Aina Togusova, 43 years old, hometown — Irkutsk, the founder of the model school, regional director of the beauty contest Miss East Kazakhstan, Miss Semey, Miss Ust-Kamenogorsk
About herself and daughters
I am a creative person, even though with two legal educations.
I have 4 daughters, the older is 24 years, and she is a dentist. She also helps me with business and deals with the administrative part, documentation. My second daughter is a choreographer, she works at my school and puts on all the productions. The third daughter is in eighth grade and plays basketball, she is also a model. The youngest daughter is three years old, and when she was only two weeks old, I already started the contest. I flew with her to Vietnam and I had carried her in the baby carriage when she was only two months old. My children live by my work.
I am a creative person, even though with two legal educations
My husband supports us very much. He saw how his children are changing, and that the knowledge they received in the model school, helped them to choose a decent job, to graduate well from the university.
About how it all began
My career began with children from the orphanage, where I opened a fashion theater. The Director of the Shulba orphanage knew about my love and desire for beauty, invited me to work with their girls. I took these girls, began to teach them to do hair, take care of the skin and use cosmetics. I taught the girls everything, and we decided to do a little fashion show and a hair parade. The children performed well, and everyone liked it so much that other children began to come to our fashion theater. We were happy about it because children from the orphanage joined the society and did not live separately, locked up. So five years I worked in an orphanage, and then it was disbanded, but we still communicate with these children. Many have their own children, whom they bring to my classes and competitions.
I took these girls, began to teach them to do hair, take care of the skin and use cosmetics
About model school
One of the main tasks of our school is to unite the family. I want all family members to be together as often as possible. After all, we live in a time when parents have no time, children are busy with their hobbies, and in the evening all tired and gather at the same table for no longer than half an hour, then run up to the bedrooms. Therefore, we are only happy when families participate in our competitions when mom and daughter create something together. I think it's good when the family is interested in each other.
We have lessons in fashion shows, stage movement, choreography, and artistic expression
Also, it is possible to prepare for the real beauty pageant. I conduct regional beauty contests here in Semey, followed by participation in national and international competitions. To do this, I signed several international contracts and since 2012 I have been taking children to different cities and countries. We have performed throughout Europe and Asia. My children won everywhere: in Moscow, Vietnam, Paris, Cannes.
I consider Semey as my second motherland. Although I was born in Russia in Irkutsk, I grew up in Europe in Dresden, Germany. And when I was six years old, my parents and I returned to Almaty. Then, I got married in Semipalatinsk. I have lived here for 25 years, and my children were born in this city. I respect this land where so many great people were born.
I have lived here for 25 years, and my children were born in this city
In Semey lives good people and talented children who need to be disclosed. Often they do not even know how capable they are.
I have many plans for the future. Because I am an inquisitive person and always study: I take some courses, go abroad for master classes, attend seminars. I want to work not only in the model structure, but I think I will always do it. And, perhaps, we will open branches in Kazakhstan.
We will start a Little Mini contest and the young miss Eastern Kazakhstan, where there are girls from 3 to 16 years. And then we fly to the international competition in Turkey.