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I am half Ukrainian, half Cuban of origin. Started travelling at an early age, and always felt passionate about performing arts.
Marysia, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I am very passionate about visual art, that is why filmmaking and photography have always been something I wanted to pursue. My mother was my first photographer, so I guess, it started from my childhood. I have always enjoyed dressing up and performing, be it a dance, a part in a school play or posing in front of the camera.
Who is your inspiration in life Marysia? How do you keep inspired?
My family is my biggest inspiration in life since they are the ones, who share with me all my ups and downs and help me be to be a better person and a better artist. I also draw inspiration from my work from travelling and experiencing new places and cultures. I am a very curious person and believe that inspiration can come from the smallest thing, you need to be aware and present at the moment.
We all make mistakes Marysia; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I don't like to reminisce about past and believe that mistakes make us who we are today. But I feel that through acting I have learned more about listening to the other person and being empathic, which helped me to be a better professional and a better human being in my everyday life.
Marysia, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
Every client is important. It doesn't matter if it is a student film or a big magazine editorial, I always do my best. I would rather not accept the job than do it halfway because I respect the hard work and dedication of the whole team that works on the project.
Please tell us Marysia, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Nowadays you always have to be strategic, since the whole entertainment industry has become highly saturated. But at the same time, you cannot drive yourself crazy about every detail; there is only so much you can control in both your life and your career, so you have to learn to take risks and enjoy the ride. Otherwise, what is the point of doing it, if it doesn't bring you joy?
Marysia, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I am persuasive if I need to be, but I believe in choosing my battles wisely.
Marysia, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I am proud of every project I have been a part of. But of course, I am very happy to share some recent accomplishments. The film I did last year, called "Love to Paradise", is now in cinemas in Australia and Malta, recently won the "Best Film" award at Malta International Film Festival, and has been leading iTunes Pre-order Bestsellers chart. With regards to modelling, I had a wonderful beauty editorial recently published in Elegant Magazine and participated in a very special charity and art project this year.
Marysia, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I am creative every day, both at work and in my daily chores. Deliciously prepared dinner is also a piece of art, isn't it?
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Do it for the right reasons.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am always happy to collaborate with creative people, who are passionate about their work. It can be anything connected to fashion, design, filmmaking, music, art and charity projects.
Photo by Jade Hannah @jadehannahphoto
Published in Northside Magazine @northsidemagazine