Story By: Amelia Guran, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@kafelnikova_a
Russian model Alesya Kafelnikova – daughter of former number one tennis player Yevgeny Kafelnikov – has taken to the catwalk at her first ever London Fashion Week, putting previous fears that she was suffering from anorexia firmly behind her.
Her success comes after she shared pictures of herself in the past that provoked a media storm amid fears she had become dangerously underweight. Even her father the former tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov agreed, saying: “This is real anorexia.”
Model Alesya, 20, was in London presenting Burberry’s latest collection during London Fashion Week.
Pictures Credit: CEN/@kafelnikova_a
The model shared several photos of her time in London for her half a million Instagram followers, commenting: “Many thanks to Riccardo Tisci (Italian fashion designer) for inviting me to this amazing show. You cannot imagine what this means to me.”
One photo shows Kafelnikova riding a Lime e-bike through the city of London while wearing tight leggings and a black top.
With her hair neatly slicked back, the gorgeous Russian is seen posing on the pavement outside a Post Office with a black cab in the background.
According to reports, London Fashion Week 2019 also featured long-legged stunners such as Irina Shayk, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid.
Kafelnikova has reportedly been trying to break into the modelling world for several years with varying success.
Alongside her catwalk career, the young daughter of tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov has tried to propel herself as a pop star and she recently shared several rap songs for her followers that received mixed reviews.
However, the rising star can do no wrong in her fans’ eyes and netizens’ comments included “you are the new Kate Moss”, “I am very proud of you” and “you deserve everything you get Alesya”.
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