My name is Raminta Paukstyte, I’m commercial model and actress from Vilnius, Lithuania. Funny random fact about me – my surname translated into English is “Chick”, aka who’s that chick?
Where did your inspiration to be an actress and model come from?
I remember gloating over the gorgeous dresses on the television screen, when I first saw the “Miss Universe” beauty contest. And my father used to take many pictures of me when I was little. Later I developed pro skills when it comes to take a perfect self-portrait with a timer. I think I truly loved cameras from the early age and held on to the idea of being confident, beautiful and doing what I love ever since.
Is it challenging to be a successful actress and model?
Modeling is a very competitive industry, but when you truly think about it, in terms of diversity, the beauty standards have changed so much. Nowadays I see so much more opportunities for different models, no matter their body size and shape; even brands more and more are into working with interesting personalities. But at the same time, social media following has become a huge factor when it comes to getting big gigs.
Acting is another career where social media following, sadly, plays an important role. In Eastern Europe, there are not many acting opportunities for actresses; the lack of projects is what makes it truly competitive. Nevertheless, I believe that I’m responsible for my own happiness and reaching goals, instead of blaming circumstances.
How is a typical day like for yourself?
For the last month I’ve been living and working in Taiwan. Taipei is a vibrant and kind of wild city, but I’m happy here being surrounded by beautiful nature and prolonged summer, while it is winter in my homecountry Lithuania (23+ degrees in Taiwan doesn’t remind me of winter at all!) I like to start my day by getting up early and going to the gym. Then eat breakfast and depending on my schedule, I might have a few castings in a row, I will catch a bus or MRT and I can easily reach my location not having to watch out for mopeds (drivers are hectic here!) or, if I’m working, I usually go to the shooting location and have breakfast there.
On my days off I enjoy spending time outdoors; it could be either a peaceful time in nature alone, that involves some hiking too or meeting up with friends in the city, going to explore local markets. When I come back home to Vilnius, my biggest focus work-wise will be on theatre and definitely more cosy evenings staying in.
Do you have any favorite quotes or mottos you use?
I am responsible for my own happiness.
If you could time travel, what will you like to experience or witness?
I’d ask to take me back to the 90s- early 2000s. For some weird reason, I feel super nostalgic for this decade, its music, its vibe and would love to experience those wild times once again.
On a scale of 1-10, how much of a foodie are you?
7 – my level of being a foodie depends on the season; I can be very excited about food, but at the same time I could be like “I don’t care”.
What is a lame or awkward attempt a guy has tried to know you?
Random DM’s are often freaky. Most recent was like, “The body is not the first item on the list that I want to possess. I want your soul, your heart, your thoughts, all of you, all your problems and fears. I want to be the centre of your universe.”
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Raminta. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
For me, sexy is all about the energy; it is being able to create that special vibe that makes someone feel attractive to you and vice versa, when you are around. Sexy is being confident, intelligent and bold.
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