Ola Rudnicka is a fashion model, originally from Poland. She has modeled for magazine editorials in publications such as 10 Magazine, Allure, American Vogue, Another Magazine, British Vogue, Elle (Italy, Poland, Serbia), Glamour (Italy, U.S., Poland), i-D, Interview, and Vogue (China, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Paris, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine). She has also been the model for ads for Gino Rossi, Robert Kupisz, AllSaints, Prada, and Zara among a large number of others. Meanwhile, her catwalk work is also impressive. She has been the runway model for Phillip Lim, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Costume National, Diane von Furstenberg, Etro, Fendi, Giles, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Margiela, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and many, many more.
How were you discovered?
Ola Rudnicka: I was 14 years old, I was walking in Warsaw with my father. A man asked me if I was a model, then handed his card. The idea interested me little, but a friend dreamed of becoming a model. The plan: use this contact and go together to the agency. They were not interested in him, unfortunately. But they convinced me. At the age of 16, I made a living from modeling while going to school. My international career began when I came to Paris to study law, and Ashley Brokaw, a casting director, booked me exclusively for Prada.
What is your signature, the reason why you are chosen?
Ola Rudnicka: I wonder at every casting, there are so many beautiful girls. I think we appreciate my honesty, it matters. I'm not trying to be another.
I am hardworking, easy going. But physically, no idea, I have never been pretty.
Do you have a famous look-alike?
Ola Rudnicka: I am often told that I look like Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface.
Which photo shoot changed everything for you?
Ola Rudnicka: The Prada campaign, by Steven Meisel, with Olivier Rizzo in fashion design.
The doors opened.
Tell us this shoot in Finland for Marie Claire ...
Ola Rudnicka: It was my first time there. At midnight, in June in Finland, it is still daylight! The family of Jesse Laitinen, the photographer, lives there.
We met them. I like these special moments that make the project more personal.