The March 2010 spotlight is on stunning Icelandic supermodel Asdis Ran. She’s been featured in more magazine and hot promotions than you can imagine. Check out this exclusive interview!
Where did you grow up and where do you call home now?
I’m a country girl who moved to the city when I was a teenager. I grew up with a single mother in the ghetto in Reykjavik and I was pretty wild. At this moment in life I really can’t call any place HOME. I’m in Bulgaria where I live at the moment and I have been here for around a year. Before that, I was in Sweden for 2-3 years, and Iceland and Scotland before that. Now I’m on my way to a new country in the next few weeks, still don’t know what country though. The reason is my husband is a professional soccer player and I follow him with the family.
Given your location, has it limited your modeling options?
Yes it has. God knows where I would be now if I would be in your part of the world!
How did you get into modeling?
It just happened slowly from age fifteen. I liked to pose for the camera and people started to call me more often for some small jobs. It was hard competition and NOT easy but I’m very strong and I didn’t give up! That is the most important thing in this business. I didn’t become famous overnight. It has been a gradual process over the course of many years.
What have been your big breaks?
I had several moments you could call a big break. My first TV experience was when I was hosting an Icelandic reality boxing show that was shot in the US. Then later I got the opportunity to have my own model TV show which became very popular in Iceland. I also hosted a US model TV show with a few of my fellow Icelandic models “Bikini Destination”. In-between, I started my own model agency “IceModels” and a dozen or so beauty contests.
What are your recent TV appearances?
I just finished shooting a reality TV show about my life for the biggest TV station in Bulgaria and besides all my normal modelling I’m planning a new TV show this spring and a lot more exiting projects.
What type of photoshoot would you love to do?
I would like to do a sexy “Ice Queen” shoot in an Ice cave on the south pole, with a furry outfit and sled dogs.
What is it about modeling that excites you?
For me this is a kind of hobby work and my ART so I consider every shoot my work of art and it is always exiting to see the results!
What do you think is your sexiest body part?
My eyes for sure! They can melt a glacier. Like so many others, I’m really never 100% happy with my body but since I have given birth to 3 babies, I’m pretty lucky with what I have left
How do you maintain your hot body?
I go to the gym 4-5 times per week and I train with weights, that’s how I keep my body firm and strong. Then I add some cardio for 20-40 minutes. I eat healthy, a lot of proteins and try to keep away from junk food.
How old were you when you first discovered that men would melt in your presence?
Well, my beauty has grown every year, I wasn’t a very cute kid but I grew prettier every year and today I have great power, though I’m known as “The IceQueen”. I can melt both men and women in my presence and I just seem to be getting better every year 😉
What’s your dream job?
Millionare investor and international superstar.
Imagine you’re stuck on a deserted island. Name one thing you would bring with you.
I would be pretty happy having my Iphone with me. You won’t get bored browsing the Internet, listening to music or talking in the phone. Let’s just hope they have connection over there 😉
What do you wear when just hanging out and watching TV?
You just got me on this exact moment. Right now I’m wearing underwear, a top and a very nice and a warm furry pair of pink socks because it is snowing outside 😉
You win the lottery. What do you do with the money?
Buy my mother a nice house, help the homeless people in Haiti, buy myself international luxury and have fun, life is short…
Give us a fun fact about you.
Natural blond (means everywhere…) [Editor’s note: Great answer!]
Best or worst pick-up line used on you?
Guys are somehow very threatened by me and pick up lines usually never happen in my world.
Tell us at least one thing every man should know.
Don’t put too much effort in trying to understand us “women”, you wont… ;*
What’s the most common question that people ask you?
How can you have 3 kids and still look like this?!
When was the last time you went skinny dipping?
Last summer at Sunny Beach resort.
Name anyone, alive or dead, who you would love to meet.
Bruce Willis. I met him once in L.A and I thought he was some loser hitting on me but when I realized who I was talking to, I was so shocked I completely froze and could not speak one word that made sense! Then he left. I still laugh at the experience but I would like to meet him again to make up for this stupid behavior!! (He is my favorite actor).
Give a shout out to your fans.
I love you all and thanks for your support. Please feel free to join my personal Facebook page or check out my website www.icelandicbeauty.com and remember “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it..”
Favorite upcoming projects?
During the next few weeks and months: My own model TV show shot in an exotic location next spring, hopefully 2 movie parts in USA, 2 big advertising campaigns and some cover interviews that I will give you a update about later. Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to give out the names of any of this clients yet.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
On the top of the world…