LXRY Q&A: Jessica Stepanova, Fashion Model

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica Stepanova, a fashion model born in Prague who has traveled all over the world who now calls Canada home. We chatted about challenges within the fashion industry, how she prepares for a big shoot, her ideal weekend and hobbies and things she is interested outside of modeling. Enjoy!


LXRY: How has your life changed since you moved to Canada?

JS: I have definitely been made available to more opportunities. Toronto is super multicultural and becoming a young adult in a place with so many diversities opens you up to more experiences. I have friends that come from all over the world, I can eat whichever cuisine that comes to mind, and am surrounded by the festivities that so many cultures celebrate. Not to say that I don’t still love my home in Prague, it’s where I feel most comfortable and relaxed, but I am a city girl now for sure.

LXRY: What’s the best piece of advice that has helped you in your modeling career?

JS: Don’t compare yourself to others!

The absolutely most challenging aspect for myself in this industry is self-doubt. Appreciate others success but don’t strive for their version of it, you have your own and confidence looks better on everyone. I try to set my own goals and focus on myself rather than others. Of course, I admire many models and their style and beauty, but just because they are great doesn’t mean you are not. Believe in yourself!

LXRY: You seem passionate about the fashion industry. What excites you the most about the fashion?

JS: The most exciting thing about fashion for me is how it rediscovers itself and how every day you can paint your own canvas depending on your mood. (Or the weather of course) Most days I like to be comfortable and will dress casually, but some days I want to be a girly girl, some days I want to be a Tom-boy, and other days I’m a polished lady. I haven’t decided what my