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Interview: Model Weronika Matuszak (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi! I am Weronika. I am sixteen. I was born in Turek, this is a small town in the center of Poland, hundred km from Poznań. I am studying in high school in European class. I love singing and listening to music! Since I have been in the Land of Cherry Blossoms I love Japanese food. My favorite season is spring, because then everything is waking up to life and so am I. I interested in the theater, when suggestions related to the game actress. I have never had the pleasure of participating in a large theater, but I hope that soon my dream will come true.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
A lot of things don't suit me, but why change them? Without imperfections we would have been the same or very similar and nothing would be missed but then life would be boring and I wouldn't have anything to work on.. Therefore, I try to accept myself and everything I deal with.
How did you start modeling?
One and a half year ago thanks to persuasion of my friends I sent an application to a modeling agency. I was rather skeptical, because I have never thought about becoming a model so I replied to the invitation a few months later. I went to the agency, met new people, saw that they were actually friendly and helpful and so I decided to try.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I think being a model is a great adventure that I will never forget. I am happy when I am in front of the lens. I'm not ashamed, I'm open, every new thing is a great experience for me. Of course, this involves high stress, rush, and sometimes difficult working conditions, but as I said, disadvantages are also needed, because overcoming them gives me satisfaction. This profession teaches humility, acceptance and self-reliance.
What is your beauty regimen?
I think beauty isn't innate, but that it's gained throughout the life. To what point it happens depends on the environment we are in and people, situations we face everyday. Somebody once told me that people are beautiful but only when they don't hurt others. Since then beauty for me is... Since then, the beauty for me is the tenderness and kindness that come straight from the heart.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
It’s the most difficult question from among all, but I think I know the answer. I think that, despite my young age, I'm largely independent. When there is a difficult task , I'm not afraid to cope with it, and even if there is fear, I act without asking for help from others. I like the moments full of emotions and uncertainty, because then I feel that something exciting is happening in my life.
What are your plans for the future?
I would love to travel in the future and get to know different things. After finishing school, I'm going to spend all my money on trips, spending time with relatives and living life to the fullest. I will add, that I always associated with music, so I also plan to record my own music single. I hope that I will manage.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
One of my favorite experiences was a contract in Japan. I was fifteen. I have never gone so far anywhere and in addition alone. I admire my mother, that she agreed to it. Despite little experience I dealt with everything. It was a huge and the best lesson in my life. Two months made me learn a lot of things, because I was on my own. House work, shopping, eating, money management .. I had moments of weakness, but I do not regret anything and I would happily do it all again!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
I would like to say that physical modeling for me is not a difficult job, but it requires a very good mental condition and you should always remember that your priorities and beliefs.
What do you think of the magazine?
Actually, I have read your magazine recently, and because of the large amount of interesting and inspirational articles I look at it very often. I am glad that there is a place where you can find a lot of interesting personalities that can be a role model. This people motivate me to work on myself and develop. I hope the magazine will continue to prosper and acquire readers. Good luck!