Hi ArikaSilk, let's start with some basics. How old are you and where are you from?
Hello! And thank you for the interview I am 20 years old, I was born in a small village in the Republic of Moldova.
Is webcam modelling your only job or do you do other things beside it?
Besides being a cam model I am a student, I will be specialized in civil engineering. And being a strong woman is my only job )
Do you tell your friends/family you are a cam model?
I like to keep things mostly for myself, and I chose not to share this with my friends and family, at least for now. I choose to tell to only those who would be able understand me and accept what I do and what I am.
What do you do to stay in shape?
The most important thing to stay in shape is not letting the time you spend on cam affect your personal lifestyle. “A healthy mind in a healthy body“ is the main principle that helps you stay in shape and not be affected by your working hours or by anything, in general.
Do you attend cam shows like AW Summit or Bucharest Summit?
I was the happiest girl in the moment I found out that I will attend AW SUMMIT, which took place in 2018, in Mamaia. Everything was new for me, and being such a curious person I wanted to discover more and more about the industry in which I am involved... so I took it like an opportunity to find my own answers to a lot of questions which I had till then.
In what way are cam performers from Romania different than those from the US?
I don’t think they are different. We are alike from many points of view, we have a goal and we try to stay focused and not lose our motivation. Maybe the ones from US are not so inhibited while on cam, during their first days. But, at the same time, we are all different as human beings... the way we think, act and most of all the way we feel. And that's what makes us unique individuals.
How did you come in contact with the cambusiness?
When I decided to be a cam model I didn’t know what I have to do to become one. My main goal was to become an independent woman from every point of view. To gain strength and confidence in my own person, to discover as much as I could about myself. It was a spontaneous impulse, and I am glad that I followed it.
How do you differentiate yourself from other models?
As I said before, we are all categorized in “cam models”, nothing different, just strong women who are trying to follow a dream/goal. The only difference that I see it’s the way we feel about it and how we manage to stay so close to people we work with and in the same time how to keep the distance, to not get our soul damaged.
Where can we see you and how long have you been working there?
You can see me only on Jasmin, where I invite you all to come. I have been working for one full year. One year full of hopes, dreams, laughs and tears, smiles and sad moments, roses with thorns, truth and beautiful lies, moments of weakness and life changing decisions... One year in which all my feelings were involved in so many ways...I'm getting a bit nostalgic about this year that passed. It has been a great one.
Do you also have a personal website?
I do not have a personal website yet, but who knows? Maybe it would be a great idea for the future.
You work on a Premium site, which means no nudity before a customer pays. Have you ever considered working on a free camsite like Chaturbate or MFC?
For me, nudity is not just something physical, it’s a lot more than a naked body. I could describe it like a way of connection, a way of taking your mask off and being the real you. Get undressed of frustrations, bad thoughts and negativity and at the same time of your clothes... It is more of a way of being. It would be difficult for me to do the same with everyone, this is why I chose Jasmin over other camsites.
You have over a 1000 twitter followers. Can you tell other models to built such a large audience?
I see twitter like a way of letting everyone know what’s behind you as a cam model, behind those four walls where you spend the time with them... it’s the world through your eyes and not only... it’s a way of telling them that you are not just a cam model, you are the same as they are, a simple and humble person in such a big world.
Do you have a special room prepared in your house for your shows?
A show doesn’t need a room for sure. People make the place... the room of your mind and heart should be always opened and creative. But as for a physical room, I work in a studio, to be more precise, with Studio20. They are offering me all the conditions and the support I need, and I don't have to bother with that situation.
How was your first modelling experience?
I still remember my first hours as a cam girl... everything was new for me, couldn’t realize what happened there...I just kept my calm and tried to take control over myself and over the situation.
Do you have a wishlist you share with regular customers? How do you convince them to buy you something pretty?
I never had a wishlist (only for Santa Claus maybe) ... every time when I talk about my goals with somebody I say it as it would be in a parallel universe... I don’t have to convince them to do something for me, everything they do is their own choice... a few moments with special people can be the best gift ever.
Does being a cam model interfere with your personal life?
YES, YES and again YES!!! Being a cam model is rocking my world in the most wonderful way. You start to see people in a different way, and you develop so many abilities that make you see the best or the worst in a place or in a person!
What's the most appealing thing about your job? What do you like least?
Great people and great minds will always be there. Hearing a lot of life experiences and finding out stories that you will never be able to read in a newspaper or on the internet makes you see your job more than like a hobby, where you can listen, discuss, debate a lot of subjects, learn and last but not least help and be helped at the same time.
If you could do it all over again with all the knowledge you have now, would you still be a cam model? What would you do different?
I wouldn’t change anything.... I became this person going through a lot of hard moments, the scars make you original, not the perfect life.
Do you have a funny story or experience to share?
I have a lot of stories, but ... “what happens on Jasmin, stays on Jasmin“
What is a typical day on cam like for you?
A typical day... not so different from yours, I bet. The coffee and spending time with people are the best things which you can enjoy day by day.
What are your plans for the future besides cam modelling?
Besides being a cam model, I wish I could become a stronger woman and to improve the best skills I have as a human being.
Any tips for new camgirls?
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu ... Take control over your fears and take a step, you can discover an entire universe which will rock your world.
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I admire you so much, love your mindset and your views. Keep up the great work, you're amazing!!
This is sooo interesting! You go girl, and lots of luck in your further plans!
Great interview! I love the way Arika talked about a model's life on cam and how it impacts our personal lives!
Thank you, girls! And special thanks to Rutger for the interview!
I love this girl! Super strong, smart and ambitious! Go #girlsfromstudio20
Just curious... why do you only make interviews with girls who work on Jasmin? Looks like promo.
Strong and honest interview! I really enjoyed reading. Tx ArikaSilk for sharing this with us Tx Rutger for good interview