Ardent: Christina Dronkowski

Christina Dronkowski


There are Playboy models, and then there is Christina Dronkowski. Christina is the hardest working Playboy model around, and with her blue-collar work ethic and attitude–nothing gets in the way of this highly motivated woman. Having already been named Playboy’s Miss Social June 2013, Christina Dronkowski has been padding her modeling portfolio ever since, and she’s also a nurse.  You might call Christina the complete package, but that’s an understatement. She’s always pushing the boundaries, and Christina is constantly setting goals for herself. One thing is for sure: whatever Christina sets her mind to–she accomplishes.


At what point in your life did you seek an interest in modeling?

Christina Dronkowski: I found Playboy Miss Social and after submitting my profile and all the attention I received, I set up my first photo shoot!


When you first started to model, was it like you had envisioned it to be, or was it something totally different?

Christina Dronkowski: Totally different. I never in a million years would’ve thought I’d be where I am today! I have had some amazing opportunities because of Playboy!


Christina Dronkowski


Did you seek out any guidance when you started to model, or did you just learn along the way? 

Christina Dronkowski: I learned along the way!


What valuable lessons have you learned in your life, and how have they helped you in your modeling career?

Christina Dronkowski: To be independent, and to love myself just the way I am! It comes with age and experience after being in one crappy relationship after another hence: “Single for life.”


Christina Dronkowski


How do you handle doubt, fear, and rejection in your modeling career and personal life?

Christina Dronkowski: Never let anyone tell you, “you can’t!” And to not let people’s negative words get to me! When one door closes, another one opens!


What drives and motivates you?

Christina Dronkowski: Haters! People who tell me I can’t–to I won’t; just more motivation for me to prove everyone wrong!


When someone is being negative towards you online and off, how do you handle it?

Christina Dronkowski: Ignore it!


Christina Dronkowski


You were Playboy Miss Social June 2013. What was that experience like, and what’s it like to be a part of the Playboy brand?

Christina Dronkowski: It was an amazing experience! I’m very lucky I had the opportunity that not many get! It was such an amazing day! I can’t wait for upcoming projects with Playboy, and of course, more kick-ass Playboy parties! I’m so happy to be a part of such and amazing brand!


You’re also a nurse. What made you choose to be one?

Christina Dronkowski: My aunt is a retired nurse. She is a role model to me, and I’m very close to her. When I was in high school, I did and internship at the hospital and just fell in love with nursing, so I knew at the age of 17–that I wanted to be an RN and specialize in Oncology.


Christina Dronkowski


What would be your advice to anyone that is trying to better themselves in life?

Christina Dronkowski: Stay true to yourself! Take it one day at a time! We are human; we all make mistakes. Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.


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So Seductive: Taryn Maria

Justin Marroquin interview with Taryn Maria

There are models, and then there is Taryn Maria. With a long, extensive background in modeling, Taryn Maria has done a lot early on in her career. Taryn is the first Canadian in history to win the coveted title of Playboy Miss Social March 2013. She has been also featured on the THESMOKINGJACKET.COM for PBMS (Playboy Miss Social), and has also been in several calendar shoots, and online magazines. Taryn took time to share with me her views on modeling, goals, and advice.

Justin Marroquin: How does it feel to be the first Canadian winner of Playboy Miss Social?

Taryn Maria:

AMAZING. Words can not express how happy I am to be the FIRST Canadian Winner of Playboy Miss Social.
I made finals 12x, I was runner-up Miss July & Miss September 2012, before I finally won the honor of Miss March.
We come from a beautiful country, and it should be shared with the world. I can only hope to be a role model to other
Canadian woman of all ages. Believe in your country, and everything else will follow. I am PROUD to be Canadian.
Photo Credit: Brian Perry Photography
Photo Credit: Brian Perry Photography

JM: How did you get into modeling?

TM: I started with photography, shooting my model friends here & there. Then a fellow photographer asked me to
model for him. I’m a total jock, so when he asked me; I looked at him like he was crazy ha-ha, but I took a chance
and fell in love. it’s been eight years now and I am still going strong.

Photo Credit: Brian Perry Photography
Photo Credit: Brian Perry Photography
JM: What is the hardest part about being a model?
TM: Remembering to be your biggest fan. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. It’s a tough industry; you need a thick skin for the constant criticism. You just have to keep your chin up, and move forward. As long as it makes you happy, nothing else matters.
JM: How do you get through a tough day?
TM: Two ways. I’ll come home from a tough day, and go play some PS3, or I’ll play with my beautiful golden retriever, Mariah.
Justin Marroquin interview with Taryn Maria
JM: What does Playboy mean to you?
TM: Everything. Beauty is everywhere—on the campus, in the office, living next door; nice girls like sex too—it’s a natural part of life. Don’t be ashamed of it. I’ve never thought of Playboy as a sex magazine. I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine, in which sex was one important ingredient. I dreamed impossible dreams, and the dreams turned out beyond anything I could possibly imagine. You know, from my point of view, I’m the luckiest cat on the planet to be Playboy’s Miss Social March 2013.
Justin Marroquin interviews Taryn Maria
JM: Describe your dream photo shoot?
TM: I would love to shoot at the Playboy Mansion. Hair, makeup, wardrobe all taken care of. It would be an honor to shoot in front of Hugh Hefner, or Cooper Hefner; I’m very jealous of PBMSOY13 Ashley Salazar, not only did she get to shoot her title shoot at the mansion, but she got in the grotto in front of Cooper (Hef’s son) that to me, would be the icing on the cake for the rest of my life! I can only hope for the best in PBMSOY14 this February.
Photo Credit: Brian Perry Photography
Photo Credit: Brian Perry Photography

JM: What is one piece of advice that has helped you in your life?

TM: Carpe Diem—Seize the day; take every opportunity you can because life changes, and changes fast, so live life with no regrets.

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The Art Of Seduction: Aneta Kowal

19388_594121723936566_977984204_nBeautiful and smart describe Aneta Kowal perfectly. She is 2012 Miss Michigan Hooters, featured in Hooters 2013 calendar, and Playboy Miss Social July 2013. She has her sights set on accomplishing some big goals and after my interview with her, I know she will accomplish all of her goals.

Justin Marroquin: What got you interested in modeling?

Aneta Kowal: After I started working at Hooters, I just fell into the modeling world.

JM: Where do you seek motivation?

AK: I get my motivation from within. I just wan to be the best I can be.

574502_662690147079723_1903368434_nJM: Have you experienced failure? If so, how did you handle it?

AK: Almost every day you experience mini-failures in life. You just have to learn from them and make yourself better.

JM: What’s the best part of modeling?

AK: Getting your images back so you can share them with your fans!

422421_664170783598326_426161037_nJM: What goal are you trying to attain right now?

AK: Become a cover girl of popular publications such as Maxim Magazine and Sports Illustrated.

JM: What set you apart from other models?

AK: My intelligence and desire for success.

1016831_679253562090048_2110826334_nJM: Describe your definition of success?

AK: Success is when you are satisfied with all the goals you have achieved in life.

426752_606888515993220_2008049870_nJM: Share a piece of advice that has served you well?

AK: If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.-Anonymous

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