Yulia Dykhan was born in Odesa, the south of Ukraine, near the Black Sea. Living abroad when working for foreign brands, she admits missing the sea.
Before finishing university (hotel and restaurant business), Yulia has tried herself as a model. She passed the course in a modeling school, participated in beauty contests, and had some photos for local brands. At 22, Yulia became a participant of Ukraine’s Next Top-Model show, reaching the semi-final. Viewers remember this easy-going and hard-working girl. Nowadays, Yulia works for Kostromichova’s agency.
14. Katya Polchenko –
Katya was born in Henichesk, near the Azov sea. In school, she didn’t like to study, choosing to spend time with friends. Considering hobbies, Katya was a swordsman for 6 years. However, she decided to leave it because of the tight schedule. After finishing school, Katya studied in Kharkiv Law University.
Being an 18-year-old student, Katya became a participant of Ukraine’s Next Top-Model show. She reached the final, getting 2nd place. Viewers might remember her by emotional character, pink hair, and constant expert comments on her extra weight. After the show, Katya managed to look good again and continued a modeling career.
15. Kate Underwood (Kateryna Pidlisna) –
Her mother was a model who didn’t leave her career after Kate’s birth (1991). So young Kate had an opportunity to investigate the modeling world. The mother taught her how to pose and take photos. Kate loved those lessons and learned well to become a famous model and photographer in her adult life.
Kate won the first fashion photo contest at 19 years old. Later, http://www.datingreviewer.net/nl/dominicancupid-overzicht/ she tried herself as a model tool. Kate’s portfolio includes work with Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. She was also filmed in an advertisement for J’adore Absolu together with Charlize Theron.
16. Alina Paniuta –
Since birth in 1999 in Donetsk, Alina has been active in dancing and sports. Alina still prefers an active lifestyle. During school years, she reached out to be shot for journals and lookbooks. Alina also was a model in local fashion days and weeks.
Ukraine’s Next Top-Model show was a chance Alina used to promote herself as a model. However, the way was harsh. Show experts refused her participation several times before she was finally taken. Moreover, Alina left the show, and thanks to an expert, did come back to win it. A contract with a modeling agency helped her to become a successful model.
17. Arina Lubiteleva –
Arina was born in 1999 in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region. During school and university times, she worked as a model. Also, she was a teacher of defile in a local modeling school.
The new stage of Arina’s modeling career happened due to participation in Ukraine’s Next Top-Model show. She became the 2nd. Still, it didn’t prevent her from signing a contract with an agency. Nowadays, Arina travels a lot, working with prominent magazines. Arina is good at poetry, singing, and drawing. She wants to become an example for girls who are shy of their non-standard appearance. She promotes accepting yourself as you are.
18. Nataliia Gotsii –
Nataliia was born in 1985 in Kyiv. She didn’t dream of becoming a model. Considering higher education, Nataliia chose to study finances.
The ticket to the modeling world appeared unexpectedly. Nataliia came to an agency to support her friend passing a casting. She received an invitation to participate in a contest and reached the 2nd place. The following victory in an international modeling contest gave Nataliia a contract with an agency and work with Vogue, Marie Claire, Yves Saint Laurent, and other brands. Nowadays, except modeling, Nataliia is a TV presenter of Podium – a TV show for junior designers.