Interview with Dasha Malygina
by METRO Model Agency Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland, November 2015
When did you start modeling?
I started when I was 15 years old.
What is the hardest thing for you as a model? Do you like being a model?
I can’t say that I like it..Because it is so hard, you work – work – work and you don’t have much, all your money goes to your agencies: 30% in Milan,70% in Paris,50% in NY,20% in London..and you need to pay the driver, the apartment, the airfare…
You did Prada and MIU MIU show. Was it hard to walk in their shoes?
In Prada no, but MIU MIU was very hard, because we had very uncomfortable high heels.
What does it mean when you are Prada exclusive? How did you react to that?
It means that it is the only show you’re doing in Milan and you don’t need to go to castings for other shows. It’s good because you don’t feel befor and after the fashion week.
You also walked for Marc Jacobs, Luella, Pucci, Burberry Prorsum, etc.
What show did you enjoy working the most?
Luella, I did hair and makeup and ALL of the lookbook and the show for this designer, she was very friendly and I had fun working with those people.
Which girls are you having most fun with, when you are backstage?
With Regina Feoktistova.
What style on runways do you like the most?
I like bright colors
You have a small scar on your face. How did you get it?
When I was 4 years old, I fell down from a swing. I love my scar very much.
Majority of models smoke. Do you smoke?
Yes, every Russian model smokes. Because it is so to easy buy cigarettes in Russia when you are 12 years old and you don’t have an ID… It is a problem of Russia.. It’s bad.. I’d like to stop but I can’t…
And how did your friendship with Lyoka Tyagnereva start?
We have the same agency in St. Petersburg and Moscow, she is a very good girl and I am very happy that I know this girl, she is my good friend.
there must be a Russian beauty secret since every girl from Russia is extraordinarily beautiful.
What is the best Russian beauty advice?
We have many beautiful girls. I don’t no why, but now clients like non-beautiful girls, they always take non-beautiful girls so beautiful girls don’t work much now.
Do you have a model friend that you would like to see presented on Pony Ryder blog?
Thank you for your time, Dasha, and we hope to see you again soon in Zurich, Switzerland, at our modeling agency.