Name Valentina Zelyaeva (Zeliaeva)
DOB October 19th, 1982 Moscow, Russia
Current City NYC
Agencies Storm, Women
Friends Flavia de Oliviera, Natasha Poly, Katia Kokoreva
Valentina Zelyaeva has appeared on the cover of Spanish, Chinese, Greek, and Mexican editions of Vogue. In addition to her Vogue covers, she has appeared on the covers of Elle and Harper's Bazaar.
Valentina has been featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren, with whom she signed a seven-year deal, appearing in several high-profile campaigns for the designer. Her runway credits include Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci and Valentino.
On the controversial issue of banning underweight models from Milan Fashion Week, she said, "I think it's discrimination. We are skinny, this is our work. There are lots of overweight people working in offices but I'm not going to say, 'This girl is fat, she can't work in an office'."