Interview with Lada Kravchenko
by METRO Model Agency Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland, November 2015
What is your favorite word?
As I am a creative person with a mathematical turn of mind for me since my childhood it was important to be inspired by someone or something to find i more and more force to achieve my goals. Therefore, my favorite word – admiration. I love to be admired and to admire others – it always leads to progress.
What is your least favorite word?
What about my least favorite word…it`s not a word – it`s the phrase “couldn`t do it”. Cause nothing`s impossible.
What turns you on, excites, or inspires you creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
Life shows me all the time that it could be really different, attractive, stanning. But the process of globalization and information era makes people`s lifestyles so similar, so controlled and boring. And I get really excited when i see LIFE IN STYLE. Thanks God, I sometimes meet people with extraordinary way of living – it look like they play on the stage every day, but do it naturally! They just do what they want, every second – it inspires me both creatively and emotionally.
What turns you off?
I`m quite emotional but the same time trying to be tolerant and understanding, the only thing i can`t stand – is the less of desire to do the job. How many times i saw waiters, who hate clients, writers, who tired of writing…if you don`t like your job – don`t spoil your life with it, that could upset all the people around.
What sound or noise do you love?
The best sound for me is the music i listened together with the Man whom i love. Relations doesn`t matter in this case – music becomes the representation of all my desire to LOVE.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Actually, i couldn`t say that i dislike any noise or sound…it`s just difficult to listen as someone is crying.
What is your favorite curse word?
Curse word?Ha Ha Ha ! Nothing special but i really love to listen how my friend says “bastard!” with such an offended face.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
So many nice professions are in the world! When i was a child i`d love to be a stewardess cause i like to fly (and do it a lot now being a model), than a cooker as it my loving talent, sword-fighting coach – i got this goal few years ago, IT-specialist as i would have this diploma in a year… and many, many others.
What profession would you absolutely not like to participate in?
The only nightmare in professions for me is to be a doctor…God! That`s the thing that i`m completely not able to do!
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
If i could talk with God – i`d like to hear “Go back to the Earth, it`s such a great fun to see you there!”
How did you get into modeling ? Were you scouted or did you go to see an agency?
The beginning of my career was an accident. I was interested in the world of photography and mass media, being an active participant of the networks, I commented many works of different photographers. Imagine my surprise when I got that one of these photographers was modeling agency employee. He works for Point Model Management and invited me to start my career with them. For me it was sudden success. Very soon I got that modeling is the most important thing in my life. I met extraordinary, friendly and believing people, i understand what participation and help means. First time in my life i felt that I could inspire people, play like an actress and the same time show myself, choose and be chosen. Many times I opened the shows and always I had the feeling like I bring the miracle to the audience. Thanks to all the designers who gave me such a chance!
What are your goals as a model?
During my job I made some goals and I`m really proud of being the face of Incanto in Moscow, of shootings for Vanity Fair, Glamour and Top Beauty, of shows for such brands as Maw Mara, La Perla, Incanto, Yudashkin, and others, of special shooting for 1224magazine.com.
What do you not like about modeling, any aspects of modeling that you would love to change if you could ?
The only thing about modeling I don`t like is the age, when girls come into the industry. 14-16 years is the time to get the education, to spend time at school or at the university. I could understand girls, but i don`t think that the case of early start could be so common.
What is the worst thing you have heard about the modelling industry ?
The worst thing I ever heard about modeling is that it`s not a job, but just a stupid and easily passing time…like a hobby…that models are the anorexic and not clever dolls. Probably, people, who talks like this never seen how much we work, and how strong girls need to be to rich their aim.
How would your friends describe you ?
My friends consider me a strong and purposeful, know that in order to achieve my goals I’m ready to rebuild my life. However, in everyday life I like to have fun, because of unexpected ideas seem windy. They believe that the mind and emotions pulling me in different directions, and my strength lies in flexibility.
How would describe your personal style ?
My style is something rocky-feminine. There are three women whose style admires me – Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie. That`s why I prefer to dress up in Balmain, Azzedine Alaia and Alexander McQueen.
What are your hobbies ?
My hobbies are traveling, making photos, reading, playing chess, etc.
What’s your favorite music ?
I like different music, few years ago it was hard rock, after country and now much more club music and lounge.
What do you do to stay in Shape ?
To stay in shape I keep on diet of meat and vegetables and follow the Tracy Anderson`s workout programs! She is genius!
If you could live anywhere on this awesome planet where would you build your dream home?
What about the place where I wanna live…if I would build the house in any particular place, i already could do it. But our planet is so beautiful, so different – so why should I refuse of the chance to surround myself with all this beauty? For me it`s better to have the yacht near Cote d`Azur to spend the end of spring in Monaco, the chateau in the Alps to spend Christmas, the loft in New York for everyday life and an apartments in Moscow, cause it`s crazy night life there.
How do you spend your days when you’re not modeling ?
When I`m not modeling I try to learn something new. Now I study how to drive cars, learn the history of Europe, traveling all around, take my dancing classes and just enjoy my life.
What do you think of All About Models ?
I think that ALL About Models is a very interesting online resource that brings together model community, and greatly contributing to the development of the industry. I am glad to be part of it.
A quote that you could leave us with ?
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination” Oscar Wilde
Thank you for your time, Cecilie, and we hope to see you again soon in Zurich, Switzerland, at our modeling agency.