Hô Chi Minh City, Viêtnam
Very few know of the present capital city of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, or of what once was the once-former French colony of Indochina. And even fewer know of its’ once beautiful history, blood-soaked and war-torn past.
If you are 40 years or older—like me—whenever you hear the words Vietnam, images of the Tet Offensive, Viet Cong guerrillas and American soldiers evacuating Saigon, have now gradually been replaced with images of Robert Downey Jr. from Tropic Thunder, the once war-torn country of 94.5 million has slowly rebounded into a tourism and modeling destination worldwide.
While it is hard to escape such a horrific past, those who have left, have gone on to do many great things. One former resident in Instagram lingerie and fitness model, Domitille Oth is such an example.
Born in Vietnam and adopted by French parents, the now-Avignon-based model is quickly turning heads on social media as one of the freshest faces in Insta-modeling.
Thanks to her unique and exotic looks, the 23-year-old dark-haired French stunner is truly a sight to behold.
With a growing portfolio in lingerie, bikini, glamour and fitness the tiny and petite Oth is ready to make the whole modeling world say oh la la! Below is my Q and A with Domitille as we talk French women, fashion, her past in Vietnam and her future plans.
Name: Domitille Oth
Birthplace: Hô Chi Minh City, Viêtnam
Residence: Avignon, France
What kind of model are you (IG, fitness, bikini, lingerie)?At this moment, I’m basically a lingerie model but several other areas interest me…to be continued!
How’s things over in France these days?It’s pretty good. As I live in the south of France, I’m lucky to have nice days in front of me.
You have an exotic and ethnic look, what is your background?I’m of Vietnamese origin.
France has produced a long line of gorgeous women. What is it about French women that makes them so mysterious, sexy and so alluring? I can’t answer…for me, it’s not only French women, but all the women of the world.
What’s with the growth of models working on Instagram these days? I think it’s expanding, because we’re a generation where everything happens on social networks.
How long have you been modeling? I started 5 years ago but I’ve been doing it more seriously since this year.
What first inspired you to become one? First of all, I always admired Victoria’s Secret models. Then, I started the shootings, I really flourished in this environment, it became a real passion.
Where has been your favorite place to shoot?I don’t have a favorite place because what I like essentially in a shoot is the project and the feeling with the photographer more than the place.
How do you loved ones and family feel about you being in modeling? I broke up with my family because they are toxic. But I know that when I started modeling, they called me a whore. But fortunately, I’ve a wonderful entourage that has always supported me. They’re my true family!
Any plans for fall and winter?I (am currently) preparing for many professional projects, including modeling. It will be a surprise!
Best thing about the fall? Uh…personally I prefer the sunniest seasons, but I will say that the fall announces the beautiful Christmas period.
G-string, thong or commando?I like the tanga & Brazilian style.
What would you say is your best feature? Uh.. Maybe it’s my eyes. My Eurasian type brings me a certain originality.
As a model, what is the one area that those looking to get into shape often overlook or miss?The one area? Many I will say. Many forget that it requires motivation, hard work and rigor. Like everything in fact!
Athleisure? Fashion or fitness fad?Fashion! I like to be well dressed, glam. But like everyone else, there are times when I want to be in a jogging and sports bra.
What is your workout and fitness secret to staying in shape? These days, I do 3 hours of sports a week but my real secret is my morphology. I can eat what I want without taking 1 gram.
When the weather drops, what tips do you recommend for looking good and staying fit when it gets colder? Basics. Have a healthy diet, sleep well, daily physical exercise..
What is THE one hot item that you must have/or get this season? An oversized scarf or a stripped sweater.
Outside of modeling, what are your hobbies? Cooking, playing sports, spending time with those I love and my cats, wandering..
Sports: Any favorite teams? I love dance in all its forms, or almost. Not the twerk or its stuff in the genre that dirty sport. Precisely dance.
Any plans to travel or come here to the States one day?I would like to travel around the world. So yes, with great pleasure!
Lastly, what advice would you give to those hoping to get into the modeling industry? You have to first believe in yourself! Today, everyone can become what they want, it’s just necessary to give yourself the means. Motivation and determination are the keys to success!
Special thanks to Ms. Domitille Oth for her time and assistance during the Q and A interview process. All images used with permission and are the rightful property of their respective owners.