I See What You Mean with April Kae
I See What You Mean with April Kae
April Kae
Walking the Walk From East Siberia to Playboy — Khrystyana, Model and Activist
42 minutes Posted Nov 3, 2020 at 10:00 am.
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The premiere episode of I See What You Mean features Khrystyana, a model and activist originally from North East Siberia. Her early years as a model were tough. After immigrating to the United States as a teenager, she moved around the country from Hawaii to California to New York City, trying to find a market that would embrace her. In 2016 she hit a low point, sleeping on couches, taking any work she could get, and in a deep depression.

And that’s when things began to turn around. Khrystyana started to open up about her struggles more on social media and caught the eye of the America’s Next Top Model casting team. Around that time, Khrystyana launched the Real Catwalk, runway events hosted in public places around the world showcasing diverse bodies and identities.

Since making her mark with America’s Next Top Model and the Real Catwalk, Khrystyana’s career as a model and activist continues to flourish. Today, she works with companies and organizations worldwide, hosting international empowerment events, publishing editorials, and inspiring millions. Most recently, Khrystyana became the November 2020 Playboy Playmate.