Isabel Blancart is everything a man can desire for in a woman. And she knows it.
2. Meet Isabel Blancart
A simple girl growing up in a sleepy little town of Spain, nudged by her parents, entered a reality show that spots and grooms models. She worked hard and earned a name for herself. Dozens of beauty brand collaborations and cover shoots later, she is now busy travelling. We caught up with her in between escapades.
3. Tell us about your childhood. Did you dream of becoming a model?
I was born in one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, Cordoba. I was always surrounded by family and friends, who have been with me since childhood. I never had slightest of hint that I could be a model. Until I actually chanced upon the opportunity of being a model, I had no inclination towards this profession.
4. So, how did modelling happen?
I would say pure luck and some encouragement from my parents. While
growing up, I was always told that I have the face and personality of a model. Even strangers would come up to me and tell me that I look like a model. And all I could think was how can I be a model? I was living in small town, living a normal, much protected life. Honestly, I didn’t even believe that I was beautiful or I have it in me to be a model. Even today, I am a normal girl-next-door.
5. What does success mean to you?
To me, success is waking up everyday and being able to do things that I love. Right now, it’s modelling. Success is being able to do things that I choose to do and when I choose to do them.
6. What turns you on in men?
I love when someone makes me feel that I am the only one for him, and that he really wants to be with me. I get turned on by the way a man looks at me, when he makes me feel special.
7. What excites you more: runway or cover shoots?
Cover shoots! Over the years, I have realised that I love to be in front of the camera, express myself and getting into the skin of a new character that I am suppose to play.
8. What kind of music do you like?
It depends on my mood actually. I love Spanish music, especially flamenco because it’s all about love. I love to discover new songs and artists. Spotify is my best friend. Right now, I have flamenco and pop music from the ‘70s and ‘80s. I love Rihanna, Beyoncé, Rosalia (a Spanish singer) and Camarón.
9. You also participated in the Spanish edition of Supermodel, Supermodelo.
I remember that day. I was watching the first season of Supermodelo with my family. My parents looked at me and asked me if I would like to give it a try and audition for the show. I laughed it off. I was just 17. A year later, my friends told me that the show is conducting auditions for the second season and that the winner will represent Spain in Elite Model contest. Since, the casting was happening in a city very close to my town, I thought to give it a try.
10. So, would you say that Supermodelo was a turning point in your life?
Yes. Although, I did not win the show but, I am glad that I was a part of the show. I was spotted by the Elite Model Management and it offered me a contract. And the next I know, I was traveling for shoots and shows to Barcelona, Paris, London, Milan, and Miami. Everything was new for me but I learnt on the job. Today, it is my life.
11. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Honestly... I have no idea. I am someone who lives in the present. I don’t even know where I am going be next week. Look how I became your cover girl, without a hint. It was godsend.
12. What is your favourite cuisine?
I love Spanish food! I do like Japanese and Italian too, especially sushi and Pasta Carbonara.
13. How often do you hit the gym?
To tell you the truth, I don’t go to the gym. I prefer yoga, Pilates and walking over gymming.