Vika was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Yuji Watanabe, with styling by Joseph Ecorchard, hair by Anais Lucas Sebagh, and makeup by Masae Ito.


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Name:
Viktoriia Gerasimova (Viktoriia Gera)

Agency:
Marilyn Agency (Paris)
SYSTEM (Genève)

Age:
17

Height:
178cm (5’10”)

Instagram:
@viktoriiagera

Place of Origin:
Izhevsk, Russia

Ethnic Origin:
I have a mix of all Slavic blood (Rus, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Baltic and etc.)

Birthsign:
Capricorn

How discovered:
Russian social media “VK”. Scout wrote to me and asked about height, age, etc. I didn’t want to reply, but my brother asked me to continue the conversation. I wasn’t sure about that coz we have a lot of fakes and I didn’t think about being a model.

What was your first modeling job?
That was shooting for Harper’s Bazaar Russia. Of course, it was something new for me but I already knew how that works because my agent told me and I had around 6 test shootings before. So I was confident and excited also because of the team, they are really nice! And after that, I worked with them again and again.

Favorite things:
Have a lot! I’m gamer for 6 years old, so can’t live without my gaming laptop loool. Can’t live without Hip-Hop music. I love cars and moto, can drive everything since the age of 7 years old, even have moto at home. My breathing freezes when I see guns and knives, I want to have a collection with cars as well. From childhood, I have loved kick-boxing and karate, even got my black belt. Sometimes I make my own songs in English and I would love to continue my drum lessons. Now I’m really interested in the philosophy of person and looking for new information, facts, experiments.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Of course, it depends on my mood. My favorite style is Hip-hop and when I need energy or I’m on a good vibe love to listen Lil Uzi Vert and Juice WRLD, sometimes I listen to rock and I really love jazz.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Comedy Club. Stand up. Actually, every funny show, same with movies- but also love action. For me when I watch TV or something I need to relax and enjoy.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I really love collections from Anthony Vaccarello. Don’t like dresses but he does really good ones! I would love to wear suits of SL forever for going out. I like any fragrance in men’s way, doesn’t matter the brand. I don’t use make-up at all, only on jobs.

What were you doing before modeling?
I was in high school, did karate and basketball. Worked only in summer when I had time as a promoter. Actually, my brother wanted me to be a model, but I always said: “I’ll never be a model”… So now I’m here. I’m from the street, all my friends are boys, I was growing up like a boy, maybe that’s why I do and like these things, hahaha.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Whenever I tried to make a decision I couldn’t. Now I’ve got some plans but it’s secret, hehe. And anyway, if something goes wrong – I would like to join the team of my mother agency. So you never know, let’s enjoy and do everything that you can do… or even can’t.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Oh yeah! Overwatch. This is a game which I play really a lot. Plus drums playing and guns shooting. Actually, all of my hobbies are unfashionable ahaha.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
I still remember my shooting for Harper’s Bazaar UK. It was in the countryside of London with empty fields and even mountains with sheep. Was soooo cold and windy. I didn’t feel my hands but felt freedom in this beauty. Of course big thanks to the team, funny and kind people.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I miss my motorcycle and drums. I’m proud that the maker of the AK 47 gun – Kalashnikov M. T. – was born in my city.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I would love to work for Vans. Love street style in clothing, songs and everywhere, so love the style of this brand as well.

Place you would love to visit:
Any sunny and new to me place. I love only warm and sunny places. But just to visit for a day or two – every world’s place.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’m obsessed with my songs, music and Krav Maga, lol. This and my computer and information of psychology.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Break the system!

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