Interview Cover Girl: Olga Lewicka (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hey. I'm Olga, I'm 23 now and I'm from Poland. I'm a photomodel with tattoos ;)
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to change my height, becouse i am 170 cm tall and I always wanted to be a tall beast with legs up to heaven ;)
How did you start modeling?
My posing began in high school. The first edition of Polish ,,Top Model” won girl with the same name like me- Olga. I had a classmate who was a model. At that time I was pretty thick, and I didn't look like today. During physical education classes my teacher ask me ,, when you go to the ,,Top Model?” It was a joke and All the people in the room started laughing at me. My friend, who was a model, said ,, Someone like you will never be a model”. Then i said to myself ,,no? Wait, you'll see! ".
And I started posing. I had the guy in class who was a photographer. He made my first photos. Then I set up an account on the portal Maxmodels.pl . And that's how the story with my posing started ;)
What do you think of the work as a model?
Being a model is difficult. You are still judged by stereotypes, and people are sometimes afraid to approach you or ask something because they think that you are inaccessible for them in many ways.
What is your beauty regimen?
I try to nourish my health and drink plenty of water. I train 2-3 times a week and I surround myself with animals;) they bring out the best and happiest of us.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
My ability to distinguish me from other models is a rich and dark imagination inspired by my own dreams. And I do not fit in the canon adopted for alternative models despite my body covered with tattoos. I go to the photos on which my vision is affected, I don't like posing in underwear or acts because I always considered this type of posing for a limiting. I prefer harder tasks than being a nice, sexy model;)
What are your plans for the future?
Finally, I found a photographer who perfectly finds my darkest ideas. I would love to do some of my ideas with him. But on the other hand, I would like to commercialize my person as a model. I have plans to show my face in the newspaper and some music videos. Maybe you will ever see me as the first alternative model in Poland on some big billboard of some famous brand? ;)
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I really enjoyed working with animals. I remember working with wolfs. It was really wonderful collaboration because I found that it was easy to move my boundaries of fear. The bravest challenge in turn was the session where I was stuck in an adhesive tape, including the whole face. Or a session where I stood without any support on the roof of the building, and at any moment I could fall. No less, it was worth it!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Do it always in harmony with each other. Personally, I would recommend any beginner model to take her mp3 or something else with music and shut up in a large mirror room and start dancing to your favorite playlist. Such a method teaches self-observation and self-acceptance. Self-awareness is the key to successful posing.
What do you think of the magazine? I like the magazine very much, especially interviews with various people. They are very inspiring. I'm glad I can be one of those people, I can inspire others to respond to my actions;)
Photo : Ewa Kepys Dress: Pracownia krawiecka G-Style