How does a Polish girl end up in Bollywood and what it takes to stand out from the crowd? Read on and find out Natalia Janoszek’s story.
Making dreams come true
Janoszek has won over 20 Miss World titles. From Cyprus to Thailand and China, we can say she has pretty much has seen and had it all. In many interviews, Natalia mentioned that she has never really prepared herself for neither of the pageants. She has always seen them as a great opportunity to travel the world. To learn new cultures and meet interesting people, rather than a job. Hence why high expectations were not part of her journey. And most probably, this has helped her stay focused and content in many stressful situations.
As a child, she always dreamed about becoming a model. But her plans were often criticised, as many believed she was too short to be one. Her dedication and determination turned out to be stronger than the discouragement of others. Though – she started to participate in contests abroad instead, where height was not always a crucial factor. To her mother’s dissatisfaction, a young girl decided to travel the world fighting for her dreams no matter what. With her friends and family’s support, she slowly started to gain recognition on the global beauty contest scene.
Although, as it often turns out to be in real life, the beginnings were not smooth, Natalia today is an extremely successful model and actress. Soon after her debuts, a Bollywood producer at one of the pageants noticed her. She was then was invited for a film casting. Janoszek charmed the crew and was chosen for the main role in “Dreamz” film. It must have been extremely hard for Natalia who not only had struggled to obtain a visa to India at first but also then secured a tough role that tested her acting skills thoroughly. Her film persona was an Afghan woman who runs away from her husband, to whom she was sold by her father. Indeed, quite a difficult role to play! If we can talk about tough starts, this one must be the hardest of them all.
Janoszek willingly comments on the differences between film industries in the USA, where she often finds herself, and India. From cultural to societal phenomena, those two countries offer Natalia the possibility to look at our world from various perspectives.
Many times, she has discussed the role of women in India, societal division and the mentality of people which all differ from what one can be used to in western civilisations. Janoszek believes it is a great life lesson for her to be able to experience different cultures and traditions and humbly respect various habits. Acceptance and humility both define her attitude in the best manner.
After a couple of intense years, Natalia Janoszek can boast multiple films she participated in. Also, the endless number of countries she managed to visit. From Poland to India and China… she once even officially opened a casino in the Philippines! Although Natalia does not play at online casinos available in Polish , they remain a popular source of entertainment in Poland.
Natalia’s stories are both inspiring and extremely fascinating. No wonder why she decided to release a book in which she discusses a lot of her memories and past experience. Although we might not all be able to follow Natalia’s massive success on the international scene, the moral of this story is very uplifting. If you dream hard enough, you can make it, and no one will be able to stop you. Hard work, dedication and hope can work magic and it is no one else but us who can create lives we want to live.