There is no doubt that social media has become one of the most popular and lucrative industries in today’s world. Platforms such as Instagram have completely revamped the way marketing is performed through the use of social media models, also known as influencers. There are a variety of very popular social media models online who post content promoting not only themselves, but a number of brands. This creates a high demand for photographers, as someone needs to take the high-quality content that these popular platforms consist of. Similar to in-demand models, there are also a handful of photographers who are highly sought-after for their notable work and social media popularity; however, one social media model is changing the conventional way in which this process works by functioning not only as an elite model, but as a highly-skilled photographer as well.
Louisa Khovanski is a social media powerhouse who not only has accumulated over 1.1 Million followers on Instagram for her popularity as a model, but also doubles as a photographer. In fact, Khovanski began her career as a photographer 6 years ago and only just recently decided to give modeling a try a little over a year ago when she began posting on Instagram. Clearly, her efforts have paid off as she has achieved rapid growth and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. She has also found great success on her YouTube channel where she currently has over 100K subscribers. Louisa primarily focuses on travel and fashion on her YouTube channel, and much like her Instagram, she has experienced exponential growth over recent months.
When Khovanski was a child, she attended a free art club where she learned how to draw. Drawing came naturally to her, and it soon became her passion. After many years of sharpening her skills as an artist, she used her artistic knowledge and foundation to hone her photography skills which would later become her career. Khovanski works with top-tier talent as a photographer and has distinguished herself as a special talent in an industry that is over-saturated with both photographers and social media models. She has also separated herself from the thousands of social media models with her unique looks, breathtaking content, and her consistent efforts to uplift “curvy” women in the industry.
As dedicated and passionate as Louisa is about photography and modeling, she is even more committed to fighting against the stigmas and discrimination that curvy women in the social media industry face on a daily basis. “Nowadays, our society shames curvy women simply for having curves and for expressing their natural sexuality. Society constantly puts them down for not fitting into modern “standards” of what a model should look like,” Khovanski boldly stated. Louisa understands that being a natural, curvy woman is not a glorified trend in today’s social media world, and she has experienced first-hand the horrible feeling of being shamed just for being who she is. Louisa stated, “Curvy women have less rights to wear what they want because the same clothes on different body-types will look more suitable to those who favor skinnier women. Everyone is different, and that’s what makes us human.” Khovanski strives to teach people to stop over-sexualizing women when they are simply trying to express themselves as an art form.
“I want my work to make people understand the difference between vulgarity and the art of sexuality. There is a huge difference between the two.” -Louisa Khovanski
Louisa Khovanski is a unique individual with unlimited potential. Although she has already found tremendous success as a photographer and social media model, she has only just begun her journey in the social media space. We would like to wish Louisa all the best in her future endeavors, and we can’t wait to see what she does next. She is definitely an entrepreneur to look out for in 2021 as well as many years to come.