Shalom Life | July 03, 2015

Exclusive Interviews with Top Jewish Models - Sharon Ganish

Day 6 of Shalom Life's Exclusive Interviews with Top Jewish Models Feature.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 11th, 2011 in Culture » Society » Interviews

 Exclusive Interviews with Top Jewish Models - Sharon Ganish
After the success of our Top 20 Jews In The Arts feature, we decided to branch out to other areas of interest: Models and Sports. Over the next two weeks, Shalom Life will profile a different Jewish model or sports figure each day.

Our readers really loved the format we introduced during the Artists feature- asking the same questions to everyone involved. It allowed for us to not only learn about these icons, but also have fun comparing answers. We have carried over this same format to the Model and Sports profiles. Enjoy!

Sharon Ganish

Sharon Ganish, 28, is an Israeli-American model. She was born in Los Angeles to Jewish parents, and her family moved to Israel when she was 3 years old. She began modeling at the age of 16 but later moved to New York City where she was signed by the Clear agency, which until then represented male models only.

In 2005, Ganish was chosen to be the face of Israeli make-up company "Ilmakiage" and has appeared in advertisements for Versace, for whom she has also walked the catwalk. Her other runway credits include Allesandro Dell'Acqua, Balenciaga, Coccapani, DSquared2, Emilio Pucci, Emmanuel Ungaro, Iceberg, La Perla, and Stella McCartney.

Ashley Baylen (AB): In your weak moments, what food item do you allow yourself to pig out on?

Sharon Ganish (SG): Modeling was always a passion- never a hobby, and I always worked hard at it.

AB: In your weak moments, what food item do you allow yourself to pig out on?

SG: Ice Cream

AB: When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?

SG: Enjoying time with my husband and daughter.

AB: Rapid fire. First thing that comes to mind. What your favorite movie?

SG: Pulp Fiction

AB: Band?

SG: The Gossip

AB: Book?

SG: Four Commandments

AB: TV Show?

SG: Project Runway

AB: Gadget?

SG: iPad

AB: Fashion Designer?

SG: Tom Ford

AB: What do you regard as your biggest achievement?

SG: My Versace campaign, shot by Steven Meisel.

AB: You have unlimited funds to plan your dream vacation. Tell me about it. Who would you bring?

SG: I’d take my family to the Caribbean and rent a beautiful beach house and ride horses on the beach.

AB: Share something about yourself that we may not know.

SG: I’m sensitive.

AB: What's your biggest fear?

SG: I don’t think about this.

AB: Can you provide a piece of advice for anyone considering entering the world of modeling?

SG: Believe in yourself and always be positive.

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