Tell us about yourself.
I was born and grew up in Odessa, Ukraine. Odessa is a beautiful and historic beach city on the Black Sea. Therefore, I love summer, water and beach. I have been living in the United States for almost 4 years. I very much enjoy the beautiful nature, from mountains, to lakes, to Ocean and beaches. I’m 30 years old and I love sports & fitness as well as following a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables. I love animals.
What is your biggest dream?
My dream is to be a successful model while demonstrating that I am a free and independent strong woman.
What does it mean to be your own kind of beautiful?
I think of my special beauty that comes from my Eastern European look & style. I like the combination of my natural blonde hair and brown eyes. To me the most important thing is the spark in my eyes.
Tell us about your modeling experience.
I graduated from a modeling school in Ukraine and participated in some photo and video shoots for various local businesses and photographers. In the United States, I worked for Charlotte Fashion Week with 3 different designers as a runway model. I also work as a product model for advertising products which are sold on Amazon as well some independent online stores. I also work with many local and visiting photographers in the Charlotte area. I have also been published in various magazines, such as Dreamy Magazine and Edith Magazine.
What is your dream brand to model for?
There are some fantastic brands, so it is difficult to choose just one, however, if I must, I suppose I would say Tom Ford. I love his style!
How would you describe your fashion style?
Others have described my style as classy yet sexy. I enjoy mixing classy and unique styles with high heels, belts, purses, jewelry and accents that fit together and provide that classy and sexy look of a lady.
How important is self-awareness and confidence to you in your everyday life?
Self-awareness is one of the most important characteristics for a person to possess. One who is truly self-aware is able to laugh at themselves and not take themselves too seriously, while at the same time working hard to assure they get involved in those things that leverage their strengths. Confidence arises out of a self-awareness and the ability to truly leverage the best of your personality and abilities. Both areas are very important to my everyday life. It is through constantly working to better understand myself which leads me to exude confidence, especially in the areas I wish to succeed.
What makes you beautiful/handsome?
My natural blonde hair combined with my Eastern European face and body are certainly a big part of my beauty. However, I think my sweet personality and sincere smile enhance my external beauty and make me even much more desirable. I believe that being beautiful inside is more important than everything else.
What would you say to another girl/guy your age who is struggling with their confidence?
I would say that you need to take an inventory of what your are best at and what makes you special and different. Concentrate on those things and find ways to leverage those things. This will allow you to believe in yourself. And once you decide what your dream is and the best way to leverage your strengths in the achievement of those dreams, make sure you never give up.