Ksenia Ocheredko: Story of Ksenia Ocheredko

My name is Ksenia Ocheredko, I am a professional model working between Europe and USA now. I was born in the Far East of Russia, but my father’s family is coming from Germany. Probably, this is where I got my blue eyes and thick eyebrows from. On the other hand, my mother’s family has French roots, and I am quite sure I owe my smile, which I get so many compliments about, to that side of the family.

My career began in my hometown after filming TV reality show “Model school”. It gave me so much exposure in my country that my agency Ru Model decided I was ready for my first foreign trips. My first jobs were look book shoots and runway shows in China and Russia. After graduating the university I moved to Barcelona, Spain where I signed with Fleming models. In Barcelona while doing 080 Barcelona Fashion Week I worked a lot in the commercial field, too. I worked for Coty Fragrances commercial “Queen of the Game” where I played a mean girl trying to steal a boyfriend. At that time I started traveling a lot. In Europe I worked with Mango, L’Oreal, Celestino, Privalia, Marni, Union Suiza to name a few. After walking for Roma Fashion Week their management invited me to judge their runway model contest, and I proudly agreed.

When I signed with EMG I moved to New York, where I am happy to work till now. I enjoy the rhythm and I know for fact dreams come true here. My clients in the USA include Stuart Weitzman, Commando, Seafolly, Reflex, Just One, Redken and many others. In New York I was shot for new Dior fragrance commercial “Poison Girl Unexpected” working together with French top model Camille Rowe. I have been also signed with Daniel Model Management in the UK, New Model in Greece, The Face in Mexico, Option in Turkey, Model Pool in Germany. I have been published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Fashion Week Daily, Ellements, 10 Magazine and others. I am planning to explore better Los Angeles and Miami markets in the new year.

Some facts about me: I have a Bachelor degree in hospitality. However, after diving into modeling full time, I discovered I just love the industry of fashion. I was able to get a Master degree in Fashion and Luxury business, so I also know how to run a fashion enterprise. I speak Russian, English and Spanish fluently. I have a Pomeranian named Fifi who often accompanies me on my modeling trips around the world. I own a few beauty titles, like Miss Tourism Catalonia and Queen Beauty Universe 2nd runner-up.

I dream of a better, kinder world and a more responsible human attitude towards our planet. I believe fashion industry can promote these values. I admire models who managed to do more than fashion, but succeeded in business, became Goodwill Ambassadors, built families and followed their passions, like Giselle Bundchen, Heidi Klum or Karlie Kloss.

 

This story is exclusive for Vanity Teen showcasing designs by Goranskaya Design. Featured model Ksenia Ocheredko (EMG Models) Irina Day, photographed by Max Smolin.

 

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