By Katie Jackson | January 14, 2019 |
Elite beauty Yara Khmidan on her fifth campaign for Guess and her secrets to feeling sexy.
Where did you grow up?YARA KHMIDAN: I grew up by the Black Sea in a town called Odessa in Ukraine.
You’re the face of Guess Lingerie. How does it feel to represent the beloved brand so many times? YK: I feel lucky! I have a whole lotta gratitude. I feel like a part of their family.
How do you prep the night before a shoot? YK: I don’t have a routine, but if insomnia caused by excitement counts, then that’s it!
Dream collab? YK: I live in a dream. Whatever comes my way feels surreal, so instead of dreaming I work hard and let whatever comes take me by surprise.
What makes you feel sexy? YK: A peaceful mind, a healthy body, good makeup and great styling.
Beauty secrets? YK: I drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar every morning, and drink lots of water throughout the day.
What’s a place you’ve never been but are dying to go to? YK: Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
If you weren’t a model, what other career would you pursue? YK: Ophthalmologist.
Fitness routine? YK: I love JetSet Pilates. It can be very meditative if you focus on the breathing.
Cheat meal? YK: The fried chicken at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill.
Go-to spot to have a drink in Miami? YK: Soho Beach House, Freehand Hotel and The Standard, especially at sunset hour.
Advice to aspiring models? YK: Be kind.
PHOTO BY CAMILO RIOS
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