Check out our interview with International French Model, Miss Europe 2020 & Fashion influencer Gaby Guha.
Gaby is represented by several agencies across the world like Europe, Asia, USA and Middle East. She has been doing modeling since 2016 and have worked for brands like Chaumet, Elie Saab Accesories, Saint Algue, Jean Louis David, GAP, Bossini, Triumph Lingerie, Luxeol, Anaca3 etc.. She also did runways, lookbooks, magazine cover shoots, editorials magazines, interviews (Prestige Magazine, ICON Magazine, LUI Magazine..) and appearances in TV show.
Follow Gaby at @gabyguha
Hi Gaby, please tell us a little about you?
Iʼm Miss Europe 2020. Iʼm an international model, fashion influencer, and pageant title-holder. Iʼm born in France with Czech Roots. I started my career at 17 years old, and got signed to an agency from my hometown (South of France). Now Iʼm represented by worldwide by several leading agencies, in Europe, Asia, USA and Middle East. Over the course if my career I have worked for brands like Chaumet, Elie Saab Accesories, Saint Algue, Jean Louis David, GAP, Bossini, Triumph Lingerie, Luxeol, Anaca3 to name a few. In addition to this I attend Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, catwalks, lookbooks, magazine cover shoots, editorials magazines and interviews (Prestige Magazine, ICON Magazine, LUI Magazine, STYLO, Modellenland Magazine..) I also appeared on TV as well.
Beside modeling I also compete in beauty pageant competitions and I got the opportunity to represent my country France internationally . I got the title of “Miss Supermodel Worldwide 2019” (2nd Runner up) and a Fashion Icon Award. Early this month I have participated into the prestigious pageant Miss Europe 2020 sponsored by MTV as Miss France and win the crown.
I have been really proud to represent the values of my country and show to world the French elegance. Now Iʼm really determined to succeed my duties as the new Miss Europe, make proud the organization and the people who elected me. Itʼs an opportunity that changed my life completely.
What is your plan as Miss Europe 2020?
Firstly I would like to thank god and the people who believed in me for changing my life.
Regarding my goals for Miss Europe 2020 I would like to use this platform to progress even more on my fashion career and promote a good image of the organization. Iʼm really inspired by fashion and the Middle East couture as this pageant as been held in Beirut, Lebanon. A place really welcoming and rich in history.
Beside my fashion career, I would use my title to spread love and increase awareness and help less fortunate than us. I want strongly advocate for Girl Child protection due to my previous personal experiences, itʼs a subject particularly important to me.
I would love to share compassion, and kindness in this world.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
I think Iʼm fun, hard working and humble.
Name one your strengths?
My sense of style.
Best advice ever given?
Before questioning yourself a decision ask yourself if you have nothing to loose if you try it.
If you have nothing to loose, itʼs can be good to try it.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
I had a lot of inspiration from my family.
I respect them a lot. As a child my father taught me how to manage my life better and being hard working. My mum show me how to be a strong woman. She has a really determined attitude.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I started at the age of 17, in my hometown in the south of France. I got signed by the only agency in town after meeting the booker in a commercial street. Then they send me for castings and development in Paris. 1 year later at the age of 18 I got my first international contract to Asia. Since then Iʼve travelled to work for brands, magazines and designers. At a young age I dreamed I wanted travel and discover the world.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
In modeling editorial magazine are super cool, you create amazing pictures with different outfits. I work with an amazing creative team.
Now being an influencer, I have a lot partnership with brands. I can create my own content and being invited celebrity events, great venues, it feels glamorous. I travel a great deal as well, itʼs a good way to discover the world.
But modeling is not nice all the time, you need care about your measurement and beauty, do a lot of exercise to maintain your body, eat and sleep properly. People judge you on your style a lot, and you need to have a good mental attitude to cope rejection or slow job season.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
I havenʼt a huge failure in my career because I keep working really hard to have constant new opportunities coming up. For me I think there is no failures only self improvement to make and redirection.
Sometimes brands book you for job, sometimes not. Itʼs like that depending of the fashion market, trends and season.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
The most important things is to be focused, and concentrate on your poses. Make sure I show a good image of the products or outfits. And of course having fun and maintaining a good with the team is important.
Whatʼs your advice for the newer models?
I think my best advice will be to always try look for self improvement and always be motivated. Your dreams should be turn into goals. Time is precious in the fashion industry.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
Thrive by Arianna Huffington.
What part of your job do you find the most challenging?
As a model it will be keep a fresh beauty and be the best version of yourself. As an influencer itʼs to create new trends and my own image.
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far?
I have learn to have know my strengths/weaknesses and know myself better. Self confidence, and work are key of success in this industry. Be surrounded by good agents is really important as well.
What’s next for Gaby Guha in 2020?
Iʼm just arrived in London and I have decided to develop my career more into UK market. At the moment itʼs going really great. I have a lot positive news, new agents, new partnerships. Being on UK market as improved my profile so much already. I have a lot of big fashion events are coming up, also beauty contest, and fashion projects.
For me 2020 itʼs a year of progress, development. I will I take some time for my personal life beside fashion as well. Itʼs important to me.
Which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?
I would like make the cover of a big fashion magazine like ELLE, Lʼofficiel or Vogue and have my own brand one day.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
I will have reached the goals of my career by that time, and create new goals for sure. On a personal point of view I would like to have my husband and kids already, Iʼm dreaming to have a big family.
What celebrity do you admire the most, and why?
I admire a lot Jennifer Lopez. She always keeps up and get better each year which is really challenging.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I eat a lot salad and I always start the day with oatmeal, fruits and coffee.
And your favorite cheat food?
Sugar free ice cream
What is your own definition of happiness?
Iʼm really dedicated to my family, making them proud and helping them. I love to go back to my hometown sometimes to visit them, it makes me really happy as Iʼm often really busy.
In my free time if I donʼt partake in sport I try to sleep a lot. My life is so much active sometimes, I barely have time to rest.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
I donʼt have one biggest inspiration, I love the work of many successful people, artists, or new influencer and I get inspired daily by them. We can learn all the time from everyone.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is about beauty and style diversity.
Who are some of your favorite models and brand, and why?
My favorite model is Coco Rocha she is very bold. My favorite designer is Yves Saint Laurent or Versace. Those brands are fashion, sexy and couture.
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without?
Iʼm wear a lot of sexy and elegant outfits.I love couture style mostly thigh on the body line, and interesting designers that we donʼt see everywhere. I got also some basics I always make sure to have a basic blue skinny jeans, a Nude or Black Trench coat and a pair of black heels because it can go with everything.
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
I would like to go in Maldives, I never been yet and it looks it would be an amazing experience with a friend.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
I donʼt watch TV, I only use my computer, check the news, and Netflix in my free time.
What music do you like?
Spotify is my religion, I change my playlist with my mood.
Do you support any charity?
Iʼm involve in Girl child protection due to my personal experience and Iʼm supporting woman empowerment.
3 things you canʼt leave home without?
My mini essential beauty bag, sweetener for my coffee, my iPhone charger.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Watching Netflix all day long, playing sport and sleep.
Where we can follow you?
YouTube: Gaby Guha
Quote: “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you image, you create”. – Buddha
Holiday Destination: Maldives
Drink: Ritz Cocktail
Celebrity Crush: I donʼt have one
Favorite song? Why? I donʼt have favorite song, but I love dancing.
Sports Team: French soccer team
Movie: Sex & The city
Photographer: Luca Latrofa
MUA: Emily Joanna