We recently sat down with the beautiful and down to earth Ozlem Cetin about getting her start in the modeling world and her plans for the future. Here is what she had to say:
Please introduce yourself to the readers. How and when did you first get
Firstly, thank you for this Interview. My Name Is Ozlem Cetin, I’m originally from Izmir in Turkey, now living in London for around 8 years, where did those years go! Before modeling, I spent many years training in NLP coaching and hypnotherapy and I’m proud to have achieved a degree in both of my chosen subjects. Also, working in management for many leading designer companies was my support through this training period. Modeling it found me to be totally honest, around 6 months ago when I was in Las Vegas, I was approached by an agency, who asked me to do a screen test. This really was my first encounter on a professional photographic level. It has been a crazy journey for me but the best part is, I have met and worked with some really wonderful kind people,
Who were some of your biggest inspirations growing up?
My inspirations, hmmm, now that’s a mighty question! Truly, there are so many outstanding people in many fields to be inspired by. I always have admired Cindy Crawford, and Elle Macpherson if I had to narrow down the search I guess.
What kind of training have you had, if any?
As I mentioned earlier, I worked hard to achieve a degree in NLP coaching and Hypnotherapy. Working in London as an NLP personal development coach was totally inspiring learning about people.
What is your favorite era of fashion?
Ha! Well crazy as it may sound, I love the 20’s fashion. It oozes style, class and fun,don’t you think?
What has been one of your biggest achievements in your career so far?
I believe every personal achievement is a success and I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few in my life so far. My most memorable ones have been with a personal stylist for some big UK bands. My most memorable was a major fashion show in Heaven Venue, London to raise money for Breast Cancer, a charity I really support.
What projects do you have coming up?
I have several projects forthcoming, in both London and Los Angeles, and I’m excited about each and every one,
Who would be your ideal co-star and why?
Ha ha such a question! Ideal co-star hmmm, well it would be Prince, hes so unique! Also, just a cool kind of guy, not the answer you expected huh!!
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to move to Los Angeles permanently and continue my work as a model and push my career in this field. But if I was true to myself, my heart would lie with the thoughts of continuing with my NLP coaching, and hypnotherapy and opening up my own business.
What is your advice to aspiring performers?
I would give the same advice which was given to me by my parents. Go easy on yourself, enjoy your life and the journey in which it takes. Believe in yourself, be adventurous, have fun, and go discover your future….its great when you do!