Interview with Dajana Laketic

Denis Calleja

Date of Birth: 30.06.1991

Where do you live? San Gwann

Status: Single

Star Sign: Cancer

Main occupation: I am a student but I also work as a Receptionist and Reservations Executive on a part-time basis.

Media-related occupation: Model


You are the Winner of Face of Malta, 2014. How has your life changed since you were awarded this title?

It has only been two weeks since my crowning as Face of Malta 2014 and I must admit that it has been a wonderful experience. I have received so many beautiful messages and compliments that have made me realise how many people, apart from my family, care about me.

I have also had some negative criticism which has just made me stronger and given me a greater will to work harder and express my qualities as Face of Malta 2014.

In these few weeks, I was invited for interviews on local television programmes and from the little that I have experienced so far, I am sure that this will be a very busy year and I am honestly looking forward to it.


Is it destiny or hard work that makes someone successful?

I can definitely say that hard work and sincerity always pays!

I believe that any person can pursue his or her own dreams but in order to do that, one has to make a lot of sacrifices. Also, it is important not be lazy or careless and to accept every challenge and confront it.

We all have our successes, as well as low points in our lives, but no matter what, one should not give up. We are all fighters and should strive to do well in this battle, which is called Life, and to win this battle and be successful, it is important to work hard.


What life tips can you share with young aspiring models?

Courage, punctuality, organisation, ambition, politeness, keeping healthy and fit – these are just some of the important tips I try to follow myself.

Aspiring models should always be well dressed and always well presented for the various occasions and events. They should be well informed about the various aspects of the modelling sector so as to tackle each challenge well and to accept the opportunities that come their way.

Finally, it is important to acknowledge everyone with a lovely smile.

Each and every girl should always be herself and show her real personality. As someone once said, “Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.”


Can you mention a local fashion designer that you admire?

Too many to mention but my favourites are surely Charles and Ron. Their designs are very glamorous, dressy and so fashionable. Their innovative designs are exceptional and show their uniqueness.


How did you get into modelling?

As a young girl I always used to play with my sister, acting as a model. From a young age, I followed beauty trends by reading fashion magazines and watching beauty pageants.

I then decided to take part in a competition and managed to place as the first runner up. Then, through social media, I started getting calls and invitations for various events, photo shoots, fashion shows, beauty contests etc.

For me, every new opportunity is a challenge and each time I feel as if it is the first, thus it gives me more courage to go on and never give up.


What’s your stand on Maltese models?

I think that the Maltese female and male models are beautiful, both intrinsically and extrinsically. Most are very consistent, motivated and keen in what they do. I have the pleasure to know quite a few of them and they are reliable friends.

In recent years, the local modelling sector has progressed quite a bit with many models presenting very good work, both locally and overseas. I am sure this positive trend will continue to improve.