Name & Surname: Manuela Buttigieg
Date of Birth: 22nd June 1989
We recently caught up with Manuela Buttigieg, who’s been awarded the title of ‘Most Popular Model on eve.com.mt’. Here’s what she had to say.
What does it take to become a successful model?
In my opinion, being healthy, having self-confidence and a personality are the top three requirements to become a successful model.
Do you prefer photo or catwalk modelling?
I don’t really have a preference because they’re both totally different. For me, photo modelling is an art form, and I like creating art with different poses and themes. On the other hand, I enjoy the adrenaline rush I get when I’m on a catwalk.
How do you spend your free time?
I don’t really have that much free time because I try to fill my day as much as possible. But apart from working, I like to keep myself fit and in fact, I do weight lifting with a personal trainer, and I also enjoy latin and ballroom dance lessons.
Is there something you’ve tried which you’ll never do again?
Every time I say ‘never again!’, I feel a cringe of guilt. This is because I know that I can never be totally sure that I will never again do whatever it is that I am proclaiming that I will never do again! I’m an adventurous person, so I can never be sure that I won’t do something again.
There are certainly people I will never allow back into my life and there are definitely things that I will never do again and events I won’t go to. But, while I may never make those choices again, do I actually regret making them? I don’t really regret anything because every choice I’ve made has brought me to where I am today, and I’m very proud to be where I am now.
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is to live with regrets. So I try to make my dreams a reality and to try and bring them about.
What would your dream house look like?
I don’t really dream about my house because I’m not an indoor person. I don’t spend much time at home, but if I had to design my own house it has to include a gym because I like to keep myself fit. I’d also have a swimming pool because I love swimming and a big walk-in wardrobe to hide my ever growing amount of stuff in it.
We all have dreams. What is your ultimate goal in life?
My ultimate goal is to reach old age, and when I look back at my life, I will look back at it with satisfaction.