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Anja Rubik (born Anna Rubik, 12 June 1983) is a Polish model.
Rubik was born in Rzeszów, Poland.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 modeling while attending a British high school in Paris. She wanted to finish her schooling before officially becoming a model, and so only worked on school holidays. Her mother, father and sister still reside in Poland.
Rubik began her modeling career full-time soon after graduating from high school. She has been featured on the covers of various magazines, including French, Korean, Latin American, Japanese, Spanish, Australian, and German Vogue, Korean and French Numéro, Nylon and Elle.
She has modeled for such designers/brands as Shiatzy Chen, Givenchy, Chloé, Christian Dior, Hermès, Valentino, Gucci, H&M, GAP, Lanvin, Balmain, Belstaff, Armani, Lacoste, DKNY, Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Estee Lauder, Roberto Cavalli, and Chanel. She has also done haute couture for Valentino, Chanel, Christian Lacroix and Elie Saab.
Rubik was one of the faces to land in one of the fourteen covers of V magazine September 2008 issue. Each cover boasts a head shot of a famous model, either from the new crop of leading models (Agyness Deyn, Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Daria Werbowy etc.) or the supermodel era (Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova), it was lensed by duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
She appeared in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows.
Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. As of May 2012 she is ranked 3rd, behind Natasha Poly and Joan Smalls, 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 models.com.
Rubik is featured in the 2009 fitness video game Yoga Wii for the Wii home console. She was also an inspiration for a character in the manga “The One” as the main character Cane Lele.
Since 2010, she has appeared on Top Model. Zostań modelką, the Polish edition of America’s Next Top Model.
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. Rubik renewed her contract with Fendi for the third season in a row.