AVIVA: How long have you been modeling?
VERONICA LAVERY: In August '12 it is gong to be 3 years since I started working on my modeling portfolio
AVIVA: What is the most exciting part about your job?
VL: There is more than just one 'exciting part' of my job, I love how I get to work on various projects all the time, I never know what to really expect from my schedule and upcoming opportunities. For example, in an 8-hour everyday office job you will hardly ever get any unexpected surprises; and I'm glad modeling is not like that.
AVIVA: Did you always want to be a model or did you have other career aspirations when you were growing up?
VL: Not at all! I never felt like I could ever be a model, I grew up as a little 'emo kid', with piercings, hating my life, and I didn't have any ambitions. The moment we moved to the States has started to change me and my vision on things and the opportunities I'm being given. So I started using them, and look where I am today.
VL: Besides all the big names I worked with, or for, magazines that are coming my way, magazine covers. I think I'm mostly proud of the 'progress' in what I do and in my own personal life in general. I think I keep 'shocking' people with my abilities in modeling. Which I like
AVIVA: Apart from having a great look, what else do you think is an important factor in succeeding as a model?
VL: You gotta be the whole 'package', there are millions of beautiful girls out there, but do their features and height give them the ultimate success? No, not at all, you gotta work hard, keep in shape, make smart decisions, know who you are, be professional, stay focused, know your advantages and your personality. I think the personality plays a major role here apart from the look, because that is what can make you stand out more.
Photo by: Martin Alonso Castaneda
AVIVA: Where do you see your modeling career going 5 years from now? (best case)
VL: I believe I can push myself into another level and that would be acting, there's still a lot I can and will do in modeling itself but I do want to stay in the entertainment industry and in front of the camera, so acting will be a good call. Let's hope I can do it even with my little Czech accent
AVIVA: What would you do if you won the lottery?
VL: Get at least one house, new cars for me an my family, invest in big things. I don't even wanna dream like that...haha
Photo by: Barry Fontenot
VL: Once you set your goals, go towards them, don't let uneducated people put you down, be around the right people, and do what you love.
AVIVA: Do you have any additional comments?
VL: Visit me on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, my other Facebook, and my WEBSITE so you know what's new in my modeling life and thank you for reading all this.
I would like to thank Veronica for this interview, and I wish her all the best in the future.