Natalya Sergeyevna Polevshchikova AKA Natasha Poly is a Russian model famous for her bone structure and her ability to transform her facial expression. In 2012, models.com declared her an icon. Her name was shortened because it was too long and too hard to pronounce.
Natasha Poly modeled locally in 2000 and placed second in a model search competition. At the age of 19, she made her model debut on the catwalk for Emanuel Ungaro in 2004. That same year she walked in over 50 fashion shows all over the world, and graced the cover of French Vogue twice. Her measurements are 33-23-34.
In 2006, Natasha Poly was cited as “alarmingly thin in an article on the state of the shrinking model in the New York Times,” (nymag.com).
By 2007, Natasha Poly had appeared in over 250 runway shows (askmen.com). Muse magazine quoted her as saying, “I hate it when they say that models are like mannequins, and not the people in the flesh.” Having a driver helps her hectic schedule. “A driver is a must during fashion week. Having a car means you have somewhere to nap during shows, a place to leave your bags, and a trunk to stock up with generous gifts from designers, like shoes and handbags.”
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Natasha Poly has been involved with campaigns for Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, among others. She also walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2005 and 2006. She added, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”
Natasha Poly stays in shape by going to the gym and doing yoga. She is also a vegetarian.
In 2012, Natasha Poly signed a contract with L’Oreal Paris and is a Beauty Ambassador. She said after she finishes with modeling, “I’m going to study or open a shop in my city.”
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For fun, Natasha listens to Russian pop music. She also collects snow globes from cities she’s visited.
She announced in April 2013 that she was expecting her first child. One follower wrote, “Natasha Poly looks better pregnant than I do as a regular human.” She married her husband in St. Tropez, France in 2011. They met when she was only 18.
Natasha Poly lives in New York City.