Model of the Month: Karina Bik

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Check out the super experienced and gorgeous Karina Bik, as our September Model of the Month! From fit modeling, to parts modeling, to showroom, to print, to now acting – Karina really does it all! Continue reading to learn more about Karina….

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1. Where you are from?
I’m from Ufa, Russia

2. What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?karina-3083-2.jpg
I studied law in college and I love detective stories and investigations. I’m also a big foodie, and I love food tourism with my friends and family in New York. I spend a lot of time thinking about all of the tasty food that I can’t eat 🙂

3. Favorite clients from the biz?
I love clients who share my artistic vision and encourage models to participate in defining what that means. I really enjoy working with ready to wear and sports brands, beauty, jewelry and bridal clients!

4. Dreams/goals any thing else of interest (any other dream clients?)?
Right now, I’m concentrating on improving my acting skills. I’ve been attending classes and doing music videos, commercials and even small roles on TV series.

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I feel very grateful to all the opportunities my life has given me! Starting from a small town and moving to NYC, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with major brands including Estée Lauder, Marc Jacobs, L’oreal, Johnson&Johnson, Converse, HTC, Unilever, Vera Bradley, Bumble&Bumble, Marchesa, Jonathan Simkai, Ted Baker, Harley Davidson black label, Neiman Marcus, Make Up For Ever, Manhattan Portage, Pepsi and The Knot, among others.

6. How did you get into modeling or acting?
I started my career at the age of 13. Because I was already relatively tall (5’9″) at that time, I was noticed by a local modeling agency and the rest is history.

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TALENT SPOTLIGHT: Christen Marucci

We’re so happy to have been able to chat a little bit with the multi-talented and stunning curve model, Christen Marucci! Coming from a background in entertainment, this beauty has finally found herself in the modeling industry – read more to learn more about how she started, her dreams, and some career highlights!

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How did you get into modeling?
Ashley Graham! I always wanted to be a model but with my clothing size I never thought it was possible. When I started following Ashley Graham’s career I realized that it was possible! The industry had finally made room. I searched out every agency that offered a curve division and finally found the right fit for me at Bicoastal!

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Tell us about a recent career highlight!
Since being signed there have been many exciting opportunities. The most exciting to date however was appearing on the Today Show modeling for the Macy’s Fall Fashion Show! There is nothing quite like seeing yourself on television especially on such a known network. It was a pleasure working with the staff and so fun modeling the clothing!

Any dream clients?
My dream is to be a Victoria Secret Angel! I always loved their line it’s the only undergarments I wear! To be featured in the magazine and walk in their iconic fashion show would be an absolute dream come true.

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We noticed you also sing, tell us more about that! (A project you’re most proud of, a song that’s special to you, etc)
I have been singing for as long as I can remember. I come from a very musical family. I was signed to an indie label my senior year of high school. It was an exciting time! I stayed with my label One Mind Music Inc for ten years. I wrote countless songs and sang on countless tracks. My most exciting project was “Damsel” and EP single that I wrote and released. Every song was written from personal experience, my favorite being “Masquerade”. Because of that album I received my own Pandora, iHeart Radio and Spotify station and was able to have it sold on iTunes!

What inspires you?
I am inspired by many things. I am most inspired by those closest to me, my family. Their differences and likeness inspire me. I was raised to be true to who I am, to love who I am. They love and support me and that is the best inspiration.

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To keep up with Christen, check out her IG page, (also available for influencing!)