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Living Her Dream

Amalie Olufsen is a 22-year-old Norwegian model with large ambitions. She is working on a variety of different projects and wants to show the world her creativity.

Were you excited to shoot for FHM? I was very excited to work with FHM, and to be a part of such a storied and big US magazine, especially considering how I’m from a small town in Northern Norway.

Describe yourself in one sentence: I’m a hardworking person with large ambitions.

What would you consider to be your biggest challenge as a model so far? Anything that I have found challenging I have only seen as a learning experience. I have done shoots in both extreme cold and extreme heat and went into the experiences head on knowing this is something that will help me grow as a model.

How did you learn to model? I have taught myself everything I know. I had no courses or education within the field. From when I was young, I knew that I wanted to be a model, and when I had my first shoot everything just came to me naturally. In the beginning I was completely my own creative director, art director, scenographer, makeup artist and more. When I get the opportunity to participate creatively, I really welcome it. I traveled and built up a large portfolio, and the work and dedication I have put into it has started to reap its rewards.

What would you say is the most difficult part about being a model? Everything that comes with it is a part of being a model, and being a model is my dream. Therefore I don’t view anything as being difficult, but rather as a positive as it is part of my dream.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that people would not ordinarily know about you? When people first meet me, they are surprised to find out that my taste in music mainly concerns rap and hip-hop. For example, I really enjoy listening to Kanye West, 21 Savage and Kendrick Lamar.

What is the one thing about yourself that you wish more people knew? I wish more people knew how hardworking I am and how much I put into what I do, for example that for me modeling is not just standing in front of a camera doing a pose, it is much more than that. A lot of photographers I have worked with have been surprised at just how much creative input I have.

Are you doing something else other than modeling? I am working on becoming an actress, and I have a few exciting projects lined up. One of them I am writing and producing myself, which is also a major ambition of mine as I have a lot of creativity I want to put out there and show the world. In addition, I am also working on setting up my own unique clothing brand. I love doing things differently and challenging what is the norm at the moment.

What is the hardest part about film production? The hardest part is finding the investors needed to set up great independent film projects.

What are you looking forward to doing this year? When the quarantine ends and the world returns to normal, I am looking forward to working hard on my projects and seeing the results from all the work I am putting down.

Make sure you follow Amalie’s journey on Instagram @amalieolufsen for all her latest news and story updates!