Hi Sandra, please tell us a little about you?
Just a small town girl living in a lonely world… just kidding. My name is Sandra Kubicka. I’m 100% Polish, born and raised in a city called Lodz. I moved to the United States when I was 12 years old and loving it here ever since.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Determined, energetic & a believer.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
Most of my life I was on my own. I had to be my own influencer and make decisions, but there is one person whose opinion really matters to me and made me strong & independent.. it’s my grandfather.
How and when did you start into modeling?
It’s a really funny story.. I was at the shopping mall with my mother and she made me sign up for this modeling competition. I had to walk on stage, pose etc. I made it to the finals, but they wanted me to show my talent. I was always stubborn my entire life, so I said I’m not here to dance, sing or whatever they want.. It was supposed to be a modeling competition not America’s Got Talent, so I didn’t participate in the finals. The main prize was a modeling contract.. After a couple of weeks, they called me and said they wanted me anyway. Then we went to Next Model Management in Miami and that’s where I signed my first big agency contract. I have been with them since that day. I was 13 years old.
Best advice you have followed?
To always trust my intuition.
What keeps you motivated to keep training hard and eating right?
My job of course.. looking back at how far I have come, keeps me motivated even more. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next, that’s why I always want to be the best version of myself.
What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
I think all the new opportunities I have received this summer. I’ve been doing a lot of TV work back in Poland. I have to say I really like it, and it opened my eyes to the future. I loved being the judge on Poland’s Top Model, it was a big moment for me. Being able to help aspiring models was a big honor for me.
What kind of training routine do you follow?
1 hour of Thai boxing & 1/2 hour High intensity training everyday except for Sunday.
Also I take spinning classes twice a week.
How much and what types of cardio do you do?
I do cardio everyday except Sunday, 1 hour at least.
Do you have any diet?
I mostly eat whatever I want, but don’t drink soda. When I have a special project coming up where I need my body to be it’s best I start cutting out carbs and sugar the week before.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I love Avocado toast on a gluten free bread and kale salads.
And your favorite cheat food?
Fried chicken and waffles.
What magazines have you been in over the course of your career?
Treats Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Fashion Magazine, InStyle, Glamour & Maxim.
And which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?
American and Italian Vogue.
Any fitness tips you want to share with us?
Eat less and run more… lol
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
If he starts talking about his ex, definitely.
What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
I accidentally boarded the wrong plane and didn’t realize until the pilot made his announcements.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
I see myself running my own brand. I want to stay involved in the industry.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Marilyn Monroe so she can teach me how to treat men and be confident like she was.. haha.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
Candice Swanepoel for her style and body.
Tom Ford & Oliver Rousteing are my favorite designers. Exactly what my style is like.
What are your makeup bag staples when traveling?
Mascara, Red lipstick, Makeup remover wipes, Coconut oil & Moisturizer.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
The different people I get to meet and the countries I get to visit are very rewarding.
The unpredictability of my job makes it hard to plan things and maintain relationships.
What’s your advice for the newer models?
Don’t compare yourself to other models.
What’s your favorite music?
Deep house and old school dance.
What is you favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
Spice Girls – Wannabe.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is…?
Laying in bed watching tv and surround by my favorite foods.
Do you support any charity?
I’ve recently become involved with a Polish charity called “Dlaczego?” We are raising money for families that can’t afford surgeries for their kids.
3 things you can’t leave home without?
Phone, Sunglasses & Wallet.
Where we can follow you?
Favorite food: Sushi
Song: John Legend – All of me
Travel destination: Thailand
Celebrity Crush: Tom Hardy & Kit Harington
Actor/Actress: Tom Hanks & Kate Hudson
Quote: To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist – Oscar Wilde
Book: Harry Potter series
Movie: “A Walk To Remember”
Drink: Lychee martini
Eliza Stegienka / Megane Claire / Justin Macala / Piotr Krawczyk