Project DescriptionDecember’s Model of the Month, Anna Suponeva hails from Russia. The 21 years old beauty is Conmia’s uprising new face and based in Moscow. Anna already enjoyed dozens of test shootings and very busy travelling around the world to work on new editorials. Gavin O’Neill shot her for 3 days on Mallorca, Spain, and the first stunning results can already be seen in her profile.
Her mother agency Conmia is busy with connecting her to leading modeling agencies in various fashion hotspots, such as Paris, Milan, London and New York.
DID YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A MODEL, OR DID YOU STUMBLE UPON IT, GET DISCOVERED ETC.? WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A MODEL? HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE MODELING BUSINESS?
When I was a child I wanted to become a dancer instead of a model, but starting from childhood, I loved to pose and be photographed. My grandmother gave me a purpose and confidence to become a model. When I came to Moscow to study at the University, I made the first photo shoot, and since then I have worked with different photographers.
WHAT’S THE FUNNIEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU ON A PHOTO SHOOT OR FASHION SHOW?
The funniest thing happened to be when I had a shooting with Gavin O’Neill in Mallorca/Spain … to reach the picturesque and beautiful lagoons we needed to climb over two fences and walk for about an hour with backpacks in the summer heat – I got a lot of laughter and beautiful works.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS MODEL IN THREE WORDS?
I’m would describe me as individual, artistic and unusual looking.
OUT OF ALL THE PLACES YOUR CAREER HAS TAKEN YOU, WHERE WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE?
As a New Face it’s definitely Mallorca for the moment, but let see to what memorable places my career is going to take me to.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER? WHY?
I have a few: Paolo Roversi & Patrick Demarchelier: I adore their creativity and unique style!!! Needless to mention Gavin O’Neill: he is a genius!
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PHOTO SHOOT FOR YOU, AND WHY?
Until now I didn’t have very hard photo shootings. 🙂
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN POSING WHEN YOU ARE DOING A COVER AND AN EDITORIAL?
All depends on the idea of photography – I can be different and refer any image and character.
DID ANYONE IN THE INDUSTRY ASK YOU TO CHANGE YOUR LOOK, NAME, ETC… IF SO, WHAT DID YOU DO?
To be taller 😉
WHAT TIPS AND ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR ASPIRING MODELS JUST STARTING OUT, SOMETHING YOU WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU?
My advice for aspiring models is that they should not just dream and should work hard to try to make their dream come true.
HAVE YOU HAD ANY NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES WITH MODEL AGENCIES, TALENT SCOUTS? WHAT ARE TOP 3 WARNING SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR?
Fortunately no. 🙂
WOULD YOU SHARE SOME OF YOUR FUTURE GOALS, YOUR LIFE MOTTO, ANY WORDS OF WISDOM THAT GET YOU BY IN LIFE AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER?
Who knows how to make good use of time, will be master of all he wants. Knowledge is a treasure, but his keeper – the mind. By all means
WHAT SHOULD A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AN AGENT AND MODEL LOOK LIKE?
They should trust each other.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ALL-TIME MODEL?
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING?
Dancing tango , listen to lectures (study of the Impressionist painters), traveling, reading, sports
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE FASHION DESIGNERS?
Emilio Pucci , Missoni, Valentino
WHAT THINGS IN YOUR WARDROBE WOULD YOU NEVER THROW AWAY?
My dresses 🙂
WHAT ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO BRING BACK?
WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
It’s myself 😉
WHAT ARE YOUR BEST BEAUTY SECRETS?
Enough sleep and lots of water.
DO YOU HAVE ANY BEAUTY / SKIN CARE TIPS OR TRICKS TO LOOK FRESH AND RESTED FOR EARLY MORNING PHOTO SHOOTS?
Wipping the face with ice made of chamomile and morning exercises.
HOW MUCH ATTENTION DO YOU PAY TO MEDITATION & EXERCISE, OR IS IT ALL NATURAL? HOW DO YOU STAY IN SHAPE?
Sport is an important part of my life. I do professional climbing, surfing, skiing (this is a planned training). When I’m home I do dancing and yoga classes.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL SEXY?
I’m always sexy 😉
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR BODY?
Lips and smile.
FAVORITE KIND OF FOOD:
Don’t have favorite – I love tasty food
WHEN MODELS SAY THEY EAT HEALTHY, WHAT DO THEY MEAN BY THAT?
Green tea , fruits , fish, no sweets
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A HUMAN BEING IN THREE WORDS?
Clever , kind, warm-hearted
WHAT’S CONTROVERSIAL OR UNIQUE ABOUT YOU?
My blood and energy vision
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF IF YOU CAN CHOOSE ONLY ONE THING?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
DO YOU HAVE A MENTOR? WHO? WHAT IS IT ABOUT THEM THAT AFFECTS YOU? WHY?
My grandmother She guides me in the right direction; to make exercises every morning and always to improve and go to my purpose. She always encourages me and gave me a powerful self-confidence and wise advices.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN TEN YEARS? WHAT COULD BE YOUR NEXT CAREER?
Supermodel and businesswoman
FAVORITE KIND OF MUSIC? FAVORITE TELEVISION SERIES OR MOVIE?
The Thorn Birds
Wolfgang Mozart – Requiem
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FASHION MAGAZINE? WHY?
Numéro – I like the name- it sounds so amazing to me… and all the stunning photos!!!
I’D LIKE TO MEET …
Lars Von Trier
HAPPINESS IS …
… to have a strong and healthy family behind you
PEOPLE HAVE SAID I LOOK LIKE …
Adriana Lima, Ornella Muti, Irina Shayk, Ana Beatriz Barros
Thank you Anna for this great interview!
note: all answers are original and unaltered – Editor: Iva – Text by Iva
Anna Suponeva | FMD Model of the month