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What makes me unique is that I always give my 120% on everything I do. And I always try to do something new to get out of my comfort zone because I want to show my sister that if you want to try something you should go for it don't let anything stop you.
Viktoriya, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
I started modelling to build my confidence, especially to be confident with my body and just myself in general. Modelling has helped me with that I am more confident with myself and who I am. My aspiration would be to show other girls out there to embrace and love themselves and their bodies because we are all beautiful in our way and we shouldn't let other people try to take that away from us.
Who is your inspiration in life Viktoriya? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
My inspiration would have to be Ashley Graham because of how she changed the modelling industry, and it's the perception if what a model Š—“supposedŠ— to look like. She made people see that you don't have to be stick thin to be beautiful because we are all beautiful no matter our shape or size. I stay inspired as a model because I want to keep being a role model to my sister and other young girls and help guide them to stay true to themselves, love themselves, and most importantly to keep that sparkle in their eyes alive. You're all beautiful, don't let anyone tell you different!
We all make mistakes Viktoriya; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
This is a very tough question. I wouldn't say this is a mistake, but it is something that I regret...that is putting an end to my gymnastics career due to injury, I had the most love for this sport, and I wish I could've continued.
Viktoriya, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am friendly but also hardworking because I want to make sure the client is happy with my work.
Please tell us Viktoriya, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
It's not easy, but I try my best to make it work. I work and go to school during the week. I try to leave my social life and friends every other weekend. Most importantly, I spend time with my family during the week and weekends when I'm not with friends.
Viktoriya, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I work at a gymnastics gym. And one way, I was able to persuade a coworker to see things my way at work was when we were picking out times for classes that would best fit everyone's schedule. My coworker wanted class early in the afternoon by I was able to persuade to make then after 4 pm because I took into account kids getting off school and seemed to fit best.
Viktoriya, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
My proudest accomplishment as a model was walking for Sacramento Fashion Week for 3 years in a row!
Viktoriya, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I was able to be creative with my work during a photo shoot at a meetup. It wasn't a set shoot, and we didn't get directions which made it that much more exciting! I was able to experience different vibes and play with posing, which was fun.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
My advice would be to stay true to yourself, always have your best foot forward. Make sure you're always respectful because you never know who may be watching. And most importantly, have fun and take creative risks! You only live once so make the most of it!
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