Interview: Model Zuzanna Polit (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Zuzanna Polit, I am 19 years old. I am from Poland, specifically from Łódź. I am a TOP 10 Miss Polonia finalist in Lodz voivodeship. I am studying journalism and social communication to be more familiar with the world of media. Since I was a child I have been interested in acting and reciting poems. I am a graduate of acting high school, I played in the theater and on cinema screens in popular Polish films. I've been a model for about 9 months with breaks of course.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I was more patient and knew that everything comes in time. I'm also the kind of person who worries a lot. Every night before the project you can feel anxiety around me. For sure it would be nice to demand less from myself and be more positive if something goes wrong. I would love to be more grateful for every little thing.
How did you start modeling?
Working in front of the camera used to be my daily routine before the pandemic. At that time everything stopped, I wanted to return to my interests and fulfill myself as before. In the past, I had received a few comments that I would be suitable for modeling, but I never took it seriously until I was taken away from my job. I signed up for one session and it has remained to this day.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It is not as easy as others may think. Of course, like any other artistic profession, it is quite uncertain and will not provide us stability in life. It’s difficult to emerge and when after 10 consecutive applications, no one accepts you for a project you can break down; but despite that, it is a really interesting hobby. The great thing about it is that at each session we have a chance to become someone completely different. We meet a lot of crazy and inspiring people, and each day is a new adventure.
What is your beauty regimen?
At the moment I don't have anything special. I go to high heel dance and I enjoy it because it allows me to find my femininity. I always wanted to take on a more demanding sport, but due to heart disease, it is not possible. I try to take care of my face regularly and go to beauty treatments because it is problematic, and unfortunately, the world of modeling is not always favorable about it.
What are your personal qualities that distinguish you from others?
People say that I have a distinctive beauty, whatever that means. In addition, my fair skin and eagle nose stand out from the regular canon of beauty. Once I heard that I look like a Slavic girl combined with an Egyptian, although I don't think I can judge it.
What are your plans for the future?
For sure I would like to do what makes me happy. A job in media/television combined with modeling in my free time would be a perfect plan because if you love your job, it's like winning your life. I am not a very demanding person, traveling around the world for a while would be nice, although it is known that life is tricky and unpredictable. I just need to be surrounded by people that I love, have some money, and a lovely living place.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
So far, the biggest adventure was the project at the TurquoiseLake in Konin. The lake has the same color as in the name, which gave a spectacular effect. It was summertime, so warmth, wind in my hair, red flowing dress, makeup with red lips and curls made me feel like a Hollywood star. Great adventure.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
You definitely cannot give up. It is not only in the aspect of modeling but throughout life. Accept criticism, try to develop yourself, educate and improve within the limits of your own rules, do not worry about haters. A profession where you work with "face" is very ungrateful when it comes to other people, jealousy, special mocking of appearance - this is what models struggle with every day and the only advice is not to be broken. In this profession, you must not be naive and keep your eyes open. People with nasty plans may often appear on the way. The most important thing is to go through life with your head held up, not paying attention to what other people say – each of us has its own life, and in the end, we will be left with our own experiences. Let’s make it this way that during final judgment be proud of our life, being satisfied that we had spent our life in 100% as we wanted.
What do you think of the magazine?
A great idea to show the work of others, help to promote creators, but above all discover new talents and inspire for your next projects.