Moscow native Kristina Lezhe arrived in New York to pursue her studies in fashion merchandising and management. While she liked posing, becoming a model was not on her list of priorities. A year later, she tells FabEgo she is giving it her 100% and heading to Milan.
Do you think you’re beautiful?
I guess l feel like I do think I’m beautiful. For everybody, beauty represents something different. I feel like beauty is inside of you, and maybe I have my own beauty.
When did you know you could become a model?
When I shot with photographers last year, I felt I could really move in front of the camera. The people I worked with inspired me, and I realized I could really do it. Hopefully, I can achieve many things. I want to put in my inspiration as a model.
What do you like about modeling?
I see a lot of models struggling, but I love it. I can bring photographers and designers into the camera. I feel like they use me, and I get to put my idea into the picture.
What’s next for you? I heard you’re going to Milan on soon for a modeling job.
I just spoke to my model agent. He wants me to go to Milan, for Fashion Week. I’ve very
excited. I’ve never been outside NY for modeling.
by Alicia Ng
FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS of KRISTINA LEZHE by KSYUSHA KOVALYOVA