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Check out our interview with gorgeous Polish-born International Model & Influencer Joanna Borov

Joanna gained popularity by winning Miss Motors Grand Prix 2018 and World Beauty Queen Poland. She graced many prestigious events in Europe like London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week. Joanna also worked as a model in South America, Asia and currently she is based in the USA.

Joanna recently graced the cover of Playboy Ukraine and has been featured in Maxim, FHM, Marie Claire, Vogue, and many others. Besides her modeling career Joanna has two master’s degrees, owns a brand that makes organic clothes and toys for children, and is working on her first book about a healthy lifestyle. She actively supports animal charities.

Follow Joanna @joannaborov

Hi Joanna, please tell us a little about you?

I was born in Poland and now I live in Los Angeles. My zodiac sign is Pisces. I’ve always been passionate about fashion and art. I have a small dog named Chi Chi Boo and I love him very much. I love to travel, especially to hot destinations.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Empathetic, creative, intuitive

Name one your strengths?

Optimism

Best advice ever given?

Be patient and never give up!

How and when did you start into modeling?

I started a few years ago while living in London and studying at University of the Arts London

What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?

For me it has always been rewarding that modeling gave me many opportunities to meet new interesting people and travel to different places. I have worked in Europe, Asia, South America and the USA so far and absolutely loved it. I’m also glad that I had many chances to express myself or take part in very unique projects where my image was totally changed. However it is usually hard work and sometimes people don’t realize how much persistence and effort it takes.

What did you learn from your biggest failure?

I learnt to accept failures as a part of our lives, sometimes things don’t work the way we would like them to and that’s ok. There’s always something beautiful and amazing around the corner and failures don’t define us.

The most important thing when you are shooting is?

Feeling confident, rested and relaxed.

What’s your advice for the newer models? 

Embrace your uniqueness and believe in yourself.

Now tell us about the photoshoot with Darwin?

It wasn’t the first time we shot together, but it’s always…always wonderful. Darwin is not only a great photographer, but he is also a very good friend of mine. We did a few different campaigns for fashion and lifestyle brands. The results have always been great. He is super professional, but also creates a nice atmosphere during his shoots. Hair and makeup for this specific photo session was done by Reyna Khalil, who is one of my favorites makeup artists.

What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far in this business?

Always look for new opportunities and try to discover as much as possible in the industry.

What book should every entrepreneur read?

“The Four Agreements” Miguel Ruiz, it’s a great book with wisdom that can help in personal and professional development of the reader.

What actor/actress do you admire the most, and why? 

I love Audrey Hepburn, she is one of very few actresses that can me you smile and feel touched at the same time. I think she was a beautiful person inside and outside, that’s why all of her movies are awesome.

What’s next for Joanna Borov in 2021?

I’m currently working on a new project in health and fitness and I can’t wait to do fashion shows again.

Which project is still on your bucket list?

Sport Illustrated, L’Officiel, Women’s Health

In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?

It’s hard to say because I’ve already learnt that life can be unpredictable. I have a lot of professional goals that I’d like to achieve as a model and entrepreneur and maybe I’d like to take part in some reality show. I also hope to start a family in a few years.

Now you are a big influencer on Instagram, can you share some tips for keeping your account interesting?

It is important to keep it real and show unique content like behind the scenes videos or some private moments. I also try to show not just glamorous publications but also share my thoughts and be a part of dialog.

You are followed by so many people. How do you feel about that pressure of doing always the right thing, and encourage people to follow their dreams?

I believe that Instagram is a platform that we should share good thoughts, love and support. It’s important to encourage people to follow their dreams and show them that anything is possible. I admire people who also share their problems and obstacles and how they overcame them for example stories about eating disorders or anxiety can help people that struggle with them.

What is your favorite healthy food?

Salmon and salads

And your favorite cheat food?

Cake and champagne!

What is your own definition of happiness?

It is something that we always have to work on because it starts inside of us. We should always try to see the bright side of every situation and focus on good emotions.

What is your workout routine these days?

I try to spend as much time as possible outside hiking or walking with my dog, also I exercise a few times a week.

Who is your biggest beauty inspiration? 

Grace Kelly and Claudia Schiffer.

I bet you get millions of it, but what are the best and worst Instagram DM pickup lines you received so far?

Recently I got a few about my dog Chi Chi Boo and how lucky he is.

What does fashion mean to you? 

Fashion is art and art is life. It’s a way to express myself.

Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?

My favorite model has always been Claudia Schiffer. As comes to the designers I love Chanel, Balmain and Self Portrait. I like the classy, timeless and sometimes edgy garments.

How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without?

I like to match different styles. I really like to wear jumpsuits and sexy dresses, but also tracksuits and high waisted jeans. I’m obsessed with shoes and I love to wear high heels. One of. My favorite items is Chanel flap bag because it’s super classy and looks great with everything.

If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?

Marlin Monroe, her personality and life path fascinates me.

What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?

I’d love to go to Maldives, Bahamas or Hawaii for a romantic trip or somewhere fun like Dubai with my sister!

What do you like to watch on Tv?

I don’t watch much tv, but recently I watched Queen’s Gambit. I also love old movies.

What music do you like?

I like different kinds of music it all depends on my mood.

Do you support any charity?

I support a few charities that help children and animals. I adopted my dog last year from La Belle Foundation in Los Angeles.

3 things you can’t leave home without?

Phone, AirPods, lip gloss

Idea of a perfect Sunday?

Amazing brunch with family and friends and outdoor activities.

Where we can follow you?

@joannaborov

Quote: It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. – William Shakespeare

Destination: Bahamas

Drink: Champagne

Celebrity Crush: Bradley Cooper

Favorite song? Why? I Say A Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin because it always puts me in a good mood

Sports Team: FC Barcelona

Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 


 

Credits:

Model: Joanna Borov @Joannaborov
Photography: Darwin @DarwinWorldMedia @DWM_Studios
Hair & Makeup: Reyna Khalil @ReynaKhalil