Like many other fields, the modeling industry is competitive. It takes a lot of dedication and perseverance to become a well-known professional model. For this reason, among other challenges, many in the space fear following their passion as they feel that they may not make it. However, this did not stop top model and visual artist Sonja Serences from making her mark.
Sonja has defied the odds to reach the top becoming a well-known model in Canada and beyond. She has participated in multiple modeling events and has won several awards. Sonja recently participated in an open call competition where she reached second place, an accomplishment not many would be able to achieve. Sonja has also been featured in top magazines globally, gracing the pages with her skills.
When Sonja launched her career in the modeling industry, it wasn’t easy. She explains that there were a lot of obstacles. Sonja also didn’t believe in herself as she felt she didn’t fit the modeling beauty standards portrayed by the industry. But Sonja chose not to let the self-doubt distract her from living her dreams.
Sonja invested in her modeling career, and through hard work, big brands started to take note of her which paved the way for many more opportunities. So far, Sonja has worked with various brands promoting jewelry and skincare products. She was also part of magazine cover model competitions in the international category.
Empowered by these accomplishments, Sonja says that her goal is to use her talent to spread positivity and encourage others to continue doing what they love. Sonja uses her inspiring story to empower her fan base and to show everyone no dream is too big to fulfill, even if it’s modeling or art.
According to Sonja, art is something she has wanted to pursue from a young age. She explains that growing up, she really loved painting and music, which played a role in shaping her future in the fashion world.
While Sonja loved creating music and drawing, she did not want to limit her artistic skills, pushing her to extend her scope. This is why she began her pursuit in the creative art design field. Sonja Serences has fused practical projects with the creative process using her works to tell her story to the world and motivate others.
She is a photographer and talented visual artist, whose paintings have been displayed in public displays across Canada. Sonja says that her passion and drive for graphic design, web design, illustrations, and abstract painting is what led her to pursue a path in modeling and photography.
As the modeling industry is quite rigid, Sonja says that she aims to use her platform to break down some of the barriers while showing people that it’s possible to have more than one passion and excel in all. She is also sharing what she has learned throughout her journey to help up-and-coming models and artists.
As she continues to flourish, Sonja is breaking down barriers in the fashion and modeling industry while encouraging others to fight for their goals. She is building a safe environment, teaching her audience how to embrace their true selves and express and represent their ideas and talents without fear.