Meeting Dominika Grnova is like being blasted in the face with fresh air. Fresh air and sunshine (she’s one of the most optimistic, positive energy, good vibe girls we’ve ever met). Her long-term modelling career has made her the poster girl for all kinds of brands, including Miss S – check her out on new in. She also LOVES motorbikes and has become a bit of an icon for girls who ride bikes. See her riding off into the sunset daily here.
Miss S caught up with her recently to find out more about her multiple passions.
In a nutshell, what do you do?
I’m a full-time model, based in London, I’m a motorcycle influencer and proud owner of a Scrambler Ducati. I flat track race for fun too! I also love snowboarding and wakeboarding. I’m a part-time artist as well!
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I always had sensitive skin & after modeling for so many years it became even more sensitive.. But my dermatologist gave me an advice couple of years ago to bring my own brushes to shoots & stick to my own skin care routine. Probably the best advice I’ve ever been told! Since I’ve been doing that my skin never been better!!! 💁🏼♀️ Thank youuuu so much @spectrumcollections for sending me the best set of brushes, that are not only the cutest brushes on earth, super soft but they’re are also vegan & cruelty free which makes me really happy! 💛💕 This picture is taken by @jam1et111ey today’s shoot for @missselfridge while @georgiemakeup1 is doing her magic! 🥰 #bts #spectrumbrushes #missselfridge #🐥
Wow, that’s a lot! How did you get into modelling?
Everything started when I accidentally ended up in a casting for a modelling competition in Greece because my sister wanted to become a model. I won first place and did my first modelling job in Tokyo. I spent a few months there. I’m now signed with NEXT Management!
How about bikes, how did your obsession begin?
I always dreamt of riding motorcycles but that dream felt pretty far far away! It was when my boyfriend customised his motorcycle and changed his double seat into a single seat that I decided to take the big step and finally get my driving license.
Also, three years of public transport made me pretty fed up. I wanted to feel more independent.
I got my license almost three years ago. Since then, I’ve had loads of lessons on the track and actually did flat track racing on ITV4, as well as lots of amazing events in Italy and the UK!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to learn how to ride?
Start slowly and only progress to a bigger bike when you feel comfortable. Relax and enjoy it! Never give up! And don’t forget everyone had to start from somewhere to get where they are now.
What does an average day look like for you?
I wake up early and take my two doggies out. Then I shower, eat breakfast and get ready to work. I ride to work on my Scrambler Ducati. Most days mean an 8-hour photoshoot with lots of outfit changes and laughs. Then I ride back home and take the doggies out again. Then it’s dinner in the oven, a relaxing bath and then sleep!
What do you have for breakfast?
I love savoury food so usually I have eggs, bacon and avocado on toast. I love granola with Greek yogurt, honey and fruit too.
Who are your idols?
Athletes! They have passion and train so hard to get where they want to be. I don’t have a specific person as an idol. I believe we’re all strong individuals with dreams and hopes just fighting for a better life!
Do you have any mottos?
Be kind, work hard and live life to the fullest.
How do you switch off from work?
The moment I sit on my motorcycle I get into riding mode. I stop thinking about everything else, concentrate and live in the moment! It’s almost like meditation.
I also love to cook dinner after work for my boyfriend, take my doggies out to the park and paint.
If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be?
Smile! Be real, be kind and treat people the way you wanna be treated. Do things that make you happy!