Each week, we take the time to highlight one of our favorite emerging models. Last week, we profiled Israeli model Natali Eydelman and this week we're turning our attention to Paula Galecka. We caught up with her to talk about her career so far, her passion for modeling and her plans for the future.
Hometown: Grajewo, Poland
Have you always wanted to be a model? If not, what did you want to be growing up?
Honestly, I've never wanted to be a model. Everybody around me kept saying I should try modeling. I always wanted to be a scientist.
How were you scouted?
It all started in the summer of 2013. When I was walking around the Old Town in Gdansk with my sister and brother, the scouter from my mother agency (Mango Models) asked me if I want to become a model. Then 2 months later I signed with my agency.
How would you describe yourself as a model in three words?
Ambitious, optimistic, patient.
Your first modeling job?
Prada show during Men's Fashion Week in Milan.
What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
The opportunity of traveling around the world, meeting so many interesting people and learning new languages.
What is your dream shoot/campaign?
Cover of Vogue Magazine or Valentino campaign.
What's the best life advice you've ever received?
Whatever you do - give it 100%. Never give up.
How do you stay in shape?
I always start my day with water. I eat quite healthy, work out 4-5 times a week and try to sleep at least 7-8 hours each night.
What do you think about fashion? What does it mean to you?
I think fashion is an important part of culture and society. It allows people to express their personality.
If you had to be head to toe in one designer brand for the rest of your life, which would it be?
How would you describe your style?
Denim or leather?
Heels or flats?
Of course, more comfortable - flats :)
Vintage or contemporary fashion?
What is your guilty pleasure?
If you were an emoji, which would you be and why?
I would be a dog because I love animals, especially dogs.
When you're not busy modeling, what are some of your favorite things to do?
Spending time with my family and friends, reading books, shopping with my sister, cooking and playing with my dog.
What are you working on now and what do you dream of happening in the future?
I'm working on arranging my apartment by the sea now. I dream of falling in love deeply with someone.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?
Living in Poland exactly the kind of life that I want to, having my parents and loved ones beside me.
Check out Paula's profile here and check back next week to find out who our next 'Model of the Week' is.
Thank you, Paula, for taking the time to speak with us!
Interview by: Clinton Gonsalvez
Special Thanks to Teizeen Haji @ Why Not Model Agency (Milan, Italy).
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