How 8-year-old Nastya Knyazeva became the most beautiful girl on the planet
In 2017, the popular British edition of The Daily Mail recognized a young Muscovite, 6-year-old Nastya Knyazeva, as the most beautiful girl. A baby with a doll-like face, long hair and huge blue eyes framed by long fringed eyelashes, literally captivated the Western fashion world. Well-known brands vied with each other to offer her cooperation, and in the press they wrote about Knyazeva with the obligatory use of the phrase “the most beautiful”. Now Nastya is 8 years old, this year she went to the second grade and now the girl has to combine her studies and work in the modeling business. To make the baby slightly tired, her mother takes her to the shooting in the capital only on weekends (Nastya’s family lives in the far suburbs).
Anna Knyazeva, the mother of the young model, has already learned not to pay attention to haters, who a couple of years ago accused her of earning money on her daughter, depriving Nastya of a carefree childhood and strongly photoshopping her photos. In addition, many users believe that in Russia there are thousands of no less beautiful girls than Knyazeva. Take any of them, comb your hair, wash it and it will become a star. However, is it that simple? After all, millions of mothers give their pretty daughters to modeling agencies and only a few of them reach the world catwalks.
Despite the fact that the press writes that Nastya’s mother is a former model, in reality she is far from the fashion world and has been working as an economist all her life. When Nastya was born, Anna did not even think about a modeling career for her daughter.
However, when the girl was two years old, many began to pay attention to her incredibly large expressive eyes and doll face. People on the street turned to look at the little beauty, and family friends advised her mother to send Nastya’s photo to modeling agencies. Anna did just that. The first offer to shoot in advertising was not long in coming. Then came the second, third, tenth.
The photographers liked to work with the baby, who at the age of 2.5 was very sociable, artistic, and most importantly calm and non-capricious. Nastya did not turn around and did not throw tantrums, in addition, she was very photogenic, and her bright facial features did not require makeup. By the way, many accused Anna of allowing her daughter to paint, but the woman assures that Nastya does without makeup on the set.
“Only a few times, the children’s lips were tinted with gloss or balm,” the woman says.
In 2016, Nastya became the face of the Australian fashion house Mischka Aoki
She began acting in commercials on the domestic TV channels “Russia” and “Domashny”. At that time, the minimum fee for a girl for filming was at least 5 thousand rubles, now this amount is several times higher, because Knyazeva, thanks to her external data, artistry and efficiency, began to cooperate with well-known world brands, including the South Korean company Kia Motors.
An important role in the promotion of Nastya in the modeling world was played by her Instagram, which, on the advice of the photographer, was started by the girl’s mother several years ago. And if until 2017 only 500K users were subscribed to the page of the little beauty, now there are 1.4 million of them.
Over the past two years, Nastya managed to star in the film “Reflection” and the short film “Almost Fearless Tale”, as well as start working as a TV presenter on the CTS Kids channel.
It is worth noting that Nastina’s mother does not hope that the girl will make a modeling career in the future. Indeed, on the podium, high growth is important. Nastya may not reach the necessary model parameters, so Anna pays great attention to her daughter’s education. Now, in addition to schoolwork, the girl takes vocal lessons, teaches English with a tutor and is engaged in dancing.