Whenever I think of a model – my mind instantly pictures Natalia Vodianova.
She has achieved so much at such a young age, and truly is such an inspiration to all aspiring models.
She grew up with practically nothing, selling fruits in a market with her mother, until the age of 15 when she enrolled to a modeling agency. She learned the English language in 3 months and then moved to Paris and signed with Viva Models.
Today she is still walking the catwalks of all the major fashion capitals, and has appeared in campaigns for many top end designers, from Louis Vuitton to Chanel. She has appeared on the cover of British Vogue seven times, along with other issues from around the world.
She was ranked the 14th worlds greatest supermodel and is the seventh highest earning model worldwide – achieving all of this at the age of 28.
I really think Natalia is a true supermodel, and I’ve been following her career since I was 13 years old. I truly feel like she is one of the great faces of the fashion industry. I also love the fact that we share the same name.