Model Profile : Victoria Biruk

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Kondrya Photography

Victoria moved to Sacramento in the summer of 2004. Sacramento Fashion Week (SACFW) was one of her first auditions and jobs in 2013.  She was the Face of SACFW 2014 and was one of a few girls who walked in multiple line ups that year.

Q: What was it like doing your first fashion shows?
A: It was unbelievable, it felt like a dream that I didn’t want to wakeup from. I loved every minute of it. I love the rush, on the go, everyone running around I just love it. Its amazing!

Q: Whats going through you head when your talking your first steps?
A: It is actually funny I feel like I’ll have a mini heart attack for some weird reason. Haha… but that’s before I walk…When I do take that first step onto that runway & walk down the
runway with all the lights and flashing cameras, music, sometimes screaming audience, that feeling I can’t even put into word’s I feel like I’m in a different world I forget about everything that I think and I’m just in some other world it’s amazing that all I want to say.

Q: Who did you look up to when you were younger?
A: My mom and my aunt. My mom I looked to her and learn how to be strong independent how to take care of myself and stand up for myself and not let anyone take advantage of me. And I looked to to my aunt for fashion advice how to dress how to do my nail’s hair and make-up and all the girly thing’s.

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Q: What inspires you?
A: Honestly what inspires me is the dedication people put into me and the way people believe in me that’s what inspires me to go forward and not to give up.

Q: Do you have a favorite local designer:
A: Anastasia Kryukova (AK design) I would have to say. And the reason why is because she just put’s soo much thought and details into her design’s and in her every collection that’s what make’s her design so amazing and unique. And I also love another thing about her design is that you won’t find anything like it anywhere and that’s what I personally love about her design and every collection

Q: Who’s your favorite model and why?
A: My favorite model is Tyra Banks! why? it’s because she doesn’t give up she is a fighter and she does what she loves for living but still very successful and that is what my ultimate goal is to be successful but still love what I do every day.

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Q: What would you say is your personal style?
A: I would have to say I’m very classy and sometimes kinda old fashion. Personally I love the old Hollywood style.

Q: Where do you see yourself going in this industry?
A: My ultimate goal is to open my own modeling agency by the age of 30. I love to produce, direct choreograph fashion show’s & or photo shoots. I actually directed my first fashion show last year in the summer, & I choreographed a number of fashion shows for the past last year alone. I’m also stating to teach my own modeling classes starting this year.

Q: What do you do in your free time when your not modeling?
A: In my free time I enjoy to go, shopping go out with my friends to the movie’s, dinner’s for coffee, tea but I will to say spa day’s are my favorite. I always wanted to model… Since I could remember I loved having my picture taken I loved runway walking. I actually convince my mom at 7 year-olds to buy me my first pair of 5 inch heels so I can learn how to walk in them. LoL. I just love to be in front of an audience I have to say.

Q: What advice would you give to young girls who want to be in this industry?
A: My advice to anyone who wants to get into the fashion industry is to surround yourself with positive people and always think positive of any situation you are in where you are put into. And most of all I would have to say is Don’t ever give up. I always remind myself this that there is no easy way to success. In my personal experience and opinion I would have to say that hearing other people’s opinion’s of you is the hardest to take in.