The World of Modelling & Russian Models
Russian Super models are dominating the world of fashion. From the age of 10 to 18, lots of girls dream of glamorous lives and high earnings as international models. There is a big market for it and it’s very enticing to the poor.
Aleksy Vasiliev is claimed to be Russia's top model scout. He discovered: supermodels Vodianova and Olga Kurylenko the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace. He tries to catch them young as early as the age of 14. However, there are some aspects of this job the young ladies need to take into consideration.
- Escorting – Ladies could be hired as Models but asked to do Escorting Jobs.
- Prostitution - (under the disguise of Escorting) which earns them a lot of money. Lots of Teenagers are falling prey to this.
- The pressure to be Thin – then becoming an anorexic. Some Agencies want models who are super slim, so there is the pressure to lose weight and not eat so much.
- Depression and loneliness - From the little research I have done, it seems these young models have no one to turn to and end up committing suicide. They don’t seem to have people who really care for their mental well being and because they live “in another world” they don’t know how to handle depression. (The negative thoughts in their minds are probably stronger and take over)
** Ruslana Korshunova - A Super Model, took a plunge from her luxury apartment in Manhattan. (First photo) She was only 20. It has been suggested that the model may have been depressed and desperate to get out of the fashion industry but wasn’t given the freedom to by some underworld bosses who manage the Russian models. A message she posted on a Social Network website read: "I'm so lost. Will I ever find myself?"
** Tom Nicon - Face of Burberry took his life at the start of the Milan men’s fashion week in June 2010. The 22-year-old attended a fitting for Versace one morning and was due at a meeting with his agency, Success, but never arrived. He was found dead after jumping 40ft from a window.
So many more: including Kamasutra model Viveka Babaji who also killed herself.
Please don’t get me wrong. Models are lovely but I feel they are very vulnerable. So please if you are in this job or considering it - Exercise caution. If you travel, ensure your passport is always in your possession. It doesn't have to be kept by "the manager". Stay close to family and friends. Ensure you get time off to spend with them. If they are far away keep in touch regularly.
✰♡* The dream maybe attractive, but the price may not be worth paying *♡✰
French Model – Noémie Lenoir is one of my favourite models. Sadly, she tried to commit suicide a few weeks ago too, but thankfully she survived. For those who live in UK, you would have noticed her in Marks and Spencer Ads.