Ieva Lagūna (born June 6, 1990) is one of the world's top models, but she tends to fly below the radar screen in the States. The world of modelling is so vast that you can become an international supermodel without becoming a household name even in the world's largest market. People in the business know all about her, though, so she gets all the work she can handle. Ieva is steadily raising her profile and continues to grow her fan base all around the world. Let's help the process along just a scad and learn a bit more about the marvelous Ieva Laguna.
Ieva is from Saldus, Latvia. That is a small town of less than 20k people in Courland.
Laguna was discovered in August 2007 by Nils Raumanis, the founder of DANDY model management. Ieva was at the MTV/B-day festival in nearby Riga.
Ieva debuted in London in the Spring 2008 Fashion Week, representing Burberry. This raised Ieva's international profile, and she quickly signed with Women Management Paris and SUPREME in New York.
Since her debut, Ieva has gotten a lot of covers:
- Germany: 'Vogue' - November 2010
- Greece: 'Vogue' - October 2011
- France: 'Elle' - April 29 2011; 'L'Officiel' - August 2012
- Italy: 'Marie Claire' - November 2011; 'Velvet' - January 2012
- Korea: 'Dazed' - August 2009; 'Sure' - June 2013
- Latvia: 'L'Officiel' - May 2011
- Mexico: 'Vogue Hombre' - Spring/Summer 2011
- Russia: 'Pastaiga' - October 2009; 'Collezioni Donna' - April 2012; 'Elle' - July 2012
Ieva has not gotten top covers in the United States. She certainly could, but her work around the world keeps her busy anyway. One could say that Ieva Laguna is primarily a Paris/Milan model, though she does skip across the pond now and then.
Ieva's biggest US exposure to date has been in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.
Ieva occasionally walks in New York. She was in the Autumn/Winter 2010 New York show for Rag & Bone, 2012 Pre-Fall in NYC for Oscar de la Renta, and several shows in 2014 and 2015. The Victoria's Secret appearances helped Ieva to raise her profile in the States considerably.
Ieva has been on Vogue's cover at least four times, probably more by the time you read this.
Ieva is dark blonde, with Green eyes, 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in).
Ieva is (US) 32-24-35.5; (EU) 81-61-90.
Ieva is a Gemini.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She does not seem to be very active with social media, though.
Ieva's clients have included Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera and Christian Dior.
Ieva is one of the first Latvian models to appear in the Victoria's Secret Fashion show.
Laguna at one time held an exclusive contract with Dolce & Gabbana.
Ieva has has said that she likes to listen to Coldplay, Friendly Fires and Anthony and the Johnsons.
Laguna's favorite book is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. She easily could play a stunning Anna in a movie.
Ieva says that she was a nerd in high school, and that becoming a model was a complete surprise.
Ieva works out for two hours a day.
Ieva is a big believer in proper nutrition. She prefers fresh fruits and vegetables from her mother's garden, which she says tastes better than anything that you can buy.
Ieva's nickname is Aivele.