Dasha was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Yuji Watanabe, with styling by Shohei Kashima (assisted by Salina Hayashi), hair by Yoshiko Haruki, makeup by Anna Sadamori. Thanks to Phonethip and Olya.

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Name:
Dasha Konte

Agency:
New Madison (Paris)
Wizard Models (Tokyo)
Look Models (Moscow – mother agency)

Age:
17

Height:
5’9.5

Instagram:
@daria.conovalova

Place of Origin:
Perm, Russia

Ethnic Origin:
Russian

Birthsign:
Taurus

How discovered:
I was scouted at the end of 2016 in Perm.

What was your first modeling job?
It was a kind of hairdresser’s festival when I was 13. I was nervous as it was my first modelling experience. At that show they made something horrible on my head and my head reminded me about this event for a long time.

Favorite things:
I’m a real fan of historical books, especially about history of my country. Also, I absolutely love music. I can’t play any musical instruments but I can listen to it all day long. My favorite are pop and techno.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Ayo&Teo – Rolex

Favorite movie, tv show:
The movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Paco Rabanne – Olympia. The best thing for looking good and fresh is water.

What were you doing before modeling?
Usual life of usual teenager. Studying with breaks for sport and parties.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
My first experience abroad with New Madison. I shot for W Magazine and I loved that shooting a lot.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I would focus on science if I wasn’t a model. So I’m trying to do it anyway.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
“Everybody you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” Probably one of the most popular phrases in recent times but really true.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The only thing I love and miss in my native city are my friends and my family.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
My dream is to walk for Yohji Yamomoto

Place you would love to visit:
Dreaming about a trip to Amsterdam. One of the most modern city in the world and at the same time the city which still having its own old spirit in architecture and traditions

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
About graduating class and university to enter.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The most useful advice I got from my volleyball coach. She said “When you are waiting for a ball think that it will be extremely hard to play. If you are ready you will deal with it. And if the ball isn’t so hard you will be twice as happy.” It’s the same in real life – always be ready for something hard. Sounds a bit pessimistic but it works.

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