Valentina Zelyaeva

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Valentina Zelyaeva
Valentina Zelyaeva at the Ralph Lauren 2015 spring - summer collection show.jpg
Valentina Zelyaeva at the Ralph Lauren 2015 spring - summer collection show
Born (1982-10-11) 11 October 1982 (age 36)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Agency
  • Women Management (New York, Paris, Milan)
  • Storm Model Management (London)
  • Uno Models (Barcelona)
  • UNIQUE DENMARK (Copenhagen)
  • Modellink (Gothenburg)
  • MP MEGA MIAMI (Miami Beach)
  • Folio Montreal (Montreal)
  • Way Model Management (Sao Paulo)
  • Bon Image Corp. (Tokyo) [1]
Websitevalzelyaeva.com

Valentina Zelyaeva (Russian: Валентина Зеляева; born October 11, 1982 in Ulan-Ude, Soviet Union) is a Russian-American supermodel.[2]

Valentina has been featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren, with whom she signed a seven-year deal, appearing in several high-profile campaigns for the designer, deeming her the face of Ralph Lauren. In addition to her Vogue covers, she has appeared on the covers of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, W, and Glamour, among others. Her runway credits include Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci and Valentino.[3]

On the controversial issue of banning underweight models from Milan Fashion Week, she said, "I think it's discrimination. We are skinny, this is our work. There are lots of overweight people working in offices but I'm not going to say, 'This girl is fat, she can't work in an office'."[4]

She currently lives in New York. She became an American citizen on August 16, 2017

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