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Elena Perminova

Elena Perminova

Elena (Lena) Perminova is a fashion model l. She is currently managed by IMG Models.

Early Life

Elena Perminova was born and raised in suburban Siberia. She grew up in a simple family, including one sister. He father was a businessman, but the family was not rich.

At 16 years old, she was arrested for selling ecstasy at a Russian club in Novosibirsk; her boyfriend 16 years her senior was asking her to deliver drugs to people frequently. When she was sentenced to 6 years in jail, her father partitioned a member of the Russian parliament to come to her aide. Not long after, Alexander Lebedev had her released from prison. She only stayed in jail for one day.

Perminova and Lebedev eventually became a couple.

With that, she eventually got the opportunity to model.

Modeling

Elena Perminova started modeling in 2006; she was 14 years old at the time.

Within 2 years, she appeared on the cover of a Russian fashion magazine and would break into the fashion world.

She gained publicity worldwide via social media, particularly on Instagram and Twitter. As a result, she has appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine and has worked with designers such and Valentino and Chanel. In addition, she has been on the runway several times throughout the years.

Philanthropy

In 2015, Elena set up a charity online project called SOS by Lena Perminova.

Hosted on Instagram, pieces from her own wardrobe are sold once or twice a month.

All proceeds go directly to seriously ill children in countries within Eastern Europe, including Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

Celebrities have given money to the charity, including Miranda Kerr and Jared Leto. Fashion brands like Dior and Louis Vuitton have donated to the cause, as well.

As of 2016, a total of 58 children's lives have been saved.

Personal Life

Elena Perminova on the cover of a 2014 issue of Vogue Russia

Elena Perminova on the cover of a 2014 issue of Vogue Russia

Elena Perminova is married with 3 children.

Her husband, Alexander Lebedev, is known as one of a "Russian oligarch" and owns several newspapers in London. He is 27 years her senior.

In 2008, they had their first child, Nikita.

They had a son, Egor, in 2010.

Finally, in 2014, they had a daughter, Arina; Arina's birth is notable because Elena Perminova famously went to the gym two weeks after she received a c-section and appeared on the cover of Russian Vogue 60 days later.

Perminova's older sister, who is now a make-up artist.

In her spare time, she loves to work out.

She does pilates, weight training, and pole dancing. When she's not at the gym, she enjoys Brigitte Bardot films, reading Mikhail Bulgakov novels, and tending to English cottage gardens.

She is a bookworm.

She has also been quoted as saying, ā€œIā€™d rather collect books than clothes.ā€

References

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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova modeling for a magazine (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 1:01 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova modeling a dark blue, orange, and black outfit (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 1:01 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova modeling a yellow gown (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 1:01 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova modeling a white outfit (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 1:02 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova modeling for Armani Prive (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 1:03 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova modeling for Chanel; in a staircase (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 1:04 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova modeling for Giambattista Valli (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 1:10 AM
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Citation Linkimgmodels.comElena Perminova's IMG Modelspage
Sep 17, 2017, 10:55 PM
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Citation Linkinstagram.comElena Perminova's Instagramaccount
Sep 17, 2017, 10:55 PM
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Citation Linkharpersbazaar.comStory about how Elena Perminova was rescued from Russian jail
Sep 17, 2017, 10:56 PM
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Citation Linkfashion.telegraph.co.uk"Who's that girl?Elena Perminova" (via The Telegraph)
Sep 17, 2017, 10:58 PM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova wearing a sapphire necklace (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 3:47 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova hair flip (credit: IMG Models; black and white)
Sep 18, 2017, 3:48 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova in all black everything (credit: IMG Models; black and white)
Sep 18, 2017, 3:49 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova on a couch (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 3:51 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova posing for Arthur Versace (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 3:52 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova posing for Zuhair Murad Couture (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 3:54 AM
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Sep 18, 2017, 3:56 AM
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Sep 18, 2017, 3:57 AM
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Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comElena Perminova psoing for Robert Abi Nader Couture (credit: IMG Models)
Sep 18, 2017, 4:03 AM