Russian beauty Tina Veshaguri’s lithe figure and doe-eyes framed by heavy brows have been cropping up in editorials from Harper’s Bazaar to WWD. This newbie walked in all the right shows ranging from Kenzo to Givenchy this past season.

Tell us how you were discovered.

I was discovered at a modeling school for girls in Russia where they taught us  how to walk in high heels and to behave like women.

What were the biggest adjustments you made when moving to New York?

Other than being away from my family and moving my clothes from Russia to New York it really wasn’t such a big deal.

What challenges have you faced thus far in your modeling career?

Having to learn to be patient and not so anxious was definitely a big one.

If you weren’t modeling what would you be doing?

I would be playing sports. I love anything that involves physical activity.

What are your goals for the future?

For the moment my main goal is to become a top model.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

Isn’t my personality enough of a surprise? I’m just kidding. I love to read philosophy.

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