I realised while filming The Telegraph Fabulous Foodie competition rounds earlier this year that despite feeling nervous during the competition, I was actually relishing the part of being on camera. Having modelled since I was 18, being in front of a stills camera is something I’m familiar with, but video is something different. Before you get in front of the camera on a modelling assignment, you’re pimped, preened and polished and by the time I got on set you can just take on the personality of someone else if need be – the makeup and clothes were a mask and it wasn’t as though anyone was interested in your opinion.
But here for the first time, I was on camera being asked questions on what I was doing and why. Once I managed to get over the idea of saying something, or doing something stupid on film, I learnt I really rather enjoyed the process so when I heard after winning the competition that Aldi wanted to shoot a recipe video with me for Easter, I jumped at the chance. Armed with my practiced macaron recipe the day spent filming was not only a huge learning curve into the world of cookery filming but a real buzz. I’ve since filmed another recipe with Aldi for summer, out soon, and been inspired to start filming more for my own blog too so watch this space!