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:: Spotlight :: Model Profile - Jasmin Shojai

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

One of Australia's hottest glamour models at this time is Jasmin Shojai. Hailing from Sydney, New South Wales, Jasmin is an Internationally published model and scored many magazines in the past twelve months. In 2017 she has already made her mark amongst glamour, swimwear and lingerie photo shoots. Jasmin has the versatility to do other modelling services such as catwalk, beauty shoots, implied nude and television commercials. She has worked extremely hard to get to this stage and has ambitions of greater success around the world.

It is terrific to have the opportunity to profile Jasmin as she shows great passion and has some interesting things to say about the industry.

Q & A

Q. What is your family background?

A. Persian and German. I am first generation Australian

Q. Did you grow up in your early teens wanting to be a model?

A. I did. WWhen I turned 17 and started feeling more confident within myself, that is when I decided I really wanted to become a professional model. Since then my dream has been to become an internationally recognized model

Q. What have you discovered / learnt from the modelling scene?

A. So much. In fact every day I learn something new. It's been an amazing journey and I have met and worked with so many amazing people in the industry. I have learnt about submitting and general knowledge about magazines and brands. I have most definitely learnt how to pose correctly in front of the camera, whether it is film or a photoshoot. I love posing, a lot of the time. I am easy to work with as I will move on my own, and need little to no assistance.

Q. Career highlights to date?

A. I have made a lot of achievements to this day. I have been published in over 15 magazines since June 2016, including 5 covers and still counting. Besides being internationally published, I have entered many competitions. I was recently a finalist in the Australian Swimwear Model of the Year Competition for Maxim Magazine and that was an exciting experience. I came 4th place in the Miss Wild Vixen search last year. And my biggest achievement so far is being selected as one of Australia's Top Glamour Models and being published as Miss July in the Australia's Top Glamour Models 2017 Calendar. Achieving this title was absolutely amazing for me. I also got the opportunity to work with Celebrity and Editorial photographer Quby in March, one of best shoots so far. For this particular shoot I got the opportunity to collaborate with swimwear brand, TJ Swim

In the meantime I have also had alot of success and amazing fans on social media and Youtube. I have over 5000 followers on both Facebook and Instagram. On Youtube the total amount of views on my professional videos of my modelling career have reached over 5000 as well. That is really a good start since I just launched my channel in December 2016.

Q. Favourite hobbies?

A. Working out, long distance running, going to the beach and doing hair and make-up

Q. Favourite music?

A. I love many genres. I would definitely say R&B, Techno, Techno Indie and Deep House are my favourites at the moment

Q. Favourite films?

A. Night at the Roxbury and Rush Hour 1,2 & 3.

Q. Beauty tips?

A. Definitely have a good facewash and moisturiszing cream. A good base for make-up is more important than having the best make-up products If I were to recommend good and professional make-up products. I would definitely recommend Mac, Estee Lauder, Lâncome and Nars.

Q. What is your fashion sense?

A. I have a lot of different looks that I like. My favourite look at the moment is my white high rise anklet pants. These absolutely amazing pants are by Bad Af Fashion and have a low crotch area, which may seem odd at first, but they look absolutely awesome when you wear them. It also has a little cut out space in the back so it shows off some of your lower back. I wear these pants with my matching white crop top and white blazer on top. I usually wear white heels or my nude pointed heels by Siren. Which are literally clear (see through) in the middle.

Q. What do you feel sexiest wearing?

A. It really depends. I love bodycon dresses/skirts, long fitted dresses/gowns and high heels. I find these type of clothing make me feel most sexy.

Q. Advice for young girls aspiring to be models?

A. I have to say - be confident within yourself and never give up. It only takes one person to bring you forward and excel in life and that is yourself. Thanks to social meda and other factors of today, modelling has turned into a social media contest/popularity game, which really doesn't have anything to do with how talented or how successful/professional a model can be.

When you are just starting out in modelling I highly recommend doing workshops and one on one classes. They are worth the investment, and teach you so much, including the basics in modelling which you will take with you throughout your career.

Q. What's the craziest thing that you've done?

A. I will admit that I did many crazy things when I was growing up. I use to climb the fence and then go onto the roof, I would also climb trees and I mean very tall trees, and go all the way to the top.

Q. What's the funniest pick up line you've encountered?

A. I have had too many. And generally I don't remember them because they are that bad.

Q. Favourite place visited?

A. I love traveling and I have visited many places throughout Australia. At the moment the Gold Coast is my favourite place to visit.

Q. Do you have a role model/s?

A. Gigi Hadid is definitely a role model for me, although many past and present celebrities and models inspire me today.

Q. People you've admired generally?

A. Past and present model and celebrities.

Q. Are there any issues that you feel strongly about and would like to briefly discuss?

A. Sometimes I do feel it's not entirely my place to say what is right and what is wrong. However there are issues that we need to address in the industry and people need to speak up, and be heard. I will say this. There is little diversity in the industry, particularly in commercial/high end fashion modelling. I have friends/connections in the USA and I do pay close attention to the media, and industry there. They are definitely improving and have more diversity than here in Australia. I don't see many opportunities for Ethnic models as I do for Caucasian models. And it's sad. It's 2017 and we still have this issue. On a national and global perspective, what message is it putting out there? For instance, it's showing that if you are of an Ethnic background you are not going to be as accepted, or get as many jobs/recognition. Why though? Why should it even be that way? I just think if anything, that must change. I believe there is still racism in this world, and this particular issue in the industry is contributing to it.

Q. Future ambitions?

A. My ultimate goal since the beginning of my modelling career has been to become an internationally recognized model. I can definitely see myself there one day. I also work to one day appear in a high profile magazine like Vogue, Maxim, Playboy or Elle. Those are huge dreams of mine. I would love to appear in television/films as acting is another interest of mine.

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Measurements:
Height: 168cm
Bust: 90cm
Waist: 70cm
Hips: 98cm

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