Born in Moscow, Eugenia was discovered by Ford Models and is now being represented by IMG Models. The ravishing beauty has been featured in several high-profile campaigns such as Armani Jeans, Dior sunglasses, GAP, Arden B, Express, Kenzie, Replay Jeans, Sephora and L’Oreal. She appeared on the August 2004 cover of Glamour and has been featured in magazines, such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue and GQ, among others. Being part of a modern-nomad of modeling and entertainment professionals, she constantly travels to wherever her assignments take her around the world. Besides modeling, she does live reporting and behind the scenes commentaries on fashion and lifestyle related subjects. As a bicoastal resident, she currently calls Los Angeles and New York home.
Did you always wanted to be a model, or did you stumble upon it, get discovered etc.? Who or what inspired you to become a model? How did you get started in the modeling business?
A scout approached me on the street in Moscow . I had no money for school and modeling was an opportunity to get out in the world , I had no idea about fashion .
What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model? What do you like least?
Favorite : meeting creative , inspiring people . Least : not enough support for young girls who just start out .
What’s the funniest thing that happened to you on a photo shoot or fashion show?
When I just started I used to put food in my purse at fashion shows to save money and that amused a lot of designers .
How would you describe yourself as model in three words?
Adventurous, creative , spontaneous
Out of all the places your career has taken you, where was the most memorable?
Amazon Jungle for Replay Jeans.
Who is your favorite photographer? Why?
Richard Avedon - his portraits.
What tips and advice do you have for aspiring models just starting out, something you wish someone would have told you?
Be grateful for every day and know that it's business , know how to negotiate your rights .
Would you share some of your future goals, your life motto, any words of wisdom that get you by in life and professional career?
I'm taking acting classes and working on the lingerie line with my model friends Life motto : "Be yourself , everyone else is taken "
Who is your favorite all-time model?
Who are your favorite fashion designers?
Tom Ford , Vivienne Westwood , Christian Louboutin .
What are your best beauty secrets?
Japanese hair treatment at Rita Hazan salon in NY , Russian sauna for the skin.
How much attention do you pay to meditation & exercise, or is it all natural? How do you stay in shape?
With Krav-Maga , Bikram Yoga .
What makes you feel sexy?
Great lingerie and a drop of perfume.
What's your favorite kind of food?
When models say they eat healthy, what do they mean by that?
Eat anything and exercise.
What’s controversial or unique about you?
I fit any shoes on the shows from size 7 to 10 .
What are your favorite things to do in your free time?
What's your favorite movie?
District 9 , Scarface
Do you have any model friend that you would suggest for the next model of the month on FMD?
Jarah Mariano from IMG.
Thank you Eugenia for this great interview!
note: all answers are original and unaltered - Editor:Iva
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