Elena Melnik began her career as a fashion model in 2005, and is still a very successful model today, recognised in many countries. She was born in Russia on September 8th, 1986, and this is where she spent her early years. Her first modelling job was on the runway for Calvin Klein, and soon went on to model for many other revered companies such as Louis Vuitton, MaxMara and Trovata.
As well as runway work, Melnik has also taken on a lot of work in advertising and magazines, making the front cover on many occasions. Her cover appearances include Vogue, Zoo magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire, all of which she features. Slightly away from her modelling career, she featured in a movie called American Desi in 2001.
To get into modelling she attended modelling school in her home city, it was here that she was found by a scout, who believed she would be very successful, as he began to find her jobs, she become more and more recognised.
In 2005, the model was labelled a rising star in Hintmag, and her success steadily grew throughout the rest of that year and the next. In 2006 she began to feature in advertising campaigns for companies, such as becoming the face of Boucheron’s Miss Boucheron Parfum and Vera Wang Body. In 2012 she signed a cosmetics contract with Givenchy, and she began advertising for them.
Some of her most recent work was in 2013, featuring on the cover of both Elle and Marie Claire magazines in a range of different countries.
In terms of appearance, Melnik has green eyes, a height of 5'9.5, brown hair, a 23“ waist and size 7 shoes. Her most notable traits are said to be her cheekbones and her stare, both of which are very prominent.
Although Melnik currently lives in New York and is represented by Trump Model Management, she is also represented in Paris by Silent models. She lived in Paris for a while and claims that her hobby while she was there was learning French. Other agencies that she has signed up with are Photogenics, Elite Model Management and Next Model Management to name a few.