A fantastic beauty from Pitesti, Romania – now residing in New York. Iulia Cirstea started modeling at an early age. Since then, the world has been her oyster. She jetted out of Romania at the age of 16 to become a top model and grace the covers of such magazines as Elle and Marie Claire.
“When I was 16 I was sent to Milan by my mother agent. Guess I caught her eye at a casting she did in Pitesti. She offered me a contract and my parents and I agreed on it. It turned out to be the beginning of a beautiful journey.”
“I started with Europe… went to all the big fashion cities – Milan, London, Paris but also others like Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Rome, Vienna, Dusseldorf, Munich, Lisbon etc… I have been to Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, The Maldives, USA…etc.”
“Right in the beginning I was booked for an Armani add.”
“My closet right now is full of Helmut Lang and Alexander Wang :). I also like Haider Ackermann, Nicholas K. & Celine. I find it really hard to pick one as I love most of them but never at the same time :). I might like Chanel one season and not care so much about it the next. I guess it all depends on the mood and where I am in that moment.”
“As I have been working for a long time I have worked with most of them, but to name a few: L’official, The Last Magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Schon, etc.”
“I am a gourmand. I don’t drink alcohol and I don’t smoke but desserts are definitely my weakness! i try to eat as healthy as I can but I never refuse myself a treat. As for working out… I always seem to find something better to do :). But when I do it is mostly yoga!”
“I can have sushi probably every day 🙂 – so i guess that is my favorite along with cakes 🙂 any type of cake I’m in!”
“My perception has changed a lot since I started… In the beginning I was very attached to it and I saw everyone as my friend. I have learned that it is an industry and you should treat it like one. You need to take care of yourself! I have started a blog on my website iuliacirstea.com where I talk about it! It’s an introduction to modeling for everyone out there wanting to know more about it from a model’s perspective.”
“I like to make dolls :). I love interior design… styling… anything connected to art! I am an artist at heart with wooden hands…”
“You can always find me on my website iuliacirstea.com or on my instagram @iulia_cirstea”
Any ideas for acting in the future?
“I actually have done a few movies and I am happy to say that I have been nominated for a best actress award at the MIFF. Couldn’t believe my ears when I got the call.”