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Curvy Model of The Month: Sabina Karlsson

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I was discovered: In my hometown of Sweden when I was about 4 years old. Me and my dad went to a hair salon to get some products for my hair, the owners saw me and approached me beacuse they needed a child for an upcoming photo shoot. Several weeks later, I had my first job as a model.

My best feature is: My face, where you can see my African features, like my nose, lips and my mom's cheek bones. And, on the other hand, you can see my Swedish side: light-skinned, freckles. I think it's a cool mix, that I'm really 50/50 of my mom and dad.

I'm beautiful because: I'm a very caring person. I see everybody around me equally, and I don't judge people for their looks or their backgrounds. Even though I work in a industry where the focus is on one's looks, I value the inside of people so much more. As a Libra, I like when things are in balance. For example, with a group of people, I want everyone to be a part of it...No one should be left out.

My favorite thing to wear to feel special is: Something that fits my body well, that makes me feel comfortable and something that would make me feel confident. That would probably be something trendy like a pair of cool jeans, a blouse or washed-out T-shirt with a pair of motorcycle boots.

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"I go to stores like H&M, Weekday and secondhand stores," says Karlsson, on her favorite places to shop.

My beauty routine is: I always start the day with a refreshing shower, clean my face with products from Mary Kay. What I mainly use is a cleanser and then a good moisturizer. For my hair, I always use conditioner and always leave it in. My hair is pretty dry so it needs moisture throughout the day. I use products from brands like Mixed Chicks, Deva Curl, Morrocan Oil and more. My daily make-up routine would be putting on foundation, concealer, mineral power, mascara and a light blush, all from Mary Kay. I try to keep everything simple to look as fresh as possible.

My health routine is: I try to work out 3 to 4 times a week. I always alternate my workouts with doing different things like Zumba, boxing, spinning, aerobics, weightlifting etc.  A good sleep is also very important to me. I try to get at least 7 hours a night. I'm very interested in nutrition and food, so I try to eat healthy food with good sources of nutrition. But, of course, I have some chocolate every now and then.

The best tip I use to flatter my curves is: I prefer wearing high-wasted jeans rather than low-waisted ones. The high-wasted ones show off your curves a lot better, and they're much more comfortable.

I get into the zone while shooting by: Feeling the outfit, the make-up, thinking about how good I feel in the moment. The crew that you work with also helps a lot in getting the model into the right feeling. Put some music on, and I'm ready!

My favorite places to shop: Where I normally go for shopping tends to vary. I go to stores like H&M, Weekday and secondhand stores.

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