Anja Rubik

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Anja Rubik
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Anja Rubik walking for Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2009
Born Anna Rubik
(1983-06-12) 12 June 1983 (age 34)
Rzeszów, Poland[1]
Modeling information
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[2]
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue

Anja Rubik (born Anna Rubik; 12 June 1983)[1] is a Polish model. She currently lives and works in New York and is widely considered one of the most successful Polish models.

Early life[edit]

Rubik was born in Rzeszów, Poland.[1] In 1988 she and her family moved to Greece. They later moved to Canada and to Umtata, South Africa. Among the schools she attended was one in Częstochowa, Poland. Rubik was introduced to modelling while attending a British high school in Paris. She wanted to finish her schooling before fully becoming a model, and so only worked on school holidays. Her mother, father and sister still live in Poland.[4]


Vogue Paris declared Rubik one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.[5] As of May 2010, she is ranked 3rd, behind Natasha Poly and Lara Stone, on the Top 50 Models Women list and 18th on the Top 25 Money Girls list, which ranks the highest earning high fashion models in the industry, by[6][7] As of September 2012, she is ranked as an icon.

Rubik is featured in the 2009 fitness video game Yoga Wii for the Wii home console.[8] She was also an inspiration for a character in the manga "The One" as the main character Cane Lele.[9]

Since 2010, she has appeared on Top Model. Zostań modelką, the Polish edition of America's Next Top Model.[10]

Rubik is featured in the 2011 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. She was one of the models to star in Lacoste's "new look" campaign in January, a different advertising concept for 2011 under the new tagline, "Unconventional Chic". The ads were shot by Mert and Marcus, showing models wearing the iconic white Lacoste polo shirts worn over fancy black evening wear.[11] Rubik renewed her contract with Fendi for the third season in a row.[12] In 2013 she was ranked third on Vogue's "Top 10 Models of 2013" list.[13] In 2014 she became the host and a judge of the Polish version of the reality show Project Runway TVN.

She is a favourite model of Karl Lagerfeld.[14]

In 2012, Rubik founded and created 25 Magazine. Contributors include Inez and Vinoodh, Marina Abramović, Nobuyoshi Araki, Daniel Arsham, Paola Kudacki, Alex Prager, Hedi Slimane, Isabel Marant and Yoann Lemoine. In September 2015, Rubik made her directorial debut by directing Issue 04's teaser film featuring Andreea Diaconu and themed around the power and impact of the five senses. [15]

In 2014, Rubik starred in a music video for the song Chleb by Mister D., a music project of the Polish author Dorota Masłowska.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Rubik and her longtime boyfriend, Serbian model Sasha Knezevic, became engaged just before Christmas 2010 in Vienna.[17] They married on 16 July 2011 in Deia, Majorca.[18] In October 2015, Anja confirmed that they have separated[19] and later divorced.[20]


  1. ^ a b c Statement on talk-show Kuba Wojewódzki (in Polish) of the 23 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Rubik, Anja". Next Models. Archived from the original on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
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  4. ^ "Anja Rubik bez Photoshopa". Warsaw, Poland: Agora SA. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Les 30 Mannequins des Années 2000". Vogue Paris. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "'s 50 Top Models – 5-1". Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "'s Money Girls – 20-16". Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Stay healthy and relaxed with Yoga for Wii". Vienna, Austria: JoWood Entertainment. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Anja Rubik the world's most influential model". 14 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Archived from the original on October 2, 2010. Retrieved February 28, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Memo Pad: Lacoste's New Look... Hail, Mario Testino...". Women's Wear Daily. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  12. ^ Lim, James (4 January 2011). "See the New Spring Campaigns for Dior, Prada, Versace, Gucci, and More". New York Magazine. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  13. ^ Kruspe, Dana (26 December 2013). "Vogue’s Top 10 Models of 2013". Fashionista. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  14. ^ Schneier, Matthew (9 November 2010). "Winged Messengers". style file: daily fashion, party, and model news. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  15. ^ {{cite web|url=
  16. ^ The Man That Makes Every Music Video Go Viral, April 2014. Retrieved 29-04-2014
  17. ^ Anja Rubik & Sasha Knezevic Engaged", Huffington Post, 5 January 2011.
  18. ^ Anja Rubik Marries Sasha Knezevic in Mallorca, The Front Row View', July 2011' "
  19. ^ Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic Separation Confirmed, The Front Row View', October 2015' "
  20. ^ "Anja Rubik - METRO Model Agency Zurich | Modelagentur Zürich". METRO Model Agency Zurich | Modelagentur Zürich. Retrieved 2017-09-02. 

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