Check out our interview with Polish Model and Actress Magda Swider who has been working with top brands and magazines like Fendi, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, L’ Officiel and Vanity Teen to name a few. Swider has also appeared in campaigns for Pretty Vulgar and Fabletics.
On the acting side, Magda is known for “I Am Senti – Phase me ft Micki Ronnae”
Follow Magda @magdaswider_official
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Ambitious, competitive and reliable.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I started modeling when I was 15 years old, discovered in my hometown Krakow in Poland.
What do you like about modeling? And what do you not like?
I like the flexible schedule and being able to travel for work, especially some photoshoots I have done in amazing outdoor locations all over the world. I do not like the jet lag which comes with long distance travels and also I don’t like when I have to wear make up for long hours or when the make up is changed more than two times during the day as this is not good for my skin.
Can you name a few of the brands you have worked with in Italy?
I worked for Fendi, Miu Miu, Martin Alvarez, Marco Castelli and recently with Barbara Rizzi Atelier.
What are the most important things during a photoshoot?
The most important things while doing a photoshoot is the right light and model with great posing skills.
Can you name a few magazines that you have been part of?
Glamour, L’Officiel, Tatler, Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar.
Do you still get nervous?
After being in the fashion industry for more than 10 years I am not getting nervous anymore.
What’s your advice for the young models?
Always apply and work with professional legit model agencies, stay healthy, workout a lot and have a balanced diet, practice your poses in front of the mirror, expect rejection, do not give up, stay positive and focused.
What recent events have you been part of?
In 2022 I was featured on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
I have learnt that failure can be a great source of motivation and also that failure is not final. Knowing that you can stand up and still become successful again gives you self confidence. So I have learnt to be more patient, humble and self confident.
What advice would you give to your younger self and why?
My advice would be to stop worrying about the future and focus more on the moment which is happening right now.
What’s next for Magda Swider in 2022?
Venice Film Festival, New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week.
What is your favorite healthy drink?
Smoothie with dates, avocado, chia seeds and coconut milk.
And your favorite cheat food?
Pancakes with nutella, mascarpone and strawberries.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Having no worries and being full of joy and positivity.
How is a normal day in your life?
Gym or tennis in early morning, work or castings/auditions/fittings in the afternoon. Evenings with friends or family.
What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?
Yoga in the park followed with a sunset picnic on a summer day.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
I am inspired by Bruce Lee. From a young age he was a great motivation to me. I was interested in martial arts and his philosophy on life. I love reading his books, one of my favorites: “ Be water my friend.”
Best advice ever given?
People want you to listen, not to talk.
Where can we follow you?
Favorite Quote: “ Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it ”
Favorite Artists: Andy Warhol and Johannes Vermeer
Favorite Travel Destinations: New York, Venice and Koh Samui
Favorite Sports Team: Chelsea Football Club
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Photo Credit: Joanna Mitroi