LONDON: South Kensington

European women are known for their beauty and elegance, Marija Djuric is a prime example of this natural refinement.  Born in Belgrade, Serbia but traveling the world in the name of fashion, she continues to grab important gigs around the globe.

“I was born in Belgrade, Serbia.  I grew up in a traditional environment composed of my father, mother, brother & sister.  My grandmother also played a great role and was very involved in my education.  I was first ‘scouted’ at the age of 14 in Belgrade, but my parents were very reluctant to send their daughter abroad.  But it was too late – I was already hooked on it and knew that I wanted to be a model.  By the age of 18 I had several experiences in Belgrade and a year later decided to fly to Milan and start working as professional model.”

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“Modeling has given me the opportunity to travel the world.  I have worked in Milan, Paris, Beirut, Istanbul…..  While writing to you I am currently in Hong Kong and will start working in few weeks in Singapore.”

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“My favorite job was the show for Missoni in Monaco 2010.”

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“My favorite designers are Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Jean Paul Gaultier & Christian Louboutin.  My all time favorite is Zuhair Murad his designs are always feminine and full of attitude.  I can get enough!!”

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“Elle, U magazine, Playboy and Grazia to name a few.  Designers – Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Missoni, Lacoste, Ermano Scervino, Cavalli…  too many to remember.”

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“I have been blessed with good genes but it doesn’t mean I don’t take care of myself.  When it comes to food I am pretty picky as I don’t eat meat and eggs.  I nevertheless enjoy fish, seafood, fruits and vegetables.  Most of the time I am busy with casting or work, so I am permanently running around and often miss either breakfast or lunch.  I try to hit the gym or exercise when possible.”

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“I definitely have a soft spot for sweets.  I love chocolate and couldn’t imagine my day without something sugary.  Having lived in Milan for four years, I also greatly enjoyed Italian food.  As for alcohol, I try to be as reasonable as possible, nevertheless I do enjoy occasionally white wine.”

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“The modeling industry is a serious business & lifestyle.  It requires great perseverance, discipline, patience and great energy.  If you are not minimally passionate about fashion, it may be hard to last in this industry.  The two main drawbacks that I can see are; one, some girls start modeling at a very young age in order to escape poverty and are getting mistreated and neglected.  I wish those girls could have better legal representation.  And two, The modeling industry gives young girls the pressure to acquire a perfect body type.  This pressure has unfortunately caused many of my friends to develop eating disorders.”

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“Ideally I would to have my own business as I a have strong entrepreneurial fiber. Maybe in real estate or restoration… we will see.”

Marija Djuric image_00028What is something “quirky” or unique about you that is away from the high fashion glamor image?

“I take pleasure in cooking even dishes that I don’t eat. It may sounds ‘cliché” but taking care of my closest makes me happy.  I am as well an animal lover and I am currently involved in NGO’s protecting and helping defenseless animals.  I have a Chihuahua called Bobby that means the world to me.”

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