FULL NAME: Valeria Sizova
HOMETOWN: Vladivostok, Russia
LIVES: Sydney, NSW
BORN: July 3, 1992
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Well, it’s more than five words but I’d say I’m hardworking, caring, loyal, always keen to learn more and be the best version of myself every day.”
FAVOURITE DRINK: “Mojito extra sweet and extra mint please, with some cherries on top!”
HANGOVER CURE: “Try Russian style – a sauna sweating session with 80-100 degrees heat and then jump in a two-metre-high snow-like freezing cold pool. Guaranteed recovery!”
LIFE MOTTO: “Never compare yourself to anyone else!”
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m originally from Russia and moved on my own to Australia at the age of 17 to obtain an Australian education. I completed a Bachelor of Political and Social Sciences degree majoring in Government and International Relations, planning to become a politician. I’ve completed Certificate 3 &4 in Fitness, I’m a qualified Master Trainer and Nutritionist adviser and I’m currently the winner of Miss Russia Australia 2017, Miss NSW Face of Origin 2017 and First runner-up in the 2018 MAXIM Swimwear Model of the Year. I’m also the owner of Icrave Dance & Entertainment company that is catering to the artistic community of the greater Sydney area and Australia.
Are there any other funny anecdotes you can share about this shoot?
Except the wild monkeys willing to steal our bikinis or anything kept in our stunning opened-to-jungle bathrooms, there were also water snakes, tropical creatures hiding in the water and jungle but we were pretty safe on this trip considering I got back to Australia!
What is your best asset?
My eyes. The way you look into the camera or anyone can give so much more sense of sexuality and flirtatious nature than just a bum shot for my forever favourite ‘hump day’ Instagram post. Otherwise, it is my never-gone Russian accent.
When do you feel sexy?
Wearing a bikini or lingerie because it emphasises woman’s sexuality and unique shape in each of us.
What have you learned about men over the years?
Men are forever kids in their hearts, so as long as you play with them, and feed them on time, they will be happy.
What do you look for in a man?
Sense of humour, loyalty, generosity and intelligence.
What’s next for you?
My next overseas trip is China after my success at an International Beauty Pageant, this time to represent Australia at the Fashion shows. Then a trip to LA in mid-2019 for two months and dance choreography and catwalk training throughout the year.