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Pavol Klučka: Rising Above Criticism and Crafting a Unique Path in Modelling

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

Can you tell us more about what has changed since our last interview in 2021?

Firstly, let me greet you and all Malvie magazine’s readers, so glad to be here again! Last 2 years were full of new challenges. I had a chance to meet and work with a lot of interesting people, my photos were published in many international fashion magazines and I have become an ambassador for the beauty clinic in Slovakia. It was a crazy journey!

What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced in your modelling career?

For me, the biggest challenges in my modelling career were to step out of my comfort zone and built the modelling career step by step, even though the negative and jealous comments.

How do you handle criticism?

From my point of view, there are 2 types of criticism – constructive criticism and hateful one. I personally take constructive criticism as a motivation to improve myself and for the hateful comments – I just don’t care. Sometimes it’s not easy, but people will always have their opinions.

How do you balance your personal life with your modelling career?

To be honest, many times it’s not very easy. It’s all about the time-management that help you to find a perfect balance between the work, hobbies, relax and self-improvement.

What do you think are the most important qualities of a successful model?

In my opinion, the most important qualities are to stay focused on your goals, be brave enough, stay relevant in the modelling industry and of course the right time-management, like I mentioned before.

How do you keep up with the latest fashion trends and industry news?

There are a lot of sources to keep up with the latest fashion trends, like fashion magazines, fashion shows, billboards, fashion icons and social media creators. This works the best for me, but on the other hand, this is just an inspiration for me, because I’d like to stay unique as much as possible.

What is your greatest weakness as a model?

My attention to detail is the greatest weakness of me because I am a perfectionist. I always want to create the best work that can inspire others.

For casting, what is your one tip for everybody?

A well-groomed personality and manners are the main keys to succeed!

What are some common misconceptions about modelling that you would like to dispel?

Beauty doesn’t go well with the intelligence – that’s the most common misconception about models and modelling in general. And that’s not true. There are a lot of smart and intelligent models out there! For example, I am working in a pharmaceutical industry, which is not an easy sector and at the same time I have a chance to collaborate with the best fashion magazines in the world – like yours.

Where can our readers keep up with your work and get connected with you?

You can check my work on my Instagram @pavolklucka or you can check my portfolio on the websites of Slovak and International modelling agencies that I am working with. Thanks for having me here!

Photographer: Martin Slatkovský @pxphotoart @PX-fotoatelier

Makeup Artist: Jana Vlčková

Male Model: Pavol Klučka @pavolklucka



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