Loving Liliana Pt.2
by Wayne Sterling
a mere transcription cannot capture the charm of her multi-cultural
badinage, with its free spirited mix of Spanish expressions and
English street slang, we thought it best if we let Liliana speak
MDC: So how was Morrocco!
Liliana: Oh my God! It's the most amazing place. It makes
me so happy! It just ...renews you!
MDC: Now the story is you were discovered by a British agent
at a party in Mexico City. What was that like?
Liliana: I was just a fifteen year old without a clue! You
cannot imagine how naive I was. I was very lucky that the agent
was nice enough to bear with me.
MDC: Did you aspire to being a model before that meeting?
Liliana: Kind of. I'm from a small town in Mexico named Chihuahua
(Yes the famous dog got it's name from my home town. Can you believe
that !) Modeling wasn't like the biggest priority as a career in
that part of the world. But I did, in the back of my mind, somewhat
daydream as to what it might be like to be a model. Everybody does
right? But for me to get scouted at a party was totally a lucky
MDC: Is modeling the reason why you left Mexico and moved
Liliana: Yes. Part of my moving from Mexico to London was
because of the modeling. London was the first city I went to for
work so I always feel very comfortable when I'm there. Then I found
a boyfriend and felt even more comfortable ...if you know what I
mean (LOL). But I do love London. It's my favorite place (apart
from Mexico obviously)
MDC: How's life in London?
Liliana: Suave! There's not as much work as in New York or
Paris but there is loads of love!
MDC: What made you come to NY and to Karin Models?
Liliana: That was another lucky accident . I was in NY doing
a job and loads of girls from Karin were there. So was Scott (Lipps
. President of Karin Models) I thought that It would be a good idea
to see some agencies while I was in NY because I did not have any
NY representation at the time. I saw everybody and when I went in
to see Scott again I really loved the energy the agency had, so
I chose Karin to be my NY agency.
MDC: And what difference in your career has this made?
Liliana: Oh it's a grandisimo change! It's amazing the way
they changed my luck in this business. It's almost like everything
I wasn't doing were all the things I'm doing now. I have so much
gratitude to them!
MDC: Did this rush of success take you by surprise?
Liliana: Damn right it did.
MDC: How has your life changed since you started working
with great talent like Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Steven Meisel
and Terry Richardson
Liliana: It's all good. I'm so honored to be working with
people on that level! I love all these jobs that I'm doing now.
It's like all your dreams come true and you wake up in the middle
of a reality that is actually your fantasy!
MDC: Are you nervous about the upcoming show season?
Liliana: I say bring them on! (LOL) I'm prepared for the
MDC: So what's next on the horizon for you?
Liliana: For now I just want to concentrate on being good
at my job and after that ...the future will be what it will be.
Manana, manana. (That means Tommorow, tommorow)