Testimonials from some of our Models

Nura Abdalla (Saudi Arabia) My experience was uplifting, I appreciated being around a diverse group of people who made me feel normal and accepted in a society that usually does not.

 

Han Al-hawaj (Saudi Arabia) It was a great experience to see other countries traditional wear , you would see how different they are from yours. The best thing was when we were all together in one picture.

 

Moeka Nakamura (Japan) Though this project, I could know some different cultures. I’m really proud of that I joined this project as a Japanese member, because it was also good opportunity to represent Japanese culture to others.

 

Jorge-Ann Jasmin (Philippines) This project was a great opportunity to come together as a group and be able to show Utah’s diverse culture and beauty! I had a lot of fun!

 

Sonali Loomba (India) Good platform to showcase different cultures and also bring about sensitivity towards them!

 

Paul V. Bilodeau (Cape Verde) My experience with Ludonation's Unite Calendar Project was a profound and memorable one. It was not only extremely fun and exciting, but it showed me that even though we come from all around the world and have many different things going on in our lives, we can still come together for something so simple as a photoshoot to show people that it's important to be united as one.

 

Thoughts from the Director

Working on this Project has shined a fascinating light over our world's different cultures that I have never experienced before. At times, I felt that, I was perhaps the one learning more from it all and it felt so humbling and enriching at the same time. As the models from their native countries would dress me with their beautiful wear and ornaments I would feel empowered, honor and most importantly accepted while standing before them. I've learned that no matter where you are from you are part of a world full of culture and unique beauty that you can partake of. By allowing cultural appreciation occur in our hearts, we will notice that our inner barriers will fall and our outer differences disappear. As we innocently joked around our cultural differences and the distinct concepts of beauty, we understood that we could do it peacefully and respectfully. Wearing 12 different countries' traditional wear has been a noble endeavor. My hope is that we can be one, United perhaps, in the vision, beauty and love for all. 

Ludovica A. Giusti

CEO of Ludonation & Unite Calendar Project Director