The Model Mayhem interview: Veronica LaVery
Veronica LaVery is a European model, originally from the Czech Republic, currently living in California. She is versatile in her looks and posing ability, although she specializes in fashion, lingerie, bikini and commercial modeling. Veronica has a wide range of publications under her belt, including the cover of Playboy Czech Republic, features in FHM and MAXIM, and many others. She is stunning, knows how to work in front of the camera, and has the drive and ambition to make huge strides in the modeling world.
I am thrilled to have interviewed Veronica, and I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as I did.
Aviva: How long have you been modeling?
Veronica LaVery: This August will mark 3 years since I started working on my modeling portfolio.
Aviva: What is the most exciting part about your job?
Veronica: There is more than just one exciting part of my job: I love how I get to work on various projects all the time, and I never know what to really expect from my schedule and upcoming opportunities. For example, in an 8-hour everyday office job, you will hardly ever get any unexpected surprises; I’m glad modeling is not like that.
Aviva: Did you always want to be a model or did you have other career aspirations when you were growing up?
Veronica: Not at all! I never felt like I could ever be a model. I grew up as a little emo kid, with piercings, hating my life and I didn’t have any ambitions. The moment we moved to the States, though, changed me and my vision on things and the opportunities I’d been given. So I started using them, and look where I am today.
Aviva: What achievement(s) in your career are you most proud of?
Veronica: Besides all the big names I worked with… I think I’m mostly proud of the progress in what I do and in my own personal life in general. I think I keep shocking people with my abilities in modeling (which I like).
Aviva: Apart from having a great look, what else do you think is an important factor in succeeding as a model?
Veronica: You have to be the whole package; there are millions of beautiful girls out there, but do their features and height give them the ultimate success? No, not at all. You have to work work hard, keep in shape, make smart decisions, be professional, stay focused and know your advantages and your personality. I think personality plays a major role (apart from your look), because that is what makes you stand out more.
Aviva: Where do you see your modeling career going 5 years from now?
Veronica: I believe I can push myself into another level and that would be acting. There’s still a lot I can and will do in modeling, but I do want to stay in the entertainment industry and in front of the camera, so acting would be a good call. Let’s hope I can do it even with my little Czech accent.
Aviva: What would you do if you won the lottery?
Veronica: Get at least one house, new cars for me and my family and invest in big things. I don’t even want to dream like that…
Aviva: What piece of advice do you have for aspiring models?
Veronica: Once you set your goals, go towards them, don’t let people put you down, be around the right people and do what you love.
Aviva: Do you have any additional comments?