It's the second instalment of my 'Meet the Model' feature and I'm so excited to introduce you to Mila!
She is a creative force who, though a self-described introvert, expresses herself through modelling, photography, and even film production! She may be a bit on the quiet side, but I got her to open up and here's what she had to say!
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I never know how to start these questions...yikes. Ok, I’m based in Toronto. I’m always thinking about films and how much I want to make them. I shift my focus from acting to modelling, modelling to photography because I like to express my creativity in as many ways possible.
How did you get into modelling?:
I think my friends and I were a little possessed by America’s Next Top Model and just Tyra Bank’s in general. We watched the show religiously and with a webcam and older sister who did makeup we had our own photo shoots. We shot every weekend and I’ll never forget how meticulous we were.That’s pretty much how it all started.
Describe your personal style in 5 words:
Evolving, Introverted, eclectic and loose.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
The opportunity to make someone's idea come to life. Doesn’t matter if it’s a short film or a photo shoot, it’s beautiful that I can take my impression of the idea and blend it with not just the person that it came from but the rest of the team.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
Vital Life in Kensington market. If you're a skeptic when it comes to vegan food I encourage you to try this place, it will change your life!
What’s your favourite movie?
Melancholia by Lars Von Trier. This film always finds it’s way back to me.
What are you most likely to be doing when you’re not modelling?
I actually don’t do much modelling so, for the most part, I’m secretly working on my short films.
What items are always in your purse?
Wallet, of course, lip balm, headphones, a book (currently reading “How to Think More About Sex” by Alain de Botton) and a bunch of old receipts.
If you were an emoji which one would you be?
The flamenco dancer is 100% me.
If we asked 10yr old you what you would be when you grew up what would you have told us?
An actress. But I would make sure that you knew I only wanted to be in romantic films, nothing more.
Describe your ideal Saturday:
All I need is some alone time.