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!
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.
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: I love JetSet Pilates. It can be very meditative if you focus on the breathing.
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