I ‘m Joana Bogarim, I’m portuguese! I study science, and I’m in love with animals! I am sincere, sympathetic, fun and worried about others! I love spending time with friends and family! I started my modeling life in an agency at age 15 in an attempt to regain my self-esteem and confidence, but I started to enjoy photography because of my father and I fell in love with it! I like to do varied sessions and to overcome myself every day, and accept challenges! I still have a lot to learn, and I’m looking forward to it, this is my favorite hobbie and I intend to continue it for a long time !
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Rebekah Marine is a model, inspirational speaker and humanitarian. Despite being born without a right forearm, Rebekah has defied all odds in the fashion industry and has become one of the most recognizable models in the amputee community.
Marine, 29, is now ambassador for the Lucky Fin Project, a non-profit organization which helps support those with upper limb differences.
In addition to this, Rebekah is ambassador for Touch Bionics and currently wears the i-limb quantum, one of the most advanced prosthetic hands in the world.
Rebekah has been featured in publications such as TIME, People Magazine, Mashable, Daily Mail, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, The Stir, Vogue Italia and more.
Rebekah Marine speaking at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders 2016
Bionic Model Rebekah Marine at New York Fashion Week via TIME
Cosplayer since 2010, Loves drama and comedy manga, fighting and action games, DC comics, sci fi and horror movies. Trying to improve more and more each day.
Obscurena: Apart from cosplay, what kind of photo sets do you make?
Geisi: It doesn’t need to be a cosplay, that’s why sometimes I wear clothes and make up following a concept or character. I imagine by myself or that interests me and then the photoshoots are made. For example, my last photo set was a OC (Original Character) I imagined as a kinda red haired punk girl wearing strong make up and fishnets. That kind of photos are very satisfying.
Obscurena: When did the interest in Cosplay begin?
Geisi: I watch anime and read manga since I was very young. Around 2008/2009 I watched Code Geass and fell in love for the character C.C. It’s still my favorite anime and I’ve become obsessed in making her cosplay. Unfortunately, tho, I only finished it this year, and may do a photoshoot next month. This character made me look for more things about cosplay and in 2010 I did my first cosplay ever which was Selty, from the anime “Durarara!!”. unfortunately I don’t have any good pics from that cosplay.
Obscurena: What are your goals for the future?
Geisi: My primary goal isto get new tools and resources to keep my hobby. I’d love that. It’s quite expensive to keep on with cosplay here in Brazil, and that’s why I try to do most things (props and clothes) by myself to save as much as I can.