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Angela

Singer, Model & Beauty Queen

About

Angela (real name Alyona Viktorivna Mykolaychuk, born January 18, 1991 in Zhytomyr) is a Ukrainian singer, model, beauty pageant winner: “Miss Top Ukraine 2023”, “Mrs. Grand Queen Universe 2023”, “Charity Queen of Ukraine 2023”, “Miss Supertalent of the World 2019”, “Miss Prestige Cannes International 2018”, “Miss Continents 2017”, “Miss Fashion Universe 2016”, “Miss International Diamond Beauty 2015”, volunteer

"Harmony in Art and Advocacy"

Interview

What inspired you to pursue both modeling and a career in music, and how do these two paths complement each other?

I always knew what I wanted to be, thanks to my parents I have a beautiful appearance, which is why I got where I am. Fate has always told me what to do in this or that case, and it happened, and I don’t regret it for a minute. The only thing I lack is time, and if I could add a few hours to my day, it would be perfect.

How has the international community responded to Ukraine’s situation during your participation in beauty contests and other events abroad?

Of course, everyone reacts differently, but for the most part, everyone has compassion and a desire to help. And this is very gratifying. Thanks to my participation in the contests, I am once again reminded that there is a war in the country and everyone who has the opportunity and desire to help should do so. Thanks to my career, I have managed to draw attention to the war and attract more than a hundred thousand people to help. The mission of women today is to stand in the rear and help in every way possible, which is what I am doing.

You mentioned that working with children affected by the war is a significant motivator for you. Can you tell us more about your charity concerts and their impact on these children and their families?

I believe that, in addition to looks, charisma and human attractiveness, the way you communicate with people and give your best at work also play a big role. By nature, I am a responsible person. If I do something, I want it to be perfect, to be noticed, praised and invited to work again. These events bring together influential people who can provide systematic support to Ukraine’s aid and recovery projects. I am honored to represent our country and hope that participation in such events can bring the successful implementation of charitable programs closer, in particular, to attract funding for the Okhmatdyt Children’s Center. I am glad to have met many influential people, both from business and international organizations. During these days, we managed not only to exchange contacts but also to agree to discuss the systematic participation of business representatives and various institutions in projects to help Ukraine.

Balancing a modeling career, a music career, and family life must be demanding. What strategies do you use to maintain this balance effectively?

I am often asked: “How do you manage to be both a mom and a singer?”. I answer: one does not interfere with the other! It’s a balance. I divide my time between family and work, try to get enough sleep and rest if I can, and put my nerves in order: usually with the help of books and articles, because I don’t have a therapist. This all helps me keep my balance.

I am a very happy person because I do what I love with pleasure. If it was some kind of obligation, then I would have struggled. However, when I write songs or perform, I rest on the contrary. For example, now my musicians and I are preparing an acoustic program. My tracks will sound in a new way, because we will play only traditional instruments: we have a drum, keys, saxophone, guitar, bass guitar – and it’s just incredible. I mean, it’s the opposite: it gives me strength.Can you share some of your self-care secrets that help you maintain your beauty and health despite a hectic schedule?

You started thinking seriously about a singing career relatively recently. What was the turning point that made you decide to take this step?

It all started with… joy. As a child, I associated songs with pleasant emotions: the music started playing, and everyone was dancing, singing, and rejoicing. However, I first chose a modeling career, then decided to get an education: I have a degree in finance, but I have never worked in my specialty. Then I was offered to become the advertising face of a beauty salon, there were beauty contests, so I started earning money in the modeling business. I thought I would be a model exclusively, but I started writing songs. People listened and asked: “When are you going to sing? You have an angelic voice!”. So I took the risk.

Now I realize that I have always dreamed of the stage. However, like many others, I did not dare to act. Why? Many reasons: I was afraid, I thought I couldn’t do it. Plus, I was always busy, working, and then I became a wife and mother. The family required strength and time. I listened to music, sang karaoke and at home, sometimes took vocal lessons, and that was it. The war changed everything. I realized that tomorrow might not come, and I might not have the opportunity to realize my dreams. So somewhere around last year, I started preparing professionally for the stage. And now I know for sure: everything is possible, the impossible just takes a little more time.Representing Ukraine in many beauty contests must be both challenging and rewarding. Can you share some of your most memorable experiences from these events?

 Your song “In Love” has been described as a perfect summer hit. What message do you hope listeners take away from this track?

I wrote this track from the feeling of first love, it’s a soundtrack to the first weeks and months of new love. The track was created for summer walks and dancing with your loved ones. When you hear this song, you can remember your own walks and parties in the summer with the one you love. The feeling of love can change you and the world around you. Therefore, this song is a call to surrender to feelings, live in the moment and enjoy.

Stage presence is crucial for both modeling and music performances. How do you prepare for your public appearances, and do you work with specific designers for your stage costumes?

I am often asked: “How do you manage to be both a mom and a singer?”. I answer: one does not interfere with the other! It’s a balance. I divide my time between family and work, try to get enough sleep and rest if I can, and put my nerves in order: usually with the help of books and articles, because I don’t have a therapist. This all helps me keep my balance. I am a very happy person because I do what I love with pleasure. I have a lot of friends who create clothes, and it’s really cool when I can show their work to the whole world.

What future projects or goals do you have in mind for both your modeling and music careers, and how do you see your role as a social activist evolving in the coming years?

 Our plans for 2024 are no different from those for the past year. It is to continue living in the conditions we have. To thank our defenders for the fact that we can implement our plans on our land, continue our work – to write music and songs to inspire and support people, as well as to raise funds and help our military. Of course, there will be a lot of songs and music videos and a lot of fashion shows, the schedule is planned for the year ahead.

Projects

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Spotify Playlist