Anya Kop (now Rozova) was a contestant and the runner-up during Cycle 10 of ANTM.
Anya Kanani Rozova is a fashion model. Born in Russia, Rozova is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was raised in Hawai’i by adoptive parents. Under the name Anya Kop, Rozova was the runner-up of Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model. After appearing on America’s Next Top Model, Anya changed her surname from Kop to her original Russian surname, Rozova.
Born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia), Anya was adopted at age four by Mike Kop and Bal Patterson and was raised in the Waialae section of Honolulu, Hawai’i. Rozova attended Moanalua Elementary School and Moanalua Middle School then graduated from Waipahu High School in 2007. In high school, Anya danced Hula and Tahitian, and was a member of the Polynesian Club.
Anya had her first paying job at seventeen, appearing in a private event featuring informal modeling at Louis Vuitton. Rozova also appeared in informal shows for Chanel, Jeanie Chun and Fendi.
Anya was the runner-up on Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model. The judges often praised Anya ‘s bubbly personality and high-fashion appeal. Anya started off strong in the beginning of the competition, receiving the first call-out, which would be her first of five, tying her with Cycle 6 runner-up Joanie Dodds for having the highest number of first call-outs. In the third episode, Anya received a makeover that changed her naturally brown, wavy hair to platinum blonde. Anya won three challenges, including a nude photoshoot photographed by Nigel Barker and also won the opportunity to appear in a 7-Up advertisement with an “Au Naturale” theme, receiving $10,000 from 7-Up. Anya received a dress by Gai Mattiolo as her third challenge prize. Series viewers voted Anya “Covergirl of the Week” for week 10. During the Covergirl commercial challenge, the judges praised Anya for her relatable personality, but her print advertisement photograph received mixed reviews. Chosen as a finalist, Anya participated in a mock Versace fashion show in Rome against competitor Whitney Thompson. During final judging, the judges criticized her for being too restrained in the fashion show and she lost to Whitney. Anya was featured on the November 19, 2008 broadcast of Cycle 11 as one of the “Top Models in Action.”
Anya ‘s first agency affiliation was with Honolulu based More Models and Talent, signing in 2006. After becoming the runner-up during Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model, Anya signed with Elite Model Management in New York.
Anya appeared on the covers of Midweek newspaper’s April 30, 2008 edition and the June 2008 Swimsuit Edition. Anya worked for Gilt Groupe, an online catalogue featuring clothing from Tibi, Habitual, Greenbeads, and Vera Wang. Anya has appeared in both Level Magazine and Nylon Magazine and has done work for OakNYC and Sunday Brunch Dress Shop. Anya has appeared in several Hong Kong based publications including Elle Hong Kong, Cosmogirl Hong Kong, Marie Claire Hong Kong, Daily Sun, Ming Pao Weekly, Jessica Magazine, Zip Magazine, Apple Daily, Wedding de Luxe, Pd! Girl, Me! Magazine, Showcase Fashion, HIM Magazine, Hong Kong Tatler, Touch, Jet Magazine, More Magazine and Jessica Code. She has a Fall 2009 campaign for the Chinese brand, Calfland.
During Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009 season, Anya walked in many shows, including Fashion Shenzen, Taipei in Style, In Full Bloom, HK Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2009, Brands Collection Show I and The 9th Footwear Design Competition Awards Hong Kong 2009. Anya walked the Nuj Novakhett and Julian Louie runway shows during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 season. And also was featured on the television show ‘The Fashion Show’ as one of the models of a designers collection.
In March 2009, Anya was featured on fashion TV (UK) as part of their model profiles section and in August 2009, Anya was featured in Project Runway All Star Challenge as one of the models for Sweet P Vaughn’s collection. She also modeled clothing on the Tyra Banks Show episode “Recessionista: Queen of Cheap” that originally aired on September 16, 2008.
Anya was once signed with Elite Model Management, but is now signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York and Style International Management in Hong Kong.
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