We hung out in the sunshine with Models 1 beauty Anja Konstantinova talking about her fear of dolphins & her dream of becoming Anja Lion
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia & hopefully here soon!
I was scouted: In Melbourne when I was 20 I was working at a hair salon, an agent saw me & asked me to lunch. When she realised I was only 5’4 she didn’t mind. A few months later everything went mentally busy!
Favourite childhood memory: Walking to Kindergarden with my grandma every morning.
Hobbies: Hanging out with my mates, going for walks, sitting in coffee shops & reading my books. I also like watching documentaries.
Pets: I have a dog called Lurchie. I like dressing her up in different outfits. She has t-shirts, a monster outfit & a pudding hat for Christmas time. My boyfriend isn’t happy about it but she loves it!
Favourite London hang out: East London where all my friends live.
Current Obsession: Sunshine
Fear: Spiders, the ocean & dolphins
Guilty pleasure: Eating ice cream in bed every night. I love cookies & cream.
Favourite place in the world: I don’t think I have one yet, I still have a lot of travelling & exploring to do!
Dream destination: South Africa & Iceland
Favourite food: Hot chips
Dream dinner date: Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) because he is sick. We would sit around chilling & listening to reggae. I want to be Anja Lion!
Favourite movie: Candy
Least favourite movie: Action films
Favourite cartoon: As a kid it was definitely Tom & Jerry
First gig: It was something stupid like Big Day Out (a massive festival in Melbourne) when I was 15.
I’m currently listening to: Anything & everything. I always listen to my i-pod on shuffle.
Most treasured possession: My polaroid camera, I carry it around everywhere.
Dream job: After modelling I would like to work in a job that helps people dealing with traumas. It’s funny because I had my cards read recently & they said I was a nurse in a past life working with people during the war.
Last thing I bought: Something boring like lunch
Career highlight so far: Working with Terry Richardson as it was one thing I really wanted to do. He’s really cool, chilled, interesting & funny. I love that he’s still really passionate about taking photos & his studio/ team are cool. There is Terry stuff everywhere!
Future plans: I would love to continue this adventure for a few more years, really travel & see the world then I want to be a Mamma.
Myself in three words: Free spirit, indecisive & adventurous
If I could have one wish: Learn to fly
Photographer: Daniel Nadel, shot on film using ILFORD XP2 SUPER 400
Fashion Editor and words: Francesca Prudente
Hair & Make Up: Emily Mergaert using JURLIQUE SKINCARE & MAKE UP BY MAC COSMETICS
Model: Anja Konstantinova at MODELS 1
Anja wears dress from CHRISTOPHER KANE