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I speak four languages, travel the world, I moved to the US from Ukraine. I'm philosophical, adventurous, opportunistic girl, who gets what she wants in life. I'm a dog lover, have a luxury lifestyle, I have the third nipple, and I worked on tv channel for a long time.
Inna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I always wanted to become a model. It was my big dream. When I moved to the US, I was selected to work with celebrity makeup artist Jay Manuel( America's next top model judge) as his main makeup a model for Jay Manuel Beauty makeup line.
Who is your inspiration in life Inna? How do you keep inspired?
I'm a success driven person; inspiration is always with me. It's my nature to be inspired and driven...
We all make mistakes Inna; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I wish I stayed in NYC and got more exposure instead of moving to Philadelphia
Inna, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I treat my clients like my best friends and family. I always ask what exactly they need, and my clients are always happy. Don't be selfish, work hard, be an artist. That's it)
Please tell us, Inna, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I used model industry more than it used me, which happens rarely. I was able to move to the US because I could stay in the model apartment and make some money with photo shoots, fashion shows. My strategy was never to get lost in the delusional model world, where girls start feeling how special they are, stop working and do drugs. I'd always help my model friends to get gigs, I was never greedy, because I believe as more you give, as more you get back. I was hustling and get results! I quickly determined what type of modelling gets me more money and exposure. So I concentrated on television sales. 40 million of people in the US were watching me on tv and buying this product like crazy. It was way better than get paid 100$ for a fashion show and spend two days on it.
Inna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Many photographers were offering me TFP shoots so often. But I almost never did it. In their mind models don't do much, just get to the studio and make a couple of poses, what's a big deal... But I always explained to them how much work is behind the scene. A balanced diet, gym every day, hairstylist, facial, clothing. It all costs so much that money I'm charging for the photoshoot is nothing compare to it.
Inna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I was a Face of Jay Manuel Beauty makes up the line. Jay Manuel America's next top model judge and makeup artist chose me to be on live shows to sell his product. Once at the show Iman called me Jenifer Lopez, that was pretty cool!
Inna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Creative shoots are taking too much planning, but most of the time they were not paid well enough.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
You have to be objective about your look and age. If you don't have right measurements, think twice if that's what you want to do for a living. Never cut up in fancy lifestyle, always think ahead, do a lot of networking and be very confident. Don't let anybody put you down or make you think you are not perfect. Always work on yourself, make goals and kept going on castings, don't give up
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'd love to collaborate with brands, do photo shoots and advertise their product.