Nickname (s): A lot of my friends call me the Russian Princess and my best friend, Melissa, calls me pookie haha.
Where are you from? Moscow, Russia.
Drink of choice: Cabernet or Vodka.
Fashion trend that needs to stop: Super thick eyebrows! They look like caterpillars! Ew!
Guilty pleasure: Sleeping!!
Go-to party trick: Being funny and silly and a little inappropriately raunchy.
Worst job you've ever had: Hmmm, I honestly have always liked all of my jobs. I’ve been pretty lucky that way.
What’s the strangest thing in your fridge right now? Just cleaned that puppy out but I did find some dressing in there from 2011 (oops!)
What’s the best or worst pick up line you’ve heard? I don’t know if this even counts as a “line”, but the worst is when guys are just driving by and scream something stupid out of the car. I mean, what do you expect me to do? Chase your car down and say “Yes, that was so smooth! Take me now!” hahaha….no!
Every girl should have: Self-confidence.
What’s your greatest accomplishment to date: Graduating Cum Laude in only three years from UCLA with a major in Mass Communications and double minors in Russian Studies and Spanish Language. I was still a teenager when I graduated and I volunteered regularly as well as worked my entire time through college as a hostess at a restaurant. I graduated completely debt free.
Worst date experience: I went on a blind date once and there was probably about 20 minutes of pure, deafening silence. That was horribly boring.
It's 4am in the morning after a long night of partying, what are you eating? One of those bacon wrapped hot dogs from Hollywood Blvd that you can only eat at 4 a.m.
What's one cause in the world you'd stand up for? Causes I am passionate about include eradicating bullying, homelessness, sexual slavery and domestic abuse.
You win $20 million, what would you do with the money? Make sure all my loved ones were taken care of and debt free, buy myself a house and invest the rest.
How did you get into modeling? I have been passionate about modeling ever since I was a little girl. My first modeling job was when I was only 10. I was in a commercial for a local locksmith business in Boston.
What are a few career accomplishments you're most proud of? I am most proud of just being able to financially support myself through Acting and Modeling for many years without having any other jobs. That’s actually pretty difficult to achieve in Los Angeles.
When you're not working, what do you do in your free time? I also work in business and marketing so when I wasn’t acting or modeling, I actually often had a corporate job. If I am not working at all, I like to just hang out at home, watch some TV and get some sleep!
Favorite part about being a model? Creating beautiful images. The final product is an awesome reward.
If you weren't a model, what would you be doing? What I already do: marketing!
One thing people should know about you: I’m so grateful for all of my fans and I appreciate the support so much!! I am really humbled.
Any last shout-outs for the readers? Thank you so much for reading! Please make sure to follow me on IG @anyabenton, Twitter @abenton1 and Facebook /AnyaBentonFanPage to keep up with my latest projects.
(First 6 Photos by Dreamstate Photos. Hair and Makeup by Live Beautifully)
(Last 7 Photos by David Hickey. Hair and Makeup by Alexandria Rae)