Katarina Ocovanová Swimwear Fashion Shooting Peña de Bernal 2020
Follow Katarina at @katarinaocovan
Where are you from and where do you live currently?
Hi, I’m from Slovakia. After pretty much my life living there I decided to move to Mexico. So now I have been living in Mexico for almost a year.
What do you like the most about Mexico?
I love Mexican culture. Is very fascinating and different, but I also like Mexican people as they are very honest and kind.
Tell us a little about your experience in this Weekend Swimwear Fashion Shooting?
I can say it was really nice and I had a good time. The place in Chichido Resort was really beautiful, full of nature and adventuring all around. Also the whole production team was very professional and creative, so that was very important. I enjoyed the weekend so much. Just a one big thank you for all of them.
What do you think of promoting Mexican brands and designers, through Models like you?
I think is very important as for models and also for the brands or designers. I think both sides have benefits and is a win/win for both of them.
Did you like Peña de Bernal?
Yes. For me the place was incredible beautiful because I love nature.
The location, What did you like most about the Hotel Chichidho?
I think the people and the view of Peña de Bernal. I also liked so much the rooms as they were with a natural style touch and also the it was so calm and a peaceful place.
How was the connection with the people of the project? Have you already been to Peña de Bernal before?
The connection was trough my agency and no, it was my first time there.
Would you like to come back?
Yes, I would love to but next time I’m planing to go on the top of the Peña. Hehe
What other destination in Mexico, that you don’t know yet, would you like to visit?
Mmm… I would love to go Los Cabos, Cozumel, Bakalár, Holbox or Valle de Bravo as well.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Name one your strengths?
If I want something, I never giving up until I get it.
Do you have a role model?
Angelina Jolie – beautiful, smart, kind person.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
My parents – give me live and education, principles and thanks them I have values and dreams.
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
To be honest I just always wanted was to create something big and create something to be proud of.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I start with modeling 2 years ago when I get to participate in the competition of Miss Slovakia. Trough and after this competition I met a lot of people, so that helped me becoming a model.
What advice would you give to women trying to become models?
Never give up because a world of modeling is very open right now, as almost everyone can become a model. Modeling world changes a lot and is not anymore just about to be beautiful, sometimes is also about difference, originality and let’s say interesting face.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
To be honest in my life I never fail that much that I can say it was the worst and biggest. I am type of person who always try to learn from the failure but also always believe in that everything that happens to me is for reason and the only one who can have responsibility for my fail is myself.
Best advice you have followed?
Do for others just that what you want to expext from them.
On the Modeling side, beautiful women like yourself are very intimidating to most men. How should a guy approach you?
I never had problem with this. I think everything is just question of self confident from the men side so I don’t see a problem in beauty of woman and if some man do not come to women just because she is beautiful, then that means just that he don’t believe in himself.
What magazines have you been in over the course of your career?
Since my career just started I’ve have been in some Slovák magazines like Emma, Nový čas, Hair&Beauty, Šarm magazine, and now mostly catalogs like Andrea or Verochi.
And which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?
Ooo thats great question but this is something what I would love to keep in secret. ?
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is…?
Have a nice time with the person you love or people you love. Doesn’t matter if is chilling and watching Tv or reading a books together or maybe just talking about life and about dreams. Also can be some kind of adventure in the nature or playing some sport activities but the important is to be with people I love.
Something people don’t know about you?
Sometimes I judge myself too much.
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
The bad attitude of a person. I mean when someone plays as something that he’s not and also showing-off too much a money on his pocket. Hope it makes sense.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
My work (passion)
What is your favorite healthy food?
I prefer that unhealthy but if is healthy is Brazilian desert piňa with cinamon or healthy pancakes by me (includes one egg, oatmeal, cinnamon or cocoa and on the top a banana or red fruits.
And your favorite cheat food?
Pizza, pasta, tacos, chilaquiles.
What is your own definition of happiness?
For me happiness means when I’m productive following my purpose in life and that I am around people I love the most like my family and friends. But I believe that real happiness never include the things you can buy for money… not for me.
Do you support any charities?
No. But one day I want to have my own way on how to help people, specially how to support kids from difficult conditions, like the kids that are fighting for their lives and secondly kids which are healthy but don’t have good conditions for good education and good dreams and some vision of purpose in life because I do believe that some problem with people what are not productive in life or don’t have any purpose is that they don’t understand how important is education and how big opportunities the world is giving them and I think that key to this is education and knowledge and believe in themselves, have big dreams and make them come true and thats what we need to teach them. But this my dream and is more complex, so this will be for longer conversation.
Can you describe a typical day in your life?
So I wake up in the morning, I am going to a gym (spinning), then get to work or going to castings and then other gym session. I love HIIT workouts or Yoga, and of course after that spend some time with my friends or family.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress?
Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
The Victoria’s Secret models.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
Oh! there is a long list of my favorites, but for favorite model will be Candice Swanepoel and designers Balenciaga.
How would you describe your fashion style?
I love black and white collors and general very simply style what define woman beauty in very soft but nice way. But after i have also days when i want to wear super crazy collors and cool stuff.
Five years from now you will be….
A successful person following her dreams and living her purpose with happiness every day.
What do you think of the Social Media?
I think social media is very important right now specially for brands and for example models to represent themselves in the big picture. So if they know how to use them, can be very effective for them.
Where we can follow you?
Instagram – @katarinaocovan
Book: Kane and Ábel
Quote: Do good and good will come to you.
Restaurant/Bar: Cantinetta del Becco (Santa Fe) / restaurant
Drink: Red wine – Apollon Le Divin Rouge
Song: Martin Garrix – High on Life
Travel destination: This I can wrote like a whole book about the places I want to visit, but for this year Marrakech and Bali. Also Sri Lanka as is one of my dream countries to visit and I feel I should go to visit Bali for longer therm and more spiritual way.
Movie: Eat, Pray, Love
Tv Show: Vikings
Model: Katarina Ocovanová @katarinaocovan
PR Agency: @decacreativa
Video: Arturo Duran @arturoduranfotografo
Make – up & Hair: @cecimgmorales
Production & Photography: Gabriel De ita @gabrieldeitaprodutor