by DARIA RYADCHIKOVA ~ Fashion Editorial Writer
This exotic beauty shares her journey from business mogul to landing her first European cover. Outside of the fashion world, Fox is a savvy entrepreneur who thrives in the unconventional, and that includes her taste in men . . .
DARIA: Viktoria, it’s been a while, where are you now?
VIKTORIA: I’ve been busy moving from L.A. to Orange County (Newport Beach). It’s just less congested here. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still working in L.A. all the time, but post COVID things are still very messy.
DARIA: Let me ask you, what is an average day like for Viktoria Fox?
VIKTORIA: It depends. I don’t get to bed before 3 a.m., so I don’t get up until like 11 or 12. Then I make breakfast and check on my business’s security cameras. Sometimes I’ll even talk to staff this way because all the cameras have microphones on them. Finally, head out the house for a quick workout or the beach.
DARIA: Do you get dressed up and made up before you leave the house?
VIKTORIA: If I’m working out, I have zero makeup on. Just vitamin-C serum and workout clothes.
DARIA: When was the last time you did the dishes?
VIKTORIA: About 2 years ago.
DARIA: Are you being sarcastic?
VIKTORIA: It’s true. I do get some extra help. It comes down to efficiency. I just wouldn’t be able to manage my businesses effectively if I’m stuck at home doing the dishes etc. My mother had me wash plenty when I was a teenager so I’m all good.
DARIA: What’s your favorite series(TV)?
VIKTORIA: I’m still watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I actually ran into Andy Cohen a few weeks ago at Catch(restaurant) in West Hollywood. He was like “Atlanta and Beverly Hills are finished.” I said, “then you need to have Silicon Valley.” Wouldn’t that be neat if the housewives were all holding a Bitcoin? I actually think he’s considering it.
DARIA: I’m curious what is the best meal you can make for say a date night?
VIKTORIA: I’m pretty sure I can still make a mean chicken Kyiv, or spring rolls. All my ex’s loved my cooking LOL.
DARIA: What do you look for in a guy?
VIKTORIA: I like confident guys who aren’t afraid to take a little risk. He should have that something that makes him unique; whether that be a special talent, trade, career, finances, whatever just be really good at it. Oh and generosity is very sexy.
DARIA: What type of guys are you attracted to?
VIKTORIA: Most of my ex’s are slender pretty boys. Nowadays, I don’t really have a specific type. He should be physically and mentally fit.
DARIA: Do men find you intimidating?
I don’t know, you’ll have to ask them. I’ve dated everyone from professional athletes to CEO’s of fortune 500 companies. I’m not phased by them so that would be silly if they were of me.
DARIA: Who is your role model and why?
VIKTORIA: Cleopatra. She ruled the men who ruled the world haha.
DARIA: What is the best thing about being you?
VIKTORIA: I’m truly blessed to have had loyal, solid, and life-long relationships, like I have with you. When you’re younger, you just don’t know how things will turn out. It’s so nice to watch each other grow, be in each other’s lives, supporting one another when times get tough.
DARIA: Let’s talk about modeling, how did you start?
VIKTORIA: I actually started as a child actress. One day on the set of “Beautiful People”, a casting director from William Morris (now IMG) scouted me for modeling.
DARIA: You have the most exotic look, has that helped or hurt your modeling career?
VIKTORIA: Being bi-racial, I would say both. For high fashion it’s been an advantage because most labels these days like something different. Acting is a whole other story, since Hollywood still likes to type cast and it’s hard when you don’t fit into an exact category.
DARIA: What do you love most about being a model? And, what do you least enjoy?
VIKTORIA: Definitely the networking opportunities and friendships that it brings. Without modeling, I wouldn’t have a reason to travel as much, or have met all the wonderful people in my life.
I hate castings because it takes so much of your time. Oftentimes you don’t land gigs and your entire day is wasted.
DARIA: What is the most challenging thing about being a model?
VIKTORIA: For me, it’s always been maintaining my weight. I’m naturally more curvy than most models. I have boobs, hips and I’m not stick thin. If I even gain 5 pounds it will show and that’s just part of the industry standard. Thank God for the Kate Upton’s and Ashley Graham’s out there!
DARIA: What fuels your imagination and provides you with inspiration?
VIKTORIA: There isn’t one particular thing, but I’m certainly inspired by beauty and kindness.
DARIA: What kind of life would you like to have?
VIKTORIA: I’m extremely blessed to have what I have considering where I started from.
DARIA: What is your greatest achievement?
VIKTORIA: I don’t know, because I’m not done.