Shot by Kevin Rashid Giaquinto at Anissa Associates – Fashion Editor Marco Van den Hove – Model Roma Birsan at Tank Management– Grooming by Davide Perfetti at Blend Management – Fashion Assistant Shaoul Avital – Interview by Francesco Dossi // Puffer Jacket Viola Ruzza
When you hear the word ‘attractive’, what’s the first thing you think about?
Attractiveness isn’t just about looks – it’s a combination of inner and outer qualities that makes someone stands out. It’s all about having the right attitude and self-confidence to take on anything life throws at you. If you have an interest in something, show it off: share your passion with others and express yourself without worrying about what other people may think. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and take the initiative to do the things you love, even if it’s something out of your comfort zone.
What’s one thing you constantly are forgetting and one thing you never go without?
Every morning, I make sure to grab my water bottle before I head out the door, so that I stay hydrated throughout the day. But I always forget my metro card though.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Imagine being able to run faster than the speed of light, lift buildings with one hand and fly through the skies. It’s easy to get lost in your wildest dreams when thinking about having a superpower. And while these abilities may seem impossible to have, they can become a reality if you believe in yourself and trust your inner strength.
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How did you feel the first time you were hired as a model, and what was the occasion?
I was scouted by my agency in Ukraine when I was 15. By the age of 16 I went abroad for my first across borders contract. When I first stepped onto the plane for my destination, it was like a dream come true: the beginning of my own fashion adventure! Everything seemed so surreal and all the successive new experiences were incredibly exciting. Despite feeling nervous, I had faith that this was going to be an amazing journey, although it would not always be easy.
What’s your best memory linked to this profession?
I was beyond excited to shoot my first magazine photoshoot in Paris, near the iconic Louvre
Museum. Going there for a few days was truly a dream come true! What I hadn’t expected though, was just how beautiful and magical the city would be in real life.
If you were a mood, what one would describe you best?
I would describe myself as ‘joy’ because I always try to look at the bright side of things. Life can get tough sometimes, but I like to focus on all the good that is happening around me. Even when dealing with difficult situations, I try my best to make sure my attitude and outlook are positive.
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Tell me, what does ‘home’ mean to you?
Home is a very special place to me. It means my family, friends and my homeland – Ukraine. It’s where I always feel like I’m home, no matter what kind of crazy things life throws at me! It’s an indescribable feeling of warmth, joy and contentment that fills my heart with happiness every single time. Now many Ukrainians have lost their homes. My home is in a lot of pain right now and so am I. Slava Ukraïni!
What’s your favourite song?
‘No Good’ by The Prodigy is one of my favorite songs. If you’re looking to add some fire to your playlist, this song is definitely worth checking out!
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