Model of the Week: Kateryna Zub

Kateryna was shot exclusively for by Yuji Watanabe, with styling by Rive Gauche Studios, hair by Flavien Heldt, and makeup by Jay Kwan.


Kateryna Zub

IMG Paris (Paris)


179 cm (5’10.5″)


Place of Origin:
Ukraine, Kharkiv region Valky, village Kostiv

Ethnic Origin:


How discovered:
In my city from Lithuania arrived mother agency Ruta Models Management, they staged a casting. I never thought I could be a model, but I told myself that I must try, so I went to the casting and they took me. Then my mother agency introduced me to IMG agency. That’s how I became a model.

What was your first modeling job?
My first model job was really cool for me. It was Jil Sander show in Milan. I was really nervous because it was my first show in my life, and they gave me three looks.

Favorite things:
I can’t live without books because I like to read the different stories.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I am listening Inna, Fifty of Harmony, Beyoncé and Rihanna. My favorite song is “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris at the moment.

Favorite movie, tv show:
My favorite movie is “Blame the Stars”. I like watching “Ukraine Has Talent” and “Everybody Dance”

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
My favorite designer is Christian Dior. I like Chanel perfume. I use L’Oréal to keep myself looking so good.

What were you doing before modeling?
I am studying in Valky Lyceum. When I became a model my life really changed.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
If I would not have been a model I would be a translator for different languages.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
My favorite modeling experience is the Jil Sander show and photo shoot for Zara. When I had job for Stylist magazine I had a lot of fun because my hair was blue and the team was really funny.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
When I am away from my home I miss my mother and stepfather. I am proud of my Ukraine because I like our language, food and culture

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I would like to do Louis Vuitton and Armani.

Place you would love to visit:
I would like to visit Barcelona because it is the city of my dreams.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I am thinking about my future. I am really excited about what awaits me in the future.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Being a model is not easy, so when I have difficulty I just tell myself “never give up, you are strong.” So these words really help me in my life.

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  • double m-by miguel

    She is so interesting, especially in editorial. One of my favorite new faces.