September 14th, 2012 •  Posted by Rosie | 33 Comments  |  Post a Comment
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Yana’s look is exceptional. This Russian beauty isn’t exactly brand new to the modeling scene, but now has her look all the way right and is ready to get busy. In London with M and P Models, Yana just shot a main fashion feature for Dazed & Confused magazine, and is booking up a storm at the shows. A big fan of the surreal, Yana is successfully pulling off her grunge meets Dark Crystal look with some sci-fi realness. This girl is definitely otherworldly, but has arrived on Earth – Yana, take us to your leader!


Full Name:
Yana Shmaylova

Platinum Blonde
175 cm / 5’9″
80 cm / 31″
59 cm / 23″
88 cm / 34.5″

Place of Origin:
Ekaterinburg, Russia

Date of Birth:
September 3


Mother Agency:
TANN Management

Major Paris

M and P Models


  1. bee says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 4:49 am

    i want to know her etnicity background!!!

  2. ReASON says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Shes Siberian and Asian, shes not a real blonde btw, shes a brunette, and i think those are contacts, not sure.

  3. haid says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 6:24 am



  4. JPnEnko says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I believe she is russian/korean

  5. erika says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I think this a fresh, new take on the blonde model look…. interesting, edgy & just slightly odd. Very cool!

  6. susanna says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    She’s half korean half russian.

  7. evr says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    OMG love her look!

  8. Bertrand says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    love her look soooooooooooooooooo high fashion!

  9. matsu says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    East meet West. She’s an example of ethereal & otherworldly beauty. I hope she can go far in the industry ^^

  10. Anna says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I’m not 100% sold on her, she seems a bit short and i think the hair is a bit of a gimmick. Good that she’s with Major Paris though.
    It would be interesting to see what she does in London with such a small agency. She was with elite before i think before they dyed the hair?
    good luck to her this season.

  11. alex says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Shes cool, great face, great height. Looks very ethnic

  12. kitkat says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    She was with Women Direct for a long time. I loved her with brown hair.

  13. me says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    She is amazing.

  14. Jeffrey Rue says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I absolutely love this young lady…her look ONE of a kind..FANTASTIC!!

  15. Jeffrey Rue says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I absolutely Love this young ladys look..She has that one of a kind refreshment the pages need

  16. caitlin says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    beautiful, extremely, extremely unique. she’s a star.

  17. D-boi says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Obviously asian mix

  18. Doe says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Well it clearly says her eyes are green on her bio.And i think she is very breathtaking

  19. Weir says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I remember her when she was with Elite a long time ago. She is beautiful.

  20. Alex says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    i like her

  21. Janellecl says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Yeah. Remember her when she was with Elite. Wonder what (or probs which
    Booker) made her switch to this agency from elite. She hasnt done anything MAJOR yet in LDN this season though despite what her bio says.
    Is she in town or are, like the others say Major booking everything on her?
    The dark crystal reffs are so true though Rosie!0

  22. Renee says:

    September 15th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    She is so gorgeous and I can tell she has some Asian ethnicity. I hope she can make it big.

  23. Kim says:

    September 16th, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Someone definitely should to mongolia or kazakhstan for a scouting expedition whic are the only few places were you can find beautiful blonde asian-mongoloid people!

  24. Daisy says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 3:20 am

    I know Yana.She is beautifull so much!And very good girl,good luck Yana.I believe in you! :)

  25. Lulu says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    she is blonde , but look at her eyes! her facial structure looks much like asian

  26. Syd says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I think if her eyes were brown and her hair was brown/black she’d be really ordinary looking.

  27. sonny says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    She is very cool but I am very on the fence about her though. I wonder what is keeping her from winning me over. I guess she reminds me more of aliens in movies than “aliens” on the runways. Interested to see her develop.

  28. Kait says:

    September 18th, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I LOVE her look, especially with the blonde hair. Very excited to see her develop.

  29. M says:

    September 18th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    @Sonny Psh look at Coco Rocha!

    I love the look of this girl. I think she’ll be great. Reminds me of blonde Daul Kim (RIP). She has a unique face that will stand out anywhere! Plus, she has the same birthday as me :).

  30. HH says:

    September 23rd, 2012 at 5:26 am

    She is a living Muse ^^

  31. miguel says:

    September 30th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I see a normal girl. average.

  32. Rowena says:

    January 24th, 2013 at 5:14 am

    What a strange face, this one could go places

  33. Miguel Enguidanos says:

    January 10th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I love her look. She is one of the most beautiful models I have ever seen. I expect to see her at the top.

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