From Venezuela to the world: Andrea Del Val, one of the most successful women in modeling

Since the age of 3, she has created a long career as a model by the early influence of being part of a family that has been involved in the fashion world.

Born in Venezuela and currently living in Barcelona (Spain), Andrea Del Val entered the industries of fashion and entertainment since she was surrounded by artists and determination. Her uncle, Felipe, was one of the first photographers to portray her as a model, and her mother, Carol de la Torre; a fashion designer, was her first consultant who later became her role model.

At age 11, she participated in various catwalks and plays in the city of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Then, she moved to Panama at the age of 17 and worked for Wilhelmina Models Agency (Panama Talents) until she was 21 years old.

Nowadays, Andrea is under the management of Jorge Mondragón, a manager based in Mexico City, and has more than 130K followers on Instagram and 80K followers on TikTok with her posts that attract the attention of major brands in Ibiza, Dubai, Madagascar, Maldives, and Los Angeles.

The success of Del Val’s career has a formula based on several principles that she believes helped her get to where she is today. Her experience facing several challenges shaped her as a professional that can share her story of overcoming to recommend some tips to new modeling aspirants.

For her, the first things that a model must acquire are confidence and attitude, because both principles are the basis to be a promising model, and should not expect others to treat her the way they treated them. Also, Andrea assures that a model must believe in herself, prepare well for every day, and focus on their goals even if others tell them that they are not good enough.

Andrea explains that every model must accept that this career could be very stressful and could demand not only a peak physical but also strong mental health. That’s why this Latin model recommends taking care of mental well-being and self-esteem under all conditions.

As a strenuous and demanding career, modeling requires the highest of disciplines and an aspiration of great goals in the models to be successful in this business. For example, she wants to create her fashion brand, help in the reconstruction of her native country, travel to morecountries before turning 30 years and meet different cultures, and open her heart to a relationship.

Furthermore, she thinks that this could not be possible if a model does not see it as a priority to have the sense of self-actualization, which means reaching a version of herself that is independent and free, and love for their profession, such as her when she haves fun spending around 10 minutes choosing an outfit or when she sometimes spends a Sunday creating new outfits. 

Del Val believes that each experience has created and molded her career, especially the good ones, such as playing different roles in the photoshoots. She says that this is what makes her modeling sessions so rich and diverse because this helps a model to be professional and special.