An Artist with Style
You can recognize his artistic soul simply by his wear. His interests define his choice of clothing and his way of dressing. He is not scared to say what he thinks in any situation. Ilian Velev is a first-year student, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication and Informational Systems and a big fan of theatre. He is an example of a male with personal style.
Ilian has studied in Spanish Secondary School “Miguel de Cervantes” in Sofia. He has been interested in acting since he was in 11 grade, when he became a part of a high school theatre troop.He and the troop, have been participating annually in a festival of plays in Spanish. Not only Bulgarians, but also many international students have taken part in the festival as representatives of their own countries. Because of the diversity of the participants, it was a memorable experience for Ilian.
Coming to AUBG, he continued acting in the Beginning Acting course and currently, he is part of two independent plays. “Acting for me is something very important, a lifestyle,” he said.
When he was little, Ilian thought that the brand of your clothes or shoes might be indication of whether you are cool or not. Now, he has realized that this is not true and one can actually find better quality clothing on cheaper prices, compared to the expensive, well- known brands. Ilian shares that he is against “this type of thinking, that the clothes make the person.”
Apart from theatre , Ilian is interested in comic books and TV series, mostly in “Doctor Who”. It is a sci-fi television program which tells the story of a time-travelling alien and his companions. Ilian’s passion towards this show and others, such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings can be easily recognized by the decorations of his room.
According to Ilian, wearing clothes or accessories that reflect the things he likes is a good way to meet people with similar interests: “I am a really open person and I have no doubts when meeting new people. I just immediately tell them everything that I want them to know about me, so my style in a way helps me to achieve that,” he said. “When I am wearing a wristband of “Doctor Who” people can ask me “Oo, what’s that?” and I can explain them and we can become friends.”
Ilian wants to become an actor one day, but for now it is a delayed dream. He considers going to a theatre school after graduating AUBG, but he is not sure yet. He wants to be happy and when he turns back in time, he does not want to regret anything.
This article was the joint effort of AUBG Daily’s owls Marina Penkova and Mina Dobreva.