The International Rise of Croatian Model Stefani Šober
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There are a number of successful Croatian models around the world, one of them is 24-year-old Stefani Šober..
Originally from Rijeka on Croatia’s northern Adriatic on, Šober lives today all over the world, spending most of her time between USA, Turkey, Greece, France, Italy, UK and Spain.
Šober has only been modelling professionally since 2013 when she answered an e-mail that would change her life. At the time Stefani was with her sister in Madrid, when she received an email inquiring whether she would go to Morocco to shoot an editorial for the Spanish edition of Vogue magazine. Since then Stefani has graced fashion magazines such as Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire.
“Vogue was like my destiny. The girl who was meant to shoot the editorial got stuck at an airport in England. They needed someone at short notice and they selected me out of 200-300 models,” Stefani told daily Jutarnji list.
After the shoot in Morocco things started to snowball for the Croatian and she ended up signing with top modelling agency Women in New York. She was on the books there for 6 months. She is now with Premier Model Management. Whilst shooting in New York Stefani got approached to appear in a film titled “Till Human Voices Wake Us”.
“My instincts told me to accept it. Filming stated the next day at 4am and that is when I realised it was a big thing. The producer Rick Schwartz had worked on films with Leonardo Di Caprio such as The Aviator and Gangs of New York. It was a great experience,” Stefani said, adding that casting of thousands of girls took place for he role in the film which starred Lindsay Lohan.
Stefani is the youngest of three sisters in an opera singing family. As well as university, she finished music school also for piano and violin and also learned to play the guitar. She loves to play music in her spare time. As well as Croatian, she speaks English, Italian, Spanish fluently.
Stefani says that she gets back to Rijeka now twice a year, for Christmas and Easter, and says that at the moment her career is her number one priority.