- Name: Kelvin Konoplyasova
How did you get into modelling?
I had just finished school and heard an ad for an open casting call for new models, I went along and they took me on. I started at a modelling school. I finished a 2 month course and then did RUssian Fashion Week. I worked for about 2 years with them before changing agencies and modelling overseas.
Favourite modelling job so far?
I booked a Jil Sander exclusive. It was amazing. Raf Simons was great to work with and because we spent so much time together in fittings etc, the team were all like a family to me.
Dream modelling job?
I would love to book the Victoria’s Secret show of course. Or a Gucci show – I really love the brand.
Dream modelling destination?
I’m going to New York soon, so that will be great. I really want to go to Spain and Tokyo too.
What do you love about modelling, and what do you hate about it?
I love the travelling and seeing places and meeting people. When you’re working with different brands, they all have different moods and styles and I really like that. Sometimes travelling for a long time is hard – you don’t see your family for ages. I don’t like that part about it.
If you weren’t modelling, what would you be doing?
I’m not sure exactly. I just know I want a job where I can travel a lot. I don’t want a 9 to 5 office job . I want to do something creative.
Italian. I love pasta, pizza and desserts!
I like Sasha Pivovorova.
My favourite place to model so far, would be at Berlin Fashion Week – the nightlife is amazing. That and Singapore. But my favourite place in the world is Malmo – a small city in Sweden. It’s beautiful. It looks just like a fairytale.
What’s something people wouldn’t necessarily know about you?
I’m scared of deep water.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
If you want anything, if you have a dream – go for it. Does this make sense? Sorry about my English…
Haha no, that makes perfect sense.
People say I worry too much about everything, about life. I think going after your dreams is good advice.
What’s the last thing you bought?
Draw me a picture of yourself in 3 years time: