Interviews / Stories
Interview: Model Kinga Kuczek (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Kinga. I live and study marketing in Cracow.
I like to live my life to the fullest. I’m not put off when life takes me by surprise and I live by the motto ‘Carpe diem’. I dare to get involved in new challenges that might seem overwhelming on the beginning though thanks to my partner and his support I can work through it. We’re stronger together.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Nothing. I like myself just the way I am. All my experiences, even the bad ones, made me who I am today. I wouldn’t change a thing.
How did you start modeling?
It’s an interesting story. I just turned my computer on and found out that my favourite photographer was advertising a competition for a professional modelling session. For the first time in my life I had snapped a selfie and submitted it. You could imagine my amazement when I later found out that I won. It was a an unexpected start to my modeling adventure. Since then things started moving quickly and I received many interesting offers, I started going to castings and looking for opportunities in advertising. I really enjoy it. I’m always on a lookout on how to learn more and make myself better. I’m still very fresh in the field and can already see how much more I need to grasp to progress further.
What do you think of the work as a model?
This is very interesting profession although it’s rather hard. A lot of people think that models just stand there doing nothing. It couldn’t be more false. I often get very little sleep and constantly need a day off. However to me it’s very fascinating and self-evolving work. I get to know a lot of interesting and inspiring people who bring important values into my life.
What is your beauty regimen?
I’m very lucky that I don’t really need to do much. Apart from keeping my skin moisturised and making sure I take all the makeup off after the session I don’t go to any special beauty treatments. I also don’t wear make up on a daily basis.
I don’t diet and I love to eat. Actually my friends laugh at me that it’s fairly expensive to feed me (and clothe me for that matter) and I enjoy healthy cooking and munching on all sort of food! I think that the beauty is hidden in people’s eyes and gestures.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I never talka about unimportant things, and I do my best to not to waste my life. I’m alwys honest and true to myself, no matter what. And I have curly hair which attract attention ;)
What are your plans for the future?
First of all I want to finish my studies. Then I would like to run my own business and be my own boss. I don’t like being told what to do.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Once I had to pose in shoes 3 sizes too small. My fingers were crushed but I made it. The other time I they oiled me so much that I was sliding from the chair I was posing on.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Don’t be intimidated and be confident, know the value of yourself and everything will be fine. Even in the most difficult situations you must stay positive and never give up, no mather what. Try as many opportunities as you can and knock on every door. Always read you contracts before you sign them and start work.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think it’s a great idea. It lets you make new connections and open new possibilities.