CHANEL has picked Tatiana Nikiforova

October 2000 Part II

Just in - reports that Chanel has picked Tatiana Nikiforova, Manon Von Gerkan and Tricia Helfer for their next skin care line campaign - all with T Management in NYC.

Manon is from Germany - in the b/w pic top right. Her statistics: 1.80m tall and 86-64-89. The Ozbek swimsuit she wears in this pic was also chosen for the cover of the current US Maxim issue, featuring Yamila Diaz-Rahi, right below.

  Russian Tatiana Nikiforova was first noticed when she participated in the 1994 Model Look contest (same contest that Natalia Semanova and Gisele took part). She has many beauty/cosmetics campaigns - as in the left top pic. Below that, Tatiana (Tanya) in an early 1994 publicity pic. She is 1.80m tall, and 86-60-90.

Tricia Helfer won the Ford Supermodel contest back in 1992 - she is Canadian, 1.78m tall and 86-61-89.

The new YSL owners seemed to be anxious to re-introduce the Opium parfum before the much-hyped YSL PaP collection - it is probable that they were trying to stay ahead of the onslaught of new parfum product introductions, including the massive blitz for Givenchy Hot Couture with Eva Herzigova, Lancome Miracle with Uma Thurman, Guerlain Mahora with Elsa Benitez, the new CK Truth with Aurelie Claudel , Kenzo, Gucci,  etc.

Source:  2004