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Model Monday: Meet Wilhelmina’s Katty Ukhanova!

Photographed by Jenn Collins

Name: Katty Ukhanova
Agency: Wilhelmina
Age: 25
Height: 5’8
Hometown/ Country: Cherepovets, Russia
Instagram: @kattyukhanova

Katty Ukhanova MOD Magazine Model Monday feature interview

How’d you start modeling?
I won the beauty competition, “Miss Beauty of Russia.”

Who/ what are your biggest inspirations?
Life is the biggest inspiration for me.

Favorite modeling experience, so far & why?
My shoot with American Eagle for Aerie Real. This is amazing because, for the first time in my career, the campaign is unretouched and shows the “real you.”
smiling with your natural beauty.

Tell us some of your modeling goals. Any particular brands you’d love to model for?
I would love to work for cosmetic companies because my favorite thing is beauty shoots.

Katty Ukhanova MOD Magazine Model Monday feature interview

Describe your personal style. How do you typically dress on your days off?
I’m still trying to find my style, but I love to wear dresses and feel like lady.

What’s your favorite fashion trend of the moment?
The 80s/ 90s trend is so bright and cool and funny.

What are some of your favorite beauty products?
Weleda baby cream — I’ve used it for 8 years.

We know you’ve gotta take care of your figure, but what’s your favorite “cheat meal”?
I love chocolate croissant with latte and truffles — Yummi!

Katty Ukhanova MOD Magazine Model Monday feature interview
Photographed by Ben Joarwas

What are you listening to at the moment?

Favorite TV show/ movie?
I just saw the movie Doctor Strange and I liked it a lot.

What’s your biggest pet peeve & why?
Smell of cigarettes because I do not feel good.

Something you love to do in your spare time?
Ballet classes, going to the movie theater with my friends, rock climbing and sleeping.

Katty Ukhanova MOD Magazine Model Monday feature interview

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
While I was dancing on the stage with other children, I mixed up the choreography and almost ruined the whole performance. Now it’s funny for me, but at that time…

What valuable lessons have you learned from the industry, thus far? Any advice for other aspiring models?
Lesson is that good communication is everything in our industry. It’s important to be yourself with own personality. You need to have charisma and be nice with people, no matter how top you are. And test shoots with good teams can move your career and this is great practice. And discipline discipline in everything: timing, food, sport… Also, believe in yourself, no matter what people say, and dream bigger.

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