Giedre was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Antonina Zharko, with styling by Natalia Zemliakova, hair by Stefano Greco (Bryan Bantry), and makeup by Marygene @ See Management. Thanks to Courtney Tracey.

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Name:
Giedre Seks (Giedrė Šekštelytė)

Agency:
IMG (New York)
IMG Milano (Milan)
SUPREME MANAGEMENT (Paris)
Storm Management (London)
M4 Models (Hamburg)
Uno Models (Barcelona)
Baltic Model Management (Vilnius – mother agency)

Age:
22

Height:
5’11”

Instagram:
@gie_ccino

Place of Origin:
Vilnius, Lithuania

Ethnic Origin:
Lithuanian

Birthsign:
Gemini

How discovered:
My friends were telling me that I should try to model I just I never saw myself as a model. I found a poster with casting at one of the agencies in Lithuania and thought I would try and here I am.

What was your first modeling job?
1. It was for a lookbook. I was super afraid on set but tried to hide it and do my best. I never learned how to pose or work on set but the stylist really loved me and the team was cheerful so everything went well.
2. It was Gucci show. I think I didn’t understand that it happened for a while. My outfit was a long dress (which was not easy to walk) and heels. I was so nervous and afraid to fall down. But enjoyed that so much and tried to do my perfect catwalk face and walk as we were training with my manager. Gucci always make their shows very special in every way.

Favorite things:
Food made with love, good coffee and people with who I can share my moments. And a lot of action, I can’t stay still for a long time!

What are you listening to at the moment?
Hard to tell. I listen to very different music and my playlist is the mix of everything: songs I love, songs which remind me some moments and they can vary in styles.

Favorite movie, tv show:
I was just watching all the seasons of ‘Friends’. This show just makes my Netflix times perfect and I laugh by myself. Not too long time ago I watched movie ‘Gia’ and it just stuck with me for a while.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I’m not sure are there are too many great things there or is it just me who can’t stick on one.

What were you doing before modeling?
I was just living regular life: finished high school, I did 2.5 years of microbiology and biotechnology studies in university. I was trying to balance doing both university and modeling for a while but when I got my USA visa done I took a gap year. It was impossible to do my subject when you away for a longer time and I really wanted to take this opportunity to see the world, challenge myself and improve as a person.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Probably living the planned life: finishing studies, trying to get job in laboratory. I’d live life in a white robe and would grow my ‘farm’ of bacteria. I’m still thinking to finish my studies but also I’m still trying to figure out my way because I had my plan but modeling came to me not long time ago.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Eating in bed. Some people can’t imagine doing that but for me there is nothing better than breakfast in bed.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Of course, it was opportunity to go to New York. It opened many opportunities to me to grow up as a person. Talking about jobs I always respect every client and take the most of it.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Nature and especially seaside which is called Curonian Spit and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. I always dream to go straight there when I’m back home.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I think I don’t have a dream client. Just couldn’t pick one. It’s always a pleasure be part of people creativity.

Place you would love to visit:
I was dreaming to go to Cuba and feel the local vibes and culture there (these are the things I like about traveling the most).

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
New York, healthy food, being active, traveling. It’s current things I was trying to learn about. When I’m learning and have opportunities to realize things I can get really obsessed.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Keep positive. That’s the phrase my agent from mother agency is always telling me. And that phrase is so annoying but at the end of the day you realize it’s the only way to keep the ground under your feet.

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