Topmodel of the Week: Anja Rubik
Name: Anja Rubik
Age: 27 (she turned 27 last Saturday)
Date of Birth: 12 June 1983
Place of Birth: Rzeszow, Poland
Discovered: in a modelling contest in Paris. Her mother sent in her pictures.
City: Anja now lives in New York
Runway debut: Givenchy in Paris, 2000
Fashion shows: Givenchy, Chloe, Proenza Schouler, Hermes, Christian Dior, Valentino, Gucci, Fendi, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, and Ralph Lauren.
In 2009 she walked a Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
Covers: Vogue (Germany, Paris), Numero, Elle, V magazine
Vogue named her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
She was on the 3d place in the Top 50 Models Womens List.
Style.com named her the rising star of 2005.
French Vogue featured Anja as a topmodel in 2008
Ad campaigns: Armani Code, Gucci, Barneys New York, Etro, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Chloe, GAP, Jimmy Choo, Estée Lauder, Dolce & Gabbana, Tod’s, Belstaff, Dsquared, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi.
Tv Commercial: Armani Code
‘I have a ring that brings me luck’
‘I love tea so I always travel with it, like an old grandma’
‘New York is so busy, where I come from it’s rather calm and things change slowly’
‘I like my legs’
‘I hate my lower lip’
Anja lived in several countries. She moved from Poland to Greece, Canada and South Africa.
She wanted to finish school before starting a modelling career (and so she did).
Rubik is featured in a 2009 fitness video game for Wii Nintendo.
She talks kind of funny, her lower lip indeed looks strange when she talks. She lisps a bit.
Her photos (covers, ads, editorials) were taken by Inez & Vinoodh many times.
Anja loves scuba diving.