Roma Perrier [romacharlene]
When did you start modeling? What kind of jobs do you usually do?
Modeling and acting since I was 16 years old. I have done extra work, commercials, fit modeling, magazine work and music videos.
I have worked with hundreds of photographers.
I am currently the face of Sonnet Models, Lockheart handbags, Tyler Skye jeans , Hangten, MadisonLosAngeles.com, ShopDiavolina.com, Her Energy Drink, ClickBox Studio, JBB Couture, Cheap Monday, Bold Fashion, Fred Segal Trend, Fluxus Brand, dtownla.com, DEEP magazine, Bed|Stü shoes, the kashiro collective, Ark & Co, Aryn K, Pour La Victoire shoes, Tallulah jewelry and accessories, Le Bardot Dress, and many more!
Is your 'book' online? Can you provide a link to it?
What is the most characteristic work you've done in your career?
signing with AC Talent and Models International opened a lot of doors for me.
What method did you follow to get the expression or the attitude that they were seeking?
Practicing facial expressions and body movements in front of a mirror or on test shoots were found very useful and most importantly feeling confident and having a possitive attitude no matter what will work wonders.
Are you recognized on the street? Is it annoying?
sometimes and I find it very flattering.
Do you pose nude? Yes, no, it depends?
I dont but there were times when I had to imply nudity.
Would you like to work behind the camera? Have you ever tried?
I do and I love being behind the camera as well. I think that after being so much in front of the camera it comes easy to work behind it.
Do you see the profession as a springboard to something else, or something lasting?
As much as I would like it to last it probably wont.. I have reached my peak, Im getting old for the industry now... and its ok because I dont mind modeling less it allows me to work on other more stable projects.
When you finish a session, do you tend to think you could have done better? Do you depend on someone who will critique you honestly?
It depends on the photographer and on how many shots we have but most of the time I feel good after I finish a session... I tend to think there will always be at least one good shot. I sometimes will ask others like my mom but I mostly rely on my own critique.
When you see the result, is it usually as you imagined?
no its always a little bit of a surprise especially if a lot of photoshop was used.. Its usually better than as I imagined.
What do you think of anorexia? Do you think the fashion industry is responsible for this epidemic in some way?
yes absolutely, the industry can be really tough on some girls if they dont eat properly or look a certain way. We have to maintain an average low weight otherwise we dont get hired. Its a lot of pressure on us.
Name three male and female models whose work you admire.
Travis Fimmel, Marcus Schenkenberg, Jason Shaw and Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio
What magazine do you dream of appearing on the cover of?
What are your favorite clothes brands?
Ba&sh, the Kooples, Abercrombie & Fitch
What clothes are you wearing right now?
Black tights with zippers on the bottom, black Uggs, gray Fluxus shirt ... casual
How do you stay in shape, physically and mentally?
24/7... its the most important thing to b in shape mentally and then physically! Eat as healthy as u can , I recommend a no bread no grains diet and at least an hour at the gym everyday.
What places have you traveled to for work?
many places in California.. LA, Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco...and plenty more. And then Paris, France a lot.
Is it possible to do good work, but not like the product or project?
yes its very possible and very important to know how to do that because its our job. Modeling is another form of acting in some ways.
What's your secret to getting your day off to a good start?
some eggs, orange juice, a little jog or a walk, a good shower and choosing nice clothes to wear :)
Do you have a special diet of some kind?
no bread, no grains, and avoid milk.... trying to include more fruits and vegetables into my diet
What advice would you give to someone who is going to a casting call for the first time?
Breath breath and breath, b relax and b yourself