Meet The Supermodel: Anne V From A To V
Naomi Campbell’s hit modeling competition show, The Face, which airs Wednesdays at 10/9 p.m. central on Oxygen, added another gorgeous face to its cast this season with Anne V (the V stands for Vyalitsyna, which thankfully she doesn’t ask us to pronounce). We caught up with the leggy blonde recently to chat about everything from her personal style to that time she rode an elephant. Read on!
Also known as Chovy, her adorable Pomeranian pooch who passed away late last year. Anne, however, is determined that his memory lives on. “I actually wrote an illustrated kid’s book about him called Anchovy the Flying Dog that I’m hoping to get published this year,” she says.
Anne’s personal style is cool girl all the way, think: moto jackets, denim skirts, and crop tops. Her at-home look, however, is less, shall we say, polished, with a focus on colorblind combinations of sweatpants and t-shirts. “I look like an absolute idiot!” she says. Awwww, we doubt it.
Anne’s favorite type of music. “I put it on every single morning,” she says. “It gets me going.”
Her Top 5 Hip Hop Songs, In No Particular Order
“Ignition,” by R. Kelly
“Big Poppa,” by The Notorious B.I.G.
“Around the Way Girl,” by LL Cool J
“Chillin,'” by Wale
“Ms. Fat Booty,” by Mos Def
The iconic catwalk queen (seen here with Chovy) is The Face’s executive producer and stars in both its U.S. and U.K. versions. The show’s basic premise centers on Campbell and two fellow cover girls (this season, it’s Anne and Lydia Hearst), who each pick four aspiring model contestants to mentor through a series of industry-related challenges. “It’s all about sharing our knowledge with them,” Anne says. “Because when you start out in this business, you have no idea what you’re doing.”
Anne traveled to Burma last year, where she fulfilled her longtime dream of riding an elephant. “I was paired with the biggest elephant of all, who was named Yuki, which was good because for me, bigger is always better,” she says with a laugh. Anne handled Yuki so well, her guide told her that, should this whole supermodel thing not work out, she could be a professional elephant trainer.