Ilona Huzarevich is keeping a full schedule, the Belarus born Fashion Model has graced runway shows around the globe since 16 years old and was just recently announced Fashion TV’s Most Liked Fashion Model of 2016. Having recently graduated with a Bachelors Degree in International Law from The European Humanities University in Lithuania. We caught up with Ilona about all things travel & modeling.
Tell us about your career as a model. How did you get started?
When I was fourteen my mother entered me into a contest called Ford’s “Supermodel of Belarus”. After a successful participation, I graduated from modeling school and signed a contract with an agency (Fashion studio of Sergey Nagorny) in Minsk.
What do you think is the best part about being a model in the industry today?
The best part about being a model in the industry today is the frequent traveling. You are able to see the most beautiful places and meet incredible people. Every day it’s something new, you can work with top models and meet celebrities.
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
Relax on the weekends and visit the Spa. I love to have body and beauty treatments such as a manicure, pedicure, body and face massage etc. As well as being relaxed, it really works to keep my skin looking toned.
What’s one of the most interesting shoots that you’ve done?
When I was in Hong Kong I had an extraordinary shoot for Harpers Bazaar Magazine. My hairstyle was unbelievably complicated, It took my hairdresser about 3 hours and many products and hair extensions to create. In addition the hairstyle was heavy and I was supposed to work on the stage for many hours. But my great team and I had so much fun during this shoot, we got some amazing photos and some great memories!
Which five words would your friends use to describe you?
Humanitarian, sweet, intelligent, educated, and serious.
Take us through a typical day in the life of Ilona Huzarevich.
I am not really a morning person, but I always get an early start to my day. I wake up and eat a healthy breakfast: one glass of still mineral water with a lemon, bio yogurt without sugar, oatmeal with some fruits or 1 egg with tomatoes and green tea. When I’m in Milan I work with an agency, I have a lot of castings and meetings with my clients and which means I’m completely busy during those days. If I’m not tired in the evening I go to the gym and I train for about an hour and a half (I either do yoga, dancing or kickboxing with my trainer). In the evenings right after my dinner I like to watch a light movie or a TV show before going to bed.
What is your favorite healthy snack?
A green apple.
How would you describe your personal style?
Whether I am out shopping, arriving at the airport, or taking a stroll around the city I have a casual style.
If you could only wear one designer for the rest of your life, who would it be?
What are some places you’re dying to travel to?
New York City (Visit Manhattan and figure out why it’s called “The City That Never Sleeps”).
The Maldives (The Islands look like a scene right out of a movie or a postcard. The beaches there are absolutely breathtaking and there are not too many tourists)
Tokyo (Tokyo has the world’s highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants and Japanese cuisine is my favorite. The curious can also study tradition & culture such as the Tea Ceremony).
What are three things most people don’t know about you?
Most people don’t know that at age fourteen I participated in Ford’s “Supermodel of Belarus” contest.
If given a chance I would love to play the role of Serena van der Woodsen in “Gossip Girl”.
My favorite color is white (the color of purity, innocence, and perfection).