Her face is recognizable all over the world, but Miami-based model Gintare Sudziute feels right at home in the Magic City.
“I always come to a shoot smiling, trying to make people feel good around me,” says model Gintare Sudziute.”
At 16 years old, Lithuanian model Gintare Sudziute had already landed her first cover—and that was just from her first test shoot. Since then, the platinum-blonde has graced the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, Vogue México, Grazia, and Vanidades. Couple that with her campaigns for Revlon, Covergirl, and Net-A-Porter, and this now-22-year-old has a commanding position within the modeling industry.
What’s a month of travel in the life of a model like? I spent July on the road traveling from Buenos Aires to Miami, and then to the Bahamas, Paris, Verona, Barcelona, Bologna, and finally New York. I just shot a TV commercial for DIM underwear, screening worldwide in September.
Any passions outside of modeling? I am a volunteer at the Salvation Army. I brought my clothes there once, and that’s when our collaboration started. Now I’m waiting to be approved to go and spend time with kids who need the support.
Share your best beauty tips. I always try to make sure my skin is clean. I am using Biotherm makeup remover and La Mer face and eye cream. I never go to sleep with makeup on—it’s the worst enemy for fresh, glowing skin!
What, to you, is the most difficult thing about being a model? As a teenager you’re already getting a lot of pressure—how to dress, how to act, what to eat. Traveling makes you feel lonely, and not all of your shoots go smoothly. Sometimes you lose your confidence because you and your photographer just can’t find the same way of working.
And how do you deal with that? I always come to a shoot smiling, trying to make people feel good around me. After all, teamwork makes it perfect!
Where can we find you when you’re not modeling? At the gym, at art galleries, or at Ladurée. I am obsessed with French desserts!