Girl Model, a documentary out this week, follows the career of a 13-year-old siberian model who is relocated to Japan.
"Our siberian girls are admired more by Asian countries than by the West," Elite Stars school director Tatyana Fetisova told me.
The Iberian versus siberian debate followed the archeological gold trail from Kennewick back to Montana.
region in northwestern Asia, the name said to come from Sibir, ancient Tatar fortress at the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh rivers. As a typical place of miserable banishment, it is attested from 1841. Related: Siberian.
Note: Known for its vast space, long and severely cold winters, and few inhabitants widely scattered in small settlements, Siberia has been for many centuries a place of political and criminal exile for Russians who anger the government's authorities.