NEW YORK: Union Square
The Brazilian stunner Patricia Beck has been hanging around New York recently. It seems all top and supermodels eventually pass through the highly populated skyscraper 24 hour city at one point or another. Fortunately for RHS we were able to catch up with this beauty before she headed back South of the border. Patricia comes from Blumenau, Santa Catarina, an area originally founded by Germans (hence her last name) but largely now inhabited by descendants of Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian and Norwegian immigrants. It’s a place that is a picture right out of bavaria with oktoberfest, lederhosen, half timbered buildings and German beer. one would be confused upon arrival as to where they were if it weren’t for portuguese being spoken.
Brazil is one of those countries that seems to have a powerhouse of gorgeous female models coming from all corners of the country who penetrate all levels of the fashion world. Within the past three decades fashion runways, magazines and apparel companies have been blessed by these same beauties.
We asked Patricia how she started her modeling career.
“I started my modeling career by attending a little catwalk show where a model scout noticed me and asked if I could join the Ford Models new faces show. I won first place at it amongst all new faces by Ford models Brazil. after that I traveled to participate for the World Ford Models in China, where i got a very good position – place. at the start of my career the agency pushed to help obtain more recognition, to boost my career. within a few weeks, dozens of agencies all around the world were looking for me to work with them. three months after i finished the show in China I was living and traveling outside Brazil.”
where has patricia traveled for work and which notable brands, photographers or publications has she worked with?
“I’ve been traveling to many different places to work like London, Paris, Milan, New York, Spain, Germany, South Africa, Chile and many more…. I have been on the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle and Grazia. i have walked for Cavalli, Etro, Armani, Tufi Duek… I shot with Bruce Weber, Bob Wolfenson, Gustavo Zylberszrtajn , Marc Baptiste, among others…. “
“I love everything that is healthy…. organic… When I’m going out for dinner my favorite choice is Japanese food…. My favorite drinks are Tea, any kind of… When it’s time to go out for dinner, I’m a wine lover…. I do workout almost everyday. i try to do things that i really like – Yoga, Pilates, jump raw, Run, Box and Functional Fighting. these are my choices. Every day is a different workout so i never get tired of any one.”
“McQueen, Balenciaga and Anthony Vaccarelo.”
“I’m crazy about animals… especially dogs. I’m a workaholic and I love nature. My house is full of plants and flowers…. Sometimes it looks like a flower shop.”