Hi Nita and Nina, please tell us a little about you?
We are twin sisters who model and act together as twins. We grew up in Finland but headed to L.A. to pursue our career. We have always loved traveling and performing. As kids, we wanted to learn as many languages as possible. We are ambitious and love to challenge ourselves so we also pursued and earned Bachelor’s degrees in business besides modeling and acting.
We have always been kind and we hate negativity and negative attitude towards other people. If you do good and kind things, good will come to you. Sometimes we also like to get little silly as we love humor and funny things. In our spare time, we enjoy running, sports, going to the beach, trying new restaurants, and drawing. We are pretty much inseparable as we do almost everything together. 🙂
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, cheerful, energetic
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
Our family. They are the ones who are connected to you through your whole life. We were raised very well with love, humor, and discipline, which has made us strong. We’ve been taught to be persistent, kind, to reach our goals, and to see the world. Each member of our family is unique and we have learned a lot from them. Even though we are apart from our family a lot, we are very close and call almost every day. We love them very much.
How and when did you start into modeling and acting?
We have always loved performing and acting. Growing up, we often filmed home movies and staged various performances for our family and friends. We enjoy being in front of the camera so entertainment has always been “in us.” We began our acting career in elementary school when we started to act in theaters. They were casting child actors so we auditioned and were selected. We’ve also been modeling together since we were kids. Our first modeling gig was when we were around 9, a modeling shoot for a local newspaper.
Do you guys think is difficult to be twins in the entertainment business or it’s a plus?
It’s definitely a plus. Being twins is special and unique, helping us find our niche. Also, we always have each other to rely on. You have your best friend next to you all the time, experiencing the same things as you and understanding you completely. As usual for sisters, we do fight sometimes, even over meaningless things, but they never last long.
What is the biggest highlight of your career?
Our appearance last month as twin models on national TV on ABC’s FabLife hosted by Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen.
How do you guys keep fit and what is your workout routine these days?
We try to eat clean and unprocessed foods, avoid sugar, and workout 4-5 days per week. Our workout includes 30 minutes of running and various exercises at the gym. We are very active and have always enjoyed running, climbing, swimming, and dancing. It’s fun to work out together as we push each other to be better. If one goes to the gym, the other feels pressure to join. 😉
What is your favorite healthy food?
We love healthy food and we are enthusiastic cooking new things and combine different ingredients. We would say blueberries and avocados – we use them a lot especially in smoothies and snacks. Also, spiced chicken and vegetables.
And your favorite cheat food?
Nina: Coconut Bliss ice cream and Finnish chocolate
Nita: Pizza and Chocolate
Which project is on your bucket list?
An around the world trip and a scuba diving license, to name a few.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
We see us continuing our modeling/acting career together and perhaps creating our own television production. We have been fascinated by performing hidden camera pranks as well. Since we were “born together, we will always be together.” We want to continue to do work that we enjoy every single day. That is so important. Too many people work in a field that they don’t enjoy at all and are afraid of pursuing their dreams. At some point, later in life, we want to have our own families too. We will see what the future holds, but for now we focus on the present moment.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
Our mom. She is always beautiful in our eyes, no matter what. She’s a natural beauty and she looks younger than her age with great skin, a pretty smile, and warm eyes. From the very beginning of our childhood, she always had time to teach us various beauty tips and to encourage us to show natural beauty. She always had time to brush out the knots in our hair, create amazing hair styles for us, or to fix our “teenager trying” make up style.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
Kate Moss, she had a great career despite not being super tall. We also like Candice Swanepoel and Miranda Kerr for their healthy lifestyles, and they are beautiful inside and out. Favorite designers, there are many. Zuhair Murad’s gowns are always so beautiful, feminine and creative, we like her style. Alexander McQueen and Valentino always make creative clothes; the colors and shapes are amazing.
What are your makeup bag staples when traveling?
A good mascara and powder. We also like to have perfume with us all the time to smell good. 🙂
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
To create something new, artistic, and exciting; and to explore the most unique environments for fashion shoots. We love being in front of the camera as we consider ourselves natural performers. It’s also fun to work together, even though it’s more challenging for two people to achieve the perfect look simultaneously. Posing in front of the camera for an entire day is also physically tough; it’s almost like an exercise.
What’s your advice for the newer models?
Work hard, be yourself, don’t copy others, and be persistent. Things don’t happen right away. And simply, be a nice person who is easy to work with! That is super important.
Do you support any charity?
We support pet rescue as we love pets and animals.
A perfect Sunday is…?
Laying by the pool, meeting friends, or watching movies with candies. Yummy.
3 things you can’t leave home without?
Cell phone, lipstick, brush. And my twin! Haha.
What do you think of Social Media?
It’s a great way to make contacts and promote yourself, but to be honest, it’s crazy how it puts outlook pressure on people, especially young girls.
Where we can follow you?
Favorite food: There are so many.. Chicken with mashed sweet potatoes, sushi, and shrimp.
Nita: French Polynesia
Celebrity Crush: Taron Egerton, Ryan Gosling, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Restaurant: There are so many, but we’d say Mastro’s Steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris or Gyu Kaku, really delicious food. We also have to mention one of our most extraordinary dining experience in a restaurant in Finland, Snow Castle, which is only made from ice and snow. That is cool.
Nina: Charlize Theron. She’s beautiful, talented, perfect for different roles, and has good values in life.
Nita: Also Charlize Theron. Eddie Redmayne is great at acting and he is able to really get into his characters.
Quote: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.”
Book: Presence of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
Movie: We like interesting thrillers and true-story movies. Shutter Island, The Theory of Everything, Fracture, Gone Girl, and Prisoners, to name a few. Titanic is also a classic that never gets old.
Drink: Coconut water. It makes you feel super good, especially if you’re dehydrated. Also, a glass of lemon water totally wakes us up in the morning, better than coffee.