The Elle Ukraine June 2011 issue features an upscale seven-page editorial starring the young and stunning Mariya Melnyk. Shot by 25-year-old London-based photographer Nikolay Biryukov, Mariya Melnyk looks every bit like the up-and-coming star Models.com pegged her to be when it named her one of its "New Faces of the Week" late last year.
Mariya Melnyk is a native of Kiev, Ukraine, and thanks to her her youthful exuberance and staggering good looks, she has earned herself a coveted international contract with IMG Worldwide.
In this Elle Ukraine June 2011 spread, Mariya Melnyk dons bathing suits from upscale fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg and Herve Leger. Set against the backdrop of a desert island, Melnyk dominates the shoot with expressive facial emotions and body control, showing a skill at conveying a range of different feelings and moods at the drop of a hat.
With this editorial as evidence, Mariya Melnyk appears to be on the brink of a lengthy and successful career.
Playfully Seductive Photography
Submerged Surf Photography
Sunny Beach-Strutting Photos
Sensual Shore Shoots