Anja Konstantinova is a Russian-Australian model, best known for being a short-statured model who doesn’t meet the basic height requirement of a stereotypical model. Walking in numerous fashion shows including Australia’s Fashion Week for Ellery and Friend of Mine.
Born Name Anja Konstantinova
Nick Name Gattina
Born: July 24, 1990, 29 years and 2 months, Los Angeles, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sun Sign Leo
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Measurements 32-24-34 in – 81-61-86 cm
Bra size 32C
Father – He is a ballet teacher.
Mother – She is a ballet teacher.
Anja was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia) but moved to Melbourne, Australia when she was twelve years old.
She was discovered at the age of 20 while working at a hair salon in Melbourne, Australia.
She has appeared on the cover of Covet and Pages. She has appeared in many editorials for numerous companies, including Vogue, Oyster, Jalouse, Marie Claire, Madame and Fashion Gone Rogue. She has also represented Stylestalker, The Kooples, Urban Outfitters, Rusty, French Connection, Kahlo and Mad Love. Konstantinova walked for Ellery and Friend of Mine in Australia’s Fashion Week.
In 2011 Anja Konstantinova appeared in editorials for Jalouse, Style: Men Magazine, Oyster, Grazia Australia, Fan The Fire, Fashion Gone Rogue, Ellery Gazette, Grazia Australia and Marie Claire UK and she was on the cover of Fan the Fire Magazine.
In 2012 she appeared in editorials for Vogue Japan, W Magazine, i-D Magazine, Vogue Taiwan, Dansk, L’Officiel Netherlands, Madame Figaro Japan, Marie Claire Australia, Oyster, The Ones 2 Watch and French Revue de Modes, she was on the covers of French Revue de Modes and L’Officiel and she appeared in ad campaigns for The Kooples, French Connection and Bershka.
In 2013 she appeared in an ad campaign for H&M, she appeared in editorials for Vogue Italia, Vogue Brazil, Vogue Japan, French Revue de Modes and Tendencies Magazine and she was on the cover for French Revue de Modes.
In 2014 she was on the cover of REVS Magazine and she appeared in editorials for Purple Diary, Schon Magazine, Rollacoaster, Playing Fashion, Interview Germany and Marie Claire UK.
More recently Anja Konstantinova appeared in an ad campaign for Equinox and she appeared in editorials for Vogue Russia and Glamour Iceland.
You were born in Russia and grew up in Australia after the age of twelve, which is undoubtedly cool — what kind of kid were you?
A tomboy on the outside, girly girl on the inside.
How long have you been modeling?
Almost five years. Time flies!
You live in London now — do you have a morning routine when you’re home?
I never miss my morning walk to get coffee or tea.
And what does your ideal evening look like?
Movie party in my apartment!
Different cultures have different words for lingerie, like knickers or nightwear. As a London-living Aussie, do you have a certain word for intimates?
I call them lingerie, but now I’ll call them knickers because I like the sound of that!
Our Intimates E-book is inspired by ’70s boudoir. What do you love most about 1970’s lingerie?
The photos are absolutely gorgeous! Do you have a favorite shot from the E-book?
That’s a hard one… the bathtub shot!!
What was your favorite outfit or piece from the shoot?
So many sexy and fun pieces! Hmmm… I would have to say the green printed sarong-style wrap from the grassland shot!
Say you have a mellow evening at home — what is your go-to “lounge around the house” outfit?
Cut off jean shorts and a soft t-shirt…. or sweats.
Ha, thanks for the inside tip! You are quite the traveler, where has been your favorite place to visit?
Well, I love LA. I have great friends there too.
And finally, what does “being free” mean to you?
A deep breath and a warm smile.
Anja Konstantinova is managed by
The Society Management, New York, United States
Premier Model Management, London, England, United Kingdom
Priscilla’s Model Management, Sydney, Australia
Bravo Models, Tokyo, Japan
Uno Models, Barcelona, Spain
Tends to bleach her eyebrows
Wears a nose ring
Anja Konstantinova has either endorsed or promoted brands like –
Stephen Webster Jewelry
Summer and Storm
Anja Konstantinova Favorite Things
Childhood Memory – Walking to Kindergarten with her grandma every morning
Movie – Candy (2006)
London Hang Out – East London
Food – Hot chips
Cartoon – Tom and Jerry
Anja Konstantinova Facts
At 12 years of age, she moved to Melbourne, Australia.
Anja was discovered at a hair salon in Melbourne, where she worked as a receptionist.
She has been on the covers of Covet and Pages.
She believes that she must have been a cat in her past life.
Anja has several cat-related tattoos including the word ‘MEOW’ on her inner lip, the word ‘cat’ spelled in Russian on her right arm, and an image of a cat on her midriff.
She has been featured by various magazines including Vogue, Oyster, Jalouse, Marie Claire, Madame, Fashion Gone Rogue, Elle UK, Harrods, and Them.
Her hobbies include hanging out with her friends, going for walks, watching documentaries, sitting in coffee shops, and reading.
She has a dog named Lurchie.
She has an obsession with sunshine.
Anja has a guilty pleasure that includes eating ice cream in bed every night.
She has a fear for spiders, ocean, and dolphins.
Her dream destination is South Africa and Iceland.
Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) is her dream date.
Her least favorite movie genre is action films.
Her first gig was at the age of 15 in a massive festival in Melbourne called ‘Big Day Out’.
Anja’s most treasured possession is her polaroid camera which she carries everywhere she goes.
After her modeling career, she would like to work in a place that treats traumatic people.
One of her career highlights has been working with fashion photographer Terry Richardson.
She describes herself as free-spirited, indecisive, and adventurous.
Her one wish is to be able to fly.