Katya Shchekina modeling in the Cynthia Rowley spring 2006 show, New York Fashion Week, 14 September 2006.
May 18, 1986 |
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9.5 in)|
|Measurements||32-24-33 (US); 81-61-84 (EU)|
|Dress size||4 (US); 34 (EU)|
Katya was born in 1986 in Perm, Russia. Her father is Russian and her mother is of Komi and Hungarian descent. Katya is often erroneously reported as being of partial Brazilian-and especially of Somali ancestry. Due to her exotic looks, she is also sometimes mistaken as being from the new wave of Brazilian models.
About her maternal ancestry, she stated in her blog that "My mom [is] Komi-Permian, Hungarian blood. The fact of the presence of Hungarians on the horizon, she [was] discovered by chance in an old newspaper archives. Most likely why I have dark skin and hair. These features are present in almost all of my relatives on my mother's side."
Shchekina has appeared in Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris and Harpers Bazaar, and has been featured on the cover of L'Officiel (France & Russia). In addition, she has done advertisements for Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas, Juicy Couture, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman. She has also walked the runway for many top designers such as Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, La Perla, Etro, Oscar de la Renta, and Stella McCartney, as well as Victoria's Secret.
In 2008, after graduating, she married and had completed her modeling career.
- Fashion Model Directory profile
- Katya at Style.com
- Article in a Perm newspaper (Russian)
- Claim she was born in Kudymkar (Russian)