Model Eduardo Costante
It is not a secret that Venezuela is well known as one of the most beautiful countries of the world, with the most beautiful beaches and the oldest Mountains formations of the earth, Venezuela is also known by the beautiful and warm people.Venezuela has accumulated more internationals beauty titles than any other country, including seven Miss Universe winners, six Miss World winners, six Miss International winners and two Miss Earth.
One of the reasons why Venezuela have so many beautiful people, I believe is because with the discovery of oil in 1914, Venezuela became a country with great potential to attract people from all over the world. In 1938 President of the Republic Eleazar Lopez Contreras, creates the Technical Institute of Immigration and Colonization (ITIC) whereby the government plans to regulate the entry of foreigners, distribute ground for Venezuelans and foreign farmers, repopulate the fields, raise the quality of life and improve the population. Also in 1946 the Venezuelan president Romulo Betancourt gave support to the refugees and displaced people who could not return to their homes after WWII and chose to emigrate to Venezuela. He assumed responsibility for the legal protection and resettlement of tens of thousands of refugees arriving in Venezuela.
Thanks to these actions, today Venezuela have communities from Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal between others, and the result is the mix between communities, that make people so interesting.
Today we have the opportunity to speak to one of this beauties, his Name Eduardo Costante, a successful model, who have traveled the whole world making a name in the Fashion world, we talk to him to find out how he was discover, and which are his next steps.
Where were you born and what was your pre-model life like?
I was born in Caracas Venezuela. When I was 12 years old, I started dreaming about been a model. At the age of 15, I did my first TV commercial for a Venezuelan brand called Malta polar. At that a time, my dad, refused that I was doing this kind of work, the funniest thing is that now he always ask if I have a new projects.
How were you discovered?
I was discovered during my high school period. Luigi Ratino owner of one of the most recognized model agencies in Venezuela, he was organizing a huge catwalk with one of the most important department stores in Venezuela called Casablanca. They were looking for young people for this catwalk and they choose 20 people and me. It’s funny because it was kind of a beauty contest, so 5 of us when thru the final and we won a free photo-shoot and we became the image of a Fashion brand Kookai.
When did you decide to become a model?
After this contest, I realized I had potential to become a model and not only potential, I really enjoy my job as a model, so that make me think that this was the lifestyle that I wanted.
What has been one of your favorite career experiences in the past year?
I had so many experiences thru all this years so I don’t know which one can be my favorite, but I can say that one of the best shootings I had during all this years, was for GQ Mexico with Mr. Neumman
Did you have an interest in modelling or fashion before starting as a model?
Yes, I did since I was 15 years old.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
I love to read, do some yoga, surf, and Mountain Biking.
Do you have other ambitions outside of modelling?
Yes I do, Modelling for me is a career, but we are humans and we all get old soon or later, and we have to accept this part of our lives so even I live the present, I think a bit on the future that’s the reason why I have started a chemistry company with my older brother in Venezuela.
What advice would you pass along to those starting out in the business?
Be yourself and be honest, read be smart, beauty doesn’t last forever
You have become successful for many reasons- what do you think the top few are?
People that thinks that beauty is the biggest weapon to conquer an emporium, I want to tell them that they are wrong, for me my weapon to conquer my dreams is to be humble and charming. I don’t feel more rather less than any other human in this world, and this are the reasons that have made me successful on my career. This message is for the readers of your magazine: if your dream, make dreams come true, been persistent and constant
What is the ultimate goal of your career?
For me there are always goals to be achieved, so my ultimate goal is to have a new one to achieved
What has been your favorite modelling experience thus far?
In 2008, I went to Paris for the fashion shows. I went to a L’Oreal worldwide campaign. I had the option for this work with two of my friends (Brazilian models). We were so excited, but none of us got the job LOL….. This day I learned that we models have to be patient and less anxious.
Who would you like to work with in the future?
I will love to work for: Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier or any French brand…