August 22, 2014

Style and Design

Florida's Hottest Model

Natalia Bogdanova

Lori Capullo | 11/1/2010

• Natalia Bogdanova

Natalia Bogdanova
[Photo: Front Magazine]
» Schedule: Bogdanova works three to five days a week. When she gets a "very rare" week off every once in a while, she likes to spend it in Miami with her boyfriend and family.

» Rate: $6,000 to $15,000 a day

» Worked with: Designers Carmen Marc Valvo and Oscar de la Renta and photographers Bruce Weber and Greg Lotus

» Portfolio: Ralph Lauren, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue covers in more than five countries

Natalia Bogdanova
[Photo:Front Magazine]
Russian-born 22-year-old brunette Natalia Bogdanova has been modeling since she was 16, landing jobs here and there while on the roster at agencies in New York and Los Angeles. Her career picked up steam after she caught the eye of iconic fashion photographer Bruce Weber. "I took her to Bruce's house for lunch about a year ago," says Christian Alexander, director of the Front Management modeling agency that put Bogdanova under contract. "He loved her and shot her for Vogue."

Now living in Miami, Bogdanova has become a hot commodity worldwide, walking the runway for Oscar de la Renta and appearing in print ads for Ralph Lauren and on the cover of Harper's Bazaar and Italian Vogue, among other projects. "I love to shoot on location," she says. "Modeling is great for travel, making new friends and discovering new things every day."

Next on her agenda? Acting. "I'm really into it," Bogdanova says. "Every good model should know how to act. It's important. That's what we are doing — acting with no words."

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