Natalia Vodianova: A Russian model philanthropist

A Russian Supermodel Natalia Vodianova is one of the fashion superstars coming from Eastern Europe. Successful in her career and generous in her life, building a bigger picture. To me, she is like Angelina Jolie of fashion.

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It came as no surprise that the industry voice The Business of Fashion will be awarding the 35-year-old Russian model and philanthropist a Global VOICES award in recognition of her achievements during their VOICES conference gala dinner in November.

Vodianova has been running her Naked Heart Foundation in Russia, supporting underprivileged children and families, providing playgrounds and financial support to children’s hospitals, orphanages and underprivileged urban areas in Russia. She also launched a micro-charity app Elbi, and has been a member of other international charities, including a role as a member of the Board of Directors of the Special Olympics.

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It’s hard to disagree, that a Russian model has an inspiring and breath-taking presence; even my partner was impressed with the Russian fashion icon when I invited him to join me at the Vogue Festival in London back in 2012. Vodianova was one of the speakers on stage. She is a loudspeaker with a straight-forward attitude, but if her work speaks louder than her words – there’s so much more to Natalia Supernova (her true-to-life nickname) than just beauty.

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Interesting Facts:

  • Her most famous fashion contract was an eight-season contract with Calvin Klein adding a seven-figure earnings to her fortune
  • She is a mother of four!
  • Natasupernova has 1.3 mln Instagram Followers

Follow Natalia Vodianova on Instagram @natasupernova