Name: Ona Marija Auskelyte
Agency: Oui Management (Paris)
Describe a favourite childhood memory: I was like a machine of talents! ;D When I was around 4-5 my parents brought me to classes of singing, playing piano and drums. Besides that I was going to drawing classes and a ballet school. I loved to show off and perform. I would always find a piece of unused fabric, make a new outfit for my performance and force everyone at home to watch me acting as a “prima ballerina-best singer“. I was a very happy child that would always keep smiling 😉 After some years, from all of these talents the best I developed dancing ballet – as I have been dancing professionally for 12 years and performing in different countries. But anyway, I still feel passion for all other kinds of art and am the same happy child that would always keep smiling!
What’s something uncool that you love anyway? I love collecting and keeping small things that everybody likes but nobody needs. I admire all kind of vintage items that have their unique history and authentic spirit. I love spending my free time visiting different vintage stores.
Would you prefer to have a tomato field growing on the top of your head or to have polystyrene foam arms? I prefer to keep the tomato field I already have and let it grow! Why to have polystyrene foam arms and be useless in everything? To pretend being a “star” but be empty inside and easily defeated. For me personally, tomato field on the top of my head means my possibilities, variety of ideas, challenges and never ending, growing number of paths to choose. The bigger field-the more creative I am, so let it grow! 🙂
The type of shoot you would love to be on? As I love adventures and admires nature that would be a shoot in the most crazy surroundings and environment possible. Wherever it would be – on the land, in the sky, under the water- it would have to be a challenging experience!
the booker says
Fresh off school, Ona is a chameleon who walked the prestigious shows MM6 (which she opened), Theyken’s Theory and Givenchy for her very 1st season in October. She’s a gem.
– Helene Descars, Oui Management
the photographer says
Ona makes it eas, she’s a positive and smart girl; in no time she gives something true and in tune.
She has a real charming beauty with edgy features what makes her without a doubt memorable.
– Nil Hoppenot
Photography by Nil Hoppenot
Special thanks to Helene Descars, Oui Management.