NAME: Lada Kravchenko
BUT MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY CALL ME: Fai
CURRENT CITY: NYC
YEARS MODELING: 6
PORTFOLIO: Women Direct
YOU MAY KNOW ME FROM MY WORK WITH: L'Oreal, True Religion, Mimi Holiday, La Perla runway show...
WHEN I TRAVEL I ALWAYS BRING MY . . . swimsuit (in case I'm lucky enough to get to the pool)
THE CRAZIEST THING I'VE HAD TO DO ON A SHOOT IS . . . go on an apparel shoot which turned out to be lingerie. It was an unexpected turn, especially when it's -22° F outside—a snowy Russian winter at midnight, somewhere in the forest
I AM BEST KNOWN FOR MY . . . legs and hair
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WAS . . . nerdy, super crazy about my books and lessons
MY FIRST SCREEN NAME WAS . . . Faiole (Roger Zelarky's book heroine)
I FEEL SEXIEST WHEN . . . I'm here, at the SI office, where the sexiest women in the world got their start
MY FRIENDS THINK I SPEND TOO MUCH TIME . . . reading
MY PET IS A . . . horse named Guido
MY BIGGEST FEAR IS . . . spiders
THE BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD READ IS . . . Tais of Athens by Ivan Efremov
THE MOVIE EVERYONE SHOULD SEE IS . . . Head in the Clouds
MY FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST IS . . . Johnny Cash / Everlast / The Black Keys
MY MUSICAL GUILTY PLEASURE IS . . . listening to all the above-mentioned too loudly, 24 hours a day, every day
MY GO-TO KARAOKE SONG IS . . . "The Only One" by The Black Keys
THE CELEBRITY I'D DO A KISSING SCENE WITH IS . . . my boyfriend
IF I STARTED A CHARITY IT WOULD BE TO . . . help homeless, wild dogs in my native city
THE LOOK THAT BEST DESCRIBES MY STYLE IS . . .
- Leather jacket and motorcycle boots
- T-shirt, jeans and Converse
- Chanel sunglasses and Louboutins
- Maxi dress and sandals
THE THREE ITEMS ON MY BUCKET LIST ARE . . .
- Become an SI model
- Visit India
- Make girls around the world a bit happier and more self-confident
I AM . . . a morning person • not a morning person
I AM AN . . . amazing cook • O.K cook • awful cook . . .
AND THE BEST THING I MAKE IS . . . a fish cake à la Milanese, a cauliflower pudding with marinated salmon and traditional chocolate-chunk cookies
MY FAVORITE FOODS ARE . . . sweet • savory
I AM . . . single • in a relationship • it's complicated • I'll never tell!
I AM . . . spontaneous • a planner
ONE OTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME IS . . . I was really good at fencing; now I practice less because of the bruises [I'd get] all over
LADA IN PICTURES (FULL SIZE)
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