Every one would dream of having a complexion like Yana Gupta. This Czech girl, now settled in India, is quite hot in the advertisement and modelling circuit.
GLOWING BEAUTY - Yana Gupta - Photo: P.V. Sivakumar.
HER PEACHES-and-cream complexion draws one towards her. Her `foreign' features have not come in the way of the products she's endorsing. She's the face of Lakme. Meet Yana Gupta, the girl from Czech, married to artist Satya Gupta and settled in Mumbai.
She comes across as a cool and confident girl who's made it `big' in an alien country. When you question her she is matter of fact and to the point.
If you have seen the Lakme commercials you would have seen this fair beauty enchant all those around her. She is the envy of most women who would `die' to have a complexion like hers. But ask Yana the secret of her petal-soft complexion she says "eat healthy food, exercise till you perspire to flush out the toxins." What is her concept of healthy food? "I am now a vegetarian and I am off dairy products. I take soya milk. I used to be a non-vegetarian but I slowly got used to vegetarian food as I started cooking it. I am now mentally allergic to non-veg and junk food," she says.
This cannot be the only reason to her glowing skin. Probe a little deeper and she states "What you are inside is reflected outside. I do meditation (for about an hour daily), yoga and taichi (occasionally). And of course, I use Lakme products too as much as I can."
Her smooth-as-silk skin has enabled Yana to endorse mostly cosmetic products. For a girl who started walking the ramp and endorsing cosmetics at a young age back in Czech, she has done quite a few big assignments - from Calvin Klein to Japanese cosmetics and now Lakme in India. Yana's journey in India is interesting. She came to the country on vacation and met artist Satya Gupta (in Pune) whom she married later.
Her encounter with people of the glamour world led her into it. Though she confesses that she never thought the modelling scene in India could be so good. After doing a garments shoot and a music video (in Mauritius) she was lapped up by Lakme.
About the artist-model association and relationship she says "Since he has the artistic temperament and an aesthetic sense my husband advises me on looks and dressing.
I too love art and therefore, we kind of complement each other. I used to draw once in a while." Few perhaps know that she learnt to play the flute (Western classical) and guitar.
Yana loves being together with her husband. Given the fact that she is travelling most of the time the time spent with him is not much. When she is in Mumbai she is with him.
One will shortly see Yana do jig in a Hindi film though she is tight-lipped about the name. She is flooded with assignments from Bollywood but admits not being interested in them barring the song she will be featuring in.
As for her future plans she is non-committal and ends saying "I don't know what will happen suddenly. I will go with the flow of life." Good luck Yana, may you shine in the beauty arena.
Send this article to Friends by