Interview: Model Ania Augustynowicz (Poland) Covergirl Editorial issue15
Can you tell us a little about you? My name is Ania Augustynowicz, and Im from Poland. Currently Im living in Warsaw because I study here Graphic Design. My second major is Journalism, PR&Management. I love every kind of art. Being an artist in the same time with modelling makes me feel really fulfilled and joyful.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Definitely I’d Love to be more organised.
How did you start modeling?
Since I was 14 I used to do amateur photoshoot for me and my friends in my hometown. But that was actually rare. When I turned 17 one photographer recommended me couple of model agencies in Poland.I tried my best, we did some polaroids and after sending casting mails I got positive feedbacks. I was really excited. And thats how it started. I had to come to Warsaw. All those meetings were super stressful for me. In the end I chose an agency. Since then Im signed with Specto Models (MA). I started to work in proper way as model when I was 18. My first contract abroad was when I had senior year in high school. That was Tokyo. I would say that was a beginning of my journey as professional model.
What do you think of the work as a model?
This work is amazingly hard, specially for young girls. It teaches how to live, how to handle things, how to be strong and how to be responsible. Its perfect lesson and amazing experience. As every job it has advantages and disadvantages. It gave me great basement to start adult life earlier than I expected.
What is your beauty regimen?
My beauty regimen is washing your face every morning and evening. Taking off your makeup. I don’t use fluid. Only when Im going out. So my face is able to take rest between the shoots. Of course good moisturising face cream is must have. Im using Asian facial masks too. And of course typical advice - drinking a lot of water and healthly, clean food.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
My bookers are saying that the thing which helps me is that Im super sociable talkative and communicative. Im focused on goals which Im trying to achieve.
What are your plans for the future? First of all I want to finish my graphic design university. After that I want to work in this proffesion. Of course I wanna connect that with modeling. I got used to this so much that I couldn’t just get rid of it. After my graduation I wanna keep traveling not only for direct bookings. In my plans I’ve got Mexico. Its my biggest dream right now. Anyway, this job taught me that making really far distance plans is not really good idea. Let’s see what will happen.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I got them so many that I can’t choose. But for sure meeting people who brang a lot into my life, going to amazingly beautiful places as shooting locations, getting to know many other cultures, working for brands which Ive always dreamt about, for example asos.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
My advice is that girls underage shouldn’t start really early. Nowadays we have a lot 14,15-years old models which is not really good. They should keep their childhood and start this job from at least 18. This world has a lot of dark sides and to handle this you need to know what kind of priorities are important for you. As well my second advice is not to give up no matter what. For everything there’s gonna be time. And in modeling 3/4 things is about right timing.
What do you think of the magazine?
I like it! The thing which is the best that we can read about other interesting personalities.
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