Elana Mityukova : “I have to say I started 2 times and both of them were accidental”

by Omario Harfouch & Anastasia Kirikova

Model of the Week: Elana Mityukova

Hips: 86

Waist: 62

Bust: 83

Height: 177

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Green

Mother agent:

“I have an agent in Moscow”

Modeling agencies (worldwide):

  • Fashion – Milan
  • City – Paris
  • AVE – Singapore


AAM: New York, Paris or Milano ?

Elana:New York

AAM: Fashion Shows or Editorials ?

Elana:EDITORIALS <3 <3 <3

AAM: High heels or flats ?

Elana:I’d say boots…but ok, heels :)

AAM: American Vogue, French Vogue or Italian Vogue ?

Elana:Italian Vogue

AAM: Names of designers you would love to work with.

Elana:For sure: Givenchy, Balenciaga, A. McQueen…also Gareth Pugh, Pringle of Scotland and Hussein Chalayan.

AAM: What is your favorite drink ?

Elana:Starbucks coffee!!!

AAM: What was the last movie you went to see ?

Elana: :) Spanish movie in Turkish subtitles “The skin i live in”

AAM: If someone were to write a biography about you, what do you think the title should be ?

Elana:“Working Class Hero” like a John Lennon song )))

AAM: What kind of people do you dislike ?


AAM: If you were a type of food, what type of food would you be ?

Elana:Hahahaha…i think Banana….it sounds good with my name ;) ))

AAM: Your favourite quote?

Elana:“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re so beautiful. Everything’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” Andy Warhol

AAM: Hello, dear Elana!!! Tell us..How and when did you started modeling ?

Elana:I have to say I started 2 times and both of them were accidental. The 1st time was about 3 years ago in Asia, when i had long hair. A Korean agency passed through my city, my hometown in Russia…and they chose me from an unplanned casting, almost from the street. The 2nd time was in Europe, where i cut my hair and started my career)))

AAM: Do you remember your first casting? Tell me how it was.

Elana:On the casting, which i remember the most, i was so very nervous. My hands were shaking when I held the list with the name, agency etc =)))

AAM: In which countries have you been able to work? Where do you like the best?

Elana:I’ve been almost all around Asia. Then, Europe (Schengen Area) and UK. For now i’m in Italy, also my career started in Milan..so i really love it here!!!

AAM: How would you describe yourself ?

Elana:Hard working & hard playing, sensitive and strong at the same level, a passionate person with lots of energy…But also a lazy one =)))

AAM: In your opinion what are the best things about modeling world?

Zhanna: You can make your schedule for yourself.

AAM: Please tell us what was the greatest impression you received from your last job?

Zhanna:I am impressed how you can change the look of your face with make-up and light! It could be totally different person!

AAM: In your opinion what are the best things in the modeling world ?

Elana: This business opens social doors for all kids, who can “get in”, breaking your own barriers and national barriers… you are becoming a kind of “World citizen”. Then, it’s a Priceless Opportunity to travel and meet so many creative, beautiful, inspiring people around the world…with great personalities!!!

P.S – we are talking about the best things, right?…there are also negative sides ;) ))

AAM: Please tell us what the last job has left you have the greatest impression?

Elana:There are so many things like: shooting under water, in the mountains, etc…But the last memorable experience was in China for Armani “One night only in Beijing”. Huge show with so so many models from Italy and China….Celebrities…all for Mr. King Giorgio!! He is Amazing:)))

Elana Mityukova@model video by Fashion (Milan)

AAM: You did fashion shows. Are you nervous before the show starts ? And how do you feel when you walk on the runway ?

Elana:Of course I feel nervous and so much adrenaline….But it’s not the kind of feelings that I want to run away:)….It’s just so exciting!!!

AAM: Are there any models that inspire you ?

Elana:Not really!! The kind of woman’s personality like Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, and Madonna inspire me the most (wow, they are all blonde and start from M!!!)….Maybe Nadja Auermann and Edie Sedgwick are more particular models than the others though…I like them all a lot!

AAM: What are your favorite sports, how much do you exercise and how do you manage your diet to stay in shape?

Elana:As i don’t have much time for working out, i’d say jogging is the best. Cause you don’t need to buy special adornments and outfits for running on the street or in the park…I love to move a lot, when i’m working as well…Walking and dancing any chance I can and not using the elevator)) haha

AAM: Do you have any beauty secrets hat you would like to share with us ?

Elana:Not smoking!!!=))

AAM: Tell us a little more about your hobbies. What are you doing when you’re not working?

Elana:Honestly? After hard working i’m truly enjoying doing nothing!!!

AAM: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Elana:Woooow, for a “last minute person” like me, is really difficult to say…Cause i don’t even know what’s going to happen in the next 5 mins!!…But i feel it’s gonna be something about Art…i don’t know what it will be exactly…not yet. Wait for 10 years and interview me again plz!!!

AAM: What do you think of All About Models)

Elana:You guys really know what you are doing. I admire how you work as a team, with patience and so professional and creative. It’s REALLY not easy to organize all of this…But you are doing a Great job!!! Bravo ;) )

Elana Mityukova, is a member of our social network www.allaboutmodels.me

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