Anya Kanani Kop (born as Anna Rozova), known professionally as Anya Rozova, was born on January 3, 1989 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR, and is an American-Russian fashion model. Born in Russia, Rozova is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was raised in Hawaii by adoptive parents.
Under the name Anya Kop, Rozova was the runner-up of the tenth cycle of America's Next Top Model. After appearing on America's Next Top Model Rozova changed her surname from Kop to her original Russian surname, Rozova.
Born in Leningrad, Rozova was adopted at age four by Mike Kop and Bal Patterson, and raised in the Waialae section of Honolulu, Hawaii. Rozova attended Moanalua Elementary School and Moanalua Middle School then graduated from Waipahu High School in 2007. In high school, she danced Hula and Tahitian, and was a member of the Polynesian Club.
Rozova had her first paying job at seventeen, appearing in a private event featuring informal modeling at Louis Vuitton. Rozova also appeared in informal shows for Chanel, Jeanie Chun and Fendi. Also, she had a photoshoot for Vogue.
America's Next Top ModelEdit
Rozova was the runner-up on the tenth cycle of America's Next Top Model. The judges often praised Rozova's bubbly personality and high fashion appeal. Rozova started off strong in the beginning of the competition, receiving the first call-out, which would be her first of five. In the third episode, Rozova received a makeover that changed her naturally brown, wavy hair to platinum blonde. Rozova won three challenges, including a nude photoshoot photographed by Nigel Barker and also won the opportunity to appear in a 7Up advertisement with an "Au Naturale" theme, receiving $10,000 from 7Up. Rozova received a dress by Gai Mattiolo as her third challenge prize. Series viewers voted Rozova "Covergirl of the Week" for week 10. During the CoverGirl commercial challenge, the judges praised Rozova for her relatable personality, but her print advertisement photograph received mixed reviews. Chosen as a finalist, Rozova participated in a mock Versace fashion show in Rome against competitor Whitney Thompson. During final judging, the judges criticized Rozova for being too restrained in the fashion show and she lost to Thompson. Rozova was featured on the November 19, 2008 broadcast of cycle 11 as one of the "Top Models in Action".
Rozova's first agency affiliation was with Honolulu based More Models & Talent, signing in 2006. After becoming the runner-up on the tenth cycle of America's Next Top Model, Rozova signed with Elite Model Management in New York. Rozova is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models in New York and Style International Management in Hong Kong.
Print and onlineEdit
Rozova appeared on the covers of Midweek a local Hawaii newspaper's April 30, 2008 edition and the June, 2008 "Swimsuit Edition". Anya worked for Gilt Groupe, an online catalogue featuring clothing from Tibi, Habitual, Greenbeads, and Vera Wang. Rozova has appeared in both Level Magazine and Nylon Magazine. Anya has done work for "OakNYC" and "Sunday Brunch Dress Shop". Rozova has appeared in several Hong Kong based publications including Elle Hong Kong, Cosmogirl Hong Kong, Marie Claire Hong Kong, Daily Sun, Ming Pao Weekly, "Jessica Magazine", "Zip Magazine", "Apple Daily", "Wedding de Luxe", "Pd! Girl", "Me! Magazine", "Showcase Fashion", HIM Magazine, "Hong Kong Tatler", "Touch", "Jet Magazine", "More Magazine" and Jessica Code. She has a Fall 2009 campaign for the Chinese brand "Calfland". Anya has also appeared in Vogue Nippon.
During Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009 season, Rozova walked in many shows, including Fashion Shenzen, Taipei in Style, In Full Bloom, HK Young Fashion Designers' Contest 2009, Brands Collection Show I and The 9th Footwear Design Competition Awards Hong Kong 2009. Rozova walked the Nuj Novakhett and Julian Louie runway shows during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 season. And also was featured on the television show The Fashion Show as one of the models of a designers collection.
Rozova modeled clothing on the Tyra Banks Show episode "Recessionista: Queen of Cheap" that originally aired on September 16, 2008.
In March 2009, Rozova was featured on fashion TV (UK) as part of their model profiles section.
In August 2009, Rozova was featured in Project Runway All Star Challenge as one of the models for Sweet P Vaughn's collection.
As of January 2014, Rozova is working as a waitress at a restaurant in Honolulu under a different name.