Sha Rizel started young. She was always interested in entertainment, modeling and fashion.
"I went to modeling school as a teenager. Here in the Ukraine, they have modeling schools where you can learn to be a model, so I went from when I was young until I was 16."
Sha is also a dancer and has appeared on many television variety and game shows. She is a model in commercials and ads for various products.
"I have been on TV making presentations on shows and in music videos on Ukrainian and Russian TV. I enjoy this and I enjoy modeling," she said.
Sha is a finalist for 2013 Newcomer of the Year, and she will be a contender for 2014 Model of the Year.
"I am happy that everyone likes me," Sha says. "I have read the nice comments and it makes me feel good."
If history repeats, and it usually does, Sha will follow in the footsteps of fellow Ukrainian 2011 Newcomer of the Year, Valory Irene, who followed up by winning 2012 Model of the Year.