Carli Glubok, a model who has worked with the likes of Playboi Carti, A$AP ROCKY, UnoTheActivist, and Nick Jonas, is impacting the industry with her dedication and perseverance to succeed.
Above is Carli’s appearance in Nick Jonas’ music video for “Find you”. Carli Glubok comes on screen at 1:15.
How long have you wished to be a model for? Did you have previous career dreams and if so, what were they?
“I’ve wished to be a model all my life. I do not remember when, but my mum said that when I was a little girl, I would be approached by Disney producers and modelling agencies. my parents wanted me to wait until I was old enough to make my own decision about taking on the tough industry, ” says Carli.
Who is your greatest inspiration? Which individuals would you like to meet and/or work with in the future?
“My greatest inspiration is Angelina Jolie, whose striking external beauty only rivals the beauty of her heart. Her generosity in helping children around the world, as well as her bravery in speaking out about her double mastectomy and oophorectomy, have inspired me greatly.
Some of the models I would like to meet are Adriana Lima and Cara Delevingne. I would like to work with Mario Testino and Carine Roitfeld, ” says Carli.
Where do you see the future of your modeling career heading?
“I see my modelling career heading in the direction of high fashion in LA, NYC, Europe, and all around the world. Whether that be print for clothing brands, runway, commercial, or music videos,” says Carli Glubok.
What major modeling work have you done throughout your career? How did you get started?
“The most significant jobs I’ve had throughout my modeling career include a “Nasty Gal” commercial and several music videos. I’ve done over 8 music videos for all kinds of artists.
I got started with my first video with Playboi Carti ft UnoTheActivist with ASAP Rocky. These opportunities lead to more such as MadeIntyo, The Weeknd (NAV), Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla sign, Nick Jonas, Chase Atlantic, etc. “
Carli has been featured in the music videos of artists such as Reo Cragun and UFO 361.
During Carli’s modelling career she has also been involved in many runway shows. These include Art Hearts Fashion Show (LA Fashion Week), Andre Emery Fashion Show (LA Fashion Week) in which a crowd of over 3000 people attended and Christian Cowan Fashion Show (Make A Wish Foundation).
After finding out you were diagnosed with cancer, what was your immediate response? What were your thoughts?
“After finding out I had cancer, my immediate response was complete and utter shock, but after the news sank in, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in the world. I wanted to take the cancer and turn it into an opportunity to help others. I am doing this by continuing to model and helping others in need of a self-confidence boost, giving them someone to relate to that can understand what they were going through.”
What specific cancer were you diagnosed with?
“I was diagnosed with a rare type of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.”
Carli was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer on Friday, September 15th, 2017. She posted a video on Instagram of her hair being cut, with a caption that explained her situation.
How did cancer affect your modeling career, and your lifestyle?
“Cancer affected my lifestyle and modeling career by taking a toll on my body with the intense fatigue. Every day that goes by feels like a year. I eat differently now and participate in activities differently.”
“Since I’m feeling physically weak, I don’t have the energy to do my modeling as much as I’d love to. Otherwise, I’d be in Hollywood and Downtown, attending castings all day and working my butt off. Everyone thinks modeling is easy but really it’s just as hard as any out of college profession – if not harder,” says Carli.
Now that the cancer is in remission, how have your thoughts changed, if at all?
“Now that I’m in remission, I have had a huge weight taken off of my shoulders but I still went through a life–threatening experience and I think about that daily. “
On November 3rd Carli posted on Instagram about her Lymphoma now being in remission.
Do you have any words for those that may be in the same position you previously were in?
“What I would tell someone going through the same situation as I would be, “don’t let it knock you down. God has given you this challenge because he knows you can overcome it.””
What motivated you to continue and persevere, empowering those as you went forward?
“What motivated me to continue to persevere and power through it is the difficult challenges that I have encountered in my past.
I believe everyone goes through their own tough life struggles and I’d say my life has definitely tested me and my strength. But, I’ve always gotten up when I get knocked, and I show them what’s good.”
Do you see yourself working in the future to help support those affected by cancer? If yes, how do you see yourself doing this?
“I see myself in the future working to help support those affected by the awful disease of cancer. I would do this by forming support groups, giving inspirational speeches, or running an organization that helps girls feel beautiful without their hair.”
Remember to check out her Instagram at @carliglubok to see the work she gets up to.