I haven't made a Q&A video in a long time, and a lot of things happened since the last one.
There are a lot of questions I got asked about modelling in Japan and especially how I became a model in Japan.
There are a lot of questions I get on a regular basis, alongside the model questions, so I took the time and picked out the most popular ones this time, and not just what I wanted to answer.
THE "HOW CAN I BECOME A MODEL" QUESTION
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There were a lot of questions like this, and I know it is interesting for people who want to break into the industry themselves. But as I mentioned in an earlier blogpost: I am not a career advisor.
I did however answer a few questions that actually matter to the subject of being a model, and that is talking about the different types of models and the different types of agencies there are. I didn't see a really helpful guide about this before, so I thought it was worth mentioning it to those who actually think about becoming a model.
The questions that went "how can I be you?" or "how can I have a career in Japan?" will stay unanswered. I don't think it is worth trying to be (like) a stranger on the internet you occasionally watch or see on your timeline, nor is it worth trying out the same way in order to get a job in another country, when your goals are actually different from mine. You may want to be a TV presenter, not a model, or maybe you want to work as a runway model, not a magazine one.
There is no universal advice I can give to those people, and I hope that they understand why.
"SIGNIFICANT OTHER" QUESTIONS
Another great big amount of questions I had to sort out were messages and demands on showing my husband on camera, talk about our life together, how we met, and so on.
As I said in the video: I do not want to exploit my private life for views.
I've seen this on YouTube so many times, and I've seen it going wrong so badly, that I decided not to do it. It is still a mystery to me how people can put potential views (=money) over the wellbeing of their partner / children / pets, and also their relationship with them. If my mother had filmed me growing up and posted these videos on the internet, I would have a really bad relationship with her now.
After all, it is called private life for a reason, and I hope this makes some of you think about this as well. Do you really need to show your partner on your channel? Are they really comfortable with it?
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I am trying to mix up the topics so it stays interesting for everyone watching, also I am glad to subtitle all Japanese and German questions for those of you who only speak English.