What were you like as a child?
I was a very happy, energetic and curious child. I was a bit of a bookworm, but pretty athletic as well.
What’s something in your hometown you think every visitor should do or see?
I consider Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow, Russia and NYC my hometowns because I’ve spent roughly about the same amount of my life in each city. So for Kyrgyzstan, definitely Lake Issyk Kul. Moscow has to be Smotra. As for NYC, the Brooklyn Bridge Park on a warm day/night.
If you could go on date a with any famous person (from now or history), who would you choose and why?
Marilyn Monroe for 2 reasons. One being the standards of what a beautiful woman was then and what they are now are completely different. And seeing her would probably convince me that her times were the right ones haha. And the next reason is pictures don’t fully capture a person’s beauty, I’d get to experience her personality and energy and I’m sure Marilyn’s would be an incredible thing to experience.
What is one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
I love old cars.
Photography by Jacob Skoglund
Special thanks to Kevin Chung @ VNY.