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All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. Why you decide to become a model and how did you start ?
I was told on multiple occasions that my looks are beautiful & that I should go into modeling, there I decided to act about it. I started networking with NY-based photographers & cooperating with them on various photo projects when I was 22 y.o., not long time after I came to US from Ukraine.

How has your life changed after you involved?
I became more aware of my body & of beauty overall- around me as well as in me. I developed a better self-control & became more fashionable in my clothing habits.

Who are your influences?
European fashion models & artists` muses.

What was the hardest challenge for you?
To become more responsible in terms of taking care of my looks.

What is your favorite part about being a modeling? What are your likes and dislikes?
I love being a part of artistic environment, creating art, making a statement together with others. What I don`t like is the high level of competitiveness in this fashion field.

What types of assignments are you attracted most?
Fashion/print/editorial- something extraordinary & chic.

What are your most memorable modeling experiences? It could be good or bad...
I had a great experience shooting a bed commercial with one Vogue photographer. I was in bed with a very nice boy for a couple of hours in a row pretending to talk like lovers… It was a bit exhausting but a lot of fun too.

What would bring a smile to your face? A surprise, a spontaneous joke & a cute puppy in the street…

What would be your "dream job" in life?
Being a full-time artist.

What projects are you currently working on and your future plans ?
I am currently working on several artistic projects of my own (I`m a painter) as well as collaborative projects with several NY photographers.

What's the best advice ever given to you?  Never give up.
What are some Do's and Don'ts in the business that you have learned?  Never burn bridges & always follow up.
What sort of tips or advice would you give somebody who is looking to modeling?   Be confident, persistent & strong-willed. 
What are the “Your qualities” for you to be model?   Friendly attitude, down-to-earth approach & flexibility.

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