Nika Kruchenyuk Matias, 180 cm / 5’11”, Portuguese/Russian, born September 2nd.

We Asked:

— The most interesting thing about your family?

I came from a very big and international family. My mother is Russian, my stepfather is English, my godparents are Portuguese and my grandfather is Ukrainian. We are a big bunch. And I still have two twin brothers, a brother and a sister, that I love very much.

— Among your friends or family, what are you famous for?

I’m known for my optimism for being an achiever: I won 25 medals as a rhythmic gymnast, was on the honor board as best student at my high school and won the Karacter Model Tour ‘19.

— What are three interesting facts about you?

Interesting facts: 1) I have double nationality: Russian and Portuguese; 2) I was born in Portugal but lived and studied in Russia between my 6 and 15 years of age; 3) I’m now living, working and studying in Lisbon and learning Portuguese all over again.


Karacter Agency (Lisbon – mother agency)



Yannis Boukroufa, 185 cm / 6’1″, French, born November 9th.

We Asked:

— Who is someone you admire and why?

My mother, especially because I was adopted when I was a baby and today, I’m happy and proud to have her and my little sister Inès in my life.

— An issue or cause you are passionate about?

I participate every year in a fundraising campaign to support the fight against genetic diseases, especially Hurler disease which my best friend is currently suffering.

— Who is your favorite entertainer?

I love French comedians like Jamel Debbouze or young people like Ahmed Sylla. Between castings I listen to their one man shows, it relaxes me!


GD Scouting (mother agency)
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