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Magda Kulpinska

Posts: 688

Paris, Île-de-France, France


this is not about showing off.

It's more about encouraging each one of you out there who think dreams are useless because they never come true.

Almost exactly ten years ago, when modeling was still but a dream, I was contemplating every day for about a week that I would love to be Karl Lagerfeld's muse one day.

Many moons later, having gone through the sporadic ups and painful downs of this crazy business, I get a call from my agency whether I'd be free and interested etc etc to be a silhouette for a short movie for Chanel.

(Please note that at this point, my interest has gone towards music and I dream of singing in the big opera houses one day. And modeling kind of allows me to make a living and have spare time for school.)

I accepted, despite the awful working hours and knowing I'll probably sit around waiting most of the time. Then I realised - ACTUALLY, this is some part of a biiig dream coming true right here and right now. I'm not a top-model, sure. But wow, look at the bigger picture!! Years ago: little Polish girl sits in god-forgotten town somewhere in the middle of nowhere, having this goal. And years later, when she really couldn't care less a part of it becomes reality.

Something to think about, next time you feel everything's going wrong!! Look at what you HAVE achieved, where you started and don't forget that sometimes it takes a looong time for things to become reality! And it comes mostly when we already moved on to something else....

May your dreams come true, too!

Feb 07 13 11:43 am Link


Paige Morgan

Posts: 4060

New York, New York, US

Well congratulations are in order that you got to accomplish one of your dreams. Here's hoping it is the first of many smile

Feb 07 13 11:46 am Link


Magda Kulpinska

Posts: 688

Paris, Île-de-France, France

thanks!! I want to encourage everyone to hold on to their dreams and not think you're a failure if they didn't come true immediately!

Feb 07 13 11:53 am Link



Posts: 1743

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Congrats, your look is fantastic!

Feb 07 13 12:24 pm Link


Supermodel Photographer

Posts: 3309

Oyster Bay, New York, US

Magda Kulpinska wrote:
... years later, when she really couldn't care less a part of it becomes reality.

It's a shame that it wasn't realized while she still cared.

Feb 07 13 12:40 pm Link


Melodye Joy

Posts: 545

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

The most unexpected dreams come true when you least expect it. Believe me...keep on keepin on because I have seen so many drop out, stop modeling/acting because they didn't hit it off right away.

You are one of the living proofs that is CAN and WILL happen when it NEEDS to (no always when you want it to).

Congrats and many successes to come!

Feb 07 13 02:01 pm Link



Posts: 644

San Antonio, Texas, US

Im very happy for you!   and btw, excellant "nudity clarification" in your profile

Feb 07 13 02:09 pm Link



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Washington, District of Columbia, US


Feb 07 13 05:50 pm Link


Faces2Die4 Photography

Posts: 426

Houston, Texas, US

Congrats Magda! (and yes, it's ok to show off)

Feb 07 13 06:14 pm Link


Rosemarie Bennet

Posts: 156

Southampton, Pennsylvania, US

That's wonderful!

Feb 07 13 06:20 pm Link


LittleWhiteRabbit Photo

Posts: 134

Columbus, Ohio, US

Wow, so wonderful for you.  Guess it pays to make a list of projects you want to do!

Feb 08 13 02:31 am Link


Angel ONeill

Posts: 134

Venice, Veneto, Italy

Oh my goodness congratulations to you! You look gorgeous I love the colour of your hair.

Feb 08 13 03:23 am Link


Darren Brade

Posts: 3309

London, England, United Kingdom

Congrats and thanks for sharing. I hope you'll post a link if it becomes available online at some point, I'd love to see it.

Darren x

Feb 08 13 05:30 am Link


angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Supermodel Photographer wrote:
It's a shame that it wasn't realized while she still cared.

OP, congrats and best wishes to you. smile

As a side note - this isn't the first time I've heard this notion from a model who has the stats and look for a viable mainstream career in modeling.    I kinda wish I had the stats and felt non-chalant about it, as if it was just another job so I could understand it better.  It's interesting, and something I wish I could study more.

It seems having the look as well as the ambition is a rare thing.  Many have the ambition, but not the look.  A few very successful models have the look but not the ambition or passion.

Feb 08 13 05:57 am Link

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Wilde Hunt Corsetry

Posts: 344

Columbus, Ohio, US

Wonderful! It's nice to hear about people achieving their dreams! And don't forget, it's ok to be proud of your accomplishments! smile

Feb 08 13 08:41 am Link


Zack Zoll

Posts: 6319

Glens Falls, New York, US

Wow, congrats!  Did you get to meet him?  Is he as much of a weirdo as he seems?

Feb 08 13 08:44 am Link


Yves Duchamp - Femme

Posts: 24436

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Zack Zoll wrote:
Wow, congrats!  Did you get to meet him?  Is he as much of a weirdo as he seems?

YES! That's what I was going to ask, too! Did he have an assistant carrying his cat and his diet coke? Did he fire anyone? Did he call anyone fat? PLEASE. GIVE. DETAILS!

Congratulations, btw!!!

Feb 08 13 01:17 pm Link


Amul La La

Posts: 885

London, England, United Kingdom

Go you, Amazing!

Feb 08 13 01:19 pm Link


Yan Tan Tethera

Posts: 4185

Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom

Bien fait.

Feb 08 13 01:58 pm Link



Posts: 13454

Houston, Texas, US

Your post is inspirational.  Congrats and Thank you for writing it!

Feb 08 13 03:32 pm Link



Posts: 10390

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

smile cool

Feb 08 13 09:29 pm Link



Posts: 3521

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Congrats smile

Feb 08 13 09:33 pm Link


Rakesh Malik

Posts: 462

Tacoma, Washington, US

Congratulations! smile

Feb 09 13 08:49 am Link

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Cynna Stylz MUA

Posts: 217

New York, New York, US

They say hind sight is 20/20. But your dreams and visions of yourself are always in front of you with or without rose colored glasses. On a daily basis reaching our dreams may seem boring but some avoid opportunities because its not going to make us famous in an instant.   Basically, Keep your eyes open and make things happen. Congrats to you....boast all you want then make bigger dreams.

All the best,


Feb 11 13 02:30 pm Link