Tainá von Stark is an international model born in the beautiful country of Brazil.  Blessed with exotic features and mesmerizing light blue eyes, the 5’8 beauty has been buzzing in the model industry for years. She is also trilingual with the ability to speak Portuguese, German and English.  She has been published in several magazines, including GQ and Folk magazine. She recently sat down with Industry Rules to discuss her career.

AF: How did you get started in the modeling industry?

TVS: When I was 17, a make up artist asked me if I was interested in a photo shooting. We scheduled it for a few months after when I was already 18. Once I received the pictures, I applied to a model agency and they signed me. Right after I started going to castings and booking jobs. A year later I started working internationally.

AF: What were some of your early inspirations?

TVS: Gisele Bindchen was the model who inspired me the most.  I remember watching her on Brazilian tv channels and wondering how glamorous her life was and how successful she already was at young age. Until today, I am a huge fan. And I also always loved Naomi Campbell for always wearing flawless hair.

AF: What were some obstacles you face early on in your career?

TVS: When I started my international career, I was still very new to the modelling world. I trusted everybody and thought everybody says the truth. I met some people that were mean to me, but I also met some great people that contributed to many good things in my life and with who I am in touch until today. At the end, it was all worth it and I am thankful for the experience I made.

AF: What part of Brazil are you from? Tell us some of things to do there?

TVS: I was born in Salvador Bahia in Brazil, but moved with my mother to Germany at the age of 6. Since then, I visit Brazil on a yearly basis and always discover new places. Its a beautiful country and I love spending time there with childhood friends and family.

AF: What are your thoughts on Capoeira?

TVS: I was really into Capoeira when I was a kid. Even when I moved to Germany I continued with my classes. But unfortunately, I broke my arm at the age of 10 while training and never returned. But I have a few family members that still do it in Brazil and every time I have the chance to go watch them while Im there, I go. The best part was the nickname they gave me, Barbie. 

AF: Tell us about Ambrósia.

TVS: I have been developing Ambrósia for a long time. After gaining almost 10 years of experience in the hair extensions industry in my families hair salons in Brazil and Germany, I started developing my own factory india to have total control of our hair quality. Once I decided to start my own business, my family totally supported me and we are working together. Soon we will launch and any woman can love her hair again.

AF: What’s the next focus in your career?

TVS: The next focus in my life is my studies. I will be attending university later this year aiming a degree in Global Entrepreneurship and I am so excited about the new direction my life is going.

You can keep up with Tainá by following her on Instagram.