Elvisa Dedic is an amazing social media influencer and brand ambassador. Born in Bosnia and Hercegovina, the beautiful model moved to the United States when she was 11 years old. That transition allowed her to focus on her scholastics as well as set achievable goals for her life. In 2019, extraordinary talent graduated from the University of North Florida with two bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. With those degrees, she managed a 4.0 GPA. After school, she pursued modeling. There, she excelled.
Known for taking fashionable images and showcasing her lovely physique on her Instagram account, her success has quickly taken off. Her Instagram following is over of 647,000 and counting. People continue to chime in and follow her; waiting for her next post to what style she’s going to exhibit. With the massive social media following, she was able to land brand ambassador opportunities for both PrettyLittleThing and Fashion Nova. She show
She’s also the CEO of her own cosmetics line (Elvisa Cosmetics). The cosmetics collection consists of lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, eyeshadow palettes, highlighters, makeup bags, lip scrubs, etc. With this brand her goal is to inspire women to set goals and chase their dreams.
The lovely Bosnian sat down with Industry Rules to discuss her career:
AF: How have you been under the world’s COVID 19 pandemic?
ED: I have been maintaining balance in my life as best as possible through the COVID-19 pandemic. Times are tough for everyone, and even myself, but I have been taking one day at a time during these troubles times and making sure that I keep my family safe.
AF: How did you get into the modeling industry?
ED: I got into the modeling industry by taking very unique and classy fashion photos of myself and posting them on my social media accounts until the right companies noticed me and reached out to me. It is a blessing and I am very humble to be able to work with some of the largest Fashion companies in the industry. (Fashion Nova & PrettyLittleThing)
AF: What made you start your own cosmetics line?
ED: I wanted to start my own cosmetics line because I want to build my own unique brand, and leave a legacy behind. My goal wasn’t to always wear brands, it was to become one. I want to inspire, motivate & positively impact women all around the world, especially in the younger generation. I want to show the younger generation that you don’t need to disrespect yourself to obtain success, and to never take the shortcut by trading your dignity, morals, and respect for success. It may take you longer, but you are carrying your self-respect with you, and that will always get you further in life.
AF: What are some of the things you’ve learned while being a model?
ED: I have learned that you have to remain very consistent in the modeling industry because there is always so much new talent on the rise. The most important thing I have learned is that YOU are your own competition. Focus on being the best version of YOU. Your only competition should be the reflection in your mirror. Refine and master your craft. Count your own blessings. Stop looking to the left or the right and just keep moving. The only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come. No one is you and that’s your power.
AF: Who has been your hardest critic? What did you learn from that person?
ED: My hardest critic has been myself. I strive to be the absolute best at what I do. Sometimes I don’t always have my best days but I still find a way to keep pushing myself. I am my own competition. I love growth and I only compete with the person I was the year before. I strive to make it to the top. I have learned that even when I’m tired, it’s okay to take time to rest and recharge myself. You don’t always have to be so busy pushing yourself so hard and feel overwhelmed, because those moments of self-care will add value, energy, purpose and creativity to everything you do. Replenish your spirit and it will allow you to serve the best version of yourself. Rest, but don’t quit.
AF: What advice would you give another female who’s looking to become model?
ED: The advice that I would give another female that is looking to become a model is to stay true to your identity and who you are. Maintain the brand of image you come into the industry with, and don’t let anyone steer you off your path.
AF: What’s next for your career and how can people find you for business opportunities?
ED: What’s next for my career is to have one of the most top-selling cosmetic lines. People can find me for business opportunities by going to my modeling portfolio website www.elvisa.info and contacting me through e-mail. (Contact@Elvisa.info)