05 April 2009

Vlada Roslyakova, b 1987, Russia

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  1. She was born Elena Roslyakova.

    When she began modeling, Roslyakova changed her name from Elena to Vlada in order to distinguish herself from another model named Elena Rosenkova. Vlada is a feminine form of her father's name, Vladimir. Vlada (the name she goes by now) has been modeling since childhood. She began in Russia, then moved on to Tokyo. After her first show, Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2004, Vlada almost quit modeling due to fear, but she decided to continue with it and was rewarded later. When she arrived in New York City, she began modeling for well-known designers and became one of the most sought-after faces in the industry.

    Vlada's trademark is her unique walk on the runways, where she leans back as she walks. She is known for being goofy backstage, and models say she is "a lovable person". Vlada is also known for her unique "baby-doll" looks, along with models like Gemma Ward, Jessica Stam, Lisa Cant, and Heather Marks.