Goalkeeper's Ukrainian model wife: My baby face fits Vietnam market

By Giang Myt   August 7, 2023 | 04:30 am PT
Dianka Zakhidova, wife of goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung, has said she has a good career in Vietnam thanks in large part to her ‘baby face’ and help from her colleagues.
Model Dianka Zakhidova and goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung on a date. Photo from Zakhidovas Instagram

Model Dianka Zakhidova and goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung on a date. Photo from Zakhidova's Instagram

"I did not think I would stay long in Vietnam at first," she said. "But then I realized my baby face is to Vietnamese people’s taste."

But that was why she decided to settle in Vietnam after living in various countries, including Germany, Spain, and Singapore.

While meeting her husband was an important factor behind her settling, Vietnam’s developing fashion and beauty market provided her with so many opportunities, it made her decision to stay almost inevitable.

Zakhidova said she has always had a lot and chances to meet experienced models, as well as fashion designers, who made her feel comfortable and helped her improve herself.

With the language barriers between her and her native colleagues, misunderstandings are unavoidable, but Zakhidova’s Vietnamese co-workers always help her through.

The model is satisfied with her life in Vietnam, and has plans to establish her name in the country further.

In addition to remaining as a model who walks on the runways, takes photoshoots, and attends events, she is thinking about attracting more followers on social media channels by better developing her TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook accounts.

"If I want to do so, I need to be more interesting in the public’s eyes," she confessed.

Zakhidova, 23, is a Ukrainian model active in Vietnam.

Her husband Bui Tien Dung, 26, started gaining public recognition when he became a frequent starter in the U23 national team at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship. He plays for Hanoi Police Football Club in the top tier of Vietnamese football.

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