Liudmyla Tkachenko is a fascinating and stunning Ukrainian- born model, influencer, and entrepreneur currently based in Los Angeles who is making a name for herself in the Entertainment industry.
Liudmyla, as a young girl, had a dream and passion for modeling. Lady luck smiled at her when a modeling agency in Ukraine approached her. “I was in the middle of grocery shopping when the agent told me that he saw potential in me as a model. I, therefore, decided to visit their office the next day, and that’s when I got signed up with my first mother agency,” she narrated.
However, in her quest to be an international model, Liudmyla ended up moving to China, where she had to contend with the language barrier and numerous culture shocks. With determination, she eventually prevailed on those challenges. She worked as a full-time model, appearing in several high-profile television commercials and magazines. All these were mainly aired in Thailand, Hong Kong, and a few other parts of Asia.
Not one to rest on her laurels, Liudmyla took her ambition up a notch when she moved to the United States. Language barriers and cultural differences bared their fangs at her, but, once again, she showed the tenacity in her by overcoming those. She has walked multiple times at New York Fashion Week and for high-profile designers such as Dan Liu, Terraza, and Oxford Fashion. She was also featured in several exquisite fashion magazines such as L’Officiel magazine, Marie Claire, MD Trends magazine, Imaginary magazine, and Marjen magazine. She further added a feather to her cap when she participated in numerous catalog shoots and went to get herself featured in Vogue, Elle, as well, as Harper’s Bazaar.
Satisfied with her stint in New York, Liudmyla moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. So far, she’s done well for herself, appearing in several high-profile commercials and acting in a feature film called “The Nowhere Inn” which premiered at the Sundance film festival 2020.
Liudmyla’s focus and self-belief saw her overcome language and cultural differences on two separate occasions while shooting for the stars – a shot which she took with the perfect aim and precision. With her determination and sheer talent, Liudmyla will soon be a household name in both Hollywood and the Walkway.
Sassy & Co Magazine recently caught up with Liudmyla to discuss her journey in the fashion world, and here’s what went down:
Could you please tell our readers a brief background about yourself?
I’m a Ukrainian – American model and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. I was born in a beautiful city west of Ukraine. I grew up in Ukraine and started my modeling career in Ukraine as well. I have experienced modeling in a lot of different countries around the world, including Asia, Europe, United States.
How did you become an international influencer? What’s it like to be an influencer?
I became an influencer through modeling. A lot of companies would want me to promote their brand. It’s an interesting industry, and I’m really enjoying it! I like to influence people for a positive mindset and a healthy lifestyle.
What has been your greatest triumph, to date?
Cover of Harpers Bazaar and Vogue publication! As well as Marie Claire, I consider as a great success! NYFW shows and TV commercials.
What has been your greatest lesson, and how have you used that lesson in your life?
Our time is the most valuable thing. And that you always need to stay true to yourself and make sure you choose the best life you can ever imagine! I use this lesson every day whenever I’m making any choices.
If you could travel back in time and alter one historical event, where would you go, and what would you attempt to change?
There’s nothing I would want to change from my past. I believe my mistakes are my greatest teachers and made me who I am.
What do you think you came into this life to learn, and what do you think you came here to teach?
I believe I come to this life to learn how to love and enjoy life to the fullest. I think I come here to spread positivity and love.
What projects are you working on right now?
I’m working on a yoga clothing line called Flexup. It’s an activewear brand built for empowering women. I’m also working on a new amazing magazine cover coming out soon!
What would you still like to attempt in your career despite everything you have accomplished?
Vogue cover, Cosmopolitan magazine cover, ELLE magazine cover and I want to walk at the Chanel runway show. I also want to build Flexup to become a super successful company.
What advice would you give to those hoping to follow in your footsteps?
Always believe in yourself. Work hard and stay focused. Maintain a positive mindset and enjoy the journey to the fullest!
Photo Credit: Antoine Verglas