America's Next Top Model

Elina Ivanova was a contestant on cycle 11 of ANTM in 2008, where she placed fifth.


Elina was known as the main villain of the cycle. She was very quiet and reserved, and only liked to wear black clothes. She was also openly bisexual.

In episode four, she had a meltdown at makeovers. She was given a curly red weave, and she didn't feel like herself. Despite this, she received the first call-out for her swimsuit photo that same week.

She and fellow European immigrant Marjorie consistently got into arguments with Sheena and Samantha. In episode nine, Elina won a challenge with the prize being a holiday spread in Seventeen. Sheena thought it was hypocritical for her, as an atheist, to appear in this since she doesn't celebrate holidays. Later, she was put in the bottom two for doing the worst at the CoverGirl commercial, but shockingly saved over Joslyn.

In the episode eleven judging, the panel was shocked to remember that Elina was only 18 years old. She was eliminated over Marjorie in her third consecutive bottom two appearance.


After the show, Elina was signed with TCM Models & Talent in Seattle and Vision Models in Los Angeles in 2013.[1] She also signed with Elite Model Management in Los Angeles.

She was in FHM, 425, D-List, C-Heads, Khube, Gala, JeNeSeQua, MAMi, Seattle, Marie Claire Malaysia, Marie Claire US, Her World Singapore, Women's Weekly, Treats, Prestige Magazine Singapore, Item House, Idol, Fashion Gone Rogue, Revista Mujer, The Block, Trends Health, Cosmopolitan, Bluefly, Haute Living Magazine Los Angeles, Style Magazine China, WeTheUrban, Galore, Clear, Rosaline Hampton, P, S, Seattle Bride and Fashion First Seattle.[2]

She was featured on Nordstrom's website, modeling clothes for Donna Morgan, Michael Kors and Shelli Segal.[3][4][5]


Her makeover ranked number 19 on MsMojo's YouTube video "Top 20 Worst America's Next Top Model Makeovers".[6]