POST SHOOT INTERVIEW WITH MODEL YULIA IVAN
Damaged / Goods: What led you to originally pursue a career in modeling?
Yuliya Ivan: When I was growing up in Iowa, everyone around me was telling me that I should try modeling. I thought to myself, "why not? I have nothing to lose", so I sent my digitals to a Midwestern agency and they decided to sign me! Now, as I have some experience in the industry, I'm really glad I decided to go for it - I love working with such creative, inspiring people! Plus, I'm really excited to start traveling!
Damaged: Who would you say is your ultimate fashion inspiration?
Yuliya: I'm finally getting to experiment and find my own style after moving out of a small town! I take inspiration from everything around me, whether it is a well-put-together outfit I saw on Instagram, another model's way of styling jeans at a casting, or simply a color I liked in nature!
Damaged: Favorite fashion brands?
Yuliya: I like simple, put-together looks. I'd say my favorite brands are Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang. I LOVE finding a good deal, so I often shop at discount stores and try to find quality pieces that fit my aesthetic!
Damaged: In terms of music, who are your top artists of the moment?
Yuliya: My top artists, of all time, are U2, Coldplay, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But I'm not gonna lie, I've been digging Harry Styles' new releases.
Whats your damage?
Yuliya: I am the person I am today because I grew up in a very supportive, tenacious family. We moved to the United States when I was eight years old, and we've had to work extremely hard for all of the opportunities we have been given. One of my favorite quotes is "the hard work puts you where the good luck can find you."