Elite Model Yara Khmidan on Being the Face of Guess Lingerie


Elite Model Yara Khmidan on Being the Face of Guess Lingerie

By Katie Jackson | January 14, 2019 | People

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.

Photography by: PHOTO BY CAMILO RIOS