Yana Grigoryan is the national director of 10 well-known international Beauty contests. She is the director of Miss Earth/Beauty Queen. She is the winner of the national competition of photo models in Armenia. Yana has twice represented her country at international contests
How did you start your journey as a model?
To be honest, I never dreamed of being a model. It happened somehow unexpectedly. I was always offered to appear in commercials, TV shows and video clips. This is not my main profession. I have a law degree, I am a singer, producer and a TV host in my country.
Who do you look upto when it comes to style?
I adore Marilyn Monroe .
How much is privacy important to you in this age of social media?
I change passwords too often as unfortunately many people are trying to hack my account. Also many fake accounts are there with my photos. But we are guilty because we spread a lot of private information.
What does fashion mean to you?
‘Fashion is not about labels and not about brands. It is about something else that happens inside us’ – Ralph lauren
I completely agree with this statement. For me, this is a way of expression.
What do you wear on rotation?
I almost always wear high heels. It is an integral part of my image. I prefer elegant style in clothes. Fashion changes very quickly, new models appear every season. But elegance remains always, because it is not subject to change. An elegant style of clothing can not exist without impeccable taste and sense of proportion.
Zuhair Murad, Saint Laurent,Versace, Trussardi, Prada, Michael Costello.
Your fitness mantra?
I try to sleep at least 8 hours, drink plenty of water, eat more vegetables and fruits. Of course, this does not always work, because of the large amount of work, sometimes I even forget about food.
What is your signature look?
Minimal makeup for me is surely the foundation, lipstick and blush.
Go to red carpet look
I often wear classic suit as I like strict style.
Your Pamper fix
Visiting spa salons, massage, relaxation procedures.
Favourite makeup artist
SheTs just super!
By the way, I would like to say that I do not like the way they did my makeup in all Asian countries, I always had to redo it.
Favourite Holiday Destination
I adore tropic countries.
I adore my national cuisine, I also like some Japanese and Chinese dishes. I like sushi and tempura most of all.
Gone With the Wind
Remarque -Arch of Triumph 20
What does your morning routine includes?
I hate waking up early in the morning. My work begins during the day and ends late at night. I wake up, check the social networks, have breakfast, take a shower, do makeup and run on business.
What is the best and worst thing about being a model?
Working as a model is very difficult, this itself is a bad side. And good one is that you have a lot of fans, friends, you travel a lot, you learn to be strong.
What advice would you give to a 16 year old you?
Stop being a naive fool, keep everyone at a distance.
Three things that are always in your bag?
Lipstick, powder, perfume and many other things.
If your days had an extra hour, what you would do?
Unfortunately I do not have enough time always. I am a workaholic. A lot of time is spent on preparatory processes for beauty contests. I work with many prestigious and well-known international competitions. I work as a singer, host. I am engaged in producing. If I had another extra hour, I would set it aside for sleeping and dreaming.
Most memorable modeling moment?
To be honest, all my best memories are related to beauty contests in which I participated. I have made friends with the participants and still communicate and meet when there are suitable moments and events. This is a huge and unforgettable experience that gave the prospect of further development.
Who is your 3 am friend?
I have many friends, but over time, I realized that my closest friends are members of my family, only them I can trust all my secrets. And to be honest, I don’t believe in woman’s long friendship. I prefer to be friends with guys.
Do you watch TV shows if yes which is your all time favorite show?
Unfortunately or fortunately, no. I work a lot and have very little free time. I don’t even remember when I watched TV for the last time .
As a model travel is a big part of your job. Do you like it?
Yes, I really like to travel, to get acquainted with cultures of different countries. I have many new friends, and this is great! After each trip, you feel that something is changed in you.
What has been the most memorable experience so far?
“Miss Earth 2018” competition. I am the national director of many international competitions, but at the finals of this competition I was overfilled with emotions tears of pride and happiness for my country. And although I was not included in the top, a lot of fans still wrote to me, and itTs very nice.
Many thanks to all for their support in the Miss Earth 2018 contest.
Your advice to young models?
Always engage in self-development. Do not stop, never give up, difficulties temper your character.
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