Vanya was shot for by Benjo Arwas. Thanks to Marcus Murguia.


Vanya Schigolev

Photogenics LA (Los Angeles)
Also: STARSYSTEM (Genève) / Premier Model Management (London) / Core Artist Management (Hamburg) / MC2 Miami (Miami Beach)


189.5cm (6’2.5″)


Place of Origin:
Ukraine, Kiev

Ethnic Origin:


How discovered:
One day my dad just came to me and said: If u don’t find a model agency I’ll cut off internet for the rest your life. So yeah, after this situation I had to act.

What was your first modeling job?
My first work was for a local calendar :)

Favorite things:
Playing music, watching the Simpsons, and fishing 

What are you listening to at the moment?
I’m actually a DJ and always listen to electronic and minimal with Tokyo and Romanian motif

Favorite movie, tv show:
Love (Gaspar Noé). And every movie by Bernardo Bertolucci. And favorite TV show I think it’s the weather forecast

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I don’t have a favorite designer, but maybe YSL, and Gosha Rubchinskiy because he made and organized a revolution in Russian style and actually SRRR

What do you want to do after modeling?
I want to make a family, build a house and plant a tree

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I like to make a sound of a dove.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Shooting for l’Officiel

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I think the best is the Ukrainian mentality

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Dior, McQueen, Alexander Wang

Place you would love to visit:
I want to go to New Zealand because the filming of Hobbit was taking place 

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
When war will stop in Ukraine. And if I’m on the right way in my life.

What’s the story behind the scar on your forehead?
I had some romantic Skype with my ex-girlfriend in Bangkok. I really need to go to restroom and on my way to the restroom I broke a glass door and after had to have 12 stitches.