KINGA RAJZAK: I started quite a while ago. First I did not take modeling seriously. I was rather pessimistic about it and stood for the generally accepted myth that fashion makes no sense, and there is nothing beyond skinny girls and cranky designers.
You know, when I got into the ’inner circles’ of fashion I realized that all what I thought was pretty wrong. To really achieve something in fashion as a model you have to have personality, thus you must give a meaning to your body, work it, and make it interesting.
You have to have inner power to do so otherwise the body has no meaning, no 'life' and it becomes just like any other thin 'object' out there. So to sum it up, I think those who really made it to the top have way more to offer than just nice bodies...
KINGA RAJZAK: For a while I was always compared to Jamie King. Now as I have dark hair I guess I do not resemble anyone any more.
KINGA RAJZAK: I do think there is something about patience. If you stay around for long, you work hard and do not go below a certain level you can go on doing high profile stuff. But of course this does not have to be a rule.
Fashion is pretty unpredictable. Today you are in the next day you are out. Nevertheless, I believe if you have personality you can make it. You have to understand though you cannot become a household name in just one season. Some girls do not get this.
It does take long time to climb the ‘career ladder’. It is all about progress, kind of 'maturing’ into the business. Therefore you have to learn things slowly and build up your own profile step by step. Along the way of course of this progress you are confronted with lots of unpleasant things which are there to make you wiser and which you have to handle carefully.
Everything is there to 'test' your nerves and whether you are professional or not.
KINGA RAJZAK: I hope it is both. I think it is very easy to work with Steven if you are willing to cooperate. First of all you have to understand what the story is about so then you can work around the concept, play a bit, and act it out. It is easier for everyone if the model is focused.
KINGA RAJZAK: If you look around there are almost no dark haired girls. Everyone is blond...so boring. When I colored my hair black everyone freaked out saying it was too much-too ‘visible’ and ‘harsh’.
On the other hand as I recall the past years I have to say this scary dark hair worked out pretty well for me…Now I’m already thinking about doing something else...but it is a secret yet...I cannot tell you anything.
KINGA RAJZAK: I have many friends in the industry. Now as you asked me, there are many names popping up.
There are only few who I hang out with when the grinding is over....I prefer to be with my 'ordinary' friends - these days my London pals get the most and probably best of me.
KINGA RAJZAK: You know, being skinny is also part of the business. It is about body discipline but I will get back to this later.
On the other hand to keep the body fit and lean you have to be either disciplined and work on it, or do nothing and enjoy the genes.
KINGA RAJZAK: I don’t have any dream jobs. I am grateful and very happy when I get booked for a good assignment, but I do not get carried away by overheated emotions anymore. Most importantly, I do not expect any further bookings from the same client.
KINGA RAJZAK: Photographer-wise I would like to work with Testino.