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Elléments Exclusive with: Paula VILLALOBOS

Great having you as our cover model, how are you doing? I am great, thank you !

Just so that our readers get a little background about you, where are you from and how did you get started in Modeling? I am from a city in the south of Spain called Malaga. I started modelling being scouted in the street by an agency.

You got accepted into two prestigious universities in Spain, why did you turn that down to study in London? Since I was fifteen years old I felt that I wanted to live in the UK and what better opportunity to move to London than study my degree there. It was worth it!

How did the move to London change your life? It completely changed everything, I still think how different my life would be right now if I didn’t decide to move to London, and I’m so glad I did! The city brought me so many opportunities and made me meet a lot of people that has helped me grow as a person and in my career.

How have you grown as a model working in London? It’s totally different working in Spain and London as they look for different type of women, and also the number of brands based in London to work with gave me a lot of experience.

What have been some of your best projects so far? A campaign for a Hair product in Spain and a campaign for Sunglasses store. 

With the growth of your social media reach, who are some of your favorite persons you’ve met or worked with? Some lovely influencers and stylists that I always admired!

You have been working a lot around Europe which is amazing, what is your next step or goal? My next step is moving to LA, where I am planning to bring my modelling career to the next level and maybe some acting.

How would you describe your personal style? I have two different styles depends on my mood and the occasion, but I would say elegant and chic.

What are some of your favorite designers to wear? My favorites are Dior, Prada and Balenciaga.

The cover shoot for this issue is amazing, how was the experience shooting the cover? It was incredible! We have a great team that made everything so easy, working with each other was lovely, I enjoyed it so much and I can’t wait to work together again! 

What are some of the stuffs on your bucket list that you’d like to achieve this year? I would like to do a commercial on TV this year.

How can our readers and fans reach you? They can reach me on Instagram at @paula_villalobs.

Photography Irena Eastington @happy_in_style Makeup Anisha Williams @aclvisualsmua Model  PAULA VILLALOBOS @paula_villalobs Hair Stylist / clothes stylist – Isa_creative @isa_creative Retoucher Alexandra Kozhina @alex_kozhina