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Yara Khmidan

Yara KhmidanYara Khmidan, born on August 25th, 1993 in Kyiv, Ukraine is a popular model known for her work with Wilhelmina Model agencies and Storm Management, while she is also represented for Beach Bunny Swimwear, Guess, Victoria's Secret and more. Yara is on a fast-track to fame and success.

Raised in Odessa Ukraine on the Black Sea she later moved to Berlin, Germany, and later migrated to New York City, USA, where she currently lives.

At an early age, Yara made her mind to be a model and was first scouted for modeling in her teen years. Yara Khmidan appeared on the cover of San Lorenzo's Spring /Summer 2014 lookbook, Guess Denim's Autumn/Winter 2014 lookbook, and Treats! Magazine for a Pool Party article.

Her professional career had begun in 2014, but the next year, Yara appeared in Victoria's Secret's ad for their PINK campaign, working next to Rachael Hilbert. In September 2015, the ad was shot and a couple of months later, Khmidan was working with top brands like Target and Urban Outfitters.

Then, Yara booked advertisements for fashion labels and magazine covers, while she modeled for Mara Hoffman in the Resort 2015 Fashion Show. In the same year, Khmidan did various ad campaigns for Love Hans Holiday.

Yara stands at 5ft 9ins, which is equal to 1.75m, while she weighs approximately 117lbs or 53kg. Her vital statistics are 34-24-34 inches, bra size is 32B, while her dress and shoe sizes are 4 (US) or 36 (EU) and 9 (US) or 39.5 (EU). Khmidan has hazel eyes and brown hair.

And Khmidan appeared on the cover of Guess magazine and Vogue Italia. She even signed different modeling agencies, including Storm Management and Wilhelmina Models. She has been represented by Iconic Management in Berlin, Uno Models in Barcelona, Freedom Models in Los Angeles, Elite Model Management in Miami and Brave Model Management in Milan.

Yara KhmidanThe gorgeous Yara Khmidan on her fifth campaign for Guess and her personal secrets to feeling sexy.

So where did you grow up?
Yara Khmidan: I grew up by the Black Sea in a town called Odessa in Ukraine.

You are the face of Guess Lingerie. How does it feel to represent such a loved brand so many times?
Yara Khmidan: I feel lucky! I have a whole lotta gratitude. I feel like a part of their family.

How do you prepare the night before a shoot?
Yara Khmidan: I don't have a routine, but if insomnia caused from the excitement counts, then that's it!

Dream collaboration?
Yara Khmidan: I live in a dream. Whatever comes my way feels surreal, so instead of dreaming I work hard and let whatever comes take me by surprise.

What makes you feel the most sexy?
Yara Khmidan: A peaceful mind, a healthy body, good makeup and great styling.

Any particular beauty secrets?
Yara Khmidan: I drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar every morning, and then drink lots of water throughout the day.

Yara KhmidanWhat's a place you have never been to, but are dying to visit?
Yara Khmidan: Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

If you weren’t a model, what other career would you have pursued?
Yara Khmidan: Ophthalmology

Do you have a special fitness or exercise routine?
Yara Khmidan: I love JetSet Pilates. It can be very meditative if you focus on the breathing.

What;s your favorite sneaky meal?
Yara Khmidan: The fried chicken at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill.

Do you have a favorite spot where you go to have a drink in Miami?
Yara Khmidan: Soho Beach House, Freehand Hotel and The Standard, especially at the hour before sunset.

Any special advice for aspiring models?
Yara Khmidan: Be kind.

Ever since getting into the mainstream world of modeling, Yara has signed with some the best agencies internationally. Currently, she is involved with Storm Models and has appeared with brands like Urban Outfitters, San Lorenzo, and Blue Life, and too many others to mention.

Yara KhmidanBeing born on the 25th of August she is defined by her birth sign Virgo and is extremely hardworking, kind and analytical.

This beauty first came into the modeling scene in her early teens and has been in the limelight ever since.

Yara has been a runway model for some of the most prominent brands in the industry. While growing up she dreamt of making it as a model and after 2015 she actually gave it a go and made her debut in the Resort 2015 Fashion Show. This beauty queen started out as a swimwear model but later moved towards fashion and runway modeling.

Yara is also very active on social media platforms and has over 110K followers on Instagram. She posts a lot of her personal snapshots and photoshoots on the platform and is known to endorse some of her favorite fashion brands as well.

You can find Yara on Facebook as well, however, on this social media platform she has just around 4,500 followers and hasn't been very active, unlike on her Instagram page.

Khmidan is a well known Wilhelmina Models represented personality, currently signed with Storm Management. She has done campaigns for Victoria's Secret, Guess and Beach Bunny Swimwear. She was featured in a write-up by Sports Illustrated as one of their SI Swimsuit casting call auditions.

Yara KhmidanKhmidan appeared in Victoria's Secret's ad for their PINK range in 2015 alongside Rachael Hilbert.

The ad was shot in September 2015. She has also appeared in San Lorenzo's Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook, and Guess Denim's Autumn /Winter 2014 lookbook.

Khmidan along with Rachel Hilbert, a model, became the face of Victoria's Secret PINK in 2015 after starting with the company a year prior.

She has done catalog or e-commerce work for Victoria's Secret but has not walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

The origin of the name Yara is Brazilian. In Brazilian Tupi mythology, Yara or Iara was the name of a mermaid, siren, or river goddess.

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September Guess

April Galore
February Cosmopolitan Australia
November Cosmopolitan Australia
September Galore, Bambi Magazine
August Fashion Gone Rogue
July Undisclosed Editorial
June Galore
December Undisclosed Editorial
August Undisclosed Editorial
April Undisclosed Editorial, MSM Miami Shoot Magazine
July Publications

Resort - Mara Hoffman,

Holiday - Love Haus,
Spring/Summer - Eberjey, Beach Bunny,
Autumn/Winter - Guess, Guess by Marciano, Lovers + Friends,

Spring/Summer - Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, nelly.com (RETAILER), Love Haus, Eberjey, Letarte, Victoria's Secret PINK, San Lorenzo, nelly.com (RETAILER), Beach Bunny,
Spring - Blue Life, Next (Retailer), Blue Life,
Cruise - Beach Bunny,
Spring/Summer - Planet Blue, nelly.com (RETAILER), Nordstrom (RETAILER), GigiandEvan, Nasty Gal, AyYildiz, Beach Bunny, nelly.com (RETAILER),
Autumn/Winter - nelly.com (RETAILER), Lovers + Friends, nelly.com (RETAILER),
Christmas - nelly.com (RETAILER),
Fall - Beach Bunny, For Love & Lemons, Beach Bunny, nelly.com (RETAILER), nelly.com (RETAILER),

Spring/Summer - San Lorenzo,
Autumn/Winter - Guess, Guess Denim

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