Carina Branicki is a german/polish model based in New York. She loves animals and is vegan.
Where did you grow up?
In a town in the south of Germany. Small and cute place with lots of mountains 🙂
What inspired you to get into this industry?
The possibility to see the world and discover other people´s lifestyles I couldn’t imagine were possible. This world is a crazy place and I had the chance to see a lot of it already.
Describe yourself in a few words
Loyal, sensitive and in my thoughts a lot. I seem to like complicating my life. But also realistic and very much down to earth i´d say.
Instagram or Facebook?
Instagram for sure
Who is your favorite designer?
I couldn´t pick. I like mixing different styles and appreciate a lot of designers
Bikini or Monokini?
Bikini, they are easier and more comfortable I think.
Champagne or Gin Tonic?
Hmm… Tequila? But with the choices given i´d pick Champagne.
Whats your favorite desert?
Ice cream and cookies
Heels or flats?
Flats for everyday life but nothing makes you feel as sexy as a heel in the evening.
Do you have a beauty secret?
I sleep a lot, I stay out of the sun and I don´t smoke. It´s nothing fancy but the best moisturizer won´t fix the damage done by the sun and cigarettes.
Do you work out?
Yes! I like to go for an easy run and do yoga
Which has been your most memorable shooting?
I love location shootings so probably all of those. That´s when you really feel like the luckiest girl in the world. You are having fun at an amazing place and get paid for it.
With which person dead or alive would you like to have dinner?
My great-grandmother. A remarkable woman who passed when I was little.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I´m a huge foodie so I guess eating out at restaurants would be a guilty pleasure of mine
What do you find sexy in a man?
Intelligence, a good heart and a sense of humor. Nothing´s as sexy as a beautiful mind. Of course if he´s fit and confident that doesn´t hurt, but I will never be attracted to a guy who can´t challenge me mentally. That can also mean opening my eyes to a new perspective –it´s not always about being book-smart.
Are you a party person?
No. I like to go to a good party but I never chase them. If I go it´s usually because a good DJ is playing. I´m a bit of a deep house fan.
What is your sign?
Who is your secret crush?
I don´t have one
Would you rather like to be a Guess girl or shoot for Sports Illustrated?
Sports Illustrated. I love their shots and they are usually done on an amazing beach.
What is your favorite holiday destination?
I love cinque terre and Uruguay but I don´t like returning to the same spot over and over again. There is too many amazing places and life is too short to do that.
If you could choose one super power, which one would it be?
Flying or looking into the future
Did you always wanted to become a model?
No I never really thought of it as a career. More as a temporary thing to do before I go to University. Then I managed to do both simultaneously.
How old were you when you had your first kiss?
13 I think
Which of the „Big 5“ models is your favorite?
Maybe Cindy Crawford? But you couldn´t take any of them out of the group
What are you thankful for?
Oh wow there is so much. I have been very lucky in so many ways. I am thankful for the life I have, for the people I love and for endless opportunities. I have experienced a lot of good will and generosity from people I have crossed paths with, I am very thankful for that.
Who would you like to be for one day?
A great singer and sing with Andrea Bocelli
Do you have a fashion icon?
Whats your favorite instagram account?
thefatjewish I love a good laugh
Are you a morning person?
Yes! I love getting up, going for a nice breakfast with a loved one and then going on a long walk or just being out in nature. Especially when i wake up and the sun is shining, I feel how it fills me with love and life
What is your biggest fear?
Losing a loved person. I am very focused on the people who are important to me.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Ugh I have no idea. Way more than anyone would every really need. They accumulated over the years. Especially the heels.
Who is your role model?
I admire people who are at peace with themselves, work hard and have a positive outlook on life. Well and people who fight for others –animals or humans. I don´t want to name a specific person because I know several people like that and I consider them my role models.
Which 3 survival essentials will we always find in your purse?
My phone, lip balm and an essential oil -the scent relaxes me wherever I am.
Do you have a life motto?
“This too shall pass” –keeps you grounded in times when you have everything and lifts you up in times when you feel like everything is slipping out of your control
What do you get complimented on the most?
Probably my legs and my smile
What advice do you have for other aspiring models?
Don´t take other people´s opinions too seriously. Especially in the beginning it´s hard to deal with criticism and rejection.
Who are some of your favorite photographers?
I of course admire all the huge iconic photographers from back in the days, but when I shoot I need to have a great connection with the photographer. That´s when I can relax and look my best
How has modeling changed other aspects of your life?
Oh how hasn´t it?! The list is endless. But most of all it gave me the opportunity to really go after the things I love. Travel and having friends all over the world. Well and living in New York. That has always been a dream of mine.
What are your goals as a model?
Just have fun with it and leave the industry when it´s no longer fun
Batman or Superman?
Superman. Batman is too melancholic for a super hero.
Name: Carina Branicki
Location: New York
Agency: Major Models, MGM Models, Nevs Models
Facebook: Carina Branicki