New Model Army – Glass meets Zarina Green

Name: Zarina Green
Agency: Premier Model Management
Age: 19
Nationality: Danish

_ONO3420_webZarina Green. Photograph: Camilla Glorioso

How did you become a model? And why?
I was scouted by Premier when I was 14 and on vacation with my family in London. We were shopping on Oxford Street and suddenly a scout stopped us and asked if I would be interested and I thought “let’s try it out”.

Have you always wanted to be a model?
No, I’ve always wanted to become a journalist.

Who are your heroes in life and in modelling?
In life, it’s two Danish journalists called Esben Bjerre and Peter Falktoft because they always manage to make me laugh at the news. Cara Delevingne has all my respect because of her open-minded mentality.

_ONO3435_webZarina Green. Photograph: Camilla Glorioso

What is your present state of mind?
Not over-thinking things – just do it because you never know how it will turn out.

What is your idea of happiness?
Just taking a day at a time, enjoying the good moments and surviving the bad ones.

How would you like to be perceived by others?
As a down-to-earth person, who always goes all in and is open-minded.

If you were not a model, what would you be?
A journalist.

_ONO3381_webZarina Green. Photograph: Camilla Glorioso

What do you miss most when you’re travelling?
Rye bread and the ocean [laughs]. I have a stable family and a friend group back home. Besides that, I also miss the bakery I work for in Copenhagen.

What is your favourite song or songs to walk to?
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.

What would you say is the biggest myth or misperception about being a model?
That we can’t manage to eat a massive rare steak – because we can and trust me I never stop until it’s finished.

_ONO3410_webZarina Green. Photograph: Camilla Glorioso

by Camilla Glorioso

All photographs: Camilla Glorioso

Casting: Sara Hesikova

Zarina is on Instagram here.