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Tanya Cvitkovic: Profile + Interview

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Tanya Cvitkovic: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

My Dad! He's a stubborn European man who won't let me get married until I'm 40 but he is the strongest and most loving person I've ever known.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

Who am I? Wow um... I'm a dork. I'm a professional sloth. I'm a Capricorn. I'm sure that tells people a lot if they google what a typical Capricorn is like.

Why do you do what you do?

In terms of modeling – I just feel like nows the right time! I'm young and I have nothing holding me back or down. I feel as though a persons 20's are the years where someone can fully find themselves by doing all kinds of different things and that's exactly what I'm doing.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I guess I figured it out when I got out of my awkward teenage years. I had always been told that I'm pretty and what not but like every typical girl I struggled a lot with my self confidence. I've had eczema, psoriasis and rosacea my entire life which really made me force myself to find ways to be comfortable in my own skin. Finding that comfort really lead me into pursuing modeling.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I think the hardest thing would have to be overcoming my shyness.  I think being comfortable knowing that I'm not a size 0 and that it's ok has really helped me feel at ease.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I think the first person to really inspire me was Carrie Dee from ANTM who suffered from psoriasis and ended up winning the competition. Knowing that she could win by staying true to herself and her struggles was such an amazing thing to watch. I would also have to say that I'm so inspired by Shaun Ross who has vitiligo. He is taking over the modeling world by a storm. He started #inmyskiniwin and there are so many other people that are emerging through the hashtag who are so incredibly beautiful simply by being themselves and are making an impact on letting the world know what beauty really is.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

The biggest mistake I've made so far is letting myself get discouraged when certain agencies aren't interested. I've learnt that I can't make everyone happy – I'm not a jar of Nutella.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I've been a busy bee lately, I have about 2-3 shoots every week so there's tons of upcoming projects on top of working full time and trying to maintain a social life. In terms of goals it would be to start traveling!

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Learn to love yourself before you do anything else.

Tanya Cvitkovic: Profile

Full name

Tanya Cvitkovic (tnycvtkvc on instagram)

Age

21

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Montreal, Quebec

Where you live now? (city, country)

Montreal, Quebec

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Croatia!

First Language?

English/French

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

I manage a little salon, tutor languages & sciences and model.

How long have you been doing it?

I've been caught up in all 3 since I was about 14

Fav Song

Oh that's a tough one.. Can it be the Southern Comfort song from the commercial with the man dancing? Because that makes me really happy right now. Otherwise I'd have to say Fade and Wonder by Adventure Club!

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

It varies but my few steady artists that I love regardless of my mood would be Neon Trees, Death Cab for Cutie, Walk The Moon, Phillip Phillips...

Fav Movie

Anything Disney! Tangled is probably my most favorite though.

Fav Actor/Actress

I have a pretty huge lady crush on Kate Bosworth. But in terms of acting I would have to give it up to Leo. He doesn't even need an Oscar Award he is the award.

Fav Clothing brand

For love and lemons

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

This may be odd but absolutely anything that Sahara Ray does.

Fav Sport to watch

I only keep up with hockey and baseball. The cartoon network is always on or I'm watching trash TV. Guilty pleasures.

Fav Sport to play

Baseball definitely! Hot yoga, pilates and spinning have my heart though.

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