Maria Markina was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Preparing for the entrance exams to the university, she sent her photos to several leading foreign modeling agencies and fortune smiled at her. In 2005, she signed a contract with the New York agency Supreme Management. Maria was invited to Paris to take part in the show by designer Rick Owens. In 2006, she opened the show by Jil Sander. In the fall of 2006, the girl entered the list of “Top-10 Most Successful Models” according to the world-famous fashion site Style.com. Since then, she participated in the fashion shows of Antonio Berardi, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Costume National, Jil Sander, Kenzo, Paco Rabanne, Rochas, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloé, Givenchy, Lanvin; she posed for the covers of L’Officiel, Vogue, Dazed & Confused, V, Tush, and Harper’s Bazaar. Now Maria represents a few agencies, including Women (New York, Paris), Storm (London), L-Models (Kiev), and Nika Models (Kharkov).
When browsing photos of Ukrainian girls, it’s impossible to miss Masha Telna. She’s the world-famous model that’s often called “the elf with cosmic eyes.” Masha is one of the most extraordinary top models in the business. It’s all about her unusually large eyes. The girl is also called “the alien” and “the beautiful elf.” In Europe, she’s called “the new standard of beauty,” and in Ukraine – “the hope of Ukrainian fashion.” Masha was born on December 28, 1989, in Kharkov, Ukraine, but now she lives in New York. The girl’s modeling career began when she was 17. The story of her success is impressive. The head of the Ukrainian Nika Models agency saw Masha on the street and invited the girl to try her hand at the modeling business. After several shootings for local magazines, Masha received the invitation to Paris. There, people immediately began talking about Masha, calling her a new face in the fashion world. Three months later, Masha was walking along the catwalk next to the world’s top mo