Helena was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Lucie Hugary, with styling by Gemma Bedini, hair by Yumiko Hikage, and makeup by Loriane Leger using M.A.C. Cosmetics. Special thanks to Monument Agency Paris.
Place of Origin:
I was born and I raised in a small town called Conselheiro Lafaiete, MG, Brazil.
My paternal great-grandfather is Italian and from my mother side is African.
I participated to a contest in Brazil. After that, I start to work in Belo Horizonte (Brazil).
What was your first modeling job?
My first job has been shooting for magazines.
My family, having fun with my friends and discover new places, different culture and people.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Mi gente (feat. Beyoncé), the greatest, Havana and some other. I love listening to music!!
Favorite movie, tv show:
I love many movies, but the most recent one that I saw was “Before I Fall”.
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
My favorite beauty products are face and body moisturizers. I like to always take care of my skin. The fragrance that I love is Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle.
What were you doing before modeling?
Before modeling I was studying at school.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I would probably be studying and working. Probably something in relation with the health and/or people.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
My curls! A few years ago I hated it, nowadays I love them so much!
Favorite modeling experience so far?
For sure my first Paris fashion week. It was incredible for me.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The best things are the food, the weather and of course my family! I love so much and as soon as I’m away I miss it!
Which brand would you really love to model for?
I would love to work with so many brands! I think Givenchy would be amazing!
Place you would love to visit:
I would love to visit the whole world! I love travelling and get to know new cultures! it’s an incredible experience!
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Moisturizers and curl activators
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Have faith and courage! Take a deep breath and overcome your challenges! Don’t be afraid! Always listen to what your heart says and be happy!