Sabina Gadecki is an actress and model who was featured in the movie Entourage and tv shows Law & Order, White Collar, House Of Lies and The League. With her next film, The Ninth Passenger set to release in August and recently finishing up a shoot in Mexico for a Netflix series, she has been working towards this moment her entire life and the work is just beginning to stay consistent.
Born and raised in Chicopee, MA by two Polish parents, one of the best lessons she learned from them was to live life and appreciate the small moments along the way. In high school she kept it cool with everyone and was into both dance and cheerleading. She won Miss Western MA, Miss Polonia and Miss Polonia World by the age of 19 which showed her she could do the things she loved all the while helping others along the way.
While studying at Fordham University she jumped on an opportunity to be the host of the World Poker Tour (Season 5) and started building her career from there. She eventually signed to Ford Models and then to Wilhelmina upon moving to LA. No favors, no handouts just pure hard work, persistence and staying at it is what has gotten her to where she is today.
In this episode Sabina discusses it’s up to you to make things happen for yourself because if you don’t nobody cares, people want to help those who’re helping themselves, the best piece of advice she’d give to her younger self is to do what makes you happy, love will fall into your lap when you’re not looking for it, how creating a morning gratitude list has positively helped her and a reminder that no matter what your passion is, it’s always a work in progress.
Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version Only)
Sabina Gadecki is an actress and model who was featured in the movie Entourage and tv shows such as Law & Order, White Collar, House of Lies & The League
Born and raised in Chicopee, MA (3:30)
Living life and appreciating the moments is something Sabina has learned from her parents (9:42)
Was friends with everybody in high school. Did both cheerleading and dance (13:17)
Winning Miss Western MA, Miss Polonia by 18, Miss Polonia World by 19 taught her that she could do the things she loves all the while helping others (17:29)
Associate degree in Theater + Communications from Holyoke Community College and then studied at Fordham University as a International Business major and Communications minor (18:27)
As a kid always wanted to move out of Chicopee and pursue acting in a major city like NYC (20:47)
Hosted the World Poker Tour for season 5 knowing it was a great opportunity (22:17)
Signed to Ford Models, a top agency in the world for 8 years (24:27)
The balance between what job will pay the most and what projects excites Sabina the most (26:52)
Finding the right agent / team takes time (29:07)
Featured in Law & Order, White Collar, House of Lies, The League (30:27)
Hard work, persistence & staying at it (32:43)
It’s Always A Work In Progress (34:24)
Played as “Melanie” in the movie Entourage (36:22)
Meeting Jim Carrey at a Halloween Party (50:02)
Best advice for 20 year old Sabina - Do what makes you happy, not what makes others happy (51:17)
Currently engaged with sing/songwriter Tyler Rich - does love fall into our lap or do we need to seek it? (55:32)
It’s up to you to work hard. If you don’t, nobody gives a shit (61:24)
Creating a morning gratitude list (61:50)
Sabina’s purpose is to help people (65:57)
Ask Bobbay 1 question - For the ladies out there listening, what’s your type? (72:47)
Picture frame on the wall of Sabina 10 years from now, what/who do we see? (78:12)
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Best advice for finding a passion / purpose
Everyone has a calling, we just need to find it