You were born in Italy. You have been a ballet dancer since the age of three. From an early age, you started to pose for fashion brands for kids, and at the age of fifteen, you had your modeling debut in the first fashion show for Vogue. Later on, you reached the pinnacle of success as a model by walking down the catwalk at the world’s leading fashion shows. You have had a remarkable journey as a competitor in different beauty pageants you participated. You reached the Miss Italy 2014 final, in 2016 you won second place at Miss International Model, in 2017 you stood second at Miss Europe and in the same year, you won the title of Miss Earth Italy Air. In 2019 you reached 2nd place at Miss Multiverse World Finals in Punta Cana, that being the first beauty, intelligence, fitness, and entrepreneurship competition in the world for 21st-century women. Tell us more about your professional journey of exceptional hard work, tenacity, and endurance as a fashion model.
I’ve always had a passion for fashion since I was a child when I enjoyed sewing clothes for my dolls. Given this passion of mine, at the age of 5 I started doing my first shootings and fashion catwalks. I made my haute couture model debut in 2012 in a Vogue fashion show during VDA fashion week. In 2014 I had access to the Miss Italy finals gaining interest from various fashion houses for catalogues, shootings and music videos (I participated in the music video of Shade and The colors).
My path within the beauty contests continued with my second place at the finals of Miss Europe in 2017, my second place at the finals of miss earth Italy and the conquest of the crown and national title of miss multiverse Italy in 2019. The conquest of this coveted title allowed me to fly to the Miss Multiverse World Finals in Punta Cana and face tests of physical and mental endurance, tests of intelligence and entrepreneurship. It was an unforgettable experience that allowed me to overcome my limits and bring Italy to the podium of this competition for the first time with a second place and victory of the crown of miss power woman 2019. Miss Multiverse as well as being a competition is also a reality show whose episodes have now been shared internationally.
During my experiences in beauty contests I attended a double university course and worked as a model for numerous fashion brands and stylists taking part in numerous fashion weeks: Paris, Doha, Milan, Turin, Rome and Dubai.
Parallel to my career as a model and in beauty contests, my presence on social networks and my number of followers on you tube (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alice+veglio), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/aliceveglioofficial/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/aliceveglio/?hl=it) have grown, thus leading me to new job opportunities as an influencer and blogger. This was for me a great premise for my future as an entrepreneur with the desire to use my influence on social media to convey positive messages of health and love for ourselves
You go to different countries for your professional career. A few of the locations are Paris, Dubai, Rome, Maldives, and Qatar. For a model to adjust to new countries with their own cultures it must be difficult and then to adjust to a modeling career in a new foreign land, what advice you can give to fellow models in a similar situation?
My work as a model has allowed me to travel a lot and get to know many different cultures. Surely it’s not always easy to “feel at home” immediately when working in a different country but behind every experience abroad there was a huge opportunity for personal growth for me. I advise every model to seize these opportunities and deal with each country with the desire to learn new things. It’s wonderful to see how each country’s fashion is influenced by culture. Documenting and study the culture of the place in advance is a great help in immediately creating good working leadership with foreign stylists and achieving goals together. Respect and desire to learn are the basis for a successful career as an international model.
As a Warrior Princess you rose to overcome a serious health disease when at the age of thirteen years you were diagnosed with the vertebral rotation that would force you to give up physical activity for the rest of your life. This diagnosis led you to lose all security and hope for a free and happy future. You found her immobilized with a cast on your back. Once the plaster was removed from your back, your mission in life became to study in the best institutions and find valid tools to regain your freedom and be able to move and eliminate the fear of immobility from your life forever. For benefit of our readers, your ardent fans and admirers tell us more about what was the catalyst and motivation that led to this unbelievable physical recovery journey, the great achievements and milestones you established as an athlete in your career.
Undoubtedly the diagnosis led me to a difficult moment in my life in which I saw my future prospects vanish. On the other hand, this difficulty that arose early in my life has become one of the greatest opportunities for personal growth that I could wish for. My spinal problem led me to reflect on the immense value of life from a very young age. Everyday life inevitably confronts us with difficulties and it’s up to us to choose whether to let ourselves be overwhelmed and defeated or to fight, to go beyond our comfort zone and discover that our potential lies after having conquered life’s battles. The back problem has taught me that you only live once and that beyond every obstacle that life offers us, there is always a way to realize ourselves.
Therefore, the secret to overcoming any difficulty in life is to remain so tied to your ideals and goals that you accept every day to take a small step beyond your comfort zone. In my specific case, going beyond the comfort zone meant getting back to moving, studying and deepening the methods to regain the mobility of my back and strengthen my muscles. The result of small daily steps has brought me today in a completely different physical and mental condition than in the past. Thinking about my diagnosis of immobility while competing in extreme endurance races and triathlons moves me every time and makes me believe more and more in each person’s infinite potential to be anything we want in life.
Probably if I had passively accepted the sentence to immobility and continued to be afraid of not being able to move, I would have resigned myself to a life that didn’t belong to me and didn’t do justice to life itself. It doesn’t matter where we start from or what condition we find ourselves in, it only matters where we want to go and how hard we work to get there. This philosophy is the foundation of my approach with my holistic fitness program. Probably without my back problem I wouldn’t be here today thankful and happy to be able to physically and mentally transform hundreds of women. Our greatest strengths often arise from our difficulties!
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