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Natalia Sergeevna Polevshchikova (Russian: Наталья Серге́евна Полевщикова; born July 12, 1985), generally shortened to Natasha Poly, is a top Russian fashion model. Since 2004, Poly has appeared in prominent high-fashion advertisement campaigns, magazine covers and on runways. Poly established herself as one of the most "in-demand models" of the mid and late 2000's, with Vogue Paris
Vogue Paris
declaring her as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.[2]

Contents

1 Early life and career beginnings 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Early life and career beginnings[edit] Poly was born on July 12, 1985 in Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and began modeling locally in 2000. She was discovered in Perm
Perm
by Mauro Palmentieri and invited to Moscow to participate in the Russian model search competition "New Model Today", where she took the second prize. She made her runway debut with Why Not Model Agency after walking for Emanuel Ungaro
Emanuel Ungaro
in 2004. The year would prove to be her breakout year; she walked in 54 fashion shows in Milan, Paris
Paris
and New York City, and modelled for the cover of Vogue Paris
Vogue Paris
twice consecutively.[3] Career[edit]

Poly at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival

Since her breakout year in 2004, Poly has appeared in many advertisement campaigns, including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Lanvin, Calvin Klein Jeans, Givenchy, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Balmain, Dsquared2, Sonia Rykiel, Nine West, Proenza Schouler, H&M, Printemps, Blumarine, Thierry Mugler, Kurt Geiger, Jil Sander, Nina Ricci, Isabel Marant, Missoni, Neiman Marcus, L'Oreal
L'Oreal
Paris, Jimmy Choo, MaxMara, Alberta Ferretti, JOOP!, PHI, Juicy Couture, La Perla, FRAME Denim, Versace Sports Line, Emilio Pucci
Emilio Pucci
and Dolce & Gabbana. Poly has walked the runway for designers such as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Miu Miu, Gucci, Prada, Versace
Versace
and Victoria's Secret. Poly has been photographed by fashion photographers such as Helmut Newton, Steven Meisel, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, David Sims, Inez and Vinoodh, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, Hans Feurer, Terry Richardson, Norman Jean Roy, Camilla Akrans, Alasdair McLellan, Ellen Von Unwerth, Emma Summerton, Josh Olins, Mikael Jansson, Daniel Jackson, Tom Munro, Willy Vanderperre, Michael Thompson, Luigi and Iango, Sølve Sundsbø, Giampaolo Sgura, Richard Bush, Victor Demarchelier, and Cuneyt Akeroglu among others.

Three fashion magazines has dedicated their entire issue to her, a very very rare feat for models. These are: Vogue Russia(July 2008), MUSE Magazine (Natasha Obsessed Issue - Fall 2009) and Vogue Espana(November 2011).

Poly has walked for the annual Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret
Fashion Show twice, in 2005 and 2006. In 2008 alone, she appeared in seven advertisement campaigns through the fall/winter 2008–09 season for Nina Ricci, Jil Sander, Blumarine, Balmain, H&M, Tse and Givenchy
Givenchy
and opened numerous runway shows in the spring/summer 2009 season. Poly has endorsed and appeared in advertisements for fragrances including Givenchy's Ange ou Demon, Gucci
Gucci
by Gucci
Gucci
Fragrance, and Jimmy Choo Flash. Poly was one of the faces to headline one of the fourteen covers of V magazine's September 2008 issue. Each cover featured a head shot of a famous model, either from the new crop of leading models (Agyness Deyn, Lara Stone, Anja Rubik, Daria Werbowy, Masha Novoselova etc.) or the supermodel era (Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova), it was lensed by duo Inez van Lamsweerde
Inez van Lamsweerde
and Vinoodh Matadin.[4] In July 2008, Russian Vogue dedicated the issue to Poly and in August 2008, March 2009 she appeared on the cover of the same magazine. Also she was touted by American Vogue in 2009 as one of the faces of the moment. She has also appeared on the covers of Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Brazilian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, American, German, Australian, Italian and French Vogue.[citation needed] Poly has appeared in editorials for Russian, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, and American Vogue as well as covers for Numero, I-D Magazine, V, W, Interview, MUSE and Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar
(Russia, China, Spain, Korea, Greece). Poly was placed 1st on Fashion Television's First Face countdown three times consecutively (Spring 2008, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009).[5] She was also placed 7th (Spring 2007), 4th (Fall 2009 and Spring 2010) and 5th (Fall 2010). First Face countdown displays the models with the most number of shows opened during a season. Vogue Paris
Vogue Paris
declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.[2] Poly is featured in the 2011 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. She also featured in the 2012 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Mario Sorrenti. In 2012, Poly signed a contract with L'Oreal
L'Oreal
Paris and is one of the Beauty Ambassadors for the brand. Poly was part of the Versace
Versace
Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign, alongside Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid
and Raquel Zimmermann, shot by Steven Klein. She also appeared in a commercial for Mercedes-Benz, captured by Jeff Mark, entitled 'Obsession with an Icon’, Natasha fronted in a blue latex clad to the Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz
SL car. She also became the face for Kurt Geiger's Fall/Winter 2016 Campaign.[6] In 2017, Poly became one of the front faces and muse in Olivier Rousteing's Balmain for the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2017 Campaign. Poly also returned for Dsquared2
Dsquared2
in their campaign for F/W 17 co starring other models such as Joan Smalls
Joan Smalls
and Sasha Pivovarova. She became David Koma's muse for Thierry Mugler
Thierry Mugler
Fall/Winter 2017 Campaign. She is considered one of the "New Supers" by Models.com and has been featured on 56 different Vogue covers as of November 2017. Personal life[edit] Poly married Dutch businessman Peter Bakker on April 16, 2011 in Saint-Tropez.[7] On May 13th 2013 Poly gave birth to a daughter named Aleksandra Christina.[8] Among the best friends of Natasha are top model Eugenia Volodina and popular Russian musician DJ Smash. References[edit]

^ https://models.com/models/Natasha-Poly ^ a b "Les 30 mannequins des années 2000". Vogue (in French). 18 December 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2013.  ^ "Natasha Poly". New York. Retrieved April 25, 2011.  ^ Lim, James (10 September 2008). "Ogle 'V' Magazine's Fourteen New Cover Models". New York. Retrieved 21 February 2011.  ^ "First Face Previous Winners Plus Abbey Lee". YouTube. Retrieved 6 May 2013.  ^ " Kurt Geiger
Kurt Geiger
Unveils Fall Campaign". WWD. Retrieved 2016-07-27.  ^ Alexander, Ella (April 19, 2011). "Wedding Belle". Vogue. UK.  ^ "This Week In Pictures – Angelina Jolie Honorary Oscar & ES Theatre Awards". Vogue.co.uk. 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 

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Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret
Fashion Show models (2000–2009)

2000

Alessandra Ambrosio Mini Andén Danita Angell Tyra Banks Gisele Bündchen Naomi Campbell Laetitia Casta Aurélie Claudel Haylynn Cohen Rhea Durham Trish Goff Eva Herzigová Carmen Kass Heidi Klum Karolína Kurková Adriana Lima Angela Lindvall Ana Cláudia Michels Karen Mulder Oluchi Daniela Peštová Frankie Rayder Caroline Ribeiro Inés Rivero Stephanie Seymour Ingrid Seynhaeve Fernanda Tavares

2001

Alessandra Ambrosio Mini Andén Tyra Banks Gisele Bündchen Aurélie Claudel Rhea Durham Karen Elson Trish Goff Bridget Hall Emma Heming Eva Herzigová Heidi Klum Karolína Kurková Anouck Lepere Adriana Lima Audrey Marnay Diána Mészáros Omahyra Mota Daniela Peštová Rie Rasmussen Caroline Ribeiro Inés Rivero Maggie Rizer Molly Sims Fernanda Tavares Alek Wek

2002

Michelle Alves Alessandra Ambrosio Caitriona Balfe Tyra Banks Ana Beatriz Barros Letícia Birkheuer Gisele Bündchen Naomi Campbell Dewi Driegen Reka Ebergenyi Lindsay Frimodt Bridget Hall Ana Hickmann Carmen Kass Liya Kebede Heidi Klum Karolína Kurková Adriana Lima Oluchi Ujjwala Raut Frankie Rayder Caroline Ribeiro Inga Savits Nadine Strittmatter Yfke Sturm Fernanda Tavares Eugenia Volodina Raquel Zimmermann

2003

Michelle Alves Alessandra Ambrosio Mini Andén Tyra Banks Ana Beatriz Barros Letícia Birkheuer Marcelle Bittar Gisele Bündchen Naomi Campbell Dewi Driegen Isabeli Fontana Lindsay Frimodt Carmen Kass Liya Kebede Heidi Klum Karolína Kurková Adriana Lima Angela Lindvall Deanna Miller Oluchi Ujjwala Raut Frankie Rayder Margarita Svegzdaite Fernanda Tavares Eugenia Volodina Jacquetta Wheeler

2004

Canceled due to Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy

2005

Alessandra Ambrosio Tyra Banks Bianca Balti Ana Beatriz Barros Gisele Bündchen Ingūna Butāne Naomi Campbell Morgane Dubled Selita Ebanks Isabeli Fontana Izabel Goulart Heidi Klum Tatiana Kovylina Doutzen Kroes Karolína Kurková Adriana Lima Angela Lindvall Andi Muise Oluchi Natasha Poly Julia Stegner Yfke Sturm Fernanda Tavares Caroline Trentini Eugenia Volodina Marija Vujović Caroline Winberg Raquel Zimmermann

2006

Alessandra Ambrosio Ana Beatriz Barros Gisele Bündchen Jeísa Chiminazzo Élise Crombez Flávia de Oliveira Morgane Dubled Selita Ebanks Izabel Goulart Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Miranda Kerr Doutzen Kroes Karolína Kurková Adriana Lima Angela Lindvall Heather Marks Andi Muise Ajuma Nasenyana Oluchi Natasha Poly Katja Shchekina Hana Soukupová Jessica Stam Julia Stegner Caroline Trentini Caroline Winberg Raquel Zimmermann

2007

Alessandra Ambrosio Ingūna Butāne Élise Crombez Flávia de Oliveira Morgane Dubled Selita Ebanks Lindsay Ellingson Isabeli Fontana Izabel Goulart Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Miranda Kerr Heidi Klum Michaela Kocianova Karolína Kurková Noémie Lenoir Adriana Lima Angela Lindvall Marisa Miller Andi Muise Oluchi Behati Prinsloo Hana Soukupová Jessica Stam Julia Stegner Candice Swanepoel Eugenia Volodina Marija Vujović Erin Wasson Jessica White Katie Wile Caroline Winberg

2008

Clara Alonso Alessandra Ambrosio Ana Beatriz Barros Ingūna Butāne Shannan Click Emanuela de Paula Flávia de Oliveira Morgane Dubled Selita Ebanks Lindsay Ellingson Isabeli Fontana Izabel Goulart Erin Heatherton Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Carmen Kass Miranda Kerr Heidi Klum Doutzen Kroes Karolína Kurková Abbey Lee Noémie Lenoir Adriana Lima Maryna Linchuk Angela Lindvall Sessilee Lopez Marisa Miller Behati Prinsloo Arlenis Sosa Julia Stegner Sarah Stephens Lara Stone Candice Swanepoel Edita Vilkevičiūtė Anne Vyalitsyna Caroline Winberg

2009

Lily Aldridge Alessandra Ambrosio Ana Beatriz Barros Kylie Bisutti Shannan Click Jamie Lee Darley Selita Ebanks Lindsay Ellingson Isabeli Fontana Izabel Goulart Erin Heatherton Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Chanel
Chanel
Iman Anna Jagodzińska Dorothea Barth Jörgensen Miranda Kerr Heidi Klum Tatiana Kovylina Doutzen Kroes Anastasia Kuznetsova Abbey Lee Maryna Linchuk Sessilee Lopez Enikő Mihalik Marisa Miller Aminata Niaria Behati Prinsloo Anja Rubik Lyndsey Scott Julia Stegner Candice Swanepoel Elyse Taylor Caroline Trentini Edita Vilkevičiūtė Liu We

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