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More Than Models

More Than Models

In this podcast, we will talk with models, influencers, photographers, directors, managers of brands, advertising agencies, and model agencies looking behind the scenes of the world's fastest-growing Modeling platform:

We will discuss a wide range of topics such as diversity, dealing with rejection, work-life balance, and how technology is changing this industry to become safer and more transparent.

Host: Andreas von Estorff (@avestorff)
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Stuntwoman and Actress Anna Caterina on The Differences Between Modeling and Acting
Anna Caterina is a model, actress, stuntwoman, and mental and fitness coach. She started her modeling career at a very young age, and growing up, she decided to go to Cinema School to become a stuntwoman. In this episode, she explains how she got ready for it, the differences she sees between the modeling industry and acting. On top of that, she gives you some tips to overcome rejection.  Host: Andreas von Estorff Podcast by LinkedIn
March 08, 2022
Model Kemi speaks about her runway show for Forever 21, her finance career, and her time at graduate school in NYC
Kemi is a model living in New York city who recently started in the industry. In September, for the first time in her career, she was part of the New York Fashion Week and walked for the international brand Forever 21. Her amazing work made her appear in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and modeling websites like Besides her modeling career, Kemi received a bachelor’s in philosophy, has had a career in finance for half a decade, and now she’s doing an MBA in Columbia Business School: she's a full-time model and a student. Host: Andreas von Estorff Podcast by LinkedIn
December 03, 2021
Anna Gantt about the 26M views of her TikTok video on body shaming and why even Bella Hadid talked about it
In this episode we talk with the TikTok viral model Anna Gantt. She started her modeling career when she was only 15 with a size 0/2 (XS) and has been doing a lot of editorial shoots and runways around the world. The pressure with sizes being that young in the industry affected her and she developed an eating disorder. Now she is a 22-year-old model, size 4/6 (S) and fully recovered.  A few weeks ago, she went to a casting and the casting director told her that she had to lose weight because “they could not see her bones”. When she got home, she recorded a very emotional TikTok video of herself and now it has more than 26 million views. You can see the video here. The impact was so huge that even supermodel Bella Hadid followed her on TikTok and now Anna is working for brands such as Savage x Fenty and Free People to fight against body shaming.  Anna Gantt has also trichotillomania, a hair-pulling disorder with no medical solution, and she has a YouTube channel where she talks openly about it. Host: Andreas von Estorff. Podcast by LinkedIn
November 26, 2021
YouTuber, model coach and content creator Amz, discusses agency representation, rejection and how to get into modeling.
In this episode we talk with experienced model Amudat Hassan aka Amz, who is the creator of the YouTube Channel “Model Talk with Amz”.  She started modeling in 2018 and now educates aspiring models on topics such as how to apply to modeling agencies, why models are rejected and how to build your portfolio. Amz also offers 1:1 coaching sessions via Zoom to teach, guide and advise models individually. Host: Andreas von Estorff. Podcast by LinkedIn
November 19, 2021
Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Dior’s talent manager and producer Karl Bernier on how to guide models in the industry
In this episode we talk to Karl Bernier, TV and music producer, artist and model manager. Karl specializes in live music production and guiding and encouraging models and talents to achieve their goals. Now based in Normandy, Karl previously lived in Paris and New York City, working with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, Versace and Dior. Host: Andreas von Estorff. Podcast by LinkedIn
November 12, 2021
Miss Power Woman Elvira Fernandez, founder of beauty brand Sofia Juliette Paris on how to balance life as model, mother and entrepreneur
In this episode we talk with the model, entrepreneur and mother Elvira Fernández. She started her modeling career when she was 17 years old in Spain, combining it with Law studies. In 2017 she won the contest Miss Power Woman, which is about women who are much more than just a beautiful face. Elvira has created her own skincare natural brand called Sofia Juliette Paris with the goal to boost people’s confidence to not wear a lot of makeup and to take care of their skin. Now she is living in Ireland with her husband, who is a well-known Irish rugby player, Simon Zebo and her three kids. Host: Andreas von Estorff Podcast by LinkedIn
October 29, 2021
Miss Supernational Rebecca Pace about how to work successfully as a freelance model
In this episode we talk with professional model from Malta, Rebecca Pace. She started modeling when she was 14 years old and represented her country as Miss Malta in the Miss Supernational beauty contest. After working as a model in Delhi, India, she is now back in Europe working as a freelance model for brands such as Coca Cola, Starbucks and McDonald’s. Host: Andreas von Estorff. Podcast by LinkedIn
October 22, 2021
TEDx talker, model and actress Megan Gallagher discusses mental health
In this episode we talk with 25-year-old model, TEDx talker, mental health coach, writer and actress Megan Gallagher.  As a teenager, Megan suffered from chronic anxiety and 3 years ago she shared her experience on how to deal with negativity in the TEDx Talks. She also wrote the book on mental health “How to Thrive In The Virtual Classroom”. It focuses on the importance of mindfulness to deal with the day to day worries, anxieties and thoughts of teenagers and young adults. Host: Andreas von Estorff Podcast by LinkedIn
October 15, 2021
Commercial photographer and marketeer Daniel Agudelo shares his marketing tricks and advice for how to work with Models
In this episode, we talk to professional photographer and marketing specialist Daniel Agudelo. He started his photography career in Colombia, working as an assistant and shooting commercials. Now based in Barcelona, Daniel previously lived in Berlin and Mallorca, where he took part in productions for Zalando and Ray-Ban. Daniel started his journey into the marketing world while trying to learn how best to brand himself and sell his work. Daniel is now leading the marketing team at international modeling platform Andreas von Estorff Podcast by LinkedIn
October 08, 2021
Entrepreneur, gold medal figure skater and model Monica Lewin on how to use passion for a good cause
In this episode we talk with Monica Lewin, serial entrepreneur, world explorer, diversity advocate and former gold medal figure skater on the Olympics.  Originally skeptical with the modeling profession, she started her modeling career doing some bikini photoshoots and body painting. This gave her the confidence she needed to present herself to the world in new and profound ways.  Having also figure skated from a young age, Monica became more involved with the LGTBIQ+ community, which has a strong affinity towards the figure skating realm. Also, as a social media marketer, Monica has established an excellent track record as a founder of Leira Digital, as well as Denver Social Society - providing an outlet for Monica to flex her event management skills. She is also a firm believer in supporting small local enterprises and goes out of her way to hold events at more intimate, locally-owned venues and non-chain hotels. Host: Andreas von Estorff Podcast by LinkedIn
October 01, 2021
Vogue model and vitiligo icon Faried Molai on how to improve self-confidence and accept yourself
In this episode we talk with the international vitiligo model Faried Molai. During his teenage years he had to deal with judgment, depression and negativity in order to accept his condition. His experience is a testimonial of self-confidence and emotional strength. With the purpose to help other people with vitiligo, last year he created the non-profitable charity foundation Vitiligo Awareness Int to encourage them on the thought that success is possible. Host: Andreas von Estorff Podcast by LinkedIn
September 24, 2021
Germany’s Next Top Model participant Miriam Rautert on how to become a successful petite model
Miriam started her modeling career as a teenager when she represented Germany in Miss Universe. She featured in campaigns for Adidas, Puma, Schwarzkopf, Zalando, Charlotte Tilbury amongst many others. Miriam is a great example for petite models, measuring 165cm/5"4, and she is represented by modeling agencies in Hamburg, London, Vienna and Cape town. She also runs her own Podcast “Modelwelt”, where she shares her experience with young talents. In this episode of More Than Models, Miriam explains the secrets of her success.
September 17, 2021
Lancôme & Adidas campaign producer, Simon Paul Whittard, on how to succeed in the Film & Photography Business
Starting his career as a stunt double actor, Simon Paul Whittard worked his way through the Film & Photography business on the highest level. He worked with Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe, was chosen to be the photographer for American Vogue and created his own company, New Moon Productions, producing campaigns for brands such as Porsche, Moët & Chandon, Adidas, L’Oréal and Lancôme. Simon also created the campaign #IAmNoJoke together with the Black Eyed Peas, Julian Lennon and Jeff Goldblum to raise awareness about bullying.
August 23, 2021
Professional model and Model Academy instructor Nadin Muñoz on how to start modeling and deal with rejection
In this episode Nadin Muñoz, professional model and instructor from the Model Academy, talks about how to get started as a model. She shares her own experiences on dealing with modeling agencies, clients within the modeling industry and how she overcame rejection to stay positive while pursuing her dreams.
August 06, 2021
ABC Charity Founder & Desigual Photographer Filip Agoo, on how to change the world through pictures
In this new episode we talk with professional photographer Filip Agoo. He started his career as a commercial photographer creating campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands, until he decided to help change the world through images. This was the moment when he created ABC Charity. In the last few years Filip came back to commercial photography for Desigual, representing the evolution to sustainability and the values of diversity and inclusivity for one of the most important fashion brands in the world.
July 23, 2021
Photographer Alba Duque about women empowerment and diversity in the photography and model business
In this new episode we talk with the talented and successful photographer Alba Duque, about how to support diversity and women empowerment through photography. Alba was also the art director and photographer of’s campaign for International Women’s Day ‘Confident in your Own Skin’, which gave encouragement to all female models, no matter the size, height, skin color or background.
July 16, 2021
COO of the sustainable swimwear brand All Sisters on how to introduce diversity into the modeling world
In this new episode we talk with Alba Bisbal, COO of All Sisters, a sustainable swimwear brand and one of the first brands to stand for inclusion and diversity by showcasing curvy models on the runways of the biggest fashion shows. With this concept, All Sisters convinced Victoria’s Secret to present and sell an All Sisters collection.
July 09, 2021
Leonie McIntosh on how to use a creative community to change the world
In this episode, we talk to Leonie McIntosh, Account Manager of, the leading online platform that connects creative professionals with brands and agencies. Leonie talks about the prestigious Spotlight Photography Award and the new category "Shoot for a Cause" and how photographers and models can use their creativity to make this world a better place.
July 02, 2021
Marc Charach on his job as a TV Commercial Director and working with models
In this episode, we talk with Marc Charach former TV Commercial Director in London and now COO of He created commercials for brands such as Coca-Cola and McDonald's, was part of the international growth team behind and is now leading the fastest growing modeling platform worldwide, as COO. If you want to know how to become a commercial director or how to impress film crews and casting directors as a model or actor, you must listen to Marc.
June 25, 2021
Makeup artist and hair stylist Nika Ambrozic gives us some inside tips and tricks on her job in the modeling industry
What do models need to take into account before going to a casting? Wear make up? Wet hair? Makeup artist, hair stylist and founder of Erion Makeup, Nika Ambrozic, tells us the do’s and dont’s and explains to us what it’s like to be a combination artist on a daily basis.
June 18, 2021
Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar model William de Haas talks about modeling in China
The talented model and singer William de Haas shares with us his experience working as a model in China, one of the most important countries to kick off your modeling career. He has worked with Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Adidas, and much more.
June 11, 2021
Marketing Manager, Model and Mum Helena explains how to be more than a model in the digital era
In the first episode of More Than Models, host Andreas von Estorff speaks to Helena, a young Model, Marketing Director of the biggest modeling platform,, and Mum. How is it possible to combine everything and make yourself a place in the changing and challenging Modeling Industry?
June 04, 2021
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In this podcast, we will talk with models, influencers, photographers, directors, managers of brands, advertising agencies, and model agencies looking behind the scenes of the world's fastest-growing modeling platform:
May 28, 2021