The faces of Kazakhstan’s isolated modelling industry

Although the ninth largest country in the world with a population of over 17 million people, the modelling industry in Kazakhstan is distinctly minute. It’s alleged that just one model, Alyona Subbotina, is the only native to cross borders and forge an international career in New York. Because of this, she’s a role model for thousands of Kazakh girls looking to follow in her footsteps and uncover the utopian qualities of life beyond the border. Seduced by promises of a life amongst the fashion world, the girls go all in for a career where the odds have proved to be against them. Instead, it’s the Russian government that acts as a barrier between aspiring models and the visa that can turn their dreams into reality in a heartbeat. via Dazed
via Dazed

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