Karina was born in Ukraine to a Russian mom, and Nigerian dad! After moving to NYC at age 4, Karina has evolved into quite the savvy city girl! Before pursuing modeling, Karina tackled Corporate Finance - she graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCONN, and went on to have great success in controllership positions at various firms and broker dealers. However, nothing was going to stop Karina from exploring her dreams! After stepping away from finance just 1.5 years ago, Karina has managed to walk in NYFW and Paris Fashion week, and has modeled gowns and bridal wear for prestigious designers from Yolancris, La Premiere, Sophia Nubes, Atelieria and more!