I was born in Samara, Russia, where I played basketball professionally. At 15, I discovered a local modeling agency, eventually signing with one in Moscow. My first modeling trip was in Milan at 16—an adventure navigating a new city with just a paper map and a flip phone. I hadn’t spoken any English or been on a plane before! But I embraced the challenge and went on to travel the world.


Now, beyond modeling, I’ve found a passion for training dogs. With two companions, including an Irish Wolfhound, the largest dog breed on earth, I’ve extended my skills to help others with their canine friends.