Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Celine Farach’s modeling journey began when she was only 4 years old and continued until she was 11. After taking a break, the bodacious brunette slowly eased back into the industry, where she naturally excelled.
One of Celine’s many achievements was working in Asia with renowned companies, including Vogue Japan and Cosmopolitan Japan. “Never in a million years did I think I would work with such established companies like them, but I'm so happy I can say I have,” she recalled.
On YouTube, you can find older content of the model being interviewed in Japan, where she became a sensation for some time. I had to ask her about this. “I, too, honestly don’t know if this is for sure, but I know a long time ago, a video went viral on Facebook that hit over 8 million views within 72 hours,” Celine revealed, “which led to a domino effect of multiple countries in Asia discovering me.” Given her talent and beauty, this story doesn't come as a surprise to anyone.
There’s no doubt these amazing experiences have shaped Celine’s path. “Luckily for me, all the modeling experiences I’ve had have been positive and made me grow,” she shared. In an exclusive interview with Evie, Celine unveils the person who often stands in front of the camera.
Nicole Dominique: Can you tell us how you handle rejection or criticism in the industry? Can you share an example of a time when you faced rejection and how you bounced back from it?
Celine Farach: No one is going to be on the same page as you. I never once felt defeated by it or by a person in particular when I have dealt with rejection or criticism. Imagine this: It’s like walking into a restaurant, you can’t always get a table as a walk-in, so you go off to another spot, and you get seated, and sometimes the food is even better than the first spot you wanted to dine at.
The metaphor may sound silly, but that’s how I view it. Just keep moving forward; something better will always be there for you.
ND: You mentioned that your modeling job was with Glow Recipe. What about your experience with Glow Recipe made it memorable for you?
CF: It was my first self-booked job I accomplished without an agency. I took the chance of reaching out to them when they announced they were holding a casting in NY while I was based in Orlando. I ended up getting flown out, had everything set up for the job, and met some really wonderful people on that modeling gig.
Little did they know, I was facing some hard times when I decided to try to put myself out there for a booking. Because of them, it made me realize anything is possible if you just try. The word no never hurts, but the word yes feels amazing. My face was in Sephora and their website, which felt like such an accomplishment. Me, myself, did that. I took the chance and got that booking. Little me was so proud.
ND: How do you prepare for a photoshoot?
CF: If I am shooting a bikini, I try no gluten the day before and the day of the shoot. I don’t have a gluten allergy, but sometimes it makes me feel slow. I then aim for low-impact workouts at least 2-3 days before because if I get too sore from a hard workout, I swell up for some reason. Nothing too intense or wild!
Reminder: This is what works for me and my body, so to whoever is reading this, just try to be in tune with yours.
ND: How did you meet your husband, and how did you know he was the one?
CF: I met him on a test shoot. We didn’t hit it off romantically right away, though. We were friends first, and as time went by, we realized we both really liked each other. I knew he was the one when I fell super ill, and he took care of me. And he never judges me when I’m the most silly. I feel so safe with him.
ND: What's the coolest PR gift you've ever received?
CF: CHANEL beauty! I cannot believe this is something I would ever get to experience. I grew up loving makeup, and I remember working as a hostess at age 17; I really wanted to treat myself to a nice lipstick and mascara, which was CHANEL.
ND: What are you reading or listening to currently?
CF: The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga.
ND: What are your goals for the next five years?
I’m not one to think ahead that far out but rather take everything one day at a time. I just hope in the next five years, I am healthy and happy, especially for those who I love as well.
ND: What is your favorite way to spend a date?
CF: Get Thai food and ice cream. Maybe a bottle of red at home after? I’m super simple!
ND: Who is your favorite celebrity to follow on social media?
CF: I get a lot of weird reactions when I say this, but I actually don’t have a favorite celebrity. I do know I follow a few of them, but I wouldn’t classify a particular one as a favorite.
ND: What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
CF: I don’t have any favorite advice from anyone. None have stuck to me. But I can give a good quote that I like from Nikita Gill: "I am so afraid of disappointing the people I love, I often forget that I am someone I love too. And I need kindness just as much as I believe the people I love do.”
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