What is your greatest weakness, as a model? What are you doing to improve on it?
The reality is that I am a very reserved person. Modeling takes out a pet of me that is strong and unconventional. I love to be pushed, though it is a constant work on myself.
FMNYC - Why did you choose to be an influencer? SIMONETTA - It kind of happened naturally as I have understood the power of social media to maximize the reach of the project I was doing as an actress and model. Then I started to understand how to actually use social media to create my brand and ultimately that came back full circle when thanks to social media I was able to start The Simonetta Lein Show.Merging entertainment and social media is the future and the future is now. I am so lucky I was able to understand this way ahead when only few did.
FMNYC - What is your best achievement in your career? SIMONETTA - The Simonetta Lein Show. With hundred a of millions of views and with the 4th season starting I feel truly blessed to have the biggest celebrities and artists to interview. Having them and their team trusting me and wanting to be on SLTV is a true honor and I would have never thought to achieve such a monumental stage in my career. I definitely work so hard for it the show has been awarded as number 1 short form show on Earth and number 16th in the scale of all times shows in the world.
FMNYC - Tell us a little about yourself SIMONETTA - I am a hard working woman who achieved everyone her own and with the help of people who believed in me. Nothing came easy, and that probably forged me to go through these hard times of insecurity we are all going through. Someone many don’t know is that I am a former professional athlete in the equestrian. I think that mindset brought me to the level of commitment and determination fundamental to make it in the entertainment business. If you don’t put constant work you cannot think to make your dreams come true.
FMNYC - Who are your biggest influences? SIMONETTA - My husband, my mom and my dad. My life heroes.
FMNYC - How did influencer, and modeling change your life? SIMONETTA - I became my career and my career merged into me. So it has been a total change as though my dreams has designed. This is what being an entrepreneur means, you are happy to work and change your life as it reflects your true soul.
FMNYC - What are your best projects to date? SIMONETTA - Interviewing Bob Saget, Candace Cameron, Tommy Chong, Steve-O, Tom Arnold, Grant Cardone, Joe Mantegna, Danny Trejo and many more. I have so many favorites I cannot truly choose. As well modeling for Richie Rich at Madison Square Garden.
FMNYC - What is your dream project and why? SIMONETTA - Having your own show is the ultimate dream and I made it a reality. Praying God and working hard for its continued success.
FMNYC - Describe your last experience as a model. SIMONETTA - I have opened Stevie Boi Show at NYFW. Amazing to be at that level and having such an amazing designer trusting me with opening his show. Forever grateful.
FMNYC - Is there anything about influencer or modeling that you don’t like? SIMONETTA - The unknown. But we live in the most uncertain times so again I am trained for it. Do I like to hardly be able to plan? Not really. But if we learned one thing from these hard times is to live in the moment and enjoy every day.
FMNYC - Can you tell us a bit about your next project? SIMONETTA - Starting the 4th season of The Simonetta Lein Show via SLTV with the biggest stars ever coming on. I am definitely so exited and I know the millions of fans of the show are too. That makes me so happy and grateful to my fans.
FMNYC - What’s something we should know about you that might surprise us? SIMONETTA - I have studied Ancient Greek and Latin and I have three degrees. My first degree in in fine art, a magna cum laude in painting and performative art. I am an abstract painter and I have studied with the Actor Studio’s method as an actress for many years.
Credits: Thank you to the dedicated team Top model: Simonetta Lein Executive Producer: Raphael Amabile Clothes: @theconfessionalshowroomnyc Production Manager & Photographer: Kate Massih @klmassih Hair: Jeannine Roach @beautybyjeannine MUA: Nicole Patrick @nicolepatrickmua @thebeautybarandlounge