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Interview: Model Idalia Baryła (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Idalia and I’m 21 years old. I was born in Radomsko, Poland, but I’m living in Warsaw currently. I have spent high school years learning and preparing for working in advertising business. Since October I’m studying acting. I love eating, writing and watching people around me and their everyday life. I’m ambitious and very sensitive.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
As far as I’m concerned everyone is beautiful their own way and that makes them special despite imperfections. But if I could change anything I would rather be taller, because it helps in modeling and enlarge my self-confidence.
How did you start modeling?
In secondary school my friend started her photography adventure. She was in need of models so I have posed to a few pictures. And that was very first time for me as a model. I didn’t like it much, but I had tried it few more times and suddenly I was into that. The 2014 was the step forward and I decided to try working with professional photographer - I met Justyna Warwas. The pictures she had taken shown me this may be the thing I should try doing. I’m very grateful to her. Since then I started working with more experienced photographers. Many modeling agencies wanted me to join, but I’m too short to belong there.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Working as a model is hard both psychically and mentally. Nevertheless, you can meet many compelling people and visit different beautiful places. Final job effects always bring satisfaction.
What is your beauty regimen?
There’s no beauty regimen for me. All the things I do are like something normal. I eat healthy, I’m using natural cosmetics and I go sometimes on the swimming pool, maybe with the new year I will do it more often (laugh). But remember our beauty comes from inside, you’d better take care of it.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
Beauty! Definitely beauty. Everyone tells me I have original kind of look. My teeth are also an asset.
What are your plans for the future?
Plans for future? I wish I was just happy and surrounded by great people whom I love. If we talk about professional background I would like to fulfil myself as an actress, event or film set organizer.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
It’s hard to say if I have those… I’m really glad of working with polish TV channel TVN Style or photo shoots with Artur Madej, Aleksandra Janas or Wojtek Wojtczak. Those people took great photos, but also I have spent a fantastic time with them. But truly, each further photo shoot is mine favorite since all of them learn me something new.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Work hard and be patient. You have to believe yourself and don’t give up! Even if you fall, have a rest and fight again. Be yourself!
What do you think of the magazine?
I think that Modellenland Magazine is a great place to promote photographers and models. I really like it and I’m thankful for possibility of presenting myself.