Andrey Sukholinov has been modelling for eight years after he was first scouted while walking on the street. At 27, he has walked in the last five New Zealand Fashion Weeks, and featured in a swathe of magazines. From Black, Remix, Denizen and M2 to the wedding magazines; Together Journal, Bride & Groom and New Zealand Weddings, chances are you’ve seen Sukholinov in glossy print somewhere.

 Represented by Red11 in Auckland, and ILoveModels in Italy, Sukholinov has doors opening - and spent the summer in Milan. Sukholinov’s favourite part of the job is working with the wide variety of creatives which he has encountered in the industry, and he would love to pass on his modelling knowledge as a judge on New Zealand’s Next Top Model. With a degree under his belt, future education is always on the horizon. Sukholinov’s least favourite part of the job: “early call times.”