Can you tell us a little about you?
I'm Nadia Murgasova, I was born in Slovakia. I've been modeling for about 15 years. Living in NYC for the last 5 years.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to be more persistent with the things I start doing. I have a tendency to get excited over something, start and then not finish it.
How did you start modeling?
Since I was 14 I had multiple scouts stopping me on the street, asking if I would wanna work as a model. I did few little things here and there and when I was 17 I left Slovakia and started modeling full time.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I love modeling for all the opportunities it gives you. You can travel to places where you would normally never go, you get to meet interesting people and see different cultures... But in the same time it's not always as glamorous as it seems. Models have to deal with lot of rejection on the castings, lot of bad temptations and spending lot of time on their own far from the family and friends. Despite that I can't imagine I wouldn't spend half of my life doing this job. I love it so much.
What is your beauty regimen?
I definitely always take off my make up before going to bed. I get enough sleep pretty much every night. And I always moisturize my skin and my face. For my face I've been using Embryolisse cream for about 10 years. Every morning and every night. And for my body I use an amazing shea butter from RaE cosmetics.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I'm very chatty and little sassy which people like in NY. When I'm traveling I always try to learn few words in their language, and then use them at work. People appreciate that. I'm also ALWAYS on time and I've never came to work in a bad shape.
What are your plans for the future?
I have lot of different passions and interests. I learned not to plan anymore because everything I planed turned out to be different so I try to live more in the moment and see what life brings.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I loved living in Japan for few years, culturally it was a big change to what I was used to. I traveled around the country a lot and every day was a totally new experience. I also love Australia, I had a very interesting shoot when I was attached to a rope and shooting at the edge of a 100m tall building, the photos turned out great but it was a scary experience.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Don't worry if someone tells you NO, don't take things too personally. Always smile, clients don't like grumpy models. Make sure you stay humble, no matter how high you go. Always be on time and be professional.
What do you think of the magazine?
It's a very cool concept. It's inspiring to read other peoples stories. Good job guys!
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