NIKA the Russian krasivaya 

I first met NIKA in August when she was a contestant – to my eye, the standout contestant in her division – in a beauty pageant I was covering.  Another photographer who had worked with her a bit introduced us, and I have had the pleasure of working with her several times since.

NIKA is not new to modeling, and routinely does promotional and “atmosphere” modeling in Las Vegas.  But she is relatively new to photographic modeling, and it is very fortunate that she has a natural talent for it.  She is a classic glamour/pinup model and wants to specialize in those two fields, although also does some commercial photography work.

NIKA is smart, reliable and responsible, very personable and easy to work with and get along with.  She won “Miss Congeniality” in her pageant – a testament to how much the other girls liked her – and my experience is that she richly deserved that award.

The team:

Makeup by Sarah Candelario | Hair by Perla Capetillo, VaVoom Studios Las Vegas,  | Photographer: Roger Talley | Model: NIKA

Nika shot by Roger Talley

Nika shot by Roger Talley

 

So tell us a bit about yourself:

My name is NIKA and I’m from Russia. I am Russian by birth and my measurements are 32-25-35. Five words to describe me would be determined, passionate and attractive. I get compliments on my looks haha.  I’m an Aries, which means I’m opportunistic, a risk taker and has many passions and talents. My best asset would be my goal orientation. If I set my mind to something, I usually achieve it ;).

Tell us about your modeling career?

I did my first hair show in 2010 and it took off from there. I’m presently signed by a few agencies.  The thing I love most about modeling is the flexibility, the ability to work among amazing individuals and use your God given abilities.

Do you enjoy the constant attention and adoration that comes with being a glamour model?

A B S O L U T E L Y!

Where do you want your career to be in two years?

I want my marketing career to take off.

What are some of your hidden talents other than modeling?

I speak Russian and pick up on languages fast..

What is the best info you can give a new model?

Set a goal for yourself and go after it!.

As a model, what would you say has been your biggest obstacle?

My height, I wish I were taller.

If you walked away from modeling today, how would you like to be remembered?

Being genuine, real and compassionate.

 

 

About The Author

Staff Photographer

Roger grew up in Vancouver, BC, then joined the US Air Force, where he worked as a linguist and intelligence officer. He also spent years working as an Aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin. Along the way, Roger got a degree in photography, which he used with the Air Force, but also began working as a photojournalist, commercial and fashion photographer. He has shot 75 TV ads, and stopped counting a long time ago at his 200th editorial tear sheet. For five years Roger owned and operated a model agency in New York City, and now lives and works with photography and models in Las Vegas. He is the author of a book on modeling, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615146775/, and is the primary author of the modeling advice website www.newmodels.com

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