We had a chance to chat to Gabriela Gomes, who is represented by D&A Model Management in Cape Town about her modelling career, what she does to stay in shape, and her love for Beyonce.
How did your career in modelling start?
I was in a local shopping mall in a small city in Brazil where I grew up when a random woman approached me asking if I was a model or if i wanted to become a one. She very was interested in representing me at her agency so she gave me her contact information and told me to give her a call if I was interested. I went home and asked my mom ( since I was only 16 at the time) and she was very supportive of the idea. A few weeks later I contacted the agent back they sent me to Sao Paulo to start my career. Since that meeting, modeling has became my full time career and passion.
What was the most memorable moment in your career so far / or your favourite thing about modelling?
One of the best things I enjoy about this field is not doing the same thing because I am the type of person that does not like doing routines. The fact that I can change into a “character” every job makes things more exciting and challenging to me. I also love the opportunity to travel to different countries and have new experiences with people and their culture.
What do you do to stay in shape?
Well…I am not the most discipline model ( because I love food lol) but I do try to gym at least 3-4 times a week. Lately I have been doing a lot of Boxing because it is a good stress revealer and it is also great for cardio.
Worst pick up line you’ve ever heard / or the best?
Well…I’m not sure if this was a pick up line but it was really funny to me. One guy came to me and already started giving reasons why he should not come to me. He was saying things like” I know your going to say “No” if I ask you to dance with me because I am half your height and you probably don’t do short guys”. He actually made me laugh!
What is your ‘go-to’ karaoke song of choice?
I love my Brazilian songs ( which you probably haven’t heard of) as well as any song that has Beyonce in it.
Favourite place to go on holiday / or bucket list destination?
My top destinations on my bucket list would have to be going to Greece. I love the architecture and the overall scenery. I also love any destination with beautiful beaches and little islands.