Stealing Beauty: Top Model Secrets, Starring Valentina Zelyaeva

by Eddie Roche


Wondering how the top girls do it? The Daily Summer convinced 10 of the biggest names in the fashion game to spill their beauty secrets. Enjoy, take notes, and discuss! What are Russian stunner Valentina Zelyaeva‘s must-haves and must-do’s? Read on for the the full scoop…


Height: 5’9″

Hometown: Ula-Ude, Russia

Claim to fame: She opened Ralph Lauren’s fashion show in 2003, and shortly thereafter was named a face of the brand. 

Morning routine: “I get up at 6, drink water, wash my face, do yoga stretching, and meditate.”

Workout: “I do a mixture of things—I practice yoga, work with a trainer, and go hiking upstate on the weekends to add a bit of nature to the routine.”

Toothpaste: “Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil & Neem Toothpaste in wintergreen.”

Sleep requirements: “Eight to nine hours.”

Sunscreen: “I love the Ayurvedic skin-care line Pratima. I use their Neem Rose Face Sunscreen SPF 30.”

Fragrance: “I love rose essential oil as a natural alternative to perfume.”

Go-to products: “Toner by Alteya Organics in Bulgarian Rose Water. I like to switch up my moisturizers, so I either use La Roche-Posay or Lavish Beauty Cream by Edible Goddess. And I can’t forget my Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum.”

Beauty advice: “Get to know your body. Try different foods to find out which ones make you feel best. I don’t believe in dieting—I think you need a balanced lifestyle that combines healthy food, fruits and vegetables, high-quality proteins, and drinking pure water with staying active and finding a passion for life. I’m also a firm believer in cooking at home as much as you can.”

Beauty is… “When a person is beautiful inside, it shows on the outside.”

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1 comment

Tulip Miller July 23, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Valentina is actually 5’6″ not 5’9″.I really like her skin care products and wish I could afford them ..someday! 🙂


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