Q&A: Golda Guido

Q&A: Golda Guido

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Where in the world are you right now?

I’m currently in Manchester in the UK and right now it’s 11 degrees.

Your move was fairly recent – can you tell me more about it?

Surprisingly enough, I’ve been planning this move since late last year. I was just pretty quiet about it because I didn’t want to make a fuss, even though it’s actually a massive decision. I just needed time away from Brisbane so I could miss it and appreciate it more, if that makes sense.

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Can you remember the exact moment you knew you wanted to get into modelling?

When I was 16/17 I was scouted a few times, but I never went through with it because I didn’t really have that much interest. It wasn’t until Penelope Pon found me and asked me to do a shoot for her in August of this year (my first shoot ever) and be photographed by Jaala Alex with makeup by Alyssa Selin.

That was when I actually fell in love with it and I’ve been lucky enough to have so many opportunities since.

After that first shoot, I started putting myself out there on Instagram, and the jobs began coming in. It felt good meeting new people and being a part of really unique projects. Those jobs have helped me build enough of a diverse profile so that, when I am ready to commit to modelling in the UK, I have solid proof of my skills.

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How has your career progressed since you first started modelling? 

I’m quite new to this whole scene, but so far I’ve been lucky enough to have so many things work out for me.

What has given you the greatest sense of achievement, career-wise, to date?

I was asked to walk for the disfiGarment event by Michaela Stark and Isabel Wengert. I’d never walked before, and it was both terrifying and exciting. The rush that went through me; I can’t explain it. Just a nice feeling of accomplishment.

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In what ways does working as a model align with your interests outside of your work?

I’m really interested in all forms of art and their impact on people’s lives, and I’ve always found that the shoots and projects that I’ve worked on have all their message or interpretations. It feels good to be able to contribute to something like that.

What is it about Multicultural Boob Revolution that made you want to work with them?

They’re doing something really special, and it means a lot to me.

Growing up, being a black girl, there was so little representation, whether it be with toys, or shows, or even adverts for products.

So when I found out what MBR was all about, I couldn’t wait to be a part of something that showcased so much variety. Just brilliant.

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What was your favourite thing about the Multicultural Boob Revolution X HCwBB shoot?

My favourite thing about that shoot was sharing the space with all the brilliant women also there. Everyone had ideas to add to the shoot, working together to make it such a success. It also felt great and empowering having all women being the creative team behind it. Representation matters.

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What’s next for you, career-wise?

I’m taking time off modelling for the rest of the year. I’ve literally moved to the other side of the world, so I need some time to get my bearings here first, and get myself settled before I look into anything. With that being said, I’ve got a few shoots coming up early next year and I’m currently looking into agencies over here. Fingers crossed.

Answers by Golda Guido 

Questions and Images by Emma Kate Lewis

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