the second-world country for more than couple of months. The idea at the very beginning was to get the chance to do a TV production internship through AIESEC as a working professional with a local company. I was seeing myself living near the beach, learning to surf, meeting new people from around the world, doing TV interviews with locals as my job…and have a time of my life. In reality, I was not living near the beach, nor improving my tv production skills, however I was constantly meeting new fellows from all of the world, learning how to surf during the weekends and actually having the time of my life.
More about my first months in Sri Lanka will be published soon on this website. So definitely, stay tuned!
From office to photo studio
I used to do modeling before, so when some fashion work came from time to time, I was more than happy to accept and enjoy that feeling in front of the camera, it just has its magic for me.
Videoclips, fashion shows, studio shootings…it was amazing, I was truly missing this work. I must say, fashion world in Sri Lanka is quite vivid, I didn’t even thinking about Sri Lanka as a fashion country or so before. However, in fact, local models, by the way some of them damn beautiful, lack certain measurements as well the appearance of western girls.
I wasn’t thinking about my appearance as any special when working in my home country, Slovakia, to be honest with you, however it was quite desirable in Sri Lanka. So work was coming to me more often and I started to build relationships with fashion people in Sri Lanka, quite funny, but cool. And then, after couple of months of my “dual life”, spending weekdays in the office and weekends on the spot, during one fashion show I met a model from the UK, her name was Suzanna (to keep personal identity anonymous)…
How I met a model from Victoria’s Secret
Suzanne used to live in Sri Lanka for almost two years at that time. I met her twice, obviously while doing modeling job. She mentioned she work for Victoria’s Secret. Wait! What? VICTORIA’S SECRET? That US fashion brand? That super hot company with the most beautiful models on the planet?
Despite being in the fashion business for some time already, I had no idea that such a giant company could have an office in Sri Lanka! Well, it has! And what more, this girl was working for them! We started to chat about the situation in Sri Lanka, our difficult life far from our families, constant struggle with culture and habits in the country. After some time she mentioned they might need a model for part-time work in Victoria’s Secret and she pointed out that my measurements seem quite similar to hers. Wow! I was flattered. She gave me a contact and told me to call them…
To be continued…
If you are interested how Lea landed her dream job in Victoria’s Secret stay tuned on www.twoontheroad.net.