She is one of the finalists in the 'Miss Vienna' pageant and will face her competitors April 29th 2017, when the final will take place in Vienna's Millenium City. Up and coming model Gabriela Milcheva was discovered by us on German model community Model-Kartei.de.
We like to introduce you to this stunning model by showing some of her photos and provide you some insides in the interview, we held with her.
Hello everyone, my name is Gabriela and I am 21 years old. Originally, I come from Bulgaria and for a few years now, I have been living in Mödling which is close to Vienna in Austria. I study Economic law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and work as a sales assistant.
Since I was a little child, I dreamed of becoming a model. This dream eventually led to me becoming a model in the end. I love slipping into other roles. The edgier and unusual, the better!
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
My current highlight of my modelling career was being able to take part in the last Vienna Fashion week. It was an incredible experience and I have learned so much. Now, I am a finalist of the Miss Vienna competition and I sincerely hope that I will be privileged enough to represent Vienna as its new Miss Vienna. This would change my entire life for the better.
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
Up until today, I have only worked with photographers who were also my friends. We’ve always had a lot of fun which I believe is the main reason for the great results we’ve gotten from every shooting. Sometimes it is a little difficult, for instance, when I am cold but still have to look as if I am not. Yet, until today, every shooting has been successful for both parties!
What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
Many people think modelling is an easy job to do, but that is not necessarily true. Modelling is a job as any other. Only those who are passionate about what they do will succeed in the long run. To be a good model is hard work. Daily exercise, planning of shootings, searching for photographers, brainstorming and collecting ideas for new shootings…and yet you have to look marvellous even though you’re tired.
Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
At the moment, I mostly work with Pip Sanz, Michael Kaufmann and Pavel Tzvetkov. They are some of my best friends and working with them is highly professional and delightful. Kudos to my two star photographers!
Define your personal style.
On some days I dress sporty and on others I dress more elegantly. I always try to have positive and great charisma and choose what I wear depending on how I feel on a daily basis.
I do not have a specific muse. Much rather I am inspired by successful women while, at the same time, staying true to myself. Women like Angelina Jolie and Beyonce inspire me as they are not only beautiful but also successful business women who are both strong and courageous and leading by example.
Your favourite designer is… ?
My favourite designer is Viktoria Beckham. Her style is unbelievably elegant and, in my opinion, simply fabulous.
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
I woke up this morning to birds singing. It was clear that spring has arrived and I found the perfect bag by Dolce & Gabbana. I would simply love to own this bag!
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
Of course, I hope to be a successful model, what else? In case that will not work out as I hope it will, I can also imagine myself working in Marketing or Sales.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
That is a tough question. I honestly enjoy living in Mödling but I would not mind a bit more sunshine. Right now, I would love to be in Lisbon. I have never been there myself but just looking at pictures and postcards had me fall for the city immediately.
We wish you luck for the 'Miss Vienna' pageant