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Russian Model Has "Look of the Year" for 2009

20. October 2009 by Marie 0 Comments

She still may have another year of high school to go, but Russian model Yulia Karetnikova has earned top grades as a model. She just won the Look of the Year 2009 international model search in Italy last week, and has returned to her home city of Kaliningrad.

 

Models from 50 countries compete in this prestigious international model search each year. Look of the Year has discovered superstars like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss.

 

Seventeen-year-old Yulia came home this weekend with a contract from a top modeling agency in international fashion capital Milan. But she still aims to finish school first. "There is a lot of work," the Kaliningradka website quoted Yulia as saying. "As soon as I get my school diploma, I will go to Italy."

 

Russia and Ukraine have become hotspots in both the modeling and international dating worlds. Like many beautiful Russian women, Yulia is well-rounded and academically minded. She enjoys athletics, photography and studying English. She dreams of setting up her own photo studio after she finishes working as a model.

 

Photos from RIA Novosti