The first magazine Deva Cassel ever landed was a 2004 issue of Vanity Fair Italia, with her mother, model and actress Monica Bellucci, who posed nude while pregnant with her.
So, you could say that Deva was born to be in the spotlight. Touting wavy brown hair, hazel eyes and the laissez-faire attitude that comes with being a teenager, Cassel bears a striking resemblance to her mother. And she’s just as ready to make her mark in the modeling world.
IK Ciao Deva, what are you up to these days and how are your studies going?
DC Hello MUSE! Thank you for having me. I am studing quite a bit this year, since I have my finals in a few months; it’s going well. But I also take some time to see my family, my friends, my boyfriend and most importantly I take time for myself, where I can focus on my hobbies and rest.
“It was when I had to strike a pose during a test photoshoot that I felt a spark. That was the moment I understood I wanted to be part of this environment”.
IK You are very young but you have been able to balance school with your professional path. How were you first introduced to the modeling world?
DC I was introduced to the modeling world when I was a little girl, thanks to my mother and my father who always brought me with them to the workplace. But I entered this beautiful and fun world a few years ago, and it was when I had to strike a pose during a test photoshoot that I felt a spark. That was the moment I understood I wanted to be part of this environment.
IK Was your family always supportive of you choosing this career?
DC My family has always been very supportive of my choices, so of course, modeling wasn’t an exception. My parents are very protective of me and help me through my work.
IK We know you as a model and daughter of artists, but what are your interests besides your job?
DC I am interested in music, art, drawing, and traveling, but the most recent hobby I discovered is cooking.
IK What was it like for you growing up with two parents in the public eye? What’s the most challenging part of being in the spotlight for you?
DC Since I was a little girl until now, I’ve always seen my parents as mom and dad. I am amazed by their talent and obviously I am very proud of what they have accomplished through the years, but that doesn’t change them in my eyes.I wouldn’t say I encountered many challenges since I’ve been in the spotlight, but I always keep in mind to be careful of how I use my public image.
IK You are also a rising social media star, too. What’s your current relationship with these new media?
DC I spend a lot of time on Instagram…maybe even a little too much. But overall I’d say I have a very healthy relationship with socials.
Read the full interview on Muse February Issue 59.