A model has gone from cleaner to the catwalk after an international agency took a shine to her looks.
Aleksandra Naranowicz, 27, struggled to find work after moving to England from Poland despite an impressive CV and a masters degree.
She made ends meet with a modest £250-a-week job as a cleaner - but her luck changed when one of her clients referred her to a London modelling agent.
They told Aleksandra she had the figure and looks of a model and the six-foot cleaner soon left her mop and behind.
She has already starred in a string of adverts and catwalk shows and is earning up to £2,000 a shoot.
Aleksandra said: 'People said I had a pretty face and that I’d be good as a model. This gave me the confidence to meet modelling agencies in London.
Aleksandra left Poland with a Masters degree in Pedagogy - the science and art of education - and moved to Bristol.
She took a job with local cleaning firm Mopp and one of her clients, a retired media mogul, told her ‘with bone structure like that you should be on a catwalk not cleaning my kitchen floor’.
She spent the next few months working as a cleaner to save the money to go to castings in London and was signed up by PRM, a leading model management company.
She now works as a full-time model and has done countless shoots, specialising in hair magazines and adverts.
Mopp founder Pete Dowds said: 'We’re delighted to have been a part of helping Aleksandra with her career.
'She was a brilliant addition to Mopp’s Bristol cleaning team so we’re sorry to lose her but no doubt she’ll "clean up" in the fashion world in no time.'