KARMEN PEDARU

KARMEN PEDARU

Estonian beauty Karmen Pedaru talks face massage, egg yolks and what life lesson she’s learned from modelling.

To say Karmen Pedaru’s modelling career was off to a hot start is an understatement. At 15 years old, she went to see the theatre in Tallinn, Estonia with her grandmother. After the play, she was approached by a woman (who later became her agent) who asked if Karmen wanted to become a model. Ten days later, she was on a plane to India, shooting for Teen Vogue. It was her first time on a plane – not to mention in front of the camera.

But as it turned out, she was really good at it! Since her first Teen Vogue gig, Karmen Pedaru has become one of the most successful models of her generation. She has been on the Models.com Top 50 list, and is currently ranked as one of the industry’s ”Money Girls”. 

During an H&M shoot in New York, we asked Karmen Pedaru to fill out our Top Model Secrets questionnaire.

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
”Art photographer Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and for fashion I like Helmut Newton, Terry O’Neill, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon.”

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT WAS…
”Ten days after I was discovered, I got a job for Teen Vogue in India. I will always remember it.”

THE SONG THAT ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
”Heatwave’s Boogie Nights.”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
”Nature.”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
”Jean Shrimpton and Kate Moss.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
”Happiness.”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
”Balance ball and running.”


I love omelettes. The normal ones! Not only with egg whites! I think that’s disgusting.


KARMEN PEDURU

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I…
”Use David Mallett hair oil. It’s great.”

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
”To watch funny TV series on my laptop. Also I love massage. I love oriental spas. They give the best massage.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
”Sports.”

I SMELL LIKE…
”Frederic Malle Une Rose.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF DUTY LOOK IS…
”Underwear and a big cosy sweater.” 

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Massage your face with oil before putting makeup on.”

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS…
”The Mercer Hotel in New York.”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
”Troika in Tallinn, Estonia. It’s Russian cuisine. And Umu in London for Japanese cuisine and in Rome I love La Rosetta, they have the best fish.”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
”I prefer to have Japanese breakfast but not everywhere they serve that. So I like to have green juice and fruits. And I love omelettes. The normal ones! Not only with egg whites! I think that’s disgusting.”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
”My cashmere blanket that I travel with everywhere.”

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I…
”Hang out with my friends. I also love watching films.”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Don’t take candy from strangers :) ”

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
”I only like to buy shoes, oils and candles.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
”To be comfortable in my own body.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
Mom and Two And A Half Men, but only with Charlie Sheen, I don’t watch the new ones.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell. I love crime novels.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
”Comfort, happiness, health.”

 

 

KARMEN PEDARU

CITY: ”I live between Rome and Estonia.”

AGENCY: IMG Models

DISCOVERED: In 2005, visiting the Estonian Drama Theatre in Tallinn. ”After the play I went to the wardrobe to get my coat, and bumped into a modelling scout who asked me if I wanted to model. That’s where it all started.”

INSTAGRAM: @karmen_pedaru

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