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Ksenia Kahnovich (Russian: Ксения Кахнович; born January 29, 1987 in Vladivostok, USSR) is a Russian fashion model, who won the first cycle of the reality television show You are a Supermodel, the Russian adaptation of America’s Next Top Model created by Tyra Banks.
You are a Supermodel, Cycle 1 was held in 2004 and was won by the then 16-year-old Kahnovich. She refused the first prize, which was an agency contract with NEXT Model Management as she already received a more lucrative offer from IMG Models in the time between the show was taped and the final was aired. When her victory was officially announced, Kahnovich had already moved to Paris.
She has since walked fashion shows for brands such as Versace, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Dolce and Gabbana in New York, Paris, and Milan. She has also walked in Haute Couture shows for Elie Saab, Dior, and Lacroix.
She has been featured in advertisements for DOHC, Gucci, and Richmond, and graced the covers of Cosmopolitan, Madame Figaro, Harper’s Bazaar, and Amica. She also appeared in an editorial for French Vogue and French Marie Claire.
In October 2015, Kahnovich was ranked by Cosmopolitan as one of the most successful contestants of the Top Model franchise.