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|Born||Natalya Ivanovna Galkina
December 18, 1985
Bataysk, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Hair color||Blonde, Brown|
|Measurements||86.5-61-86.5 cm, 34-24-34 in|
|Dress size||2 (US), 34 (EU)|
|Shoe size||8 (US), 40 (EU)|
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Natalya Ivanovna Galkina, simply known as Natalie Gal (Russian: Наталья Ивановна Галкина; born December 18, 1985) is a Russian fashion model and actress, who made her television debut as runner-up on the eighth series of America's Next Top Model.
Natalie was born in 1985 in Bataysk, Rostov Oblast in Soviet Union at the time of her birth. She was born into the family of an opera singer and a poet; she began studying ballet, gymnastics and art, playing piano, singing, and performing in a theatre at the age of 6. She studied acting at the Moscow Art Theatre and New York University.
America's Next Top Model
In 2007, Gal was a contestant on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 8, where she was known as Natasha. She didn't make a strong start, but by the fourth week her hard work was receiving recognition, and from the fifth till the final show she maintained a place in the top three photos. For five consecutive weeks (fifth until tenth) she finished in the top two photos, and received two first-call outs. Natasha made it through to the final against Jaslene Gonzalez, who was announced as the winner, with Natasha finishing as the first runner-up.
Gal lives between her homes in Los Angeles and New York City.