TELLS HER STORY
IN SL CONFIDENCIAL
First runner up LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR
''I FELT LIKE
A BABY GIRAFFE
LEARNING TO WALK''
First runner up LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR
Charlotte Chisolm is a funny Australian with a sparkling charm who had never walked on a fashion runway before being listed as a finalist in the prestigious competition LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR. More remarkable still, she finished the competition on the second step of the podium!
Were you afraid when you found yourself, totally inexperienced, in the grand finale of the competition?
I have to admit that competing against experienced models was intimidating at first but everyone's kindness helped to relieve some of the anxiety.
Did you have to learn a lot? What was the most difficult? The most fascinating?
I felt like a baby giraffe learning to walk! I had to learn everything from getting my avatar in perfect shape to walk like a model and choose poses to suit the clothes and the catwalk. The hardest part was to get over my own doubts, being a complete beginner, and get up to compete with confidence. In fact, the whole experience was fascinating for me, I had never experienced the glamorous side of SL before and I was in awe of the mentors and other girls in the competition.
‘’ My husband thought I was crazy
to get up in the middle of the night
to attend practices and events ’’
Did you find all the help you needed within the organization?
I did! OMG I can't thank enough Ponchituti Boucher and Viana from the One on One agency. Their guidance and help were worth its weight in gold. Mika, Paris and Julia from LUXE Paris were always happy to answer the questions, which also made the
experience more relaxed.
What was your first reaction when they announced your name as first runner-up?
I'm not going to hide anything from you, there were expressions of emotion, I was absolutely shocked! In no case did I see it coming, so the
surprise was total!
What was the reaction of those around you?
I am married and I have 2 children in RL. My husband thought i was crazy
for getting up at all hours to attend practices and events, because I live in Australia. But when I won, he was very happy for me!
What do you attribute your success to?
The fabulous advice they gave me and taking the time to learn the trade. The styling of my competition outfits focused on LUXE Paris creations.
What is the most important thing that you take away from this experience?
Don't be afraid to try something new! Jump ahead because you never know what will happen.
‘’ My grandmother
taught me to be
a strong woman
with a soft center ’’
Will you continue in modeling? Are you now interested in a modeling career?
I will continue to represent LUXE Paris but due to my location in the world and my work in RL, I do not have the availability to be a full-time model and to give the needed dedication.
Do you plan to do the contest again next year?
I think I would like to walk away from the top. For me, being the first runner-up is a great achievement in itself.
May I ask you what is your field in RL?
I am a registered nurse.
Did this contest bring you something in your real life?
It showed me that if you put your mind to something, you can achieve it if you put in the work and are never afraid of try new things.
What is your greatest quality and your worst defect?
My sense of humor is my greatest quality, I enjoy making people laugh.
The worst flaw is my need for organization, sometimes it can drive people crazy.
What is your passion or favorite hobby?
What do you value the most and why?
My children, although they give me headaches at times, I could not imagine my life without them. Without ringing too cliché, they are my world.
Who was the most influential person in your life?
My grandmother was. She taught me to be a strong woman with a soft center, that can be independent.
MEET AEALLA ILLYAR IN SL CONFIDENCIAL MAGAZINE
Second runner up LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR
''A GREAT MODEL
IS KIND AND WELCOMING
TO ALL MODELS
AND IS INSPIRATION
Rocking the runway for twelve years, Aealla Illyar is a shining star in the sky of the virtual fashion industry
and it was no big surprise when she was voted a grand finalist by
the jury of the LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR competition. This beautiful blond with a romantic look lit up the runway of the competition with her all-white outfit and mask of diamonds. But when you get to know her a little better
you discover that she is not only beautiful in appearance but also in her heart.
Top model in Second Life, she's actually a social worker in RL, a fusion that says a lot. But let her tell her history ...
What makes a model popular?
I believe it is the contacts a model has that makes her popular as well as her ability to be easy to work with and to style well. The ambition to model in many shows, magazines and ads is also important. But this can also cause overexposure and do the opposite. It's a very fine line.
Mostly, I believe a great model is kind and welcoming to all models and is inspiration to other models. Also, having great relationships with designers is also a good thing.