Allira Cohrs is my favorite Aussie Model who has been doing good things here in Australia and Overseas. She has just put a calendar which is pretty cool. She is one hard working model and a gorgeous one at that. I’ve interviewed her twice before and I wanted to see what she had been up to recently. Find out why is my fav Aussie model and always will be.
1. Are you happy how things have gone for you with your modeling career?
I am so happy with how the past few years have been, so much has happened and changed. When i sit back and i look at how far I have come since the FHM Girl Next Door Comp, its quite surreal, as it feels like yesterday but so much has happened, its amazing.
I am so grateful to had been given the opportunities to travel overseas with the Australian Defence Force to visit the deployed troops. I remember sitting there one day saying to myself, I would love to do go away and visit the soldiers, and a few months later, I get an email asking me to go in for a meeting. So many exciting things have happening, and I am really blessed with everything that has been given to me.
2. Did you ever think you would be on a cover of a major publication?
Honestly yes, as this was a dream of mine. I remember sitting there looking at a FHM with Imogen Bailey on the front, saying to myself that WILL be me one day. It wasn’t that long after making that crazy idea to myself, that I was in the FHM Girl Next Door Comp, shooting my piece in Sydney, and then being asked to work for ZOO as their first ever advisor.
3. Why did you decide to make your own calendar?
Making a calendar has been something I have always been keen to do. Not for the show pony aspect of it, but to make an idea, then put the wheels in motion and produce a creative side project. Its really rewarding when you see the end product, after everything you have dreamt of, coming together. I still look at the calendar and smile, knowing I did something I wanted to do. I am so happy to do singing’s and appearance at places with the calendar, as its a nice feeling knowing you have set and goal and achieved it.
4. Are you happy with the feedback so far?
Feedback is great so far, Sales are exactly where we aimed for them to be. Obviously everyone wants it to go bigger and better then they set out, but I am happy with it. The feedback I am getting is great, I have had a lot of emails, telling me the Allira Calendar has set the benchmark for glamour model calendars, and the quality and detail in the calendar is amazing, so I can not really complain.
5. How is modeling overseas different to modeling in Australia?
Modeling in different countries is hard, but in saying that, I think where ever you go in the world, something your passionate about should never be easy, otherwise it isn’t as rewarding. The language barrier can make things difficult, but i try and embrace it, and I have had a lot of fun working around the world, I am very lucky to have been given opportunities to travel overseas with work.
6. What has been your favorite shoot so far?
Oh this is a tough one. I have so many shoots I love, they are all fun and amazing, but Ive found now, after being a glamour model for so long, I really enjoying stepping outside that mould of what everyone shoots, and shoot something else. I really enjoy Black & White shoots, and showing different aspects of me, but in saying that I still love my sexy swimwear and lingerie shoots. It just depends on how I am feeling i guess.
7. What’s your ultimate goal in modeling?
Initially it was to become a well known model within the Men’s Magazine world, but since I have felt like I achieved that with appearing here in Australia and Overseas, I now focus more so on TV presenting and other media related jobs. I will always love my modeling and shooting for Men’s Magazines is always amazing and fun, but I would ideally like to secure a presenting job.
8. Do you plan to do some more hosting work?
Yes of course. This is where I am channeling all my energy at the moment. I think getting older, if you do the same thing over and over, you loose the fun aspect out of it, and I don’t ever want to lose that with modeling, so I have shifted my direction and decided to pursue TV work, as I really enjoy this and its challenging which i love a good challenge.
9. Where do you see yourself in years time with your modeling work? I hope to still be shooting for Men’s Magazines, gracing the covers and insides, but talking about my TV career and other fun things happening in my world. I do like to shoot other things besides Men’s Magazine’s, so anything Fitness wear, or clothing, is something I would love to do also.
10. What it is next for yourself?
I have got so many crazy idea’s going on at the moment, inside the modeling world, I really want to get creative and release my own Underwear label but with a unique twist to it. Outside of being in front of a still camera, I am always pursuing new TV work, so this will be a part of my daily grind. I am currently studying to be a Personal Trainer, so big things on the horizon’s, as I will incorporate this knowledge into my modeling and TV work.
11. How has the internet and social media helped you get work?
Social media is FANTASTIC. Its the easiest way to share news, shoots and anything else going on, I love Facebook and Twitter.
12. What are you listening to these days?
Music choice depends on my mood. I love Drake, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Lil wayne, that’s my training music, when I am not at the gym anything relaxed is the way to go