The Heroine’s Journey of Lise Varado

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing I love in my work is that each day is different. It’s a real pleasure for me to be able to pose in different styles and play on the attitude and expressions to get into character!

What is my idea of happiness? Happiness for me is taking advantage of each second in life: the smallest detail as the burst laugher of a child in the street or more personal moments of life close to my heart. Happiness is living each second of life, not looking backwards with nostalgia or forward with millions of questions.

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is that something bad happens to my children, they are my most precious treasure. They keep pushing me through, they are my motivation and the engine that drives my life.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I regret the lack of self-confidence when I was younger, I was often full of doubts. But I learned to recognise my strengths and weaknesses, and today I keep going with my head up high.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I most admire Charlize Theron, Monica Bellucci, Kate Moss and Adriana Karembeu. They are beautiful women who successfully managed their career.

What is my greatest extravagance? My greatest extravagance… I’ve not achieved it so far, but I’ve always wanted to skydive! I know that this dream will come true one day or another!

On what occasion would I lie? I don’t like lying and I can’t lie. I consider that honesty is the foundation of a healthy relationship both at personal and professional levels. If one day I felt compelled to lie to someone, it would be to protect them from a difficult situation, but even in this case I would feel I would betray their confidence.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Earning one’s life in the modelling world only and meeting the right persons at the right time is hard to achieve, but I will always believe that my dreams will come true!

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I most enjoy when there is a full understanding between the photographer and the model, when both of them are on the same wavelength. Working in these conditions is even more enjoyable.

If I could, what would I change about myself? A few years ago, I certainly would have wanted to change something about myself, but today I don’t want to change anything. I like the person I became through my personal and professional experience. Nobody is perfect and life is perfect like this.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My greatest achievement is that I was able to overcome the coyness and lack of self-confidence of my younger years to achieve my dream and I believe that this dream will one day come true and become a full time job.

Where would I most like to live? I want to live where my children live. I can’t imagine living far away from them, I need them as they need me.

What is my most treasured possession? My children without any hesitation !

What is my most marked characteristic? Thanks to my empathy, I can quickly perceive people’s feelings and identify their energies. This is why I avoid shopping centres or crowded places as far as possible as they take all my energy.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? My most inspirational location is related to my childhood, a place called “la Vielle Chapelle” (the Old Chapel), a part of the city where I grew up and where my grandparents lived. I always feel good and relaxed there.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? I rarely go to restaurants so I can’t answer this question .

What books influenced my life and how? « L’herbe bleue », by Béatrice Sparks. It is the diary of a drugged young girl. I was touched by her story and by the lightning speed at which someone can be addicted to drugs, causing terrible effects on their life. It’s one of the reasons why I never felt attracted to drugs.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “Gaffe aux autres” by Ben Mazué and Jeremy Frerot.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I really don’t have any particular hero in fiction but as a general rule I enjoy heroes who pursue honourable objectives with determination.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I have two heroes in real life: first of all my mother who has always supported me unconditionally, even through difficult times. And I would like to take this opportunity to tell her once more “Mom, I love you”. My second hero is my uncle: he started from scratch but succeeded his professional life thanks to perseverance and determination. That’s why my favourite saying is “Where there is will, there is a way”. He is also a caring person with a sensitive heart.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “Avatar” by James Cameron.

What role play stories in my life and work? Stories are inspiring means in my personal and professional life.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? These words are particularly significant to me. Each person has the power to decide on the direction of his or her life, to make dreams come true. “Make your life a dream and a dream a reality” is exactly my point of view.
We must find ways to reach one’s objectives, never give up and stay positive. This makes all things

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My family and particularly my mom and my aunt.

Which people or companies would I like to work with? My dream is to work with the leading names in fashion.

What project am I looking forward to work on? I dream to be on fashion shows of great designers and make photo shoots shoots for established fashion brands.

Where can you see me or my work?
My in-line book:
My instagam account: @lisevarado

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion is something you feel in your heart, a feeling that moves you and drives you forward. Nothing can stop you from reaching your goal.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?
Jérémy Sinka (photographer)
Kamel Saleh (director, writer and actor)
M.A.DONN (singer)
Julio Sanchez (actor)

How can you contact me?
Via e-mail:
Via my website :
Via Instagram :

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