First of all, there are so many models — so, so, so many. The industry has changed completely. It’s much more business-minded. When I did the shows, when we were walking, people were screaming your name like you were in a concert. It was totally crazy.
Now you can tell they want to sell bags. It’s a different world. It doesn’t create the same kind of energy, when you see models walk straight and look at the camera to have the best profile. We really didn’t look at the camera. We were smoking when we walked! You cannot do that anymore.
Is it more difficult for models to change careers?
So many models feel really bad toward the end of their careers — in their 30s. When the phone doesn’t ring anymore, suddenly you understand that you’re out of the game.
You have to think in advance. You have to be prepared. But we’re never prepared for failure. And failure is very important. Success is very rare, and it doesn’t last. Most of the time you fail.
You’ve said that your next film will be about your own life.
It’s not a documentary. It’s going to be fiction and nonfiction, mixed.
It’s not easy to share your story. That’s why it’s a mix of fiction and nonfiction — because I cannot write a book. I cannot, because if you write a book, you have to say everything, and I cannot.