an interview with select model Ilana


How did you get into modelling

I was scouted when I was 15 at MOVE IT which is a dance event at Olympia, London.

What do you love about Select?
Select is like my second home, everyone is so kind and they always give such a warm welcome when I come and visit. My bookers always make me laugh and keep me smiling.

When did you first try modelling?

I first tried modelling when I lived in Denmark and I did my first Campaign with NOA NOA when I was 6 and I have loved it ever since.

What inspires your work?

Its amazing to get to know so many different people on set and meeting new friends and getting to shoot in so many different locations and countries.

What’s your biggest inspo in life?
To be a successful model first and foremost hopefully. I would then like to work behind the camera, I am taking photography A level, and I am also keen on fashion styling, so i quite fancy becoming a stylist too. I also love to travel.

What’s your personal style like?
I love fashion and choosing what to wear on a daily basis. I love to wear black mom jeans with a big baggy jumper but then I’d style it up with some black sock heeled boots.

What’s your fave trend ever?

Heeled sandals with socks underneath.


Who would you love to work with?

I would absolutely love to work with zendaya as she’s a great role model but also Katie Grand as she’s a very successful stylist.

What’s your spirit animal?

I would say my spirit animal is a turtle as I love to be by the beach and always in the sun :)!

Who would be in your ultimate girl gang?
I would have to say I’d love my sister to be in my girlband since were so close and basically best friends 😉

What are your 3 beauty essentials?

A nude lipstick with bronze eyeshadow and always a good highlight on the cheek and of course an eyebrow gel to enhance those brows!

What advice do you have for someone trying break into the industry?

Just believe in yourself is most important and be confident in a nice way, be polite and always remember to keep a big smile on your face.

Shop Ilana’s Look

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