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HOTTER THAN EVER The Dream Angels collection

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EXCLUSIVE STORY “IL RICHIAMO DELLA MUSA”

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VERY SEXY NOW Destination: Sexy.

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All sexy. No borders. Summer ignites with this island-inspired scent. Like hot sun on exotic blooms after a rush of rain showers.

The Fragrance Collection: EAU DE PARFUM, 1.7 oz. $52, 3.4 oz. $68 EAU DE PARFUM ROLLERBALL, .23 oz. $18 FRAGRANCE LOTION, 8.4 oz. $25 FRAGRANCE MIST, 8.4 oz. $25


Photographed by Creative director Margareta Augustyn Casting director and model Marco Castelli Ava Pivot Grooming Luca Cianciolo


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ADAMANT

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Gianluca Corrao

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Marino Alberti

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Pyrope Gallery

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The Dream Angels

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Editor's Note Our magazine has come a long way in the last year. With headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, we first expanded across US. Then we decided to add a touch of Europe and expanded to the UK. That wasn’t enough either, so we spread our wings to the Italy and Turkey. I am very pleased to present to you a new issue, with many more exclusives, music news and fashion updates. We’ve got a groundbreaking concept in mind – a digital publication that has the same type of in-depth content as a print magazine but is also accessible from anywhere in the world, with all information at your fingertips, only a click away. I have also inherited an incredibly talented and devoted team, who don’t merely create a magazine but engineer a unique masterpiece with each issue. TMN Magazine celebrates all things Design this month, with our spring issue focusing on fashion, elements, and trends — so we decided to inspire you with stories about ART—Pyrope Gallery... Marco Castelli, the model, casting director, designer, appeared in our awards issue, as a Designer of The Year. He’s back with “Il RICHIAMO DELLA MUSA”, a story about falling in love...and The Pyrope Gallery - where the most important fashion designers offer their luxurious creations… You might think that Pyrope Gallery is another story about the luxury store, but it’s a different kind of art: Pyrope is a mix of fashion designers, modern art and the synergy of art/concept power. One of my personal favorite articles in this issue is our feature on the rising star, Nicky –Nothing But You - January issue cover star, whose stunning beauty and talent have helped her career skyrocket in a matter of months. Nicky is a true example of what hard work and dedication can lead to – she has already named Awards Winner and working on her new single which will be out very soon!

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TMN THE TMN EDITORIAL SPRING PLAYLIST 2017 The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer Ed Sheeran - New Man AlunaGeorge – I’m In Control Flume – Never Be Like You JoJo - LEAVE (Get Out) Banners – Shine A Light Gallant – Weight in Gold LKA – Underwater Woodes – Rise Alex Vargas – Higher Love The Weeknd ft. Lana Del Rey – Stargirl Interlude Sage Nebulous – Harambe’s Night Out Nick Wisdom – Neeed That Everlong – Foo Fighters (acoustic) Nothing But You - DREAM  Now, it’s our turn to reveal which SONGS we’ve loved the most.  TMN's new selection of songs to boost your SPRING! 20


PICKS OF THE MONTH

New Songs, Albums, And Singles To Love In March 2017. Artists including Ed Sheeran, Depeche Mode, and Zara Larsson have all dropped some huge new songs to kick off the year.

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GIANLUCA CORRAO -SIMONA E MILANO

TAKE THAT WONDERLAND

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INTRODUCING

EARL LEE ALLEN A.K.A. ADAMANT Rapper Earl Lee Allen also known as ADAMANT born —and raised—in Hammond, Indiana, but currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, a city ripe with hip-hop talent and history. While he enjoys his work a supervisor at a juvenile treatment center, making music is his 'true' passion.

"I believe the music I create is relatable and can make a positive impact in someone's life," he says. He describes his music as having a therapeutic approach to it—it's conscience, thought provoking material. "I enjoy writing and performing spoken word," says Earl, who began with poetry base before transitioning into writing hip-hop over soulful instrumentals. He initially became inspired by his younger brother, Rico Loso—an artist who has been crafting material for years. He's quick to acknowledge that his biggest influences and motivating factors, though, are his adoring wife and daughter. "My aim is to make music my kids can be proud of--[music] that will make them proud to say that's my dad." To date, the relatively new artist has released numerous songs, most notably, "More Than Life," "LOVE ME," "Piece Of Heaven'," and "Make it Okay"

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NEW MUSIC: GIANLUCA CORRAO ”SIMONA E MILANO”

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   IMONA E MILANO” new single by Italian musician Gianluca Corrao. The songs immediately shot up the Airplay Charts and entered onto the iTunes chart as well. The music video of “Simona e Milano” was premiered on Italian channel TgCom, featuring Italian Big Brother 13 contestant, Mia Cellini. Gianluca

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songwriter or ‘cantautore’ in Italy.

“Simona e Milano” in particular, describes the narrator’s relationship with an escort, who he’d like to make his own and not share with anyone else, realizing of course, that his dream is only an illusion.

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Gianluca Corrao is a singer from Genoa, Italy, who has always had a passion or music since a young age, participating at Karaoke evenings. In 2012 after a long experience paying his dues, Gianluca made his professional debut with the release of his single “Desy” in collaboration with indie label, Maria Records. He followed that up with his debut album and another single entitled “La Verità” which was supported by a video clip. From there on moving forward, Gianluca has had many of his songs climbing the various local and national charts as well as achieving a fair amount of success on iTunes and Amazon. He has had national radio play and collaborated with important national and international artists, producers and filmmakers along the way to his 4th album which is set to release in autumn of 2017. In the meantime between 2016 and 2017 Gianluca Corrao released two singles the single “Amanti d’estate” and “Simona e Milano” on which he collaborated with Francesco Mignogna e Giovanni Germanelli. The songs immediately shot up the Airplay Charts and entered onto the iTunes chart as well. For more information visit his official site: www.gianlucacorrao.com/ 24


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SOUNDTRACK OF JUMPING THE T-WALL BY MARINO ALBERTI Go back to look at the music, for talent today: Marino Alberti showed despite his young age big collaborations internationally as a singer, songwriter and performer, really rare qualities, characteristics that led him to travel the world including Europe and USA.

Qualitatively Mighty, strong studio REC, gives his best on the stage where sports personalities rock star. His idea to create a rebel soundtrack called “Jumping the T-Wall Soundtrack” with the clear purpose of provoking where the mother tongue is neither Mexican nor American, the songs are all high in bpm rate, tackling various sounds and words opposed, so as to experience lulled by the sensations. We followed Marino during the dates in Minneapolis, New York, Las Vegas and San Juan, memorable concerts and a mastery of enviable stage a cross between Mick Jagger and Adam Levine, we hope to see him back in our homeland.

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IL RICHIAMO DELLA MUSA by Jeremiah Foster Italy is known as one of the shopping capitals of the world. Although high-end purchases can be made in any part of the country, several urban areas are also entirely given over to the business of luxury shopping.

The Pyrope Gallery is that the most important fashion designers offer their luxurious creations. Pyrope is a mix of fashion designers, modern art and the synergy of art/concept power. Pyrope is nothing less than extraordinary, a space that brilliantly balances the old with the new. It is a style icons and trend-makers, the idea was first, then it was reflected in the new world, it received a different light as a charming art gallery and luxury store. Pyrope is the first luxury story which opens in Lake Como area in the setting of Piazza Volta, Italy. "The calm of the Lake give me the essential peace of my mind", CEO and creative director Marco Castelli talked us in his interview. Marco gets a lot of inspiration there because of the wonderful views and colors too! 26


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Marco Castelli celebrates the love of fashion in new #Muse video

Such as the Marco Castelli Collection a wedding suit and an appropriate mission for taste, tailoring, uniqueness and excellence and many other goodies you will find there. The Pyrope Gallery team takes great care in producing quality products, countless artists and creative designers as Marco Castelli will have a place where they can express their talents by touching the focus points of absolute creative expression now! Pyrope Gallery www.pyropegallery.com

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Victoria’s Secret introduces the new Dream Angels bra collection this week in New York City. Angels Stella Maxwell and Romee Strijd celebrated the new collection at the Victoria’s Secret Fifth Avenue flagship store, where they also revealed an in-store Angel Wing Art installation by international street artist, Kelsey Montague.

The new Dream Angels collection includes two new styles: the Off-TheShoulder Bralette and Laced-Up Bralette. The beautiful bras feature the latest lace and most-wanted colors and prints— the perfect way to update your spring bra wardrobe.

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Dream Angels Beautiful Bra $44.50 - Cozumel (Black, Coconut White, Candy Apple, Ensign, Ginger Glaze, Laquer Pink, Sheer Pink, Silver Sea)

Dream Angels Modern Romance Hipster Cheekini $25 - Cozumel (Black, Coconut White, Bright Cherry, Cadette Green, Ensign, Ginger Glaze, Lip Smacker, Pixie Pink, Silver Sea Floral, Sterling Pweter, Winter Rose) victoriassecret.com

Dream Angels Tie-front Bra $44.50 - Ginger Glaze (Black, Coconut White, Cadette Green, Winter Rose) Dream Angels Modern Romance Hipster Cheekini $25 - Ginger Glaze (Black, Coconut White, Bright Cherry, Cadette Green, Cozumel, Ensign, Lip Smacker, Pixie Pink, Silver Sea Floral, Sterling Pweter, Winter Rose) TMN MAGAZINEÂ / 34


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Love blooms A spring fling for the ultimate flirt. Floating petals and bare skin, a sexybright floral twist on the original Tease scent.

VICTORIA'S SECRET The Fragrance Collection: EAU DE PARFUM, 1.7 oz. $58, 3.4 oz. $78 EAU DE PARFUM ROLLERBALL, .23 oz. $18 FRAGRANCE LOTION, 8.4 oz. $25 FRAGRANCE MIST, 8.4 oz. $25

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Valentine’s Day 2017


Victoria’s Secret Angels Josephine Skriver, Sara Sampaio and Taylor Hill celebrated the world’s sexiest holiday at the world’s sexiest store and revealed their personal Valentine’s Day gift picks.

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O, X O X ria Victo


The newest, hottest lace So-hot colors like red, black, pink and ivory...


The Very Sexy Collection is even sexier with two new styles: The Strapless Bustier and The Mini Balconet A style for every mood: From pushups to bralettes and everything in between…

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MARCO CASTELLI COLLECTION - MENSWEAR. HAND-MADE DRESSES. MADE IN ITALY.

At age 20, the ridiculously good looking Marco Castelli was discovered and soon signed to one of the largest modeling agencies in Milan. In 2011 he began his career with the campaign of Gianfranco Ferre from there moved to the catwalks in New York, Milan and Paris's wich began his path to becoming an international model. Almost immediately Marco started  working with some of the largest names in Milan fashion; Ferre, Aspesi, Pignatelli, Corneliani, L'Uomo Vogue, Fratelli Rossetti, Philipp Plein...

In 2012 Marco's international recognition grew with his regular appearances in the capitals of fashion Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Miami, Los Angeles. So when the chance to desşgn came calling just a few years later, he jumped at the opportunity and never looked back. Through modeling, he learned sewing techniques and settled on fashion design by age 25. After launching Marco Castelli Collection in 2016, none other than TMN Magazine chose the designer as a "Best Designer Of The Year"; Marco says he is "very grateful" to our team for supporting young talent. And so we are!

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"Unique Elegant Unforgettable"

Marco Castelli Collection is a fashion line for men designed by Marco in collaboration with marketing manager Tommaso Madè. The Marco Castelli collection to be the last word in style and casual elegance for the modern man who expresses himself in a duality where inspiration is the guide and elegance is always the backdrop for a moment. His style is effortlessly cool and fresh, and it seems to resonate with the fashion gatekeepers. Marco is going from strength to strength, and this year he also launched new concept store (art gallery-fashion)!

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OVVO OPTICS In recognition of this talent, Marco was listed on Models.com as one of the Top of models of 2015, that same year he also became the Ambassador and Casting Director Ovvo Optics (specialist of glasses in NYC).

OVVO Optics has been present in the U.S. since March 2011. Its history, however, goes back to Europe of the Cold War era. That’s when a group of scientists, who were working on developing a material for spacecraft and military use, fused surgical steel and titanium, achieving an exceptionally light, durable and flexible material that is also hypoallergenic. Inspired by its remarkable qualities, in 1980 the engineers of the company started using this unique composite to make frames for glasses.

They are handmade, but manufactured with outstanding precision, mastered by over 30 years of experience. Entirely produced in Germany and Poland, OVVO frames bring exquisite European style and unmatched quality.

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INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MARCO CASTELLI by Jeremiah Foster

Photos: Fausto Di Pino

The Top Italian Model and Designer Marco Castelli tell us is story life and some secrets in an exclusive interview…


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You’ve become an Ambassador and Casting Director at Ovvo Optics, how did this opportunity first come about? I got met company’s owners, Artur and Margareta, during the photo shoot in New York. Just a few weeks later, they asked me to become an official ambassador for their brand. Their unique style and my fashion industry knowledge helped to place such a good product in the high-end fashion shows. 53


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Where do you think your passion for design comes from? Everything was started when I visited “Made In Italy” atelier conference in 2015. During the event, I had an opportunity to meet expert master Taylor, a senior master dressmaker who owns his atelier in Como, Milan. We started right away with my friend, Tommaso Made, a senior brand builder… That is how Marco Castelli Collection has been born. What do you love about being a designer? Where do you look for inspiration and ideas for your collections? I love to travel a lot. I love to meet new people and cultures: that is my number one source of creativity and inspiration.

Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about? I always have a lot of energy and I love to work! In those last months, I’ve been working a lot, my last campaigns in 2 months as a model was laVazza, Corneliani, Sartorial Monk, Ovvo Optics and a video for MTV! I am recently working on new projects but it's a secret! I became one of the CEO and creative director of the new project ''Pyrope Gallery'' too. Why Lake Como, Italy for your new art gallery? Is there anything about this place that is particularly special to you? I like the quiet and the peaceful of the place, the calm of the Lake give me the essential peace of my mind where I get a lot of inspirations! What other designers do you admire? I really admire Rick Owens. I love his designs in general, he is my inspiration for a long time. Also, Yoiji Yamamoto, whom I had the opportunity to work with in Tokyo. I really admire YSL, he inspires me always too.

"EACH ARRIVAL IS ONLY A STARTING POINT"  Thank you, Marco Castelli, you’re a beautiful person and an excellent designer! In the meantime, he plans to keep growing Marco Castelli Collection slowly to maintain its "cool look and freshness." (And trust us, it has both in spades.) 54


"Your style should tell the story of who you are…" #MarcoCastelliCollection

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TOP 5 BEST MUSIC VIDEOS  OF THE MONTH In our minds, the music industry was simply colluding to make the beginning of the week more tolerable by unveiling a slew of new music videos to give us all the feels. Artists including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey… have blessed our eyes and ears with their latest music videos!…

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NOTHING BUT YOU WINS AT AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARDS TMN Magazine’s issue #4 cover star Nothing But You, who hit the spotlight this year with their debut album “Meant To Be” won the COVER song category at the world’s largest Akademia Music Awards for “Dream” song.

Nothing But You used their social media to thank fans, friends, and followers for their support and promised to surprise them with new work. Nothing But You, Nicky is hard at work getting ready to release her new albums, and we know that she’s got some awesome music in the works too. Nothing But You has been featured & interviewed numerous times on TopMegaNews, CelebMix, WN.com, AllAboutJazz.com and also hit the cover & feature story in TMN Magazine and much more… Stay tuned for all of the amazing Nothing But You news here: www.nothingbutyou.org 59


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INTRODUCING

SARANTOS

ongwriter s d n a r e g g sin the aspirin

2017 is a new year and Sarantos is back at work continuing to release a new song, music video and book chapter every month. In three years, he has released 6 albums with 85 original tracks as well as 3 fiction/fantasy books that parallel the songs!

The CDs continue to expand on his unique signature style but with an eclectic mix of edgy experimentation! Fans and fellow musicians marvel at his humble downto-earth demeanor, his dedication to his mission and the wealth of free content that continues to drop every month along with his contributions to charity! His journey started in 2014. He has tackled almost every genre imaginable. Fans continue to interact directly with Sarantos while enjoying regular surprises such as a Christmas album, solo and full instrumentals, bonus covers, a steady stream of witty radio interviews and much more. Fans always wonder what’s next. Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as "an emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!"

Since 2014, Sarantos has won over 35 awards with Akademia LA Music, Beat 100 while also being nominated for the International Music & Entertainments Awards, Hollywood Music In Media, and the Hollywood Songwriting Awards. Even without ever using a studio, label, ad agency or radio promoters, his songs “Dreamer” & “What If I Never See You Again” have spent many months in the top 200 on the major's list in the US for radio airplay according to the Digital Radio Tracker Top 200 charts. On the independent charts, Sarantos has hit the top 10.  Dreamer was even picked up on the BBC worldwide in 2016! In 2017, Sarantos finally started using a professional music studio and the difference is palpable!

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TMN MAGAZINE / MARCH 2017 Sarantos is an avid comic book reader, nerd, workaholic, one-time owner of the Millennium Falcon, gamer, and zombie killer. Sarantos prides himself on not releasing robotic music. Playing life or on the radio, the music is authentic and real. It has imperfections because it is human. He is always trying to sound different musically, lyrically and vocally. He does not want fans or critics to get bored with his efforts or sound. Despite momentum and continued traction, Sarantos still has not turned a profit since he gives away all of his songs, videos and books for free and, of course, everything costs money to make. He also doesn’t put ads on his YouTube videos so fans can enjoy the experience without having to keep clicking on the close button for the ads every 30 seconds. Sarantos still was able to donate $2,000 in 2015 and in 2016 to the various charities that were picked by fans for his songs. It's not much but every little bit counts. Hopefully, the number will continue to increase as his journey unfolds. Sarantos currently has over 1.3M Social Media followers and has been rated #1 on Reverbnation in the rock and even pop genre worldwide on several occasions. Sarantos performed at the Toronto Music Festival in May to a sold out live audience. Sarantos music has received rave reviews and he relishes this chance to pursue his life-long dream. With new hit tunes waiting to be released every single month until the day he dies, Sarantos music screams success and stimulates an overdue conversation in the always-changing music industry. Sarantos loyal fans continue to tune in daily for his heartfelt social media posts. His songs are being broadcast every day on various radios stations around the globe. Sarantos continues to do interviews and fans can listen in on a few of them on his YouTube channel. Please don’t listen thought if you will be offended by his funny, sarcastic, witty and genuine demeanor. Sarantos never sticks to just one theme or one emotion. His music videos aren’t all about him. He doesn’t want fans to get bored with the usual lame music videos that are common in the industry. What will he try next? There will always be plenty of buzz as Sarantos strives to release something new to his fans every single week! Every year until the day he dies, Sarantos will release a new song and lyric video on the 1st Tuesday of every month, a new music video on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, a book chapter from his fiction/fantasy book on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and a new Uncut Behind The Scenes video on the 4th Tuesday of every month. A new CD & book will then be released every November along with a surprise CD. Every year. Forever. Sarantos has been writing lyrics since 4th grade and is passionate about the words he puts to the music. Music was always in his blood. Music was always a passion and much more than a hobby. Sarantos has written over 2,600 songs! He always had an abnormal fascination with music, much to the expense of a normal personality development. At least Sarantos finds humor while being candid about “making more mistakes than anyone I know!” Having undergone several personal challenges starting with his father passing away in 2010 after a long hard-fought battle with lung cancer, dealing with personal health issues like asthma, chronic allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis with a structure the size of a straw, food allergies to almost everything, going thru life's ups & downs, the timing was finally right to start pursuing his lifelong dream in 2014. And so it began. Sarantos main motivation remains, however, to raise money for charity. Sarantos is a proud supporter of multiple charities and donates directly to many charitable organizations! Sarantos has always been inclined to help people in need and is proud to release his music every month as a way to donate a portion of proceeds to charity, hopefully inspiring other artists to do the same. His fans help him choose the charity each month. Just a few of the charities chosen so far include the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, American Heart Association, St Jude's, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Children's Hospital of Chicago, Feed The Starving Children, The Trevor Project, Meals on Wheels, Alcoholics Anonymous and many more.   The website, Melogia (which in Greek means "with words") was established by Sarantos, an aspiring singer and songwriter. www.melogia.com 62


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FUTURE STAR ACTRESS by Ellie Mendez

In an exclusive interview, Ellie Mendez sat down with Turkey, Istanbulbased actress Maral Beshimova to talk about acting and more... With more than 40 TV series she is one actress to know!

a v o m i h s e B l Mara Maral Beshimova is a Turkmenistan-born actress, who studying in Istanbul University faculty of French language and literature. At the age of 8, she  studied music and ballet too,  "I always had a dream to be an actress. As long as I had the possibilities in Istanbul, I used to do a theater. I went to the acting classes which were ''Topkapı Sulukule Academy'' and ''Baskent Iletisim Bilimleri Academy''. I would like to thank all of my teachers. Hakan Chimenser, Kaan Yakubhan, Iskender Altan, Ozgur Yalın, Tunch Alparslan, Cıhan Unal thank you for all your supports. Because of them I had a chance and made the first start of my actress career. Afterward, I went to the ''Atolye Cut'' acting class where I met my dear teacher Ozan Bilen whose education has brought me a lot." Since then she has appeared in numerous film and TV productions...    64


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WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING AN ACTRESS? Acting different characters. Different types of characters: a doctor, businesswoman or vendor pretzels and so on. Just think about it... It is an unexplained feeling - acting and present differently you to the audience.

"I improve myself every day. The life on stage and backstage, to be in front of the camera, these are my happiness."

WHICH CELEBRITY GIVES YOU INSPIRATION? WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE ACTRESS?

"Never give up! Whatever happens , as long as I am healthy, I will never give up because for me nothing is impossible."

Angelina Jolie. She is a very kind woman who is helping poor people. She even has 5 children which were born an orphan but she looks after them like they are her child. A big-hearted and amazing actress. I hope to be as like her in my future. 

ANY UPCOMING PROJECTS? Yes. Very soon Our thanks to Maral for taking the time to do this interview, as well as CAK production for helping us with the interview. TMN team


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