Risa Bellak was scouted a few times during her childhood and teenage years but she chose to pursue school instead, and then she later decided that she wanted to give it a shot.
Ever since she started with a NY agency, she started testing, shooting plenty of editorials and traveling all around. She loves fashion and admits in many of her interviews that she would love to own many of the clothes that she gets to wear. Versace is one of her favorite brands and she prefers keeping the items.
Steven Meisel is her Dream Photographer as the photographer is known for his iconic, beautiful and yet simplistic work. As for Dream Designer to work with, Alexander Wang is her favorite. She believes that Alexander Wang would capture her style which she describes as dark and edgy perfectly.
When she is not modeling, Risa prefers to hang out with her friends and family. Drawing and painting are both something that she likes to spend her time doing. She pays close attention to detail and that is how she is able to do such amazing work.
Her favorite moment as a model so far was when she got to travel to Milan, Italy. She was there for about 6 months and the experience transformed her as a person. I met so many talented people and would love to go back.
If she could choose to live in any city of the world, then should love to live in London. The style, architecture, music, culture and even the weather are something that feels suit her perfectly. She hasn’t worked in shows as of yet, but is interested in giving it a try.
Shoots are something that she is naturally talented in. They allow her to be expressive and creative which is what she enjoys most. Her favorite male model at the moment is Daan van der Deen as she believes that he has been in Vogue several times and has an interesting look. Besides, he even got to walk the runway for many of the biggest designers during fashion week.
On the other hand, her favorite female model is Natalie Westling whom she simply admires due to her down to earth personality. Seeing the personality come to life through her work is something which others can see too.
In her free time, Risa likes to spend a lot of time hitting the gym. She grew up on dancing, along with gymnastics and competitive cheerleading so, it is just natural that enjoys exercising and being athletic. “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” by The Offspring is the song that she prefers to dance to.
Risa Bellak is a powerful model who believes in what she does. When she works with casting directors and photographers, she truly knows how to take direction which shows in the results of her photo shoots. Her walk is something to look at.