Interview With Beautiful Mixed Ethnicity Model Eliza Cortez

Q: Quick intro please, where were you born, ethnic background and what types of modeling are your favorites?
A: I was born in Luzon, Philippines and I am Spanish, Filipino, Chinese and Mediterranean. I like High Fashion and to simply create beauty.

Q: How would you describe yourself as model in three words?
A: Creative, Sensual, pulchritudinous.

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Q: How would you describe yourself as human being in three words?
A: Caring, Loving, Honest.

Q: Which celebrity have you been told you resemble (if any)?
A: Well I have been told I resemble Raquel Welch, not in looks but poise and pose, like this:

Maybe I could be your new Raquel Welch, well, until they have heard of Eliza Cortez of course wink lol. No, joking apart she has always been a heroine of mine.

Q: What’s controversial or unique about you?
A: I am Hypnotic J

Q: Which ONE superpower would you choose to have?
A: To be able to see into future so I can get next week’s lottery results lol. I would like to generate the necessary money for my dream to build a care facility for the elderly and make my movie which would highlight the plight of human and organ trafficking.

Q: What are your turn ons and turn offs?
A: Romantic people, Honesty, Integrity – My turn off’s are Bad Hygiene and Arrogant people.

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Q: What is your favourite part about your body?
A: My Eyes, people always comment on how unique and limpid they are in real life.

Q: What is your favourite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
A: Creation of something beautiful and to put a smile on someone’s face and heart.

Q: Do you have any beauty / skin care tips or tricks to look fresh and rested for early morning photoshoots?
A: Yes 8 hours sleep minimum J

Q: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you on a photoshoot or fashion show?
A: I tripped up once lol

Q: Did you always wanted to be an model, or did you stumble upon it, get discovered etc.? Who or what inspired you to become a model?
A: I did a shoot with a local San Diego Photographer who gave me the confidence to progress more.

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Q: Who is your favourite photographer, designer, high-fashion model and celebrity? Why?
A: I have many favourite photographers from various Countries but to mention a few, Bruce Christopher Smith in UK England for his pulchritudinous approach to work, Ben Lee in UK for his classy style and Panache.
Barry Druxman and John Boren in Los Angeles the master of the Portrait photography and Michael Rosen Chicago for his breathtaking lighting and colour effects. There are also a couple of not so well known like Malak in Corona California his Black and white work is exceptional.

Q: Which is your single most favourite (must have on a deserted island) magazine? Why?
A: Well obviously some sort of “How to survive on a desert island” magazine lol.

Q: What do you think about the show America’s Next Top Model? Who is cast, past winners, show format, etc.?
A: I have not really watched it.

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Q: What are your thoughts on beauty pageants, contestants and pageant moms?
A: Well, i don’t like how some parents push their kids too much into them, a child should be allowed to be a child and blossom like a fresh bouquet. As for normal beauty pageants, its each to their own.

Q: Would you work for a client that uses fur? What is the best way to balance personal beliefs and client needs?
A: I don’t think i would no, i think integrity is a must to be taken seriously in any field, respect breeds respect.

Q: Do you do any type of charity work?
A: I am a big supporter of all charities that are against Trafficking of human beings especially Children.

Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring models just starting out, something you wish someone would’ve told you ?
A: Always follow your dream, you may knock on a few doors and be turned down but when one door closes another one opens J

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Q: Would you share some of your future goals, your life motto, any words of wisdom that get you by in life and professional career?
A: I believe you have on one hand a photographer who doesn’t see the subject or scene, but feels it, creating it from their minds eye, with the very fabric of their being.
Then on the other hand you have a model who trusts and respects the photographer and when she is at ease, she portrays not just with her face or her body but with her heart & soul.

When this union combines you don’t have a photograph anymore you have a masterpiece, a vision of beauty smile I use the same feelings to create my poetry, never forget photography is an art and its beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Connect with Eliza via her MySpace profile, MySpace music page, and Model Mayhem profiles.

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