Elvira Jain : The Moldovan model that became a role model Moldova is a small country that is known for very little except agriculture . It was a country that lacked the glamour and glitz of show-business or any form of entertainment until people like Elvira Jain appeared on the scene.
At the age of 16, Elvira was discovered by a designer known as Valentina Vidrascu. Under two years Elvira has transformed into something of a star. By 18 years of age she had floated her own modeling agency called DMD Model Management to help other young Moldovan girls discover their hidden talents in modeling. She said, “In Moldova at that time there was no any international model agency that could get great contracts for models around the world.
Being a model and having the contacts to the best model agencies worldwide, I felt I was the right person and wanted to help other girls to achieve their dreams. So I opened DMD Model Management. In a short time, I got more than 40 great models to manage. I was getting new faces from Moldova and then while being a model myself many other international models joined my agency.” She worked in China, Italy, Greece, India, Dubai,Turkey,Spain etc. and she worked with brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Lacoste, Swarovski, Charlotte Tilburry, Philip Plein, Armani, Bloomigdales, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mastercard, Amazon, Dior etc. She had also had shoots for Esquire magazine, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Harpers bazaar, Viva, Elle, among many others.
In 2010 she was at the international model competition in Turkey called “World League Beauty Fashion“ where she came 4th in position. She had also represented Moldova at Miss Tourism International 2009, and latest Miss Global Charity in Taiwan. Although Elvira has taken part in many beauty pageants, she sees herself more of a model than a beauty queen. She has brought many honours to her country, Moldova, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Ion Habasescu who was a renowned scientist.
With her efforts and hard work, she is the face of many brands and has glamorized the cover of many magazines. To list the number of jobs she has done is an effort in futility as Elvira herself would find it a herculean task. She has traversed the world in the course of her and hardly a continent she has not stepped her foot.
In 2012 she was in Delhi, India for the Bangalore Fashion Week; Zuhair Murad in Lebanon; Maxim, Men’s Health magazine, in India; and also did the Paris Hilton Show in dubai . In 2014 she did Dior ( editorial and cover Zeina al Anaka) as well as Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel . In 2017 she also did a number of jobs which include but not limited to Charlotte Tilbury in Kuwait; Esquire and Women’s Health magazine shoots; Viva Campaigns, Etihad Airways,Emirates airlines .
In 2016 she did Philip Plein. In 2018 – to date she has done many like Amazon; Burj al Arab; Dina Melwani as the face of the brand as well she has done many Dubai local magazines like Haya, Zahraat al Khaleej, Al Sada and many more. She has done bilboards and shoot for the chain of Adress hotels in UAE among others .
For somebody who wanted to be an actress Elvira Jain has not done badly flying the flag of her country. She speaks many languages, among which are Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Romanian, English. In spite of the fact that she was exposed to the world of glamour and glitz at a tender age, Elvira managed to make her parents proud by replicating her success in modeling in education as well. Elvira has a degree in Finance in Moldova and an MBA, also in Finance from London Business School. She had a brief stint as a banker working as an intern at Garanti Bank Turkey in the mergers and acquisitions department. Elvira is signed to agencies in China ,Milan ,Greece , India ,Turkey ,UAE ,Lebanon,Taiwan ,Spain ,which sees her globetrotting these countries from time to time.