“I was born in Montreal, Canada. I love the cultural diversity in the city. I can walk outside for 30 minutes and hear ten different languages spoken around me…”
“I discovered that pageants are an amazing opportunity to become a role model and raise awareness for important causes…”
“I’m not afraid to be myself, and I love showing people who I am.”
“If you have a dream, no matter what it is, chase it. That might be really scary, but I can guarantee that you are going to find people who will support you.”
“For five years, I did musical theatre though, so I definitely got a taste of stage acting. I could see myself dancing, singing, and acting on Broadway one day.”
It is an honor to present from Canada the beauty and sweetness of Clara Chemtov, Model, Beauty Queen, Miss Teen Personality Eastern Canada 2022, Miss Teen Personality Quebec 2021, Miss Teenage Quebec 2020.
Clara grants me a wonderful interview and we know her now!!!
Welcome Clara Chemtov!!!
1.- Clara, you were born in Canada ,What do you like about your hometown in Canada? What are your hobbies?
I was born in Montreal, Canada. I love the cultural diversity in the city. I can walk outside for 30 minutes and hear ten different languages spoken around me. Montreal is also really accessible by bicycle, so I enjoy taking my bike and exploring the various neighbourhoods of my city. During the summer, there are different festivals for music, dance, Pride, and more. I love attending them with my friends and family, and seeing what my community has to offer.
2.- What makes you laugh a lot or does it give you a lot of joy?
My siblings can always make me laugh. They know exactly what to say to make me feel better when I’m upset.
3.- International Model , Beauty Queen, Miss Teen Personality Eastern Canada 2022, Miss Teen Personality Quebec 2021, Miss Teenage Quebec 2020, NYFW and World Top Model Vlog, When do you decide to take your first steps as a model and beauty pageants? What feeling do you have achieving your dreams, your passions and being a recognized influencer woman today?
I first joined a pageant because I wanted to wear my prom dress again. After, I discovered that pageants are an amazing opportunity to become a role model and raise awareness for important causes. Since then, I’ve been passionate about sharing my positive messages with the world.
4.- What do you think is the distinctive, unique stamp of Clara in each activity carried out as a person and model?
One thing that sets me apart is my complete authenticity. Whether you interact with me online or in person, you’re getting the real deal. I’m not afraid to be myself, and I love showing people who I am.
5.- Whats is the main virtue that any woman must have to be an internacional model?
To be a model, you need to be determined. It doesn’t matter how you look or where you’re from. If you keep an open mind and commit to your dream, opportunities will arise.
6.- Are you aware of being an influential woman for thousands of girls who want to be models? How important is it to you to be an idol for many girls and teenagers?
I am always aware that people have access to the parts of my life that I share on social media. I try to be as authentic as possible, so I can show others that they can achieve their dreams without sacrificing what makes them unique. I also show people some of the ups and downs that I experience. Of course, I love to share my successes, but the glamour of my achievements only represents a fraction of my life. Most of the time, I’m just a teenage student who faces many of the same struggles as everyone else.
7.- What was your feeling the first time you modeled in front of a video camera? What did you feel the first time at a beauty pageant?
I was terrified at my first photoshoot. I have always been shy in front of the camera. I knew that I wanted to work on my confidence, so I pushed myself to step outside of my comfort zone. By the end, I was extremely proud. At my first pageant, Miss Teenage Quebec 2020, I was also really nervous. I wasn’t very good at my runway walk, and I felt insecure about my body. However, I boosted my confidence in the interview portion. I knew that I loved to talk about my passions, so I was sure I could nail that challenge. When I found out that I had won, I was completely shocked. I never could’ve imagined that I would one day wear a crown.
8.- What do you think about the power of social media today?
I think that social media has many positive and negative elements. It’s a wonderful platform for sharing information and keeping in touch with friends and family. On the downside, no one can ever portray their entire life online, which makes social media more of a highlight reel. This can cause people to compare their own lives to what they see, resulting in lowered confidence and negative self-image. For example, I have often felt that my body was not “good enough” because of the thin models, dancers, and athletes that I saw online. Ultimately, we have the power to curate what we’re exposed to, so I recommend that we surround ourselves with positive influences and accounts that uplift us.
9.- How do you like to interact with your followers on social media? Whats your favorite social media?
My favourite social media platforms are YouTube and Instagram. I love being able to share content that I like, and interact with others.
10.- What would you advise young people who have talent but do not dare to take the next step? What would you advise parents who do not support their children’s talents?
If you have a dream, no matter what it is, chase it. That might be really scary, but I can guarantee that you are going to find people who will support you. Your voice matters, and you should share it in whatever way feels right to you. I have always been fortunate to have parents who stand by my goals, and I’m grateful for them every day.
11.- What important lessons have you learned from the world of fashion and beauty pageants?
Pageants have taught me the power that each individual possesses. When I started developing my platform of eating disorder awareness, I discovered that my initiatives were making a difference. I never thought that sharing my eating disorder experience could have such a strong impact on others, but I have had countless people reach out to me, saying that my actions inspired them to start their own recovery journey. Nothing makes me feel more humble and happy than knowing that I’ve helped someone else.
12.- Clara, being a model for you has been easy? Were there obstacles?How did you overcome obstacles?
Modelling is challenging for me, but always rewarding. I grew up with poor body image, so it can sometimes be difficult for me to get up in front of an audience or a camera. However, the more I model, the easier it gets. My confidence has improved so much since the beginning!
13.- Have you thought about being an actress? Do you like the entertainment industry?
I would love to do small roles for film, but not lead parts. For five years, I did musical theatre though, so I definitely got a taste of stage acting. I could see myself dancing, singing, and acting on Broadway one day.
14.- Worldwide, women have acquired a greater role even though there are societies where they are still abused. What is your opinion of the role of women in the future in these societies?
I think that the world depends on women. Women’s voices need to be heard everywhere, including politics, economics, art, and more. Women have been silenced for far too long, and it’s time for us to be given the opportunities we deserve.
15.- Clara, what is your motivation and what do you feel grateful for every day?
Every day, I’m grateful for my loved ones. They are always supportive and they motivate me to keep working toward my goals.
16.- Clara Do you like to travel? What countries do you know? What other countries would you like to know and which places do you recommend to visit from Canada?
I love to travel and I plan on visiting every country I can. Seeing the world is one of the greatest forms of education, though unfortunately, it’s not accessible to everyone. I have visited Cuba and Taiwan on school exchanges, and Mexico, the Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Israel, and Jordan on family trips. I especially value my time in Taiwan because I got very close with my host family and we still talk today. For any visitors in Canada, I recommend seeing my hometown, Montreal. It has such rich culture, and there are so many exciting things to see and do.
17.- You and me (Jaime William) are going to play ping pong, I will tell you one word and you will answer with another word that comes to your mind.
– Marriage: Wedding
– Children: Fun
– Love: Happiness
– Canada: Diverse
– Travel: Learning
– Abortion: Human right
– Dance: Freedom
– Sing: Joy
– Europe: Colonisation
– America: Country
– Sport: Competition
– Money: Capitalism
– Parents: Caring
– Dreams: Ambitions
– Passion: Expression
– Character: Book
Interview conducted by Jaime William Mostacero Baca with Clara Chemtov – Canada
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