New Years 2012 Face of the Month – Kristyna KixBy Ishira Kumar | January 24th, 2012 | Category: Face of the Month, The Mission | No Comments »
Born and raised in the Czech Republic, KristynaKix began modeling when she was just a kid. Winning Miss Bravo Girl 2008, though, led her to work with some bigger agencies and travel the world for her career. On a recent vacation stop in the US, she was introduced to photographer Ash Gupta, who immediately noticed her strong features and distinctive looks.
Kix has worked in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Japan. “Japan, by far, was the best time I ever had,” she explains. Personally, though, she cites Egypt as her favorite country ever visited:“It was so nice to be there and give food and toys to the poor children.”
One of Kristyna’s worst modeling memories is when she was starting out, just thirteen, and went to Germany alone for a job: “I went by bus and I didn’t know anything. All I could say in English was hello.” After a terrible start, she managed to get from the bus station to the agency where they had to utilize Google translator to understand each other. Then they sent her alone to castings. “The only thing they gave me was a map!” she exclaims.
On the other hand, one of her favorite and most memorable moments happened a year ago, shooting a campaign for ROUCH – Ice-T. Kix had just arrived at the job, straight from shooting a commercial. “They just looked at me and told me they liked me, and so I would also be on billboards.” The next day, while shooting video for the same company, they surprised her, saying she would have to skateboard. “I started to laugh. Then they told me it wasn’t a joke. But it was fun.”
When asked what she considers her best features, Kristyna describes her personality: “I am always friendly and optimistic. I think it’s very important in the modeling world.” She mentions Jimmy Choo as her favorite designer, but she also has a thing for Louis Vuitton handbags. In casual wear, Victoria Secret’s Pink is her favorite collection. In terms of make-up “must haves,” Kristyna always has her favorite Chanel lipsticks in her purse but also loves MAC products. She looks up to model Petra Nemcova, who is also from the Czech Republic, for her humanitarian efforts . . . “specially because of her charity, Happy Hearts Fund.”
Kristyna would love to work in the US, continuing her modeling career in New York or Los Angeles. Los Angeles is right at the top because, in addition to modeling, the world of TV and film beckons this energetic 18-year-old.