Monika Jac Jagaciak

By
Photography Christian Brylle

Published December 27, 2016


PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN BRYLLE. MODEL: MONIKA JAC/IMG MODELS. CASTING: DAVID CHEN. SPECIAL THANKS: FAST ASHLEYS.  

Monika “Jac” Jagaciak started her modeling career early; at just 22, she’s been in the industry for nearly a decade. Though as a young teenager much was made of her age, the Polish model has been overwhelmingly successful in her career: her first big campaign was for Hermes with Peter Lindbergh as the photographer; she’s been a face of Chanel Beauty since 2010, and a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015. She describes herself as a “woman, daughter, and good partner,” and aspires only to be “the best version” of herself. 

THE PERSON I ADMIRE THE MOST:
My mother.

QUESTIONS I CAN’T ANSWER: 
“What is it like to be a model?” and, “What should we eat for dinner?”

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE:
As for now, my modeling career.

EVENTS I WISH I’D WITNESSED: 
My parents’ wedding and that one school trip I missed.

THINGS I’D LIKE TO IMPROVE ABOUT MYSELF: 
Stop being afraid to make a decision.

GAMES I PLAY:
None.

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Always being happy with my personal life.

MY GREATEST VICE: 
I get lazy way too often.

THINGS I’LL BE REMEMBERED BY:
Patience, speaking the truth, being very tall, and having gap in my teeth.

SOME THINGS I’D RATHER FORGET:
June 2014 and the fact that there are people who can, but choose not to share.

MY IDEA OF HAPPINESS: 
Having family and a successful career as a model and philanthropist while working on creative projects with friends.   

ONE LAST FAVOR I’D LIKE TO ASK:
Can you please make some coffee?

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