Ekat was Born on November 22nd, 1987 in a small town in Siberia, Russia. She has had shots in many publications such as I-D in London and Velvet in New York. Saying her shoot with Velvet was one of her favorites she has ever done because it was shot in the famous Chelsea Hotel and she admired all the history that had happened there and how much of it was still going on at the same time. She has also Professed a love for working with English teams saying ,“They have a new fresh eye on fashion”. She stands at 5ft 9in, with blue grey eyes and blonde hair according to her many agencies which include, IMG in New York City, Premier Modeling Management in London and Stage Tokyo Model Agency in japan along with many others in different countries across the globe. She was discovered when she was 14 after entering a beauty contest in the city where she was born. One of the judges ended up being a director of a large modeling agency out of Moscow where her and 4 other girls won a chance to do a photo shoot, in the summer of 2002. Soon after that the then 14 year old's life would never be the same. When asked during an interview what she would be doing if she had not been discovered at the age of 14 she answered “probably working in the black oil fields. That's what we all did in Siberia”. Adding that she was happy she does what she does as it has opened her eyes to many different things and while not knowing exactly what it is she wants to end up doing her eyes and now open to many different ideas. Her personal favorite designers include Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Alexander Wang and YSL.