I would have to thank my family. My parents came to America with very little. They worked hard to overcome everything. They have taught me to push, believe and succeed! … You just have to go-go-go. Especially in the beginning. You will feel at times you are overwhelmed. If you love what you do, it should never feel like you are burnt out.
I had the pleasure to interview Jessica Markowski. As an established model and actress, Jessica has gained a large loyal fanbase that follows her journey every step of the way. From morning skin routines, to castings, and behind-the-scenes of booked work, she connects with fans by sharing her everyday life experiences. Jessica has worked with an extensive variety of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle brands that resonate with her day-to-day. She does this through strong partnerships and carefully curated, engaging content.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?
Thank you so much for having me! My name is Jessica Markowski and I am from Brooklyn, born and raised to parents who came from Poland. I started to modeling and acting at the age of 16!
Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?
Starting out as a model and actor, that has brought me to be a social media influencer. Through my experience in front of the camera, I gravitated to social media. I liked to tell, create and produce stories. So now it is safe to say that I am a model, actor and social media influencer!
Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?
I think my first experience on camera was the most interesting. The first music video I have ever done — Alex Kassel “So Sexy”. I remember how new everything felt to me. I remember on the last day of our shoot, I had to get into the ocean in pretty cold temperatures. Luckily the back of me was only presented on camera because I was tearing from the other side! It was such a good learning experience for me now that I look back at it! I was definitely “thrown into the deep end.” LOL!
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
I think the funniest mistake I made when I was first starting was that I was way too serious! Looking back now at my younger self, I wish I was just more relaxed. Looking back has also taught me that life is not meant to be too serious.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
There are new projects each and every day! But one I am very excited about is my partnership with Jay Godfrey! I am officially a Jay Godfrey Girl and want everyone to swing by and check out their amazing collection! www.jaygodfrey.com
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
2. Networking is your best friend.
3. Ask people for work! Don’t rely on just your agent.
4. Seek good representation who believe in you and what you have to offer.
5. Do not compare yourself to others.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I think you just have to go-go-go. Especially in the beginning. You will feel at times you are overwhelmed. If you love what you do, it should never feel like you are burnt out.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
I would have to thank my family. My parents came to America with very little. They worked hard to overcome everything. They have taught me to push, believe and succeed!
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. I like this quote a lot because it reminds me that life is not perfect. That is okay.
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This was very meaningful, thank you so much!