"Do not forget to be passionate. You would definitely feel the difference between playing music from heart or for money,"

 

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON LATELY? ANYTHING OTHER THAN MUSIC OR MODELING?

I just finished shooting three movies. One of them is Mars Met Venus which is already out the in the theatre earlier this year, and the other two aren’t out yet. Other than that, I am just busying myself in the digital area like Instagram, etc.

 

WHAT MAKES YOU INTERESTED IN MUSIC, PARTICULARLY DRUM? SINCE WHEN EXACTLY DID YOU START LEARNING DRUM?

I am actually such a tomboy girl back in the days, and still am ha ha. I love doing things that not many girls like to do. And since I was a kid, I’ve always been interested in being able to play drum. So, for my 11th birthday I asked my mom a drum set for a gift. When the drum set arrived, I arranged them myself and started playing, and it’s like I am already good at it. I did not have anyone to teach me, I just teached myself, he he.

 

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Oversized Duo Peach Shirt Peach Cream by Woodya

 

DRUM IS SUCH A MASCULINE AND TOUGH INSTRUMENT OF MUSIC, AS A MODEL AND A WOMAN HOW DID YOU GET OUT OF THAT POINT OF VIEW?

That’s why I joined modeling in the first place. Well, one of the reason why. The thing is, being a model and a drummer are two completely different things. And I think it’s a plus point for me since there aren’t many girl drummers in Indonesia, let alone a girl drummer who is also a model. So, being a model is my way to balance out the masculine feel from being a drummer.

 

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME A SOLO DRUMMER? WHY NOT JOIN A BAND?

I used to be in bands, two times. But it did not work well, ha ha. There were a lot of challenges along the way. And at the time girl bands and boy bands were really popular. So, I thought I’d have bigger chances in being solo. Especially since there were not and still are not many solo drummer in Indonesia so far.

 

CAN YOU PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OTHER THAN DRUM?

I play guitar, piano and any rhythmic instrument like percussion and cajón.

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO START THEIR CAREER IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?

You have to be confident in your ability, talent and creation first. Then, do not forget to be passionate. You would definitely feel the difference between playing music from heart or for money. And if you want to start in music right now, take advantage from social media for sure. I also did that with my Youtube channel.

 

WOULD YOU MOST LIKELY TO SING IN THE SHOWER, OR IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC JAM?

Ha ha, in the middle of traffic jam.

 

YOU ARE A MODEL AS WELL, SO AS A DRUMMER WHAT MAKES YOU INTERESTED IN MODELING?

Modeling is actually my first job. I started gaining money from modeling first, other than from music. I started modeling since I was 14 years old. I got interested in the industry from seeing my sister who was also a model. So, I tried it and fell in love. Until, when I was 18 years old I got pretty much tired with the modeling life and decided to pursue my musical career instead.

 

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Leaf Parka Navy by Woodya

 

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN 3 WORDS?

Hm.. edgy, sporty and casual.

 

CAN YOU TELL US THE STORY ON BECOMING ASIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL?

I’ve always watched America’s and Asia’s Next Top Model and always wanted to be in the show. But it was only in my thought. Then one day I discovered the casting call for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3. At the time I was also on a break from the modeling world. So, I registered just for fun at first. I didn’t even go to Singapore until I was officially a finalist. So it was actually a surprise for me as well.

 

IS THERE ANY FUNNY OR UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE WHILE YOU WERE IN ASIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL?

There’s one that I’d never forget. From the very first episode, we had to do a photo shoot with two-piece swimwear. And I was really not comfortable with wearing a two-piece in the public eye. I come from a family that does not respect that, and I also personally do not feel comfortable in showing too much skin even outside camera. So I told the team, and thankfully they gave a one piece instead.

 

IF YOU COULD ONLY CHOOSE ONE FIELD OF CAREER, WOULD YOU PURSUE YOUR MODELING CAREER OR MUSIC?

Music, for sure because I’m more passionate in music.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?

Hazelnut.

 

POINT OUT 3 OF YOUR FEATURES THAT ARE SO UNIQUE!

Eyes, people often say that in pictures or videos it feels like my eyes are talking. My feet, because for Indonesian people I think my feet are rather long. And eyebrow!

 

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CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR STYLE AS A DRUMMER AND A MODEL? IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE?

No, there isn’t any difference in my style. I stick with my character in styling. Instead I actually spotted the difference in my behavior. I somehow feel more masculine when I play drum. And when I am modeling, I could instantly become more feminine in a way.

 

IF YOU COULD LIVE OUTSIDE JAKARTA FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

London or Melbourne, I’ve always been interested in those two cities.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FASHION ITEM?

I think my favorite item would be boots.

 

POINT OUT 5 THINGS THAT WILL ALWAYS BE IN YOUR BAG NO MATTER WHAT!

Wallet, earphone, hmm.. oh! And my phone of course, powerbank and lipstick.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR TO A CONCERT?

Simple, I would wear a t-shirt, jeans, sneakers or boots. I prefer to be comfortable when going to a concert.

 

POINT OUT 3 THINGS ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW!

First, I am actually such a sensitive at heart. I might seem strong but I am actually so soft, ha ha. Second, the one thing that not many people know is that I only stand, sit or sleep at the left side. I do not know if it’s a form of OCD or something, but I’ve always been like that. And lastly, I still like to play games for boys like GTA, soccer games and etc.

 

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Kimono White Black White by Dutchy

 

SEKARANG LAGI SIBUK APA? ADA YANG LAGI DIKERJAKAN SELAIN DI MUSIK DAN MODELING?

Aku baru aja selesai shooting tiga film. Salah satunya Mars Met Venus yang awal tahun ini udah tayang, dan dua lainnya belum tayang. Selain itu, aku paling lagi sibuk di dunia digital aja sih kayak Instagram, dll.

 

APA YANG MEMBUAT KAMU TERTARIK DENGAN MUSIK, KHUSUSNYA DRUM? DAN SEJAK KAPAN KAMU BELAJAR BERMAIN DRUM?

Aku sebenernya tomboy banget dari kecil, sampe sekarang sih ha ha. Aku senang melakukan hal – hal yang gak banyak dilakukan cewek – cewek lainnya. Dan sejak aku masih kecil, aku selalu tertarik untuk bisa main drum. Jadi, waktu ulang tahun ke 11 aku minta kado drum dari mama ku. Pas drumnya sampai, aku rakit sendiri, setelah jadi aku coba main, dan aku langsung bisa disaat itu. Aku gak les atau minta ajarin siapa – siapa, ya belajar sendiri aja, he he.

 

DRUM KAN MERUPAKAN INSTRUMEN MUSIK YANG SANGAT MASKULIN, SEBAGAI SEORANG PEREMPUAN DAN JUGA MODEL BAGAIMANA CARA KAMU KELUAR DARI PANDANGAN ITU?

Itu dia kenapa aku ikut modeling. Ya, salah satu alasannya. Karena, jadi model dan drummer kan dua hal yang sangat bertolak belakang. Dan menurutku itu bisa jadi nilai plus juga untuk aku apalagi di Indonesia belum begitu banyak drummer perempuan, apalagi drummer perempuan yang juga seorang model. Jadi, modeling bisa dibilang salah satu cara aku untuk keluar dari sisi maskulin itu.

 

KENAPA KAMU MEMILIH MENJADI SOLO DRUMMER? KENAPA GAK BERGABUNG DALAM BAND?

Aku dulu sempat bergabung sama band, dua kali. Tapi gak berjalan dengan baik, ha ha. Banyak banget tantangannya disitu. Dan waktu itu juga lagi booming – boomingnya girl band dan boy band. Jadi, aku pikir kesempatanku akan lebih besar kalau aku solo aja. Apalagi di Indonesia juga kan belum ada banyak solo drummer.

 

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Fute Outer Hana in Purple by Fute Outer

 

KAMU BISA MAIN INSTRUMEN MUSIK LAIN SELAIN DRUM?

Aku bisa main gitar, piano dan instrument ritmik lainnya kayak perkusi dan kahon.

 

ADA TIPS DAN TRIK UNTUK TEMAN – TEMAN YANG INGIN MEMULAI KARIR DI INDUSTRI MUSIK?

Yang pertama, kamu harus pede dulu dengan kemampuan, bakat dan karya kamu. Setelah itu, jangan lupa harus passionate juga. Kamu pasti bisa ngerasain kok kalau kamu bermain musik memang dari hati atau untuk uang. Dan kalau mau memulai musik dari sekarang, manfaatin social media sih. Aku dulu juga begitu dengan youtube channel ku.

 

KAMU LEBIH SERING NYANYI DI KAMAR MANDI, ATAU DI TENGAH – TENGAH KEMACETAN?

Ha ha, di tengah – tengah macet sih.

 

KAMU KAN MODEL JUGA, APASIH YANG MEMBUAT KAMU SEBAGAI DRUMMER TERTARIK DENGAN MODELING?

Modeling tuh justru pekerjaan pertama ku loh. Aku pertama kali menghasilkan uang justru dari modeling, bukan dari musik. Aku mulai modeling sejak umur 14 tahun. Aku tertarik dengan modeling karena lihat kakak ku yang dulu model juga. Jadi aku coba – coba aja, dan ternyata aku suka. Sampai akhirnya diumur 18 tahun aku mulai capek dengan kehidupan modeling dan memutuskan untuk melanjutkan karir musik ku.

 

COBA DESKRIPSIKAN STYLE KAMU DALAM 3 KATA!

Hm.. edgy, sporty dan casual.

 

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Oversized Duo Peach Shirt Peach Cream by Woodya

 

COBA DONG CERITAIN AWAL GIMANA BISA GABUNG ASIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL?

Aku memang udah sering nonton America’s dan Asia’s Next Top Model dan selalu pengen gabung sih. Tapi itu cuma di otak ku aja. Terus suatu hari aku nemuin casting call untuk Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 di internet. Saat itu aku juga lagi gak modeling. Jadi, aku daftar iseng – iseng aja. Aku bahkan gak ke Singapore sebelum bener – bener jadi finalis. Jadi aku juga agak kaget sih.

 

ADA GAK PENGALAMAN LUCU ATAU YANG GAK TERLUPAKAN SELAMA DI ASIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL?

Ada satu hal yang aku gak akan lupa. Jadi dari episode pertama, kita udah harus photoshoot pakai bikini. Dan aku benar – benar gak nyaman banget makai bikini di depan publik. Aku tuh datang dari keluarga yang juga gak nyaman dengan hal itu, dan aku sendiri juga gak suka memakai baju – baju yang terbuka walaupun diluar kamera. Jadi aku bilang timnya, dan untungnya mereka kasih aku one piece disitu.

 

KALAU KAMU BISA PILIH SALAH SATU BIDANG KARIR, KAMU LEBIH PILIH MUSIK ATAU MODELING?

Musik sih, karena aku lebih passionate di musik.

 

APA RASA ES KRIM FAVORITMU?

Hazelnut.

 

COBA SEBUTKAN 3 ORGAN TUBUH YANG MENURUTMU PALING UNIK!

Mata, karena kalo kata orang – orang sih mataku kayak berbicara di foto dan video. Kaki ku, karena untuk orang Indonesia kayaknya kaki ku masih termaksud jenjang. Dan alis!

 

COBA DESKRIPSIKAN PERBEDAAN STYLE KAMU SAAT MENJADI DRUMMER DAN MODEL! APA ADA PERBEDAAN?

Gak sih, gak ada yang beda dari style ku. Aku biasanya selalu stick dengan karakterku. Paling yang berbeda cuma dari kelakuan aja. Kadang aku merasa lebih maskulin banget kalau lagi main drum. Dan kalau lagi modeling, bisa tiba – tiba jadi feminim gitu.

 

KALAU BISA TINGGAL DILUAR JAKARTA, KAMU MAU TINGGAL DIMANA?

London atau Melbourne, aku selalu tertarik dengan 2 kota tersebut.

 

APA FASHION ITEM FAVORIT MU?

Fashion item favorit ku boots.

 

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Legam Longsleeve #1 Black by Hitam

 

COBA SEBUTKAN 5 BARANG YANG SELALU ADA DI TAS KAMU!

Dompet, earphone, hmm.. oh! Dan hp dong pasti, powerbank, dan lipstick.

 

BAJU APA YANG AKAN KAMU PAKAI KE KONSER?

Simpel, aku akan pakai kaos, jeans, sneakers atau boots. Aku lebih senang pakai baju yang nyaman kalau pergi ke konser.

 

COBA SEBUTKAN 3 HAL YANG ORANG – ORANG GAK TAU TENTANG KAMU!

Pertama, aku sebenernya sensitive banget. Mungkin keliatan nya aku strong banget padahal mah sensi, ha ha. Kedua, satu hal yang orang – orang mungkin gak tau tentang aku, aku tuh harus selalu duduk, tidur atau berdiri di sebelah kiri. Aku gak tau itu termasuk OCD atau enggak, tapi aku selalu kayak gitu. Dan terakhir, aku masih sering mainin games – games cowok kayak GTA, games bola dan lain – lain.

 

 

LOCATION: 

KROMA

Jl. Panglima Polim V No. 25B,

Melawai, Kby. Baru,

Jakarta Selatan.

+62 822-1189-9288

Instagram: @kroma.id

 

 

Written & Interviewed by Feybien Ramayanti (@feyramayanti)

Photographed by Faisal Abdul Muhsin (@dado_bedul)

Editor by Nesya Dwiriyanti (@nesyadwr)