Laura Marie Buchholz, 175 cm / 5’9″, German, born October 3rd.
— Something you wish you knew more about?
I would like to travel to every age and have a quick look at it. How was it, for example, to live in the Middle Ages? At that time, I was NOTHING. No blackness, no whiteness. Just nothing. This thought, that so much happened in this “nothing-time”, is so unbelievable, that I would love to know more about it.
— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
I did Judo every week for 7 years. Probably you can’t believe it, because I’m so skinny, but I might be stronger and more skillful than you think ;). But, I guess, I have to admit, It’s been a few years since the last time I was practicing it…
— The best and worse aspects of your personality?
In both ways my perfection. On one side, it is a good characteristic, because I will always work on myself and don’t stop growing until I reach my goal. But that’s the point: You can’t always get what you want and something you can’t influence at all, even if you worked hard. I still have to work to deal with this aspect.
David Vega, 187 cm / 6’1.5″, Spanish, born March 2nd.
— What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
I’m interested in NLP [neuro-linguistic programming] as a communication model to help us understand how people interpret and filter the information we perceive through the five senses. Architecture draws my attention in a creative way. I like to contemplate different and extravagant works. My favorite architect is Gaudi.
— Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire personalities like Leonardo da Vinci for his infinite curiosity, his ability to create, invent, learn and take advantage of time.
— What tips or tricks have you picked up from modelling/the fashion industry?
I have learned the value of being oneself, that each one of us has different qualities that can be interesting depending on the work or situation. Time management is very different in a photo session or in a fashion show. The model has to understand and accept that concept to enjoy pleasant interaction with other professionals.