Thais Oliveira: “I started modeling because of my mom´s desire, I was pretty much a child but I always loved Adriana Lima, Gisele, Cindy crawford, Kate Moss”
25 jun, 2016
Hello World of Models family, my name is Thais, 24 years old and I’m from Belo horizonte, MG Brazil.
I live in NyC for almost 7 years now and I like to do yoga and standup paddle on my free time. I love to sightseeing with my friends and chat about whatever is going on.
Modeling: how did all begin
I was 12 when my mom decides I should participate in a contest from a shopping mall in my town. I was very tall and young so I didn’t win because I was competing with little kids. But the guy from the agency really liked me and invited me to work in his agency.
My first test shooting was weird because I was very shy and people was saying how beautiful I was looking
So, I started modeling because of my mom´s desire, I was pretty much a child but I always loved Adriana Lima, Gisele, Cindy crawford, Kate Moss…
Posing to photographers
I really like when I work with a very experienced photographer because they know exactly what they want, so e easy and faster.
I don’thave any type of previous preparation I just go there and do.
The catwalks´ experiences
I did a couple of catwalks, I saw a lot of different stuff. Once I was in the backstage and the guy was calling someone and when I figured out he was calling my name. They never know how to say my name here so now when they call me and no one answers I know that´s me heheh
I´ve walked for Tommy Hilfiger, Nanete Lepore, Nikolas K, Marissa Webb, jay Godfray, Lino vilaventura, just to name a few!.
Male models Female models
I think guys now s have more attention from the public but the girls still runs the place, because they have much more designers and brands fpr women, they have much more different types of products.
Thais´ style: a fashionista?
I don’t think I’m a fashionista, I do love fashion and try to have my own style, I’m a 24/7 model because even when I walk down the streets, people always look at me.
So I wear the same style of clothes when I’m working or not, but my favorite style is boho chic. I think it matches with my personality
Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd!
I’d just gonna be myself. I think I’m a friendly nice person and down to earth.
On show business
Show business has good and bad things about, You have to know what you want or you gonna be lost.
Dating X Loving:
im a loving style person
Superpowers and Super heroes
Teletransport and Batman
Atracting someone´s attention
Having fun and enjoying life!
Hang out with my best friends and boyfriend. I usually go to Ilha Bela (an island in Brazil) and do stuff that involves nature.
Fav body part and why
My eyes because they tell a lot about myself
The dumbest think you’ve ever heard a model say?
Music and Food
Nina Simone – I petty much listen to everything.
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate and shopping
Earliest childhood memory
When my grandfather took me to kindergarten, we lived one block from there and he used to tight my scooter on the car and drive really slow, so I was felling the coolest kid.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see my self marriage, with at least 1 child, working with architecture, living close to the beach enjoying my family.
Fav booking so far and why
American Eagle campaign, because it was with a big group so we had a lot of fun.
If you weren´t a model you´d be…
An unforgettable moment
Going to Europe and trying a different market, and studying architecture.
First time I was living home and my whole family was in the airport crying because I was leaving to NYC. I was 13 that timeY.
Full name: Thais Oliveira Rodrigues
Age/height/weight;shoe size 24/5’10/55kg/7,5
Worldwide represented by the following agencies
Way Model (Brazil) http://www.waymodel.com.br/#!/home
Elite (London, Paris and Milano) http://www.elitemodel.com/elite/
Wilhelmina (NY, LA,MIA)
Interview by Ed, the Brazilian editor