Check our interview with stunning model, actress and social media influencer Jessica Markowski.
Hi Jessica, please tell us a little about you?
Sure! I am a model, actress and social media influencer. I was born in NYC, with parents who came from Poland. I have lived in NYC my whole life.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Easy going, hardworking, ambitious
Who was your role model as a child?
My mom has definitely always been my role model. My mom came to America in the 90s and worked extremely hard. She has taught me my values, my work ethic, and everything else that makes me, me!
What’s the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
The first thing I do in the morning is make breakfast. It is something I need right away! The last thing I do at night is brush my teeth and put on a night cream.
How did you get started in modeling?
Because I was born in NYC, I was recruited on the streets of Manhattan. I was on my way to my high school and someone asked me if I ever looked into it. It all began from there!
How has modeling changed your life?
It has changed my life in so many ways! It has taught me to be independent, a go-getter, ambitious. It has given me so much and I am forever grateful for choosing this path.
What modeling projects you have done and which ones are still on your bucket list?
I have shot commercials for Conair, H&M and Clairol. My bucket list is endless! I would love to shoot more commercials for makeup, skincare and hair brands.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
The most rewarding part of my work is being able to work with so many creative and talented individuals.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
I think the most important thing when I am shooting is the energy on set. I think if everyone is in a good mood, then the shoot will be a success. I think that has a huge impact on the outcome of the shoot.
What’s your advice for the newer models?
Hustle. You have to take every single opportunity that is given to you.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers?
My favorite models of all time are Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista. My favorite designers are Prada, Antonio Berardi, Balmain, and Marchesa to name a few!
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without.
My style is elegant and sexy at the same time. I like to look polished but also playful. I can’t live without my Jill Sander bag. It fits my life in it and that is important when I have long hours and back to back tasks.
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
It would have to be texting! Such a turn off when you’re not given undivided attention on a first date. Big no-no!
What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
OMG! I was having dinner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with my boyfriend. And I was wearing my fur jacket. It was a cold night and I wanted to wear it indoors too because I was just freezing. Anyways. We got an appetizer and I started to smell something burning around me. It was the smell of burnt hair. I was feeling nervous for whoever was in the restaurant. Turns out- it was me! As I was grabbing cheese, the fur of my sleeve was rubbing up against a candle! It got to the point where there was a flame. It had to quickly pat it down. Luckily no one really saw thing. I have to say, I did it in a very discrete way! From that moment on, I am very cautious when candles are on my table!
How would your best friend describe you?
The top 3 things my best friend would say about me is that I am very polite, sincere, and filled with good advice!
What is your own definition of happiness?
Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can’t help but smile.
How is a normal day in your life?
Wake up at 5:00am, catch up on emails, 8:00am workout. Then depending on day, I may have a modeling job, casting, audition, social media campaign shoot, etc. After work, I may have events to attend. After that, I return to my West Village apartment and relax! Delivery is always a good option!
What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?
Morning HIT class, casual walks around the city, and maybe a stay at home movie to relax for my busy Monday ahead!
What is your favorite healthy food?
It has to be oatmeal. I have it each and every morning.
And your favorite cheat food?
I have a major sweet tooth. I love pistachio ice cream.
Best advice ever given?
Do what you love–not what you’re told to love.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
My phone, my laptop and my calendar book!
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
I see myself still doing what I am doing just on a bigger and larger scale! Onwards and upwards as they say!
Favorite song? Why?
My favorite song is Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers. I can listen to this on repeat!
What music do you like?
I love pop music and top today’s top hits. Those are my two choices on Spotify!
What do you think of Social Media?
I think social media is such a powerful tool that we sometimes take for granted. It has the ability to connect you with people and open conversations that we otherwise would not have the chance to. I am thankful for social media. It has given me a lot more than if it did not exist!
Where we can follow you?
Quote: Your life is as good as your mindset.
Favorite Singer/Artist: Celine Dion
Travel Destination: Vail, Colorado!
Drink: Matcha Latte and Coconut Water!
Tv Show: The Office