Tania Mer is a European model of Russian and Polish descent. She was born in Moscow (February 18th) currently based in Los Angeles California.  Growing up in Europe she never thought about being a model. Both of her parents got amazing education and she always wanted to be like her mother who got 2 bachelor degrees. Tania studies the political science and economy in Europe. She was traveling all the time when she was a kid. (“I liked seeing cultures and learning different languages.”) Only when they moved to California she started thinking about modeling career. (when I was 18-19 years old I used to question “why don’t I want to model” on a daily basis. I didn’t think serious about it  but eventually i gave up”.

She started modeling in Los Angeles in 2010. Tania was soon signed by an agency and started working with different magazines.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Reliable, funny, independent.

How did you get started in Modeling? 

I met a photographer who was working for a modeling agency and he asked me to do a test shoot and showed those photos to the agency.

How has modeling changed your life?

I met many interesting people during the years of being a model.

What are your goals as a model?

I want to keep working with magazines and different companies.

What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what’s not?

I like seeing the result of my work.

What modeling projects have you done?

Lots of bikini catalogs, magazine publications and some runways.

What magazines have you been in over the course of your career?

International Maxim cover, 2 FHM covers, GQ, Esquire.

And which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?

Sports Illustrated.

Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?

I used to like Kate Moss when I was about 12-15 years old. D&G and YSL.

What does fashion mean to you?

It’s like a lifestyle and the way to express yourself.

Who was your role model as a child?

My mother.

What are your makeup bag staples when traveling?

I take more skincare products than makeup products. I just need foundation, eyeliner, blush and lip balm.

How did you stay fit?

I try to work out about 4-5 times a week. I never do cardio, the funniest thing is …if I stop working out I will lose weight. I’m not going to gain any fat I will just lose some muscles.

What is your nutrition?

I can eat pretty much everything…I try to stay away from sweet food.

What is your favorite healthy food?


And your favorite cheat food?

Fast food or smth fried and salty.

What music we can find in your iPod?

A little bit of everything but mostly rock music.

3 things you can’t leave home without?

Only 2 – my iPhone and headphones. lolol

What do you think of Social Media?

I think that within last 2 years peole started taking social media too serious. For a lots of people it’s more like a job right now.

Where we can follow you?

Iinstagram: @tania1802

Favorite food: Japanese food

Song: Deftones – graphic nature

Bar/Nightclub: XS Las Vegas

Travel destination: Bora Bora

Celebrity Crush: I don’t have any

Restaurant: Nobu

Actor/Actress: Jessica Chastain / Tom Hiddleston

Book: Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger

Movie: Anything from Guillermo Del Toro

Drink: Tea or Coffee

Festival: Coachella

Photo Credit: Ryan Dwyer