Evie Rørvik Talks About Her Work as a Model, How to Keep a Healthy Mind & Marrying Her Boyfriend Sweetheart!

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“Filter your thoughts! That’s the main thing I’ve been working on when it comes to building a strong self-esteem. I can tell you a hundred times that you’re beautiful and of great worth, but if what goes through your head everyday does not align with that, you’ll never believe it in your heart. A toxic thought pattern happens when you allow yourself to dwell on negative and destructive thoughts. But by taking these thoughts captive, and filter them out of your system, you can start building a healthy and true image of yourself.”

I had a chat with the beautiful Norwegian model Evie Rørvik, talking about the model industry, self love, what motivates her and as well as giving us tips on how to get into the model industry.

Photographed by  Emily Delphine

Photographed by Emily Delphine

Could you start by sharing a bit about yourself and what do you do for a living?

“Some people call me Evie, some may call me Sharon, depending on time and place. Now that’s a bit confusing, but let me introduce myself properly. I’m Sharon, born and raised in Bergen, but currently living in Sydney with my husband Aron. Yes, our couple name would literally just be Sharon. Anyway, I’m also Evie, a full-time model signed with multiple agencies around the world. I’m mainly based in Australia, but travel to Europe whenever the sun comes out. So why the two different names? I’m not trying to be Hannah Montana, although it was my favorite tv-show as a child. ‘Sharon’ is just a very common Australian name, and in order to avoid the bogan nickname ‘Shazza’, I went with ‘Evie’ as a stage name. Well, there you go! A simple, yet complicated introduction of myself.”

Can you share more about your work as a model and what a day “on set” usually look like?

“The modeling industry is very diverse with all sorts of categories, but I mainly do fashion. Most days I work for regular clients here in Sydney, but I also travel to Melbourne and the Gold Coast for work. A day at work always starts off with about an hour in the makeup chair getting ready for the shoot. To be honest, this is my absolute favorite part! Sometimes the whole team have breakfast together, which I love because I get to know everyone better. Then the real work begins. The shoot always looks different depending on what it’s for. Sometimes it’s high pace with lots of outfit changes, and other times more chill and creative.

When traveling it gets a bit more hectic. I sometimes fly to a different city just for the day, and I’ve had days I wake up at 3am to catch an early flight, only to fly back the same evening. These are pretty long days, but I get really productive while traveling like reading, answering emails, and catching up on sleep.”

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It's no secret that the model industry can be a rough industry to work in, with all the pressures you may have with being the “prettiest, skinniest and have the moste unique look”. How do you stay healthy and safe with all all the traveling and pressure that follows this industry?

“It’s a very strange thing to get paid for your looks, as well as personality and work effort. Naturally there comes an expectation along with it, like being in good shape and healthy hair and skin. I remind myself that perfection is never the goal, but that a healthy and sustainable lifestyle will give good results. I do an online course in nutrition, mainly for personal interest, but it’s been very helpful for work purposes too. I believe a healthy mind is foundational for a healthy body, as it’s all wired together. I don't really go on crazy diets, because it’s only maintainable for a short time. Instead, I’ve been working on finding the nutritious foods that works for me, as well as physical activity that I enjoy.”

How do you practice self love and what is true beauty in your eyes?

“I love bubble baths, manicures and shopping. In fact, I enjoy grocery shopping more than anything! Although these things are great, they are not my practice of self-love. I’m convinced that the only way to truly love oneself, is to understand the immeasurably great worth of one’s life. I know that sort of contradicts itself, as something beyond measure is impossible to understand. Like the way the universe is endless. I guess that’s the point. So the way I practice self-love is to simply remind myself of this; that my worth is not measured by my looks, social status, or any past and future success. It’s simply beyond measure, and that’s it.

I believe beauty is the very essence of a woman, like the scent of a perfume. I wouldn't buy a perfume only by the aesthetics of the bottle, although it has an appealing effect and shouldn't be neglected. The true value is the fragrance. Likewise, a woman’s beauty is both internal and external, as the one depends upon and flows through the other.”

Photographed by  Emily Abay

Photographed by Emily Abay

I’ve been following you for some time now and know that you’re a good role model and not afraid of showing yourself from a vulnerable place to your followers. Do you have any encouraging words to our readers and what would you like say to them with low or a lack of self esteem?

“Filter your thoughts! That’s the main thing I’ve been working on when it comes to building a strong self-esteem. I can tell you a hundred times that you’re beautiful and of great worth, but if what goes through your head everyday does not align with that, you’ll never believe it in your heart. A toxic thought pattern happens when you allow yourself to dwell on negative and destructive thoughts. But by taking these thoughts captive, and filter them out of your system, you can start building a healthy and true image of yourself.”


What motivates you and where do you get your creativity from?

“Music is probably my main source for motivation as it can get you in any mood depending on the genre. Lately I’ve been very inspired by medieval music, like Miserere Mei by Gregorio Allegri. We’re talking music that’s five hundred years old, but somehow this old piece of music regenerates motivation in me to start working, whether it’s reading a book, stretching after exercise or simply just develop a creative idea.”  

Photographed by Vladan Gajic Photography


I know that you recently married the love of your life. Could you tell us more about how the life as Mrs Berg looks like? And also, where did you find your stunning wedding dress?

“ Yes, last summer I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m loving life as mrs Berg. We live in Sydney, but decided to have our wedding in Italy, and it was absolutely beautiful. I actually got my wedding dress sent from Germany, and it’s of a brand called Hues of Vintage. I had a vision in my head, and this dress was the closest match. So without even trying it on, I said yes to the dress! Then I sort of redesigned it with help from my friend Natalie, who’s a very talented dress designer. She did an incredible job at making a pretty oversized dress fit my body, as well as tailoring it by adding on my hand-picked French lace to the sleeves and skirt. I wanted the dress to have a rustic and dreamy look, as the wedding was at an old farm in Tuscany.”

Photographed by  Nick Walters

Photographed by Nick Walters

How important is staying up-to-date in fashion and what are the must-have key-pieces in your wardrobe?

“I don’t really feel the pressure of staying up to date with all the fashion trends by constantly buying new stuff. Instead, I prefer to get a few key pieces each season, and change up the way I style things. I love a mix of old and new, like my grandmas leather purse that I’ve been wearing for the past 5 years. I also love the Scandinavian minimalist style, and Weekday is my number one favorite. But my must have pieces would be a black pair of wide leg pants, an oversized t-shirt to tuck in, and white sneakers. Sounds so boring, but I like this as a base, and then add on a cool jacket or accessories.”

Who’s your favourite designer and idol/inspiration at the moment? 

“My favorite designer would probably be Dikla Einat. Ever since I randomly bumped into her outside a cafe in Tel Aviv, I’ve been in love with her brand KAV. It’s very minimalistic, with clean cuts and high quality fabrics. On top of that she’s just the sweetest person whom become a really good friend of mine. And someone who really inspires me at the moment is Laura Toggs. She’s the host of Secret Garden TV on Hillsong Channel, as well as being a lead singer in Young and Free, and so much more. She just does everything, and she does it well with all her passion and creative ideas. I guess that’s why she inspire me so much.”

Photographed by  Lauren Shulz

Photographed by Lauren Shulz

Besides work, what do you do on you’re spare time and do you have any hobbies?

“Whenever I’m not working I spend most time doing a nutrition course. It’s good to keep the brain cells active, as my job doesn’t really require my mathematical and biology skills. I also love doing videography, especially shooting weddings. Sadly I haven’t got to do much of it lately due to work, but will get back to it soon.”

Any last words for our readers who may want to be a part of the model industry?

“Working as a model is not just about looks, although this is a vital part. I’d say building connections is just as important, and my best advice is to always be friendly, confident and professional. It’s so important to bring a good attitude on set, and spice up the atmosphere with some encouraging words and appreciation towards the people around you. Make people like you, and they’ll remember you and book you again.”




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