- Stakhanov, Ukraine
- Good morning
- I try to begin my mornings with good music. I especially like waking my friends with some cheerful songs when they stay at my house for the night. Anything from jazz to rap, Michael Jackson to Rammstein.
- Siren call
- I feel sexiest when I’m seaside. With freckles, a suntan and droplets of salt in my hair. And also, when I’m dancing.
- Easy does it
- I’m not a fan of smoky eyes, red lipstick and complicated hairstyles. Jeans, a T-shirt, high-heels, a little face oil, and I feel great!
Lera started modeling – almost by accident – at the age of 22. “Typical story. I was waitressing and got ‘discovered,’” she says, laughing sheepishly. Prior to that, she completed degrees in her two other passions: children’s education and psychology. The former teacher still works with kids whenever she can. Off-hours, her idea of a good time is simplicity itself. “I’m not a party girl. Maybe a few years ago, I would have said going out. But now, I just like talking to people – friends in the world of psychology, from my camera crew, yoga teachers. I love having long conversations about human nature.” When it comes to love, she values honesty above all else. “I also get turned on by the mind and sense of humor in a man.” Last but certainly not least, the globetrotting model (who often travels with her twin sister, Vlada) adores surprises. “Anything! The smallest surprise. Just to know a guy is thinking about me."