No, there’s not a version of the “Top Model” a show within Saudi Arabia, but if there have been, I wouldn’t be surprised if this young lady won. I had formed the pleasure of achieving Daryna Tkachenko in January at the “Evening at Il Villaggio” event I published about on this blog. She actually is a strikingly beautiful young girl who really stands out in a crowd here in Saudi Arabia. Daryna is a 22-year-old model/banquet coordinator who was simply transplanted from the Ukraine to Saudi Arabia when she was four years of age.
Daryna was kind enough to sit back and answer some questions for me. Salmon Turban by Sotra. How and when did you make your start in modeling? AS I WAS FOUR YEARS OLD, MY PARENTS’ FRIENDS NEEDED YOU TO DEFINITELY ADVERTISE FOR SAUDIA AIRLINES. I USED TO BE AMONG THE LUCKY NON-ARAB KIDS TO PASS THE CASTING! EVER SINCE FRIENDS OF FRIENDS HAVE INVITED ME TO HELP PROMOTE THEIR BRANDS AND I AM ALWAYS THERE TO GREATLY HELP OUT! Did you take any modeling, makeup, or fashion lessons or have special training to be a model?
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NO SPECIAL TRAINING – NOTHING BUT LEARNED BEHAVIOR. Have you ever modeled outside KSA? NO, I HAVE DO NOT HAVE MODELED BEYOND KSA. Have you thought about operating ever previously? YES, ACTING ALWAYS SOUNDED AS AN INTERESTING OPTION. Must you exercise regularly to keep fit for modeling? NOT AT ALL – I ONLY RECENTLY JOINED THE GYM.
THE MAIN REASON FOR THE WAS MY BLUE-BLOODED STATE – FOLLOWING A 10 HOUR DAY OF ZERO MOVEMENT, ONE LOSES FEELING IN HER LEGS. Do you watch what you eat or are you one particular lucky people who will eat whatever she needs without having to worry about earning weight? I AM ONE OF THOSE KIDS OF ATHELETES WHO INHERITED GOOD GENES. Tell me about your education. FROM KINDERGARDEN TO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL I STUDIED IN KSA.
I FINISHED UNIVERSITY AND BUSINESS SCHOOL IN UKRAINE. How do you get to visit the Ukraine often? THAT I WORK NOW, I BARELY VISIT. I USED TO VISIT THERE EVERY SUMMER WITH FAMILY AFTER I WAS GROWING UP. How many other countries perhaps you have frequented? UNFORTUNATELY I HAVEN’T TRAVELED ALL THAT MUCH HONESTLY. I HAVE BEEN TO UKRAINE, RUSSIA, PARIS, TURKEY, AND MOROCCO. What countries would you like to visit that you haven’t yet gone to? ENGLAND – EVERYONE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN & SEEN IT ALREADY.
Tell me about your task at the Movenpick Resort. I WORK FULL TIME AND AM A COMMUNICATION AND BANQUET Planner NOW, SO I HANDLE TWO DEPARTMENTS. What are your selected foods? UKRAINIAN DISHES IS MY FAVORITE. AS I AM IN SAUDI, I LOVE ARABIAN DISHES (RICE WITH CHICKEN OR LAMB, HOMMOS. What do you want to do in your free time in Jeddah here?
IN MY FREE TIME I LOVE TO VISIT FRIENDS. OUR GATHERINGS MAINLY HAPPEN IN COMPOUNDS, WHERE WE FEEL ABSOLVE TO WATCH MOVIES OR SIT & CHAT IN A FULL TIME INCOME ROOM WITH SNACKS, PLAYSTATION, AND NICE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND. If you could be in the world anywhere, where would you like to live? I’D LIKE TO LIVE IN JEDDAH, MY HOME WITHIN THE DESERT.
I DON’T SEE MYSELF BEING AS COMFORTABLE SOMEWHERE ELSE. Today Do you feel that residing in KSA has affected the person that you are? If you have, in what ways? I’D SAY I AM ONLY UKRAINIAN EXTERNALLY. FROM THE WAY I ACT TO HOW I DRESS TO HOW I SPEAK AT TIMES, GROWING UP IN SAUDI SHAPED ME, AND I AM BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP HERE. Women’s popularity in KSA is a repeated topic of reports reports – what exactly are your feelings relating to this and is there changes you would like to see happen in this country? BEING FEATURED IN THE NEWS HEADLINES MYSELF, I SEE Independence EVOLVE – BUT THE MENTALITY OF ALL shall ONLY BE PASSED ON TO THE NEXT GENERATIONS. I DON’T FORECAST MUCH CHANGE FOR FEMALES IN KSA THEREFORE.