Yuliya Bratnichenko is an award-winning Ukrainian model, who started getting into fashion at a very young age. She has been featured in many magazines and loves to express herself in her own unique style. In the following interview Yuliya talks about her passions, what beauty and fashion mean to her and her career highlights.
NY Elite Interview with Yuliya Bratnichenko
NY Elite: Tell us about yourself.
Yuliya Bratnichenko: I am 17 years old and I was born in Kiev, Ukraine. I am currently getting my modeling career started. So far I’ve completed modeling/talent academy received an award for certified model. As of right now I’m working on getting myself into an agency! When people ask me “why modeling?” I don’t know how to describe it but the feeling I get when modeling it just makes me feel free and happy! I can express myself and the product in my own way and that’s what I love about modeling.
NY Elite: Tell us about your career as model. How did you get started?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: I started modeling when I was just a baby! My parents got me into a baby magazine when we lived in Ukraine and it just stuck with me my whole life. Meant to be you can say.
NY Elite: Tell us about the type of modeling you are doing?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: I am doing fashion, artistic, pretty much anything to express my passion!
I love to try out new projects!
NY Elite: What does fashion mean to you?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: Fashion to me is a way to let people know your not afraid to be out there just by what you wear. Like a lot of jewelry/accessories means classy in a way. The littlest change in your style can make a big difference in your outfit or attitude.
NY Elite: What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: Working with so many different and talented people! Modeling itself I feel just brings everyone there together. As well as getting awesome shots!
NY Elite: What’s one of the most interesting shoots that you’ve done?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: I would say the most interested would be sneaking into a construction site and getting on the bulldozers and all the equipment taking pictures. That was so much fun.
NY Elite: What was your first big break in the industry?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: My first big break would be getting featured on Modernflex website as well as Instagram!
NY Elite: What has been your favorite job so far?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: I would have to say the construction site. The fun with the equipment and sneaking around just gave me just an Alice feeling!
NY Elite: What is your dream modeling job?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: My dream modeling job would be to travel around the world if doing runway shows for the biggest designers.
NY Elite: How would you define your personal style?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: I would definitely say my personal style is very outgoing and out of the ordinary. I love to stand out in a crowd.
NY Elite: What makes your fashion unique?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: I’d say my fashion is unique in a way that no one else has only because I like to customize most of my clothes by thrifting and then turning that piece of clothing into something totally new and amazing!
NY Elite: Other than modeling, do you have any other aspirations?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: Yes! I am super crafty and love to thrift shop! I love turning old clothes into something new and fashionable! I sew/customize my own clothes sometimes!
NY Elite: Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: My favorite models by far are the Hadid sisters. I feel like they are so connected but both express themselves differently. I love that bond they have. My favorite designers would have to be Louis Vuitton and Fendi because both these great companies are coming out with such unique but intriguing stuff.
NY Elite: How has modeling changed other aspects of your life?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: Modeling has really changed my social life. I can now see who is really there for me and who was just there in the moment.
NY Elite: What advice do you have for other aspiring models?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: I would say never let anyone your parents, photographers, friends, family tell you your not pretty enough, not skinny enough, that you just don’t fit the part you want to do, because with dedication I promise you. You will get to your goal in life.
NY Elite: What projects are you doing for 2017?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: Most of my projects are kept a secret so that I can reveal them when the time comes. As of right now I’m just trying to get into an agency.
NY Elite: Share three interesting things about your city/culture.
Yuliya Bratnichenko: 1: In my culture we wear our wedding rings on our right hands.
Our Christmas is also on January 7th instead of December 25th
As well as when you are invited to someone’s house even if it’s the millionth time your going over there it is a unspoken rule that you must bring a gift (chocolate/candy) something small everyone can enjoy.
NY Elite: Where can your fans find your…social media…website… booking contact?
Yuliya Bratnichenko: My fans can find me on my instagram @Yuliya.bratnichenko that’s where I’m most active as well as my Snapchat @Yuliya.sydorova
I have my email connect to my instagram so email or Snapchat me whenever I’d love to talk and get to know each other !!
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