Tyna KottovaModel Female Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My Website: Tyna KottovaMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/kkottova
Mayhem # 710315
Tyna was introduced to the arts and photography from a young age. Both parents are artistically driven photographers, and opened doorways for Tyna's artistic expression in many different art forms.
Tyna's first love of art came in the form of dance. She attended ballet, tap and jazz from her early elementary years, and added ballroom and bellydance in her teens. The various styles of dance have helped her understand her body very intimately, and allows her to take direction very well. She now teaches ballroom dancing in a studio in Victoria, BC.
Creating and understanding art continued to sway Tyna's life through her university years as she studied English Literature and History at the University of Toronto. With very little time or money to continue her dance classes, Tyna turned to modeling as a side job through her university career.
It was late 2007, when Tyna was still only 17 years old and attending her first year at university, that she decided that she wanted to pursue modeling seriously. She took a modeling course with Sutherland Models in late 2008 to further develop her skills and hasn't stopped learning all she can ever since.
Over the years, Tyna has overcome many challenges with the modeling industry, but her love of what she does and the enjoyment she gets out of every shoot and fashion show drive her on to continue improving her various skill sets as a model.
The most exciting aspect of modeling for her has always been the exhilarating opportunities to try something new and creative. Ultimately, Tyna strives to create meaning through the art that she has the pleasure of collaborating on.
Now an international model after her successful contract to Tokyo, Tyna plans on traveling across North America more regularly for work.
Please contact her here or on her Facebook page for future collaborations
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"Pretty in Pink" Breast Cancer Fundraiser Fashion Show 2008
Ryerson Business Project, Independent Designers Fashion Show 2008
Frugal Fashion Week 2009
Maurice Fiorio's Surprise Birthday Fashion Show 2009
"Bandits in Bows" Independent Designer Fashion Show 2009
Fashion District Fundraiser Fashion Show 2009
The Contessa Awards Fashion Show 2009
Miss Czech and Slovak Canada Beauty Pageant Fashion Show 2010
Fashion Destrict Re-Launch Fashion Show 2010
Magazine Launch Fashion Show 2010
"White" Line from The Strawberry Launch 2010
[FAT]:Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week 2010
Beata Rajska Fashion show for Miss Czech and Slovak Canada Pageant 2010
Fashion District Red Carpet Gala 2010
[FAT]:Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week 2011
Golden Age Gala: Beata Rajska 2012
Dhaagay & Precious Collections Fashion show 2012
[FAT]:Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week 2012
Essential Elements of Style Fashion Show 2012
Love in Action Fashion Show 2012
Hillside Christmas Fashion Show 2012
Miss Perfect 10 2010 Pageant
Top 12 Finalist with Honourable Mentions for Miss Photogenic and Miss Video
Miss Czech and Slovak Canada Pageant
Won 1st Vice Miss Czech Slovak Canada 2010 (2nd place)
Just a few of the people I've worked with:
Damian Szydlo MM#65282
Vimal Patel MM#743452
Benoit Provost MM#322461
Stephen Thorne MM#277819
Creative Image Studios MM#1413801
X-Posure Images MM#759705
David Hou MM#7706
Ryan Chamberlain MM#197984
Stephen Loban MM#32434
Jeff Hui MM#17361
Wayne Szeto MM#178262
Timothy Lee MM#381074
Canan Photography MM#523111
Sean Maxwell MM#793755
George Moreira from Harlequin Novels
George Goshgarian from Harlequin Novels