Name: Sonia Trzewikowska
Agency: Profile Model Management
How did you become a model?
I spontaneously attended to the casting advertised in one of the magazines. The same week I have signed a contract with my first mother agency, and then my first contract abroad.
Who is your favourite designer?
I like to support young designers, who don’t have big names, nor budget, but are very talented.
What do you wear on your days off?
Either it’s a day off, or not, I’m always dressed in black. My style is obscure. I never wear jeans, t-shirts and leather jackets.
What book, movie or song means the most to you?
In my opinion, only the works that contain some knowledge mean anything. I always read books that will teach me something. Even if it’s a novel, it’s based on historical events etc.
Who are your heroes in life?
My main hero and an inspiration, is my mother. Life was never easy for her. Everything that she owns, is achieved by her hard work. Her intentions are always pure and good. That is the reason I appreaciate mostly people that achieve their goals by themselves, and don’t forget what is really important in life.
What is your present state of mind?
I’m truly open-minded, and positive. This is the reason I try to be surrounded by positive people. I focus on receiving good vibes and inspiration from others, and I try to give it all in return.
What is your idea of happiness?
In my opinion, the happiness is a kind of consciousness. The consciousness of our mind, body, environment. I believe that everything depends on us. We choose if we are happy or not, we choose if we have a healthy lifestyle. And finally, we choose if we have a healthy state of mind, and if we want to share it.
How would you like to be perceived by others?
I would like people to stop judging each other. If we decide to have an opinion about somebody, let it be fair. Which means, we should give every person a chance, to be truly discovered. The problem about people’s mentality, is that we judge by the first impression, or even by somebody else’s opinion. I believe, that every person is worth trying discovering. I always find inpiration in everyone.
If you were not a model, what would you be?
There is no “what if’s” in my life. I happen to work as a model today. I also have my hobbies, that I’m developing, so they will become my professions one day.
What advice do you have for other models?
Always remember who you are and where you are from. Don’t let anyone identify you with only one word, a „model“. Remember, that being a model is a job, not a kind of person. Let modeling, traveling help you discover yourself and the world, and develop in any way that will make you happy and fulfilled.
by Justin van Vliet
All images by Justin van Vliet