Best known for winning the international "Top Model of the World" competition in 2015, Eastern European model Elena Kosmina was also crowned ‘Top Model’ in El Gouna, Egypt. She had previously held the title of ‘Miss Ukraine' and has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns and editorial features around the world.
Born in Poltava, Ukraine, Elena comes from a Ukrainian father and Russian mother. Elena was an active child, taking dance classes and gymnastics at age 7, moving on to tae kwon do and boxing at age 11. While in school, she studied Economics, Law, and Languages.
Beginning her modelling career at 13, she enrolled in a Ukrainian modeling school. She was then first noticed by Elite Models’ Yana Stavitskay and signed her first modeling agreement the agency. As her career moved forward, Elena entered beauty pageants such as the 2013 “Black Sea Top Model” contest. Elena finished among the ‘Top 10 Models’ and went on to represent Ukraine in 2015 where she won the ‘Top Model of the World’ title. Elena currently calls Los Angeles, California her home and is based there.
ESQUIRE: What do you love about modeling?
ELENA KOSMINA: Brings me inspiration all the time
ESQ: What made you want to get into modeling?
EL: It's my passion since I'm a baby
ESQ: What is your favourite food?
EL: Organic, fresh and made with love
ESQ: What is your favourite movie?
EL: I like old movies 20th century
ESQ: What is your favourite past time?
EL: Together with my family and friends
ESQ: What cities do you want to visit?
EL: Vienna, Rome, Milano, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona
ESQ: Describe the perfect man
EL: Strong, handsome, smart, athletic, kind, generous
ESQ: Describe the perfect date
EL: Romantic dinner at the rooftop, fireworks
ESQ: What is your biggest regret?
EL: No regrets about past , only future
For more of Elena, find her on Instagram.