Can you tell us a little about you?
I am a New York based professional model, I work in both fashon and commercial fields.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I am a very responsible person, sometimes out of measure, so when times are busy I can get really exhausted. I care too much and I am learning that sometimes you should just let things go.
How did you start modeling?
I had my very first shows and photoshoots in my hometown in the Far East of Russia. My first agency worked very closely with Asian agencies so I often used to travel to China for my first jobs as well, started building my portfolio there.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It is not as glamorous as it might seem, there are lots of ups-and-downs, models work with heat and cold, some shows start at 4 a.m., you get rejected by clients, you don’t get to see your family as often, etc. But everything is worthy when you see the results on the pictures.
What is your beauty regimen?
I try to sleep enough hours! I think it is the most important fort he health. Then comes healthy eating (I don’t eat meat but I kept fish in my diet), lots of vegetables, fresh juices. I work out 2-3 times per week, visit cosmetologist, I use quality products for my skin and hair.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am hardworking and I take my career very seriously. And always keep positive attitude.
What are your plans for the future?
I will keep modeling because it is a huge part of my life, I still do a lot of print but I am taking acting classes as well to get more opportinities in acting/TV fields.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I enjoy working with camera, there is a very special emotional exchange between a model and a photographer, it is an incredible feeling when you are tired but happy after a long shoot. One of the things I really love about modeling is traveling the world, one of my strongest experience was to see Rome fort he first time when I flew in for a fashion show. There are new experiences every day in model life!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Be ready to work hard! Believe in yourself because there will be always worse and better moments. Be good to others, make friends, create connections.
What do you think of the magazine?
I think the idea behind the magazine is just amazing -let talented people share their stories and get inspired by the experience of others in the industry! Fashion industry is harsh and Modellen Magazine is doing a great job uniting artists from all over the world celebrating their success and achievements.
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