Alina Baykova in a photoshoot for Tush
Alina Baykova starred for the online magazine Tush. Photographer is Takahiro Ogawa.
Alina’s model path has not been easy. “I am from a very poor family – the beauty said. – After school I went to work as a waitress: 24 hours work – 48 rest, salary – 10 euros per month. Of course, I wanted to study, but I haven’t money to pay for this study, and the budget I have not received. ” One day in a cafe, where she worked, decided to order the entire staff uniforms, and the owner of the cafe said to Alina: “Come on, go through.” “Probably she wants to look like a form is sitting” – decided Baykova, but then the woman asked: “Do you want to become a model?” Alina was scared at first, but then agreed.
She remained to work in the cafe, but the situation continued to develop according to the laws of the series. At the disco unknown girl asked her: “Are you a model” – and began to persuade: “You definitely need to be a model” “And I believe in destiny, – says Baykova. -. If something happens twice, it is not just simple”. And she went to modeling school, where she did not give money for her studies.
For several months she worked in China and then she was offered a job in France. Baykova afraid Parisian swing, but decided to take a risk – and work literally crumbled: showrooms, fitting, magazines. Almost every day Alina starred. “I’ve never done a lot of ready-to-wear, couture but well done, I am very couture.” In Paris, Alina has worked with such famous brands like Hermès and Zuhair Murad, in Milan – with Calvin Klein and Armani. Then she moved to the Next agency.
Since 2011 Alina has participated in fashion weeks around the world: New York, London, Milan, Paris. “I began open – not as much as we would like, but enough to feel comfortable; I started wearing sneakers and T-shirts. New York is my city. I dress simply and don’t spend a lot of money on clothes. It’s like a drug: the more you buy, the more you want. I sleep very little: first, jetlag due to the constant flight, and secondly, I’m afraid that while I sleep, life is passes. I am interested in politics. I read a Time, The Economist and The New York Times. It is very important to know what is happening in the world. Perhaps I will become the mayor or president. And also I like sports – boxing, kickboxing, military training, jogging. “