Daily Duo: Yana S.



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

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  • bee

    i want to know her etnicity background!!!

  • ReASON

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

  • stuning


  • JPnEnko

    I believe she is russian/korean

  • erika

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

  • susanna

    She’s half korean half russian.

  • evr

    OMG love her look!

  • love her look soooooooooooooooooo high fashion!

  • matsu

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

  • Anna

    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.

  • alex

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

  • kitkat

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

  • me

    She is amazing.

  • Jeffrey Rue

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

  • Jeffrey Rue

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

  • caitlin

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

  • D-boi

    Obviously asian mix

  • Doe

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

  • Weir

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

  • Alex

    i like her

  • 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

  • Renee

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

  • Kim

    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!

  • Daisy

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

  • Lulu

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

  • Syd

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

  • sonny

    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.

  • Kait

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

  • @Sonny Psh look at Coco Rocha! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gu6F2rqiQOc/Sg3qLC295zI/AAAAAAAAAKM/gxxaqZi7EjY/s400/coco-rocha-1.jpg

    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 :).

  • HH

    She is a living Muse ^^

  • miguel

    I see a normal girl. average.

  • Rowena

    What a strange face, this one could go places

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