Check out our exclusive interview with Miami based stunning model & influencer Caroline Derpienski who can be seen on all the top fashion shows, events and runways across the U.S.
Follow Caroline @karolinaderpienska
Hi Caroline, please tell us a little about you?
I’m a model & influencer based in Miami with Polish, German, Russian roots. I’m studying business & management. Apart from fashion industry, education is my priority.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Perfectionist, loyal, brave
Name one your strengths?
Artists abilities (playing piano)
Best advice ever given?
Never give up
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
How and when did you start into modeling and as an influencer?
When I was 13 I decided to take part in a beauty contest on an international model’s platform. I was first in Poland & all over Europe, third in the world! 55 countries voted for the most beautiful fresh face! After that I created my Instagram account and decided to develop in this direction. I started getting many photo shoot proposals all over the world. I was posting everything on my profile. I saw that people liked me and that’s how I became the center of people’s attention.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
At the moment, I’m satisfied with my achievements and social position in the modeling industry. If you are curious about bad stuff hmm.. definitely the envy of the people.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
Biggest failure? Even if something doesn’t work out, never take it as a failure, you have to treat it as a lesson from which you can draw conclusions… So, I’ve never had failure.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
Self-confidence and always being professional and nice for the team.
What’s your advice for the newer models and influencers?
Don’t listen to negative opinions, be self-critical and distrustful.
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far in this business?
You must always know your worth and not be taken advantage of. Many high-profit companies often want models to work for free… We are in the XXI century!
What do you think is the secret to have successful Social accounts?
Being systematic, showing the best version of yourself. Set the bar for yourself and show the world your successes.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
Definitely “Power of subconsciousness”, you have to control your thoughts and be sure that you can achieve everything in life by thinking only positively.
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?
Ok, you got me 😉 It’s not a problem for me because I’m showing an ideal insta life, which is not always the case. I’m honest. We’re only humans. As you can see, I don’t show my family, my partner, everyday life… I impose myself the pressure of being perfect in social media, because I know that if I feel too strong pressure from people, I can always turn off the phone and take care of my duties, e.g. education, cleaning, cooking (I’m a perfect house girl) Are you sure that Kim K looks like Kim K all the time? Haha
I bet you get millions of it, but what are the best and worst Instagram DM pickup lines you received so far?
Yes, if the number of dm messages I have were $1, I would never have to work again. The best IG dm-from my mother, the worst-from jealous people…
What actor/actress/model do you admire the most, and why?
I love Julia Roberts, CLASSY woman. I don’t need to add anything else.
What’s next for Caroline Derpienski in the last months of 2021?
Hardworking student. For modeling successes follow me on Instagram…
Which project is still on your bucket list?
Working for Versace. Definitely a fashion show.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
That’s the one and only question with the answer “I don’t know” and I don’t want to plan nothing, let’s see.
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorite cheat food?
What is your own definition of happiness?
Love yourself and the people around you
How would your best friend describe you?
I’m crazy haha but very loyal
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
I don’t have a favorite person from the beauty industry… Everyday something new inspires me… I love Pinterest, YouTube… As you can see, all the time we have something new-new trend, new product… I don’t take into account one opinion or a review.
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without?
My fashion style- classy, sexy, modern, colorful. My closet must-have? Definitely good jeans emphasizing the buttocks and waist.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Ariana Grande, love that girl! She achieved everything at a young age. She’s smart, loyal, sexy but cute 😉 Ari supports charity, loves animals. I’m also a big fan of her songs. They trigger a lot of positive emotions in me. By the way, I grew up with her.
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
No matter where, but with whom… and that’s my secret. Every place in the world has its own charm.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
What music do you like?
Pop, rap, R&B
Do you support any charity?
Of course, I support charity. I donate % of the money earned in social media and modeling to charity. I often work for charity as a model at fashion shows and as an influencer at events. Recently, I’ve been feeding the homeless and playing with the dogs in the shelter.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Netflix & Chill hahahah
Where we can follow you?
Quote: (from Forrest Gump): “Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get.”
Holiday Destination: I live in my holiday destination – Miami
Celebrity Crush: Hugh Grant
Favorite song? Why? “One last time” Ariana Grande – very moving
Sports Team: Manchester United
Movie: “Notting Hill”
Cover Photo Credit @mstrartist