Natalia Polevshchikova (Russian: Наталья Полевщикова), generally shortened to Natasha Poly (born July 12, 1985), is a Russian model first discovered after winning a model search competition in Moscow prior to her professional career beginning in 2004.
Poly was born on July 12, 1985 in Perm, Russia and began modeling locally in 2000. In 2004, she made her runway debut at the Emanuel Ungaro show.
The year would prove to be her breakout year, walking for 54 fashion shows in cities like Milan, Paris, and New York City.
Since 2004, Poly has appeared in many advertisement campaigns, including Gucci, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel, Nine West, and Dolce & Gabbana, and has also walked the runway for notable brands such as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Gucci, Versace and Victoria's Secret.
She has been on the cover of Vogue ten times, including the editions for Russia, Hellas, and Paris, all in September 2007; the year also saw Poly as the only female model in Gucci's "Indy" bag campaign.
In 2008, she appeared in seven advertisement campaigns through the fall/winter 2008-2009 season (Nina Ricci, Jil Sander, Blumarine, Balmain, Cos, Tse, and Givenchy) and opened numerous runway shows in the spring/summer 2009 season, which led to her climbing into second place on the top 50 working models list on models.com as of January 2009.
She appeared on four consecutive Vogue covers: Russia, July; Russia, August; Nippon, September; and Australia, October.
She is signed with Women Management in New York, Paris, and Milan; Select Model Management in London; Mega Model Agency in Hamburg; and Traffic Models in Barcelona.
Poly earns $70,000 a day shooting advertisements and $28,000 per runway show.
Poly has made friends with fellow models Snejana Onopka, Sasha Pivovarova, and Vlada Roslyakova.
|Birth name||Natalia Polevshchikova|
|Date of birth||July 12, 1985 (1985-07-12)|
|Place of birth||Perm, Russia|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Hair color||Dark Blonde|
|Measurements||83-58-86 (EU); 33-23-34 (US)|
|Shoe size||9 (US) ; 40 (EU)|
|Agency||Women Management, New York|
Models 1, London
Mega Models, Germany
Unique Model Agency
My Model Management