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Anna Sergeyevna "Anne" Vyalitsyna (Russian: А́нна Серге́евна Вьяли́цына; born 19 March 1986), also known as Anne V, is a Russian-American model best known for her 10-consecutive-year appearances (2005–2014) in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Anne Vyalitsyna
Anna Sergeyevna Vyalitsyna

(1986-03-19) 19 March 1986 (age 33)
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
Other namesAnne V
Partner(s)Adam Cahan (engaged)
Modelling information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colourBlond
Eye colourGreen


Early life and discoveryEdit

Vyalitsyna was born in the Russian city of Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod). Both of her parents are physicians. Her father is a sports doctor for an association football team and her mother is a pediatrician. Vyalitsyna started her professional modeling career at the age of 15 after IMG Models scouts saw her in Saint Petersburg while looking for new faces for MTV's Fashionably Loud Europe. She entered the contest and moved to New York after winning a contest sponsored by IMG and MTV.[2] She became an American citizen on 16 November 2013.[3][4]


Within six months of her win, Vyalitsyna had worked for Anna Molinari, Chloé and Sportmax. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue, ELLE, and Glamour. She made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2005 and has appeared in it each year until 2014. She was the object/subject of Joanne Gair body painting works in the 2005 edition.[5] Vyalitsyna has walked for fashion houses such as Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Miu Miu, Chloé, and Givenchy. She also walked in the 2008, 2010, and 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She was featured in the Dylan George & Co. and Abbot+Main clothing campaign with Kellan Lutz in 2011.

She had an uncredited cameo in the fifth installment of the Die Hard film franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard.[6]

She was signed with Women Model Management before moving to The Lions agency at the beginning of 2014.[7]

In 2016, she walked for Versace SS 2017 along with Carmen Kass, Bette Franke, Adriana Lima, Naomi Campbell, Caroline Trentini and MariaCarla Boscono[8]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2009, Vyalitsyna completed the ING New York City Marathon. She volunteered to guide a disabled athlete through the race for Achilles International and tweeted about the race in real-time.[9]

Vyalitsyna dated Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, and they appeared together on the November 2011 cover of Vogue Russia.[10] The couple broke up in March 2012.

On 19 March 2015, Vyalitsyna announced that she was pregnant with her first child by boyfriend Adam Cahan.[11] They welcomed daughter Alaska on 25 June 2015, stating that this name was chosen because Alaska is "where the U.S. and Russia meet".[12] On 5 June 2016, a Facebook message confirmed that Vyalitsyna and Cahan had gotten engaged.



Year Title Role Notes
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard Unconfirmed cameo
2014 Lullaby Brooke


Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Face Herself / Coach Season 2

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist
2004 "Out Is Through" (Version 2) Alanis Morissette
2010 "Misery" (Original and UK versions) Maroon 5
2011 "Never Gonna Leave This Bed"


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  2. ^ Peele, Anna (February 2014). "Anne V Is a Woman We Love". Esquire. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Anne V on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  5. ^ "SI Swimsuit Collection: Anne V". Time Inc. Archived from the original on 24 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (31 May 2012). "Anne Vyalitsyna joins 'Die Hard' sequel". Variety.
  7. ^ Fleming, Olivia (5 February 2014). "Karen Elson, Agyness Deyn, Jessica Hart... How a 24-year-old's new modeling agency is luring the world's top faces from their longtime management". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  8. ^ "5 Reasons Why Versace's All-Star Cast Was Irresistible". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  9. ^ Clott, Sharon (October 2009). "Yigal Azrouël, Veronica Webb to Fashionably Run in Marathon". New York. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  10. ^ Leon, Sarah (14 October 2011). "Adam Levine and Anne Vyalitsyna Naked on Cover of Vogue Russia (PHOTO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  11. ^ Vyalitsyna, Anne (19 March 2015). "On this birthday I couldn't feel luckier, happier & more grateful. @Adamcahan & I couldn't be more excited for you!". Twitter. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  12. ^ Rachel McRady (2015-07-01). "Anne V Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Alaska With Boyfriend Adam Cahan". US Magazine. Retrieved 2015-09-12.

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