She's a real life Cinderella! Cleaner becomes top model after one of her clients refers her to an agency

  • Aleksandra Naranowicz, 27, struggled to find work in England
  • Worked as cleaner for a media mogul
  • He referred her to model agency and she now models full-time
  • Earns £2,000 per shoot
  • Specialises in hair magazines and adverts

By Bianca London

A model has gone from cleaner to the catwalk after an international agency took a shine to her  looks.

Aleksandra Naranowicz, 27, struggled to find work after moving to England from Poland despite an impressive CV and a masters degree.

She made ends meet with a modest £250-a-week job as a cleaner - but her luck changed when one of her clients referred her to a London modelling agent.

Now THAT's a change of profession! Aleksandra Naranowicz has gone from cleaning floors to taking to the catwalk after an international agency signed her up on the recommendation

Now THAT's a change of profession! Aleksandra Naranowicz has gone from cleaning floors to taking to the catwalk after an international agency signed her up on the recommendation

They told Aleksandra she had the figure and looks of a model and the six-foot cleaner soon left her mop and marigolds behind.

 

She has already starred in a string of adverts and catwalk shows and is earning up to £2,000 a shoot.

From mops and marigolds to modelling: Aleksandra Naranowicz, 27, struggled to find work after moving to England from Poland but now she's landed a job as successful model, leaving her cleaning days behind
Tight budget: She made ends meet with a modest £250-a-week job as a cleaner - and her luck changed when one of her clients referred her to a London modelling agent

From mops and marigolds to modelling: Aleksandra Naranowicz, 27, struggled to find work after moving to England from Poland but now she's landed a job as successful model, leaving her cleaning days behind

From mopping to modelling: Aleksandra Naranowicz has gone from cleaner to the catwalk after one of her clients referred her to an international agency

From mopping to modelling: Aleksandra Naranowicz has gone from cleaner to the catwalk after one of her clients referred her to an international agency

Aleksandra said: 'People said I had a pretty face and that I’d be good as a model. This gave me the confidence to meet modelling agencies in London.

'Clients seem to like my face and my hair. Every time I go to a job my hair gets shorter and blonder. But I really enjoy the work and am hoping it will lead to more.'

Cinderella: Aleksandra struggled to find work after moving to England from Poland despite an impressive CV and a masters degree. She made ends meet with a modest £250-a-week job as a cleaner

Cinderella: Aleksandra struggled to find work after moving to England from Poland despite an impressive CV and a masters degree. She made ends meet with a modest £250-a-week job as a cleaner

Getting lucky: One of her clients referred her to a London modelling agent. They told her that she had the figure and looks of a model and so she left her job to work as a model full-time

Getting lucky: One of her clients referred her to a London modelling agent. They told her that she had the figure and looks of a model and so she left her job to work as a model full-time

Striking looks: They told Aleksandra she had the figure and looks of a model and the six-foot cleaner has left her job to be a full-time model

Striking looks: They told Aleksandra she had the figure and looks of a model and the six-foot cleaner has left her job to be a full-time model

Aleksandra left Poland with a Masters degree in Pedagogy - the science and art of education - and moved to Stokes Croft, Bristol.

She took a job with local cleaning firm Mopp and one of her clients, a retired media mogul, told her ‘with bone structure like that you should be on a catwalk not cleaning my kitchen floor’.

She spent the next few months working as a cleaner to save the money to go to castings in London and was signed up by PRM, a leading model management company.

She now works as a full-time model and has done countless shoots, specialising in hair magazines and adverts.

Mopp founder Pete Dowds said: 'We’re delighted to have been a part of helping Aleksandra with her career.

'She was a brilliant addition to Mopp’s Bristol cleaning team so we’re sorry to lose her but no doubt she’ll "clean up" in the fashion world in no time.'

Paulo Ribeiro, director of PRM added: 'She has got a striking look and nice short blonde hair which makes her really stand out.'

Change of day job! Aleksandra left Poland with a Masters degree in Pedagogy - the science and art of education - and moved to Bristol to become a cleaner

Change of day job! Aleksandra left Poland with a Masters degree in Pedagogy - the science and art of education - and moved to Bristol to become a cleaner

Finding her niche: She now works as a full-time model and has done countless shoots, specialising in hair magazines and adverts
Work it, girl! An international agency took a shine to her chiseled cheek bones and short hair

Finding her niche: She now works as a full-time model and has done countless shoots, specialising in hair magazines and adverts


 

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Really?!??

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Good for her...

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Why is it never a story of 'poor girl turned successful lawyer or doctor'. So tired of all these model stories.

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Nothing wrong in being a cleaner.

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She sounds a hard working young lady; I would hate to be working all those hours as a cleaner myself, but do we need more people from overseas taking jobs that are in short supply?

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Nothing special.....no wow factor

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She is too pretty to be a cleaner but nothing special as a model. Good luck anyhow

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"Too skinny" "she's not a real woman" "I prefer curves" "give her something to eat". Do you people never get sick of saying the same thing? She's pretty and making something of herself and all people come in different shapes and sizes. At least it's a happy article, not about a child or animal being abused or someone killing someone else etc etc. Tough crowd!!

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I dont see it. Heck you can barely see anything but bones...

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yeah modelling dresses that most women won't be able to wear!!!

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