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Preliminary remarks about the background:

This model interview was (re-)printed in the first issue (July 2002) of men's magazine Perfection, new and rather similar to Perfect 10. The pictures were too from an older shooting of the pre-implant time (the Jeep one, probably known well to many of you). Probably it was printed a couple of years ago elsewhere, but I can't tell for sure. Hint: some visitors pointed out the sometimes contradicting impressions to the other interview, and this may be well due to the nature of the less than 100% accurate way of reproducing such things in magazines like this... the other interview is more likely representing Veronika without twisting impressions.

The Interview itself

When did you first realize you were beautiful? Awww, thanks! I don't want this to sound awful, but I knew at an early age. Only because my mother was very focused on my appearance. She is a very beautiful woman, and my father was a handsome man, so the genes were there.

So you didn't go through that awkward, gawky phase? No. I was raised to take care of myself, and I was always encouraged to make the most of my appearance and any opportunities they afforded me. I may have felt a little awkward inside, bu I think every girl goes through that. So, I think I was a pretty child and an attractive teenager. That doesn't make me a better person, it's just the way it was.

You sound so matter-of-fact. I suppose, but the way I look is the reason I am able to travel, and earn a very comfortable living. I have a lot of fun with modeling, because I take it for what it is. And I have rebelled against my appearance in my own, small ways.

Can you give us an example? When I'm not working, I'm a total slob --- a tomboy. I don't wear the makeup and girly clothes I do when I model. I'm always in baggy pants and an old T-shirt. I like outdoor sports and getting dirty. My friends and I go to music festivals where no one bathes for days and everyone ends up covered in mud. I'll put on an old coat and an ugly hat and go out to clubs and bars you wouldn't believe --- real dives. I don't care, I love it.

So you don't go to any of those 'industry' parties? Oh, I do that too. I know how to put on a dress and heels and work a cocktail party. I like to dance, I like to flirt, and I can have fun anywhere. And I always dress well to have lunch with my mother. But she wants me to go with her to the spa, and I don't bother with that. Facials, body wraps, pedicures --- I don't have the patience for those things. Maybe someday I will have work harder to take care of myself, I don't know.

Do you get a lot of questions on if your breasts are real or not? Always, but yes, they're all mine!

How's your love life? Pretty lively, actually. I'm meeting a lot of interesting men, men who are open-minded and who treat me well. I date men of all types, from all different backgrounds, and I've learned a lot from them.

Do you remain friends with any of your old boyfriends? I do. I'm not a jealous person. I want a man to feel that he has freedom around me, so I do have some old boyfriends who still call me, sometimes I talk about problems they're having with a new girlfriend. My very first boyfriend, who is still in Europe, e-mails me all the time. Of course I think he's still hoping that I'll com home for good and we'll get back together, but that's a whole different story.

So you're not planning on going back to Europe? I bounce back between both. My homeland can be a little dreary, but my family is all there. When I'm in America, I have a beautiful apartment with a pool, two blocks from the beach, and when I'm working I travel all over --- New York, the Carribean, Europe, Japan. No, Poland will have to survive without me.

What are your weaknesses? Staying up to late, fish tacos and television. I watch everything. I got in trouble with my agency for missing a casting call because I was watching soap operas.

Any acting aspirations? No, I don't think so. I find it arrogant when people assume that just because they're good-looking they should act. Besides, I'm dyslexic, and memorizing anything is very difficult. I remember a little school play I was in. I had only one line, and I couldn't manage to get it out. I stood just there with a smile frozen on my face. I wasn't cut out to be a performer.

But isn't modeling just another type of performing? Yes and no. I know that some girls say they try and portray different characters when they work, but I don't. It's all me, everything you see. I could be thinking about my laundry, or a date, or a dream I had the night before. I don't try and hide any of that.

What were you thinking about when you modeled for this magazine? I won't tell! It was fun though, I'll say that.

Where do you see yourself a year from now? A year can go by fast. I'll doing probably pretty much what I'm doing now --- working, hanging out with friends. I don't have any long-range plans, I'm too young for that. I focus on the day-to-day.

That's a good philosophy. So where do you see yourself tomorrow? Actually, tomorrow is my birthday, so I'll be out partying. And I'm getting a dog.

What kind of dog? She is a chocolate labrador.

So you already know? Yes, and I even named her --- Dotty. I picked her out just after she was born. She was so tiny and just the cutest little thing. They had to keep her with the mother, so I've been counting the days until I could pick her up.

Puppies can be very playful. I know, but so can I.


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