Natalia Vodianova has struggled to deal with the fame of being a model, and going from being conscious of her spending to being ''extremely wealthy''.
Natalia Vodianova has struggled to deal with fame.
The 35-year-old model has admitted she ''lost [her] head'' when she began earning a large amount of money from her modelling campaigns and found it difficult to adapt from being conscious about how little money she had, to then being ''extremely wealthy'' and being able to party with fashion designers.
She said: ''It's a strange feeling not knowing where your food will come from, and then I ever could have imagined, and more than my family in Russia can conceive of. I lost my head for a little while with the fame. It was hard not to when we were getting invited everywhere. I was partying a lot. It was like, 'OK, I'm so bore. Let's have champagne with Chanel at 6am.''
However, Natalia had a change of heart at the age of 22 years old when she found she wasn't ''motivated'' by money.
She said: ''I rethought my goals when I was 22 - I wasn't motivated by money, parties or modelling any more.''
And the blonde beauty - who has Maxim, two, Lucas, 15, Neva, 10, Viktor, nine, and nine-month-old Roman - has revealed she has come a long way since she her ''tough'' childhood, and is proud of her progression.
Speaking about her upbringing to Elle magazine, she said: ''My younger sister is autistic. My mother could barely afford to raise us. I must have been smart though, because I managed to get through school without doing my homework. We were so poor - it was tough. We lived near Moscow, and sold fruit on the street, whatever the weather, from 6pm to 9pm.''