Ukraine is famous as a land of the most beautiful women. You can see them everywhere here. But some of them got from the streets right to the highest world fashion podiums. Meet Dasha Khlystun, the new addition to the clock of famous Victoria’s Secret Angels!
This year the 22-year-old will join the 19 permanent ‘angelical’ models invited from around the world. She won’t appear in the nearest tour of the annual grand show in China — because she failed to get the Chinese visa along with a few Russian colleagues. But we’ll hope to see her on stage in other countries.
Dasha comes from a small town in the Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk) region. She is one of the supermodels who never dreamed about the podium but was accidentally noticed by an agent — this time not on a street but in the social media.
She started relatively late — after school, while most of the models begin much earlier today. For the sake of walking on the catwalk, Dasha dropped out at the Customs Academy. And she’s never regretted the choice. She says that she is in love with modeling, and does not see herself in another role. According to the beauty, if a guy forced her to choose between relationships and work, then her choice would not be in his favor.
Dasha confesses that she is unspeakably happy about her present career. She got her first foreign modeling experience in Japan. At the time she did not even speak English. But thanks to her dedication and hard work, Dasha managed to become one of the most promising Ukrainian models in just two years.
She walked on podiums for such big names as Kenzo, Valentino, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel, Giambattista Valli, Nina Ricci, Chloe and others. In an ad campaign for La Perla she posed together with such supermodels as Sasha Pivovarova, Valeriya Kaufman and Naomi Campbell.
According to Dasha, in real life she would never wear clothes that she demonstrates on the podium. She likes more simple and convenient things. And we like her like this, too. But we can’t wait to see the Ukrainian beauty in all the shine of the Victoria’s Secret show!