Isabell Tinred is a model and a full-time acting student who’s currently in her second year in acting, drama, and performance – she also works part-time at a hospital. Her career in the world of modeling began when her sister saw an advertisement on Facebook back in 2017, an organic clothing company was looking for a model for their brand. Since she values caring for the environment and she’s always been curious about modeling she saw it as a perfect opportunity to get into the industry. She applied for the role by sending them her photos and she got the job that very same day. Since then she has appeared in been in several theatre and musical plays and she has also appeared as a runway model for Cannes fashion week as well as other fashion shows in Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with Isabell to talk about her journey in the modeling industry so far and here’s what went down:
Tell us your full name and something about yourself.
My name is Isabell Tinred and besides being a model I’m a full-time acting student and I work part-time at a hospital. I have an 8-year-old son, my angel. I am also the ambassadress for the Imperial Order of Culture and peace, which is a chivalry organization for promoting the arts and coexistence of nations and people.
How did you get into the modeling industry? How were you actually ‘discovered’?
Actually, my sister saw an advertisement on Facebook back in 2017, an organic clothing company was looking for a model for their brand. I value caring for the environment and I have always been curious about modeling so this was a perfect opportunity. I sent them some of my pictures and I got a call that very same day and I did the project with them. After this project, I have been involved in several runway shows and photo sessions with different designers and companies.
What do you like most about being a model?
I love the feeling I get when I walk the runway. You are the center of attention, with the audience watching the clothes, your walk, and your expression. I feel powerful, graceful, strong and confident. It is an intense feeling, and I just love it. As soon as I get backstage I just want to do it again and again.
The downside to being a model?
A lot of people try to use you. I get many job opportunities that I could tell are fake. Ether they are just trying to get you to send them money or do jobs that are not truly modeling jobs. I have friends within the modeling industry that have been lured to meet a “photographer” who took advantage of them being young, unsuspecting and unaware of what the modeling industry should look like. You have to be careful.
What has been the most memorable experience of being in the modeling industry so far?
When I opened the Scandinavian International fashion show in Stockholm city hall. As I said before, I love walking the runway and as it was my first opening walk it was something special. I really loved the Scandinavian fashion show – they embraced adversity, they showcased designers from all over the globe, and they also gave opportunities to undiscovered designers. I also won the prize for the best female model.
Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?
Oh, I meet a lot of fantastic people, every time I am in a show or a photo session I meet creative people that love what they do, it is inspiring.
What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned while in the modeling industry.
The inner power shows in your actions and to never ever give up.
Working in an industry whose only emphasis is on the outside characteristics of a person, how have you stayed grounded?
I work at a big hospital, and I’m actually now in their COVID-19 department. I do it because it is rewarding for me to help patients through what is often a difficult time for both them and their families. Or even to give them the best care possible in their last days. With COVID-19 this is more important than ever to do what you can to help other people. Helping people go through these difficult times truly helps me stay grounded.
Is your family supportive of you being in the modeling industry?
They are very supportive knowing that I am very passionate about it. They know that I can take care of myself and trust me making the right decisions.
What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.
Continue stepping outside my comfort zone to develop.
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
1. Last good movie I’ve seen: Parasite
2. What do you consider beautiful and why? Kindness, if you don’t have a good soul it doesn’t matter how you look
3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? Be in a lead role for a movie
4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d…” live my dream to the fullest.
5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? Sometimes I get too emotionally involved when I get to know a person, like at the hospital for example.