This month, we proudly feature one of the most stunning mix of beauty and brains to ever grace the pages of Citynet Magazine. Katarina Van Derham is a model, actress, entrepreneur, and the founder and editor in chief of Viva Glam Magazine. Her beauty is beyond breathtaking as anyone who meets her can attest. You’ve seen her enhance over 40 magazine covers, on TV shows like Entourage, as the national spokesmodel for St. Pauli Girl Beer as voted in Maxim Magazine, on red carpets at major celebrity-filled events, and so many more! We can’t wait to see her on the big screen when she co-stars in the upcoming Star Trek spoof Unbelievable The Movie. She’s also a professional beauty consultant… who better than to learn how to look beautiful than from such a talented model. Enjoy!
How did you get into modeling?
I was discovered while working as a waitress in Santa Monica. I got approached by a photographer who was dining there with his wife. After taking a few test shots they offered me representation and I signed with an agency.
What type of photoshoot would you love to do that you haven’t done yet?
I’d love to do a Haute couture shoot. Something super high fashion.
What have been the most influential gigs that boosted your career?
It was more my TV appearances that boosted my career. Especially when I was playing along side of Bob Saget on the number one show in America, Entourage. But one of the shoots I can recall is for a jewelry line in Los Angeles. After 7 years, I am still on their billboard and I get recognized from it a lot. I also love to shoot with Deja Jordan. His photos capture me the way I really am.
Tell us about your Viva Glam Magazine!
VIVA GLAM MAGAZINE is a unique concept of a magazine. We define the new age glam… An inner beauty and other beauty combined with the alternative approaches to traditional lifestyle. We like to highlight companies that don’t do animal testing, don’t use fur and offer organic products. This upscale magazine is built on the iconic, classic beauty and is very positive. I am the Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief. www.VivaGlamMagazine.com.
What’s the long term vision for the magazine?
To build a brand which will serve as the one-stop place for women who want to learn how to live to their fullest potential, be glamorous, sexy, yet classy.
What would be your dream job?
I already live my dream job. VIVA GLAM is my dream come true.
How long can you stay away from your cell phone without going crazy?
1 day, at most!
Are you more of a guy’s girl or a girl’s girl?
I’d say both. It depends on where I’m at in my life.
What do you think is your sexiest body part?
According to my scale of sexy it would be my eyes but I think the majority of men appreciate my chest 😉 [Editor’s Note: I can confirm both of those! Great eyes but…!]
At what age did you first realize men would melt in your presence?
Not till I came to the U.S. I was already in my early twenties. [Editor’s Note: Even though I’ve worked with and interviewed hundreds of models and it’s no big deal to me, I still got sucked in by her beauty and melted in her presence which is extremely rare. Yeah, that’s right, I admit it, she’s that much of a knock-out! LOL!]
Are you into sports or do you have any hobbies?
I use to have so many hobbies and was very athletic but now with owning a business there is not even time to get my hair done! But I still like hockey and finally I started to understand football.
Best or worst pick-up line used on you?
“Did anyone tell you you look like….?”
What’s the most common question that people ask you?
“Where are you from?”
And so, where are you from?
I was born and raised in Slovakia when it was still Czechoslovakia. I will always loved my roots however I feel at home in Hollywood, California.
Name anyone, alive or dead, who you would love to meet.
I’d love to meet Bridget Bardot. I think she is a fantastic woman and the fashion and beauty industry is still obsessed with her style.
Do you have a favorite quote?
I always like using life quotes. One of my favorites is: “Life is what you make it. If you don’t like where you are, move! You’re not a tree!”
Favorite upcoming projects?
I am excited to star in the movie Unbelievable, scheduled for the theatrical release in spring 2014. Currently, I am working on my line of cruelty free products starting with 100% human hair eyelashes and a vegan leather luxury bag. Both available on kvdbeauty.com (bag will launch right before the Holidays). I am also working on a few reality TV projects.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Being the owner of an internationally recognized and very powerful brand: VIVA GLAM. Doing different charities and traveling around the world.