Dateline \\ 07 may 2019
-Anything is Possible –
Elsa Delgado International Runwaymodel /IT manager/ Spiritueel Coach
My name is Elsa Delgado, daughter of Capeverdean immigrants from St. Antoa, born in the Netherlands and raised in Vlaardingen. My parents were hardworking people, so that was the example I had. If you want something you have to work for it.
After college, I followed the traditional road and became mother of 3 and worked full time as an IT manager. After a failed relationship and being a single mom of 3, I deceided to listen to my heart and follow my passions.
As a creative person I always loved fashion, expressing myself and beauty.
I did this by doing photoshoots and creating my own looks. I had no expectations to become a model because most modelagencies had average limit of 19/20 years old. So in a playfull way I pretented to be an model.
One day I accidently saw that one of the Top designers in the Netherlands, Frans Molenaar had a casting for doorpasmodels and eventhough I had no experience, I deceided to apply and nervously went to the casting.
Frans Molenaar picked my personally to be one of the runwaymodels for his show and to wear his Masterpiece during the Spring Summer collection 2012. This opened new doors for me and I got alot of publicity on tv and newspapers.
After this I started to get more modeling jobs and got booked for shows.
Currently I do alot of modeling work , International shows and get to travel the world because of it. (Paris fashionweek, Milaan fashionweek, Gambia, Scotland )
Ofcourse it is a challenge to combine my IT job and being a mother and travelling around, but being able to do what I like makes everyting worth it.
If you have a dream or passion always follow your heart because you never know where it will lead you too. The only limit sometimes is yourself and dont give up by a first rejection and to think there is only one road. Dont let your circumstances, age or people’s opinion limit you in what you are capable of, just do it.
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