Ksusha Belousova was born in Siberia, Russia and grew up in a hard working middle class family. She was fortunate to have been blessed with the gift of beauty, poise, and determination, as well as being a good student. At the age of 16 she entered local beauty contests and she was crowned Vise Miss Tyumen . She fell in love with modeling, beauty competitions, and fashion. She attended Tumen University on a scholarship and studied Foreign Languages.
She was fascinated by all she read and saw about the United States, and she was captured with the life style and opportunities available here, and so the English language was her major emphasis in schbuild ool. At the age of 19, she came to the US on her own, to learn more about the country, to work here and try to a modeling career.
As you can imagine, none of this has been easy. She worked as a lifeguard, and a nanny, while preparing for a professional modeling career in every spare moment. She loves the US, and Washington DC where she lives. She travels a lot in her modeling pursuits to NY, Miami, and LA, where she works with noted independent photographers, magazines, music videos, and Fashion Week shows. She loves the people here in the US, and she will have her citizenship next year.
Ksusha has been featured on the cover of GlamFreak magazine, Obsession magazine, Council magazine, VNB magazine etc..
She has been in several music videos: E the R&B/HIP-HOP ROCKSTAR-Like that,Mya & Cedric Gervais Music Video for “Love is the Answer”, Dirty Vegas-Little white doves, shag drive commercial and so on.
Ksusha has done a number of advertising shoots , including for a major hotel and a local college. She recently had the opportunity to appear in a Russian movie shot here in the US, with some famous Russian actors and actresses. She has an exciting, new and versatile look, and she is sought out for her glamorous beauty and sensuous appeal.
Ksusha was inspired by her modeling success in Russia, and the love, support, and confidence of her family, to come to the US for the freedom and opportunity to build her modeling career where the greatest fashion and modeling opportunities are available for someone who is willing to work hard, take care of and enhance her god given gifts through exercise, proper diet, maintaining a positive energy and attitude, and developing her mind and soul. She has the advantage of growing up in traditional Siberian family values, based upon self discipline, hard work, warmth of spirit, kindness, a positive attitude, and confidence in one’s talent and abilities.
The greatest influence on Ksusha’s life has been her grandmother Nadejda, who was the most revered and loved woman, and who exhibited the most positive attitude, and set high standards for herself, and helped shape Ksusha’s approach to life and to modeling. She passed away six years ago, but Ksusha feels her in her life every day, and she helps Ksusha stay focused on the important things in life, and manage the effort to be on your own here in the US, trying to become a successful model. She is also inspired and encouraged by Irina Shayk, another Russian girl who has come to the US and demonstrated to me, and the world that a beautiful Russian woman can be successful in the US.
In the near term she hopes to become a famous and successful model, who is recognized and acclaimed as a beautiful woman, with exquisite external features, a positive attitude and character, kind, considerate, and beautiful on the inside too. To hope for the next steps, she would love to become a Sports Illustrated model, and a Playmate of the year! She knows how difficult a journey it is to achieve these goals, but she can see herself there, and has the dedication to make it.
In the longer term, she wants to build on all of her qualities and attributes that will make her a successful model, to have a successful business career in the fashion and modeling industry, and one day be the best wife and mother in the whole world (almost as good as her mother and grandmother).
The one thing that Ksusha thinks would be interesting and surprise the public, is that no matter how blessed you are by God with beauty and other talents, is how hard you have to work to maintain, enhance and ensure your beauty through exercise, eating the right foods and right amount, taking care of your skin, your hair, selecting the right clothes, picking the right opportunities to try out for, networking with all the professionals in the industry, and maintaining the right balance in your life to manage the successes and the rejections. She believes that the key to all of this is for her is maintaining her strong relationship with her family (daily by Skype), and having the right people in your life, and around you, to be sure you like yourself and who you can become, while you are putting all your energy into taking care of your beauty and your body, so you also can take care and maintain your mind and your soul.
Published on Oct 10, 2012