with Playboy Finland November 2023 cover star Anna Siradze / @anna_universe2021
Photographer Veronica Naumenko / @naumenko_ph
Make-up and hair Yulia Ostapenko / @yulia_ostapenko
PR Mariia Borovenska @mariborovenskaya
Anna Siradze – Mrs Universe 2021, model, philanthropist
How did you get started in the modeling industry? What inspired you to become a model? My work in the modeling industry began in 2014. It was this year that my friend and I took part in the company and won my first beauty contest.
What is the best experience you have in the industry? Participation and victory in the first city beauty contest is undoubtedly the most exciting experience for me. Later, participating in much larger competitions, I did not experience the same emotions as the first time. It was not just a competition, it was a kind of school of life. The participants were not competitors, they were friends. I am still friends with many of them to this day. Throughout the entire preparation, which lasted about 6 months, we were one big family.
Can you share any exciting upcoming projects or collaborations you’re involved in? The most exciting and touching projects for me are always charity. Orphanages, nursing homes, hospitals where there are seriously ill orphans, families with sick children who are in vital need of help – this evokes the most complex and deepest feelings.
What’s one thing about yourself that your fans might be surprised to learn? I have secrets I do not drink alcohol. Never and not in any quantity. I do not smoke. I try to eat less red meat and, if possible, exclude sweets. I play sports, sing a lot, and try not to take everything to heart.
How do you prepare physically and mentally for a photo shoot that will be seen by so many people? The main advice is to clearly set a goal for yourself and not deviate from it. Remember, as life experience shows, the more difficult and thorny the path to a dream, the more likely it is that the right path is chosen.
Who are some of the models or influencers that you admire and draw inspiration from in your career? All strong women inspire me because being strong is unnatural for a woman. And if a woman was able to deceive nature and at the same time live harmoniously, this is worthy of respect.
Are there any models or fashion icons who inspire you? I don’t follow fashion and trends at all. In clothes, I prefer minimalism and black. I don’t even wear jewelry.
How do you balance your professional career with your personal life and relationships? My personal life does not suffer at all, because I am not a fan of public events. I’m a homebody. I can attend some important events once or twice a year, but nothing more.
What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in your career as a model? I realized that even the most cherished and seemingly impossible dream is just a clearly defined goal and a clearly thought-out strategy for its implementation.
Can you share some of your favorite beauty and fashion tips? Three main secrets: -Protect your skin from the sun all year round. A sufficient amount of water is consumed. Adequate amount of sleep.
What are your go-to fashion staples or must-have items in your wardrobe? I am a lover of a basic, monochromatic wardrobe. All beautiful evening dresses and jewelry are just for going out.
Thanks so much for your time, Where can our readers follow you on social to stay updated on what you’re up to? I have a large number of subscribers and fans. Therefore, I try to respect the attention shown on their part and maintain social networks, where I try to share a small part of my life.