What did you do to “tame” your hair?
I tried Brazilian straightening twice, but it wasn't really my thing. I had my own tricks. I would tug on my hair much as I could, (laughs) so I would lose the bounce. When I got out of the shower, I smoothed my curls with my fingers. And then I would tie them up. Also, I really liked the wavy look: I would wash it and braid it so that it was wavy. Everything but the frizz. Often, on special occasions, I would invent hairstyles to play with: donut buns, for example. I even tried a very sleek ponytail with a suit, which created a very androgynous style.
What was your wake-up call?
The last five or six years, there have been changes in my life: a separation, new professional commitments... I think I took the time to find myself. I decided to be less of the person that people expected me to be. I wanted to like myself, to find authenticity. So I made some choices and left my curls alone. Today everything is simpler. When I go to a party, I don't style my hair, and I feel confident.
I'm much better off, because I'm not very good at doing my own hair, so it's an advantage to go natural. And as luck would have it, a short while ago, I was contacted by a agent. I was offered to model for photos again. I found myself in the spotlight again, just like when I was twenty. But better in my own skin.
I can be called a tall, curly blonde again, and I don't mind at all. I know that's my advantage. And at the moment, I'm taking on new challenges: I'm training for the Raid Amazones race in Vietnam, and that requires a lot of energy!