Anzhelika Yakimenko, Miss January – Miami
CALL ME LIKA. (LEE ka) Russian: Анжелика Якименкo Short for AN_ZHEL_EE_KA Anzhelika. Im Ukrainian/Russian. The name is French. I don’t speak French, but I do speak Prada and Hermes, which is why I’m here. If its too confusing, call me Angel. You may communicate with me in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, or Spanish(still learning this one). I’m a mover and a shaker, always organizing, networking, forging new alliances, and creating new grandiose plans. So if you have an idea that I can contribute to, talk to me. If its crazy or dangerous, I’ll probably like it.
The above description is in Lika’s own words on her own site. When we first met Lika in Las Vegas, we could see that she was very poised and confident and was there for business. Lika is from a small town in Eastern Ukraine called Mamariveol. She came to the US just over 3 years ago and now resides in the State of South Carolina. When we first discovered Lika her schedule looked more like a yearly calendar. We estimated that she was on the road with photo shoots around 280 days this year. As we sat at the Ainsworth in the Hard Rock hotel, she answered our questions with a strong European accent that drives guys crazy, and you just want to help her with the English language. As we discovered she is fluent in several languages, and is studying Spanish, as she loves the beaches of Mexico.
EOTM: Lika, is your schedule as demanding as it appears on your sites?
Lika: Yes. I love photography, both in front of the camera and behind it. I know that time is short and my passions of beautiful things and travel work well together. Last year I traveled about 200 days out of 365 days. This year I think it is closer to 300.
Lika: Yes, I love the beaches of Mexico. I love being on the beaches letting the my body drink in the sun. I prefer the beaches in the nude but will wear a sexy swimsuit if I have to.
EOTM: Lika, with your willowy frame at 5’10” and 116 lbs, you must have a pretty stricked diet?
Lika: I am lucky. I eat what I want and I burn it off with my hectic schedule. I love sea food and my favorite is Alaskan King Crab.
EOTM: For a girl that loves fashion what are your favorite designers and places to shop?
Lika: I love shoes. I do love high fashion and for me it is either dressy, or no clothes at all except my shoes. I love prada and Jimmy Choo shoes. My favorite store is Nordsrom.
EOTM: What is your favorite spot you would pick for a romantic date.
EOTM: No champagne on that list?
Lika: No. I dont like champagne.
As you can see Lika is a girl that likes what she wants and does not settle for anything less. In Las Vegas her favorite mix drink is the Mojito. The places we were at could not make it due to the fact they did not have fresh mint. She would not settle with something else. She settled for water.
Editorial by Bill Sauser
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