Name: Julia Gorbach
Height: 5’ 3″
Weight: 115 lbs.
A favorite here at QConf, this native Ukrainian is now happy to call Queens her home. While she’s lived in other parts of the City, Julia credits her time in Queens – especially with Bayside’s Shortstack Modeling – as what helped her find the inspiration to enter the modeling field.
“As big of a fan of [the Sandra Bullock movie] ‘Miss Congeniality’ as I was growing up, I never saw myself as the ‘pageant type’ of woman,” she said. “Yet, when I came into the information session and met some of the other contestants, I was instantly impressed and awestruck at all the different powerful, influential, and strong-willed women that surrounded me. It was truly inspiring and wonderful to be part of a team- a sisterhood- of a group of intelligent, generous, curious, down-to-earth and open-minded women.”
Though she keeps herself busy as a Media Studies and Russian Language and Literature double major and Political Science minor at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, she was a contestant for the Miss NY pageant this past January.
Since then, she has had a slew of modeling work, including pieces for the Village Voice, Amazon.com, an event at the Indian Embassy and even some magazine spreads.
A student of yoga and meditation, and “a constant ponderer of life,” Julia describes herself as “a beginner student of holistic health and nutrition, and, in all honesty, quite an addict – to buying books, that is.”
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