Most people think modeling is just all about looking good, maintaining a slim figure and a glowing skin – but that’s not true at all. It is as much about your outlook and attitude as it is about your external facade. Not only should the cameraman know how to capture this attitude, but the onus is on the model too, to bring out that attitude using various poses and expressions. All professional models have this particular skill, and that is what makes them successful. Today we will be talking about one such model, and her name is Marjara Petito.
Marjara Francesca Petito, or Marjara Petito as she is popularly known, is a stunning yet humble model who has a whopping following of more than 100,000 on Instagram. Her beauty can be attributed to her half-Brazilian, half-Italian genes and she is based out of Sydney. When she is not posing in front of the camera, she is just as normal as the girl next door. She has a college degree in Physical Education, which is most likely the reason for her incredible physique and she is also happily married. Her hobbies include pole dancing, gymming, horse riding, and dancing.
Looking back at how her career started, Marjara was always interested in modeling and began auditioning at the young age of 15. However, she had to undergo many rejections despite all her hard work. Finally, three years ago, she struck gold when an Australian photographer on Instagram discovered her. Talking about what she likes best about modeling, she says it is the feeling of being a diva that she gets when the cameras are flashing away in her direction. When asked about the flip side of the coin, she says “I love my job, so I don’t really see a negative side, but the only thing that seems like the negative side is that we stand for far too long and are asked to sustain a certain pose for hours on end. Sometimes, even the photographer can be unpleasant.”
Some of the most memorable moments in her professional life include filming for an event in the Philippines embassy, having lunch at the embassy, as well as photoshoots in Hawaii, New Caledonia, and Singapore. It was tough for her to single out a particular moment or episode that stood out as the most memorable because, for her, working with a different photographer is a unique experience in itself. The other thing that she loves about her profession is the number of people she gets to meet when traveling to places for photoshoots.
When asked about how she was able to anchor herself in a profession that has more emphasis on external physical characteristics, her reply was no short of astounding. She said, “Well, it is difficult to not fall into the temptation of (plastic) surgery or some or the other form of retouch, especially when you know that everyone does it. Furthermore, a healthy diet and correct physical activities greatly help the mind and body to stay beautiful.”
Marjara has planned out a number of new things to do in the future. She is all set to launch her very own clothing collection for men, women, and children called “PETITO ITALIAN STYLE.” When asked about how she defines the concept of beauty, she very graciously answers that according to her, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For her, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Talking about “flaws,” she says that the one flaw in her that she would never change would be her nose as she is scared of the pain.
Marjara is an ambitious, vivacious, and an incredibly hard-working model. She remains an inspiration to young girls out there and reminds them to never give up on their dreams. Watch out for Marjara and her clothing line in the near future!
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ round:
1. Last good movie I’ve seen was “Wonder” with Julia Roberts; it was about bullying.
2. What do you consider beautiful and why? Beauty is subjective because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For me, the beauty of the soul begins with the eyes since the eyes are the window to the soul.
3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? Bungee Jumping
4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d…” swim with sharks because I have a phobia of sharks and snakes.
5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? My nose because I’m too scared of pain.