Xenia Tchoumitcheva

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Xenia Tchoumitcheva
Xenia Tchoumitcheva 2 (cropped).jpg
Tchoumitcheva in Leukerbad, Switzerland in June 2011
Born Ксения Чумичева
(1987-08-05) 5 August 1987 (age 26)
Magnitogorsk, Russia
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Measurements 34-23.5-34.5 (US)
86.5-59.5-87.5 (EU)[1]
Dress size 6 (US); 36 (EU)[1]
Manager Elite Model Management[2]
Website
www.xeniaonline.com

Xenia Tchoumitcheva (Ксения Чумичёва, born 5 August 1987)[3] is a Russian-Swiss model, actress, blogger and entrepreneur.[4]

Early years[edit]

Tchoumicheva was born in Magnitogorsk, Russia. When she was 6 years old her family emigrated to Lugano, Switzerland.[5][6]

She graduated in 2010 from the Università della Svizzera italiana with a Bachelor Degree in economics.[7][8][9] She speaks five languages, Italian, Russian, German, French and English, and as of 2014 is studying Spanish.[5][8][7]

Tchoumitcheva has interned at several financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch, The London Hedge Fund Duet Group and JP Morgan Chase.[5] In 2011, at the end of her internship at JPMorgan Chase, the executives offered her a full-time job but she turned them down to build her own business.[7][10]

Career[edit]

Model[edit]

Tchoumitcheva in February 2013

Tchoumitcheva began modelling at the age of 12, and gained notoriety in her hometown. When she entered the national "Miss Switzerland" pageant in 2006,[11] she was judged as both 1st runner-up and Miss Photogenic.[2][4] But it stirred up a national controversy and for the first time in history, the Miss Switzerland organization took the unprecedented step of offering Tchoumitcheva an appearance contract similar to that of the winner.[5] After the contest she was considered the "most eligible single woman in Switzerland".[12] In May 2009 she has been elected as the Best Bikini Body, according to a survey by the magazine Schweizer Illustrierte.[13] In 2012 she was featured with a photoshoot and personal interview in the Spanish GQ magazine.[14]

In December 2012, the Swiss edition of Maxim magazine graced her with the cover and its annual title of "Most Beautiful Woman of the Year".[15][16][17]

Tchoumitcheva has worked with several modelling agencies including Option Model Agency (Zurich), Oxygen Models, Tess Management, and Elite Model Management (Barcelona). She was with Impact Model Management from 2007–2010, and started with Wump Model Agency before being signed with Elite Model Management (Miami) in 2010 until 2013.[1]

Actress[edit]

Tchoumitcheva began to work in commercials and music videos in 2007 (e.g. "Candino-Festina").[18][19] She starred in the short movie Les Enfants de la Honte of the French film maker Alain Margot,[20] which appeared on the NIFF film festival.[21] She was in the music video with Italian-Swiss singer Paolo Meneguzzi in May 2010.[22] In June 2011 she was supporting role in the short film Lines.[23][24]

After she graduated from the university in 2010, she travelled to New York and took acting classes at the New York Film Academy.[5]

In January 2011, Tchoumitcheva finished shooting a role as a rockstar in the French cinema production Bob et Les Sex Pistaches starring the French actor Jules Sitruk.[25] She also appeared in the film Without Men with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater in 2011.[5]

TV host[edit]

Among several hosting engagements, she presented the Miss Switzerland 2011 pageant live on the three national channels on 24 September 2011.[26]

In March 2012 Tchoumicheva started to host her own TV show about successful Italian businesses called "L'Italia che funziona", on Italian channels Rete 4 and Italia1.[27][28][29] She also hosted Miss Ukraine 2012 in Russian, alongside the Russian comedians "Prozhektorperiskhilton" (ПрожекторПерисхилтон).[30][31][32]

In April 2013, Tchoumitcheva was the official host and catwalk model of the annual Energy Fashion Night with Irina Shayk.[33][34]

Since 2013, Tchoumitcheva works as a journalist for the Swiss economic magazine Bilan and has her own online show called La Recette de Mon Succès.[35]

Spokesmodel[edit]

Tchoumitcheva has modelled for different brands including Visilab Sunglasses,[5] Audi,[2] Burger King[2] and Casino Lugano.[8] In 2012 she was the official face of the Spanish airline AirEuropa,[36][37] Revlon cosmetics and Nikon cameras.[38]

Writer[edit]

As of 2012, Tchoumitcheva writes a monthly column for the cultural magazine Schweizer Monats and the luxury US magazine Haute Living.[5] She also launched her own online business and luxury blog called "Chic Overdose" in the spring of 2013.[39]

Date of birth[edit]

Tchoumitcheva's date of birth has widely been reported as August 5, 1987. In late 2010, her website began reporting her date of birth as August 5, 1989, making her two years younger. The 1989 year of birth continues to be widely reported.[5] Reporters for Schweizer Fernsehen, a Swiss public broadcasting organisation, interviewed representatives of the Miss Switzerland pageant, who noted that she had provided proper identification. They also reported that had she been born in 1989, she would have been ineligible for the competition. On December 6, 2010, the network reported a statement from Tchoumitcheva confirming the 1987 date of birth.[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fashion Model Directory | Xenia Tchoumitcheva". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Tennery, Amy (12 September 2013). "Shocker: Supermodel Turns Down Full-Time Gig at JPMorgan". The Jane Dough. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/leute/Stars-die-beim-Alter-schummeln/story/31364313
  4. ^ a b "La nouvelle Miss Suisse est tessinoise". Télévision Suisse Romande (in French) (tsr.ch). 9 September 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "XENIA - 1968 MAGAZINE". 1968 Magazine. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Düblin, Christian (2011). "Special Interview Style: Xenia Tchoumitcheva" (in English). Xecutives.net. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Muresan, Razvan (31 January 2014). "The most beloved model on Bloomberg says 'no' corporations : I always dreamed to have my business" (in Romanian). Business Magazin. 
  8. ^ a b c Rengo, Anna Maria (15 July 2010). "Xenia Tchoumitcheva testimonial di Casinò Lugano". Gioco News (in Italian) (gioconews.it). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Habel, Robert (7 July 2010). "Xenia Tchoumitcheva: Je Ne Reve Pas D'etre Yop Modèle". 'L'Illustré (in French) (illustre.ch). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  10. ^ Weisental, Joe (11 September 2013). "Swiss Model Xenia Tchoumitcheva Turned Down A Full-Time Job Offer From JPMorgan After Her Internship". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Lienhard, Barbara (8 July 2006). "Doppeltes Misschen". Blick (in German) (blick.ch). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  12. ^ Ercolani, Sacha (8 October 2006). "Mann ist wild auf Xenia". Blick (in German) (blick.). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Wer hat die beste Bikini-Figur?". Schweizer Illustrierte (in German) (schweizer-illustrierte.ch). 9 May 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "Xenia Tchoumitcheva: Con más curvas que un circuito". iago davilla (in spanish) (gq.com). 10 May 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Xenia Tchoumitcheva Plus Belle Femme De Lannee". damien mercereau (in french) (tvmag.lefigaro.fr). 24 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Xenia Tchoumitcheva, plus belle femme de l'année". fiona ipert (in french) (journaldesfemmes.com). 23 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Xenia: "Je suis une Wonderwoman!"". didier dana (in french) (lematin.ch). 21 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Xenia geht baden". Blick (in German) (blick.ch). 3 December 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "Xenia über Werbung, Weihnachten und ihre Zukunftspläne". 20 Minuten (in German) (20min.ch). 12 December 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  20. ^ "Deti Pozora, les enfants de la honte d'Alain Margot". TSR (in French) (tsr.ch). 9 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  21. ^ "La 1ere voiture électrique de "Formule E" fait son show". BertrandMonnard (in French) (lematin.ch). 27 September 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  22. ^ "Xenia Tchoumitcheva dreht sexy Videoclip". Schweizer Fernsehen (in German) (glanzundgloria.sf.tv). 5 May 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  23. ^ "Xenia Tchoumitcheva ergattert Filmrolle". Persoenlich (persoenlich.com). 30 May 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  24. ^ "Son mujeres de armas tomar". El Mundo (in Spanish) (elmundodeorizaba.com). 25 June 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  25. ^ Revillard, Jean (23 February 2011). "Xenia and Jules Sitruk". blick (in german) (blick.ch). Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  26. ^ "Xenia moderiert Miss Wahl" (in German). 27 March 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  27. ^ "Xenia macht jetzt Wirtschafts-TV". TinoBuhler (in german) (blick.ch). 12 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  28. ^ "Xenia, présentatrice télé en Italie". Trinidad (in french) (blick.ch). 13 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "Xenia approda su Rete 4". Trinidad (in italian) (blick.ch). 10 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  30. ^ S, C (26 March 2012). "Xenia Tchoumitcheva kennt keine grenzen". Personlich (in German) (personlich.ch). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  31. ^ buhlen, tino (26 March 2012). "Xenia moderiert die miss ukraine wahl". Blick (in German) (blick.ch). Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  32. ^ "Бар Рафаэли выбрала самой красивой украинкой харьковчанку". Galina Ostrapovez (in russian) (gazeta.ua). 1 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  33. ^ "Victoria's-Secret-Engel an Energy Fashion Night". khe (in german) (zol.ch). 20 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "Xenia Tchoumitcheva als Backstage-Moderatorin". posh media (in german) (maxim.ch). 20 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  35. ^ Benoit-Godet, Stephane (24 May 2013). "La Recette de Mon Succes". bilan.ch. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  36. ^ "Xenia s'envoie en l'air en Espagne". mge (in french) (20.ch). 3 June 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  37. ^ "Air Europa lanza su nueva campaña publicitaria bajo el lema 'Damos alas a tus sueños'". europapress (in spanish) (europapress.es). 4 June 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  38. ^ "Je ne veux pas toujours me montrer". myriam genier (in french) (20min.ch). 3 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  39. ^ "chicOverdose.com: Xenia Tchoumitcheva wird erste Luxus-Bloggerin der Schweiz". happytimes.ch (in german). 13 May 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  40. ^ http://www.srf.ch/unterhaltung/people/schweiz/xenia-tchoumitcheva-schummelt-mit-ihrem-alter

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