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YULIA LEONTIEVA: the interview

Posted on: 2009/06/17

Ph:Van Mossevelde+N for Amica Italy

Yulia Leontieva: Intense and Mind blowing Beauty!

Yulia Leontieva is is with Marilyn (NYC), Silent (Paris), Why Not (Milan) , Storm (London), AL models NY.

PH: James Mahon

The interview
PONY RYDER: When and how did you start modeling?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: I started modeling when I was 16 years in Latvia. I went to a model school where we learnt catwalking. Then my agency gave me a casting for Paris agency "Metropolitan" , they liked me and I started.
PONY RYDER: But you are with Silent now..
YULIA LEONTIEVA: I changed agency in Paris now I’m with Silent before I was with Metropolitan and my mother agency as well before it was Gints Bude now its ALmodelsNY.

PH: Driu & Tiago

PONY RYDER: What is the hardest thing for you as a model?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: I like modeling , so it's easy for me , but sometimes when I’m tired it's hard to do a shoot and look perfect and show my expressions , or during the fashion week wake up early if I finish my castings and fittings late. But I have one day off and again I love my job.

PH: James Mahon

PONY RYDER: What would you be if you were not a model?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: I would be studying at my high school and then I would go to the university. I love math so I would be doing something with this.

PH: Kelly Klein, FE: Sciascia Gambaccini, @ via TFS ( Shely)

PONY RYDER: What do you like about Paris, any particular place?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: I love Paris, I think it's amazing , and so beautifu. When the weather is good I love staying with friends in a park near the Eiffel tower, or just walk near Louvre, and in Paris I have my best friend and sometimes we go around Paris with a scooter, it's so funny. Paris is one of my favorite places, I would like to live there.

PH: Rick Shaine, STY: Melanie Buchhave for Cover Magazine: June/July 2009


PONY RYDER: How did you feel when you walked the runway for the first time?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: I was a little bit scared, but when I went to the podium I started to feel that I like it , when people watch at me and all photographers take pictures . Now I love this feeling and, of course, I’m not scared anymore, and all the time I want do more and more shows .

Paris backstage (coacd) via shely @ TFS

PONY RYDER: What style on runways do you like the most?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: In all collections I can find something that I like and every season it's something new. If it's couture I love wearing beautiful dresses, or something really crazy.

PONY RYDER: What is your personal style?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: It depends, sometimes it's jeans with a funny t-shirt and jacket and flat shoes or it's a dress with heels.

waiting for PRADA fw09, via stefanelle on TFS (wwd)

PONY RYDER: Which girls are you having most fun with, when you are backstage?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: My very good friend is Anya Kazakova. I would love to do all shows with her. But on the shows I have fun with everyone. It's only the people I know, it's good to make new friends .

Hussein Chalayan SS09 / katherine @ TFS /

PONY RYDER: Do you like doing editorials more, or runway?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: I prefer runway - it is faster than editorial, but in pictures you can show yourself and it's something new all the time , new expressions, every shooting gives something new for me and my book and it's important. When u work for good magazines, you can feel everyone is so professional and then it's easier and interesting. And of course, next time I will do it better.

Givenchy Ruway / via SirSunday on TFS

PONY RYDER: What is your favorite picture of yourself?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: From runways I like Jil Sander pictures and Givenchy. I think I look good on them. From magazines, it's Italian Amica from April 2009. I don’t do a lot of magazines for the moment so a lot of my favorite pictures will come in future.

Biba, Ph: Naomi Yang via Bianca @ TFS

Beauty Talk
PONY RYDER: What products do you use for your face?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: I use only cream to keep my skin soft . And a little bit of makeup under my eyes.
PONY RYDER: What is your favorite make up?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: “YSL” makeup and I love “The Body Shop” cream for body and face, it makes skin soft and they smell so good.

PH: Rick Shaine, STY: Melanie Buchhave for Cover Magazine: June/July 2009

PONY RYDER: How do you stay in shape?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: Before I didn't do anything , but now I try not to eat a lot of chocolate, and eat more fruits and vegetables and when I’m at home I go to the gym.
PONY RYDER: Do you have a beauty secret?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: No, I don’t have one. I love my natural "beauty" and I can say thank you to my mom and dad. I think everyone needs to be loved as they are.

PONY RYDER: Do you have a model friend that you would like to see presented on Pony Ryder blog?
YULIA LEONTIEVA: Yes, I would love to see on Pony Ryder blog Anya Kazakova , and Yulia Lobova.

PH: Driu & Tiago

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