From Odessa, Ukraine, Maya Bondarenko is the new model whose doll-like beauty is capturing the attention of the industry. She was scouted in 2013 while at a model school and signed with her Mother Agency, Art-Podium Agency. After extreme success in Tokyo throughout the past year, including a lookbook for Yohji Yamamoto, Maya Bondarenko took her career to Paris. She has added Women Management to her agency repertoire and is currently walking the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture runways like Ralph And Russo and Ilja. This Ukrainian beauty has also done editorial work for Metafore Magazine and completed multiple test shoots to improve her portfolio, proving she’s willing and ready to put in the work to grow her career from a newbie with potential to an international pro.
Maya Bondarenko has long limbs, porcelain skin, a prominent nose and a delicate pout. Her ice blue stare and rich brown hair are striking against her features and give this newbie an aesthetic that’s intriguing, sweet, but not without an edge. Maya Bondarenko’s porcelin doll face is what high fashion dreams are made of and her portfolio is only proof. It’s filled with shots of graceful poses, possibly due to her dance background, as well as gorgeous close-ups and snaps showing Maya Bondarenko’s ability to go from angelic to eerie to vintage and classic laid-back girl. Body control and versatility are skills that take time to learn, but Maya Bondarenko already has them mastered.
Combined with her dance and modeling experience, Maya Bondarenko also has a knack for languages. She speaks English, Ukrainian, Russian and some Italian. This is sure to impress When it’s time for her to take her modeling career worldwide. And that’s not all for this darling doll who can play piano and is learning to paint. With her ambition, desire to learn and unique look, Maya Bondarenko has the foundation of a great model. Although still new to the game, those ice blue eyes will be any camera’s best friend and that 5’11” frame will strut any show. Moral of the story? Watch out for multi-talented Maya Bondarenko, because she’s about to make the world her runway.