Magdalena the Queen
Magdalena Frackowiak (born Magdalena Frąckowiak on 8 October 1985) is a Polish fashion model.
Magdalena is famous for walking the 2010 and 2012-2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. We'll get into why she did not walk in later shows below.
Magdalena Frackowiak is from Gdańsk, Poland.
Of course, pretty Magdalena won, and Darek Kumosa of the Model Plus Agency signed her.
Frackowiak later switched to DNA Model Management.
Magdalena began getting covers around 2007, and here is a small sampling:
- September Numéro Russia
- March Harper's Bazaar Korea
- July The Edit
- February Zoo Magazine, glass UK
- January Elle Italy
- August Vogue Mexico
- September Vogue Collections China, Mixte Magazine
- July Lui France
- June Vogue Turkey
- April W Korea
- October Numéro Tokyo
- September Elle Poland
- July Vogue Portugal
- February Vogue Brazil
Besides walking in Victoria's Secret fashion shows, Magdalena also has appeared in the Victoria's 2011 and 2012 (and most likely other) catalogs, such as the PINK catalog.
She was in the prestigious 2011 Pirelli calendar photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and has walked for all the top designers.
According to Vogue Paris - which should know - Magdalena is one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
Magdalena Frackowiak did not walk in the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion show, causing some to wonder if perhaps she is retiring from the runway. However, there is a better explanation.
An interviewer decided to ask a seemingly innocuous question. This started the ball rolling.
Magdalena gave a tart reply.
Then, she decided to expound on her tart reply.
Well, let's go through it.
During the 2015 show, Magdalena got into a well-publicized incident when a TMZ reporter asked her what she was looking forward to eating after the show. Now, for ordinary people, this might seem like an innocuous question, like, "what will you have to eat after you go to the theater" kind of question. However, in the world of models, seemingly innocent questions can be loaded like a howitzer. Magdalena interpreted the question as implying that she eats little leading up to the show like most other models are known to do. Magdalena, obviously caught off guard, tartly responded:
What? No guys, not with these kinds of questions, this is stupid! Ask more smart questions, not eating after the show. You make me look like an idiot. It seems like I'm starving myself and I can't wait for the show to end so I can eat.
Well, the lady doth protest too much, eh? But that's just how Magdalena is, very bold and brassy. While her fans applauded Magdalena's spunk and found the whole incident to be a big nothing and actually very funny, it did not go over well with some of the media people. A major goal of fashion shows is to get positive publicity for the brands, so who knows if that interchange factored into the company's decision about whether to bring her back again. So, Magdalena has not been back to the show since.
However, Magdalena Frackowiak may just be too busy to walk in all the shows. In mid-2015, Magdalena launched her own jewelry brand, Magdalena Frąckowiak Jewelry. So, she has a lot going on in addition to her full schedule as a model.
In March 2018, Magdalena announced her new Youtube channel, "Magdalena the Queen." "Magdalena the Queen" is kind of her nickname, which she embraces. As you may have guessed, Magdalena has a lot to say about things... such as eating... or rather, not eating... so the channel should be a must-see for her fans.