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10 successful models from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

Sasha Pivovarova was born in Moscow on January 21, 1985. She, like most girls, did not plan to become a model, but loved art very much, she liked to draw. After graduating from school, Sasha entered the Russian State Technical University, where she met the photographer Igor Vishnyakov. Soon, Igor took photos of Sasha and sent them to the modeling agency IMG Models New York. After quite a bit of time after sending a photo, Sasha Pivovarova opened the Prada show in Milan. Now Sasha has a lot of work in the modeling business, she travels, collaborates with the best brands, and does not forget about her love for drawing.

2. Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk was born in a small family in Yemanzhelinsk. But at some point the beauty of the Russian beauty with Tatar roots was noticed by the photographer. Her career began after winning a beauty contest in Chelyabinsk. Then she was 18 years old. She begins to work as a model and becomes the face of the İntimissimi brand. Irina is the first model to be featured on the cover of the famous Sport Ellustrated. In addition, the girl decorated the covers of Annabelle, Bolero, Woman, Jalouse, Paris Capita, Ocean Drive, GQ, Glamor, Elle and Jalouse Russia. Despite her fame, Irina did not forget about her native Emanzhelinsk. She actively helps the local maternity hospital, allocates funds for abandoned children, and also collaborates with the Pomogie.org charity foundation, raising funds for surgeries for sick children.

3. Natalia Vodianova

The life of Natalia Vodyanov is the story of a modern Cinderella. We can say that on the podium Vodyanova was led by a scout from the modeling agency Viva Model Management directly from the market stall in Gorky, now Nizhny Novrogod. And after: the podiums of Paris, the inevitable success and the wedding with Lord Portman (and maybe the other way around - who will now disassemble). Now Natasha is a supermodel, a mother of five children and a big philanthropist. Having established the The Naked Heart Foundation, Vodianova raises money for low-income children in Russian provinces.

4. Natasha Poly

Natasha Poli (abbr. From Polevshchikova) was born in Perm on July 12, 1985. Pauli made a career in just 2 years, to date, in her arsenal, all conceivable and inconceivable covers of Vogue: Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, American , French, Russian, Italian. Her performance and endurance is inferior except that the perpetual motion machine (that her working day lasts from 6 am to 12 am, Paulie tells with a smile on her face). For example, the fact that at the Victoria's Secret show in 2005, Natalya lost her shoe, but proudly continued her march, says that nothing can disturb her balance.

5. Yevgeny Volodin

Evgenia Volodina was born in Kazan. Her road to the podium at all
was not easy. Zhenya did not know the language and lived in a small apartment, constantly running through various castings. In 2012, it was finally seen by the famous photographer Stephen Meisel. After filming for the Italian Vogue, Zhenyu was noticed and began to be invited to fashion shows. She has shows behind Escada, Bvlgari, Versace, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Céline and others. She also appeared on the covers of publications: Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Numéro, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire. Eugenia is among the top ten world models with revenues of one million dollars a year.

6. Anna Vyalitsyna

Anna Vyalitsyna, like Natalya Vodyanova, was born in Nizhny Novgorod. Anne's career growth went uphill very quickly. After winning the model competition, she immediately left for Paris. Superbrands almost immediately noticed Anna. The contract with the Chanel brand turned out to be fateful, and in 2003, Vyalitsyna became the face of the famous Chanel Chance fragrance. Models were lucky to work with such brands as Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Christian Lacroix, Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and so on. And Western critics have nicknamed Anna the Russian princess.

7. Valentina Zelyaeva

The future favorite of Ralph Lorena was born in far Ulan-Ude. Later she moved to Nizhny Novgorod and later to Moscow. In the capital, and began her modeling career. Model agent invited her to an internship in Japan. After Japan, the career went uphill, and she participated in the show Barbara Bui and Calvin Klein, Sonia Rykiel and Valentino. She became one of the models invited to shoot the Pirelli calendar. Together with her in the shooting took part Evgenia Volodina. Patrick Demarchelier, who made the photos, helped to finally establish herself with Valentina as a star.

8. Sasha Luss

Sasha Luss was born in 1992 in Magadan. Sasha began her modeling career at the age of 15. In this, she was helped by the show of the spring-summer collection of Alena Akhmadulina, after which the designers promptly began to invite Sasha to cooperate. After collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld himself, the covers of fashion magazines and millions of contracts followed.

9. Vlada Roslyakov

Vlada Roslyakova was born in 1987 in Omsk. Her real name is Elena. Her career began in Paris in 2004. Vlada managed to work for such brands as Gucci, Hermes, Nina Ricci, Burberry, Moschino, Dolche & Gabbana, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Valentino and with many others. Her photographs adorned the covers of Vogue, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Spur, W Jewelry, Harper’s Bazaar magazines. As well as the model is the muse of Christian Lacroix.

10. Anna Selezneva

Anna Selezneva was born in 1990 in Moscow into a family with Armenian roots. Once on the street, a model agent came up to Anna and offered to work as a model. After the new girl was noticed at the shows Celine and Dries Van Noten, she immediately became popular. She has participated in advertising campaigns Guerlain, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Emporio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Versace and Vera Wang. Participated in shows Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and so on. In the fashion world, she is often called the Russian Kate Moss. Considered the favorite of photographers such as
Mario Testino, Stephen Meisel and Peter Lindberg.

Andrey Zakharov

Andrei Zakharov - twenty-three. A few years ago, he left Moscow to attach himself to the Ford model agency, and began to defile John Galliano and Ermanno Scervino at shows. The male model often works with Mariano Vivanco: on the set of one of the favorite photographers, Lady Gaga, he also played Playboy Bunny for Candy transvestite magazine, and turned into Darya’s Strokous companion for Russian Vogue.

Anna Vyalitsyna

Instagram: @annev (454 thousand)

Anna, known in the West under the pseudonym Anne V, was born in 1986 in Nizhny Novgorod. She successfully collaborates with Victoria’s Secret, Diesel and other brands, and is removed for glossy magazines. Another achievement is a turbulent (but rather short) romance with Adam Levine (40), the lead singer of Maroon 5.

Alexandra Pivovarova

Estimated value of assets - $ 7 million.

“Beauty is worse than any weapon” and Sasha Pivovarova definitely proves this statement with its appearance. Her debut in the modeling business took place in 2005, and so far the girl is one of the sexiest Russian models in the world.

Sasha was born on January 21, 1985 and is currently one of the most successful girls in Russia. The model gave the first photo shoot for Prada, and later she signed contracts with such international brands as Giorgio Armani, Channel, Christian Dior, Valentino, Hugo Boss and many other companies. Her annual income is about 1 million dollars.

Katya Shchekina

Estimated cost of assets - $ 9 million.

Year of birth: 1986
Instagram: katjaseli

Russian supermodel Katya Shchekina was born on May 18, 1986. This green-eyed lady is one of the most famous models in the fashion industry today. She has participated in almost all the latest major fashion shows, such as New York Fashion Week and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. This girl was on the cover of L’Officiel magazine. Famous designers such as Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Givenschi, and Oscar De Larenta worked with her.

Daria Strokous

Estimated cost of assets is $ 9.5 million.

Strokous's career began when she was selected to work in Prada. V Magazine called it one of the most beautiful models of the century. High cheekbones and bright green eyes make her so beautiful and desirable that you want to constantly admire her. Strokous was noted on the covers of Vogue Russia, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan Numero. She has signed contracts with Prada, Dior, Chanel, Juicy, Koture, Louis Vuitton and many other leading global brands.

Alina Sandratskaya

Estimated value of assets - $ 10 million.

Year of birth: 1984

Alina Sandratskaya was born in the Moscow region in May 1994. She is one of the most talented celebrities in Russia. She began her career as a model, but gradually left this business and became an actress, currently she has her own business. The girl not only made a successful career model, but also achieved what most of her colleagues could not even dream of.

Tatyana Dyagileva

Estimated cost of assets is $ 12 million.

Year of birth: 1991
Instagram: tanyad_real

Tatyana Dyagileva came into the modeling business at a very early age of 15, thanks to her gorgeous blond hair and beautiful face, she quickly made a career as a model. One of the most sought-after models in Russia, the 25-year-old Tanya has extensive experience behind brands such as Dior, Chanel, Versace, Missoni, Alexander McQueen, Oscar De La Renta.

Natalia Polevshchikova

Estimated cost of assets - $ 14 million.

Year of birth: 1985
Instagram: natashapoly

Born July 12, 1985, this 30-year-old Russian super model has become famous for its elegant and provocative behavior on the catwalk. Since 2004, she has appeared on 50 different Vogue CD covers. Last year she had 54 defiles. This girl is a respected strong player in the modeling business.

Natalia Belova

Estimated value of assets - $ 16 million.

Year of birth: 1983
Instagram: nataljabelova

Natalia Belovoy saw the beautiful face and incredibly proportional body for the first time 10 years ago at a fashion show in Paris, hosted by Armani and Rotshas. Expressive green eyes and full lips simply amaze anyone who sees Natalia on the cover of a magazine or at a show of designer clothes. She collaborates with brands such as Valentino, Ivsenloran, IceIceberg, Cottonclub.

Anna Kournikova

Estimated value of assets - $ 50 million.

Year of birth: 1981
Instagram: annakournikova

The former tennis player, and now the professional model Anna Kournikova, heads the top most beautiful Russian models in the world. In addition to her performances on the tennis court as a player, Anna is the face of about 23 different brands. The giant sports corporation Adidas pays her $ 3 million a year for using her beauty in her advertising. Currently, Anna meets with the famous singer Enrique Eglesias.

Lada Kravchenko

Year of birth: 1982
Instagram: lada_k_

Lada - this name was worn by the Slavic goddess of beauty. And Kravchenko fully proves her connection with her. In 2010, Lada signed a contract with the fashion agency Eskimo Model Management and moved to New York, where she revealed herself as a model.

And now we turn to the famous "VVV" - so in the early 2000s they called the three most popular Russian models in the world: