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Model Profile: Irene Castañeda

We were really excited when Irene agreed to model for us and we couldn't have been happier with the results. All smiles from the beginning of the shoot at 4am to well past sunset; Costa Rica's top up and coming model chats to us about her home country, modelling and Houndsditch. Read on!


Hi Irene! Where are you from?

Hey! I'm from the tiny, tropical country of Costa Rica.


Which is your favourite beach in Costa Rica?

That's such a hard question! I think they all have a little magic in them but if I have to choose I'd probably go with Playa Lagarto in Guanacaste. 


What was the last book you read?

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben 


And the last song you listened to?

Qué será ahora by The Cat Empire. 

How long have you been modelling and how did you get into it?

I've been modeling on and off for about four years. I actually got into it because of my mom. She thought it would be a great way to get me out of my comfort zone and make me a little less shy. The shy part is still kind of there but I’m really thankful for all the great experiences i’ve had because of this job.


When you are not modelling what do you like doing?

I love scuba diving and hanging out at the beach


You did the latest Houndsditch photoshoot; how was that?

It was epic! Being able to go to such amazing places in Costa Rica and meeting awesome new people is great. You're not working when you love what you do. 


What’s your favourite Houndsditch swimsuit?

Another hard question! I loved the avocado print La Parisienne and the Dalmatian one piece. 

Can you describe your style?

Comfy and laid back


What life advice would you give your younger self?

Enjoy learning and always be curious.


What would be your dream holiday?

Seeing the Northern Lights in Greenland


Would you rather… have fingers as long as your toes or toes as long as your fingers?

Toes as long as your fingers! Imagine the balance that would give you!


Can I find you on Instagram?

Of course! Insta away @irenecastaneda 



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