Saturday, August 30, 2008

Zarina Editorial for New York Magazine, August 2008

According to Models.com, newbie model Zarina is of Mongolian descent and speaks fluent Russian. She is currently signed with Muse Agency in NYC. Personally, I think it is exciting to see an Asian model from other countries aside from China, Japan or South Korea. Of course, there are also Asian models from US, Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Another Asian face with an interesting origin/lineage is Eugenia Manzhieva who is of Manchurian descent and Russian nationality, as is fellow Russian model, Dinara Chetyrova. Then there is Irina Pantaeva who was one of the most visible Asian faces in the 1990s. She is of Eskimo/Mongolian mix from Russian too.

Brazil, with its huge ethnic Chinese and Japanese population, has also spawned some familar Asian faces like Juliana Imai, Aline Nakashima and Aline Serpa.

Models: Spencer Peterson & Zarina
Editorial: Share the Love
Magazine: New York Magazine, August 2008
Photographer: Steve Hiett

Source: NYMag

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Zarina's looks is quite different from typical Asian look.

Wow, her proportion body is perfect in every aspects of it! Not too curvier nor skinny. It is right balance and that's what ideal fashion model should be!

laila said...

i like bruna tenorio's mixed looks too. i used tothink that she is pure japanese.

not really feeling this zarina tho, her pose in the last shot looks so not high-fashion-y

Brigitte said...

I'm not feeling these. I don't like the positioning of Zarina in most of these shots. It comes across as subservient to me.

She has a great look though...

Anonymous said...

Eugenia M. is not Manchurian. She is a Kalmyk. btw, the Manchurian ethnic group hardly exists anymore.
Irina P. is not Eskimo. She is Burat.
Also take into account that China is a big country with over 50 ethnic groups, so being from China doesn't necessarily make one a redblooded "chinese".

Anonymous said...

Zarina is from Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Russia. Look at a Russia map and http://www.missyakutia.ru/

Anonymous said...

Kalmyks and Buriats are ethnic Mongolians, just to clear out the confusion here...

Mark said...

I think shes hot! She kinda looks like a Transexual with her face structure! I love the shoot.... Though not the deep meaning of Asians being a worker for some white lady.......