Star sign: Leo
Follow me: @_xenijapopovic_
At Elite Model Look we say: “your differences make our world”. What makes you different?
People have always told me that I stand out. I have always liked unusual things. Ever since I was little, I have had sense for aesthetics, I was attracted by beautiful things, good energy, a smile, shiny objects and bright colours! What’s more, I have always been very tall, and I have always loved performing. But what makes me recognizable are my eyebrows, and I’m very proud of them! But in the end, I believe that beauty on the outside is never enough by itself – what’s much more important is to let your inner beauty shine, and others will see it in you.
What is your passion in life?
Music! I like to sing, play and listen to music. I finished music primary school, I play the flute.
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote that inspires you to succeed?
It doesn’t matter if you choose or you are chosen - it will always be something that belongs to you.
What is the best holiday you have ever been on?
Definitely Egypt! We stayed in Sarm el Seik hotel for twenty days. I visited Egypt twice and I like it very much. I love Egypt because people there respect rules, they have beautiful beaches and they offer wonderful hospitality.
Tell us your favourite…
Instagram account to follow: @kaiagerber, because she is a very young and successful girl. She worked for almost every high fashion brand, also she is a daughter of Cindy Crawford who is one of the biggest role models of every generation because true beauty lives regardless of time. And Cindy was also discovered by Elite Model Look!
Sport: the gym or yoga!
Movie: Endless Love, because it has a strong message. It shows that true love has no boundaries and that you should not have bad prejudice about people, because what makes a person is what’s inside them.
Model: I really like Sara Sapaio, because she has exceptional and unconventional beauty. I like her work, confidence, energy and charisma that captures. She used her potential in the right way, she worked hard on herself and now she is one of the busiest models in the world!
If you could go anywhere in the world – where you haven’t already been – where would you go?
The city which I haven’t been to but I want to go to very much is Paris. It is the city of light, love, and one of the world’s most important cities for fashion!
How does it feel to represent Montenegro at the 35th Elite Model Look?
I’m very excited - I even didn’t plan to apply! I found out about the Elite Model Look competition through social media, and I was following it last year. I came to the casting as a support to my friend, but I was spotted by the Elite Model Look staff who asked me to fill in the application and take part in casting! It’s a great pleasure and honour to represent my country at such a big competition. What makes me the happiest are new friends that I’m going to make and huge experience that I will gain at the world competition itself! I was always attracted to doing modeling since I was a little girl, and I love it so far. Right now, it’s the job that I’m most drawn to, and I never get tired of anything that has to do with modelling!
Tell us about Montenegro!
Monetenegro is a small country in the Balkans. Montenegro is known for the canyon Tara, which is 60km long and the second biggest canyon in the world, the rainforest at Lake Biograd - the biggest rainforest in Europe, Skadar Lake and the Bay of Kotor. I’m very proud of my country because it has beautiful nature, beautiful people, successful athletes and catwalk models. Marija Vujovic and Irina Djuranovic are top models from Montenegro!