Nature’s Finest Anastasiia Tarkhova

Meet this month’s cover star Anastasiia Tarkhova / @nita_blonda

Photographer Iuliia Gigina / @gigina_ph

MUA Irina Mincheva / @makeup_by_Irina_milano

Lingerie / @honeybirdette / @marigold_lingerie / @meraki_corsets @baed.stories

Tell us about the moment you found out you would be featured in the magazine. What Was your initial reaction? It was my usual working day. I was driving to another city and the managers reported that my photos had passed the casting. I smiled with tears on my face, because I dreamed of being a famous fashion model all over the world… since childhood and now I have achieved everything myself.

Can you share your favorite shot or spread from the magazine and why it holds special significance for you? I really like to spread it in Playboy magazine, Sweden, 2023. There I am sitting on the sand in Sardinia, in a famous place, Porto Pino, they are also called Dunes. I was alone with nature and with myself… I felt like Cleopatra… or the Princess of the Dunes.

When you’re not working, what helps you decompress and relax? When I’m not working, I often like to just go to nature, out of town, and cook something tasty and healthy, because I really love cooking, but not EVERYONE knows about it… but now everyone will know (laugh).

What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? There was such a story when I was having lunch in Milan, on a summer playground and a person nearby recognized me and told me, “Anastasiia, I know that you like to drink lemon water in the morning, I learned this from your interview.” I was very pleased that this guy spent his time and attention, so read my interview and it’s important that he recognized me. That was cute.

What’s the best “wardrobe malfunction” story that you can now laugh about? On the set in Venice, on the Venetian bridge, when tourists were sailing on Italian gondolas, this February, it was +5 degrees outside, I was only in a corset, underwear, stockings, and shoes… it was so cold that I constantly covered myself with stockings this bridge and they broke 2 times. It was funny but after this filming, I became even more ill. What you won’t do for beautiful shots and with torn stockings. Model life is like that.

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? Oh, my dreams. I have a lot. I have no relatives except my brother, who is now in Ukraine… and I have no parents, so I want to help more ANIMALS, those who need housing and food. Create a dog and cat house, like mini hotels around the world. And of course, to have a mini-hotel off the coast of Italy for my dear guests and all tourists. AND THE BIGGEST DREAM IS THAT THERE WILL BE NO WAR AND everyone WILL BE HAPPY AND KIND TO EACH OTHER.

What’s the weirdest beauty tip or trick you’ve picked up? The strangest beauty advice was always that before the shoot, drink herbal drinks for 3 or 4 days to cleanse the body but drink a lot of these drinks… so that the body would be even more beautiful and fresh… and I like it because it’s also healthy.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one accessory, what would it be? I would take a long, large raincoat to the island to protect myself from rain, wind, and small animals at night. But in general, I don’t even want to imagine this.

What’s your go-to guilty pleasure snack? Walnuts are very good for the stomach and if you can’t eat well.

What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? Betrayal in every way.

What advice would you give to aspiring models? The advice is simple – STOP being like someone else. Don’t do these plastic surgeries to be like someone else. To be YOURSELF and now it is already fashionable to be an INDIVIDUA AND NATURAL. If nature created you the way you are now, maintain your beauty with SPORTS, good and Healthy NUTRITION, and positive thoughts and you will be a RARE with a natural and pure body.

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, do you have any last words for our readers? We are all not perfect, we all make mistakes and sometimes we make other people feel bad, let’s just make the WORLD A BETTER place. Let’s try and appreciate those people who are next to you now not only in good times but also in difficult times too. And I wish health to ALL of US. With Love, Anastasiia.