It takes a lot of determination and a strong sense of yourself to become a model. Enter Lena Martinson. She knows what she wants, and she won’t stop until she accomplishes all of her goals. Lena shared with me her goals, how she handles negativity, and what her first photo shoot was like.
Justin Marroquin: What got you interested in modeling?
Lena Martinson: I’ve always just had interest in it since I was a little girl. The supermodels in the Vogue magazines always looked so strong and vibrant to me—I wanted to be just like them.
JM: How did your first photo shoot go?
LM: Terribly awkward. We met underneath a freeway bridge in the boonies of Orange County, CA. I thought I was gonna get kidnapped to say the least!
LM: My height! Unfortunately to be a supermodel, you must be 5’10” and up(somewhere around there).
JM: Were you always interested in Playboy?
LM: Ever since I was 12 years old!
JM: Is Playboy the ultimate goal for you?
LM: It’s not the “ultimate” goal, but it would definitely be an accomplishment.
LM: Depends on who it’s coming from. If it’s coming from an artist I admire, then I’ll use it as constructive criticism and better myself from it. If it’s from someone who in my opinion—has no room to say anything at all, then I just ignore it. There’s too much of it in this industry to let it get me down!
JM: Of all the modeling you’ve done, what is your best memory?
LM: Wow. There’s a ton! But I’d have to say the best one is the first shoot I did this year that really got me back into modeling after three years of being out of it! The photographer was great, and very diverse. He had tons of wardrobe, so I didn’t have to worry about scrambling through my closet that morning, and he was ten steps away from the Venice Beach boardwalk. Nothing’s better than that.
LM: Many, many things! I love to cook, design my own clothes, dance, and lately I’ve been interested in acting. The list could go on for days, but that’s just a select few.
JM: Name your top three goals you would like to achieve?
LM: Within the next few years: Become a Playboy Playmate, start my acting career, and get a townhouse in downtown NYC!
LM: You’ve got to spend money to make money, and never mix business with pleasure! The two truest statements I have ever heard.
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