Valeria Leonova

OUT 04/01/2010
Tula, Russia
5'9"
I believe I was 18, and it was a beauty story for a London fashion magazine.
Depends on the clothes I'm wearing.

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Valeria Video Blog: Episode 10

Model Valeria gives her take on Models of the Runway Season 2 Episode 10, in which she was paired with desig...
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: VALERIA'S TAKE

    1 of 30 questions
    When did you first realize you had modeling potential?
    A scout spotted me on the street when I was 14, but I wasn't positive about modeling until I was 18.
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    2 of 30 questions
    When was your first modeling gig, and what was it?
    I believe I was 18, and it was a beauty story for a London fashion magazine.
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    3 of 30 questions
    Have you modeled professionally before?
    Yes, in Moscow, London, Tokyo, New York City.
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    4 of 30 questions
    What song do you want to hear when walking the catwalk?
    Depends on the clothes I.m wearing.
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    5 of 30 questions
    Designer(s) you wish you could model for?
    Balenciaga, Balmain, Lanvin, Rodarte, Chanel.
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    6 of 30 questions
    Current occupation, other than modeling?
    Accessories designer.
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    7 of 30 questions
    If you weren't modeling, you'd be . . .
    Styling, designing.
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    8 of 30 questions
    What's the best modeling job you've ever had?
    Definitely Project Runway.
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    9 of 30 questions
    What's your best beauty tip?
    Blush and concealer.
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    10 of 30 questions
    What are your essential purse items?
    Powder.
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    11 of 30 questions
    How many pairs of shoes are in your closet?
    30
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    12 of 30 questions
    What's your favorite fashion magazine(s)?
    Lula, W.
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    13 of 30 questions
    Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin?
    Christian Louboutin.
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    14 of 30 questions
    How would you describe your family?
    Mommy plus Daddy plus me equals (heart).
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    15 of 30 questions
    What's your education background?
    I studied economics and management and fashion theory at Moscow State U. and graduated in 2008.
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    16 of 30 questions
    What hobbies do you do for fun?
    Making headbands or accessories, watching old movies, surfing Internet, meeting up with my friends.
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    17 of 30 questions
    How do you keep in shape?
    Walking on the streets, dancing.
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    18 of 30 questions
    Guilty-pleasure food?
    Pizza.
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    19 of 30 questions
    What's on your iPod?
    Some sets from my friends DJs, rock 'n' roll, chill, vocal jazz.
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    20 of 30 questions
    What's your favorite movie?
    Lolita, Alice in Wonderland, Amelie, Pride and Prejudice.
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    21 of 30 questions
    What are your favorite websites?
    Style.com, WWD.com, studdedhearts.blogspot.com.
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    22 of 30 questions
    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    BlackBerry.
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    23 of 30 questions
    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    24 of 30 questions
    Cooking or takeout?
    Takeout.
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    25 of 30 questions
    Beer or wine?
    Both.
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    26 of 30 questions
    Who was your favorite designer from past seasons of Runway?
    Haven.t seen any past seasons.
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    27 of 30 questions
    Clothes you hope to wear on the show?
    Gowns.
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    28 of 30 questions
    How do you take criticism related to your modeling?
    Totally OK.
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    29 of 30 questions
    Do you get along well with other models? Why or why not?
    Yes.
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    30 of 30 questions
    Will you make friends with other models on the show, or will it be all competition?
    I'm pretty sure I'll meet nice girls and become friends, and we'll keep in touch after the show.

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