FULL NAME: Andrea Sokolowski
BORN: November 21, 1997
HOMETOWN: Edmonton, Canada
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Fun, optimistic, adventurous, intellectual and athletic.”
FAVOURITE DRINK: “A Guinness.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “I can play the Saxophone.”
PHOBIAS: “Sharks – which is ironic because I love the ocean.”
LIFE MOTTO: “Go where you feel most alive. Keep chasing moments that don’t feel human. A dream can become your reality and it is achievable. Don’t let anyone tell you how you should live your life, this is your world. And keep holding that vision of your future self and it will appear.”
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I was born in a small town in Canada. My mum is Spanish and my dad is Polish. Growing up I’ve been very ambitious and I was always trying different things. I recently worked at BMW, selling cars, and it taught me how to hustle. I quickly became very good at it but I’ve always still been an avid model. I’ve also always dreamt of moving overseas to Australia to pursue a modelling career and learning how to surf. My dream is to wake up every morning next to the ocean, enjoying life and meeting new and interesting people.
How long have you’ve been modelling?
Since I was 17. If I wasn’t modelling I’d probably learn how to fly a plane, become a pilot and travel the world.
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
Growing up in a multilingual household I learned how to speak fluently in English, French and Spanish.
What is your best asset?
My tanned skin and eyes – people tell me all the time that I look very exotic because of these features. I’m also a very good listener and love making people laugh.
When do you feel sexy?
On a hot summer’s day, tanned, no make-up, in a bikini and laying on the beach.
What have you learnt about men over the years?
Men are interesting creatures. I’ve learnt you have to be straightforward with them and show them how you want to be treated. If they can’t show you that respect, let them go.
What’s one thing men should always know about women?
Women like honesty. Men who are honest with their feelings or thoughts are much more desirable than men who just continue to go with the flow. Show the initiative when talking to us but be humble.
What do you look for in a man?
Someone driven, confident, patient, adventurous, intelligent and full of energy with an insane imagination, great sense of humour and most importantly fun.
What’s your hangover cure?
Before going to bed, put Epsom salts into a bath, as hot as you can handle, and soak for 20 minutes then drink a tall glass of water. Sometimes, though, I just eat two Big Macs, lie on the floor, watch the whole season of Sex and the City and pray for life.
What’s next for you?
Enjoying life, travelling, creating content, expanding myself as an individual, growing my career in modelling and other possible careers. I plan on moving to Australia within the next couple months – pretty exciting!