• Viktoria Manas is a plus size model from Russia
• She moved to New York City and is the face of Lane Bryant’s “I’m No Angel” campaign
• She is an advocate for a healthy lifestyle and enjoys travelling, eating, and meeting new people
• Her current net worth is estimated to be over $50,000
• She is not active on social media, but has a Facebook page and a YouTube channel

Known for movies

Short Info

FactAttended Kosmorama Filmfestival 2007.

Viktoria Manas’ wiki biography

Viktoria Manas was born in Russia, but hasn’t shared her exact date or place of birth with the public. She holds both Russian and American nationalities, and has risen to prominence after becoming a plus size model.

Early life and education

Viktoria is one of the most secretive people in the modelling industry, as she hasn’t shared anything about her early life with the public. There is almost nothing known of her background story except that she was living with her parents and siblings in Russia, before she moved to New York City.

She is said to have matriculated from a local high school in Russia but because she and her family were in need of money, she began working, and has never enrolled at college.

Modelling career

Viktoria was unsure whether or not to participate in the plus size modelling contest held in Russia, but she had her friends and family to support and encourage her – she competed and won the competition. This meant everything to Viktoria, and marked the start of her career – she is one of the girls representing the “I’m No Angel” Lane Bryant’s campaign, which has a goal of competing with Victoria Secret’s models. The campaign claims that natural beauty is better than the one portrayed by the Victoria Secret’s models.

“I’m no Angel” by Lane Bryant

‘Lane Bryant invented possibilities’ is what the website says – voicing that she has found a place for women who have thought that they don’t belong anywhere. The campaign encourages women to believe that they can and certainly will achieve everything they want, if they try hard enough – ‘possibilities are endless and boundaries are meant to be pushed’. They are helping women become happier and more confident with every passing day – they are in charge of creating a new style for every woman who wants to be a part of the campaign.

Lane Bryant controversy

There are some ‘conspiracy theories’ regarding Lane Himmelstein Bryant Malsin and the ongoing “I’m no Angel” campaign. Lane was born in March 1877 and died on 26 September 1951 at the age of 74. She was an American clothing designer who launched the plus-size clothing store chain in 1902. Today in 2019, the chain counts over 810 stores in the US, although none in Alaska, Hawaii, Montana and Wyoming.

This is what the controversy is about – some people believe that the campaign made to encourage plus-size women was only made to promote the Lane Bryan clothing stores. This might be the reason behind the campaign as the business has really become better for Lane Bryan after the campaign was launched – however, the people who have heard about the controversy believe that raising the confidence and self-esteem of plus sized women is good, regardless of what any secret goal behind it might be.

Viktoria Manas

Personal life and relationships

Viktoria is keeping her personal matters to herself. She keeps away from social media platforms, which is a rare thing today, especially for a model. There is nothing known about her past or present affairs, and there are no controversies surrounding her love life. She is said to have been in a relationship with an older man in Russia before she moved to New York City – she is now more focused on his modelling career and it doesn’t appear as though she’s searching for love. This is, of course, if she hasn’t found it by now and we don’t know about it. However, Viktoria has never married, and doesn’t have any kids.

Likes and other interests

Being plus size doesn’t necessarily mean that you are not physically active – Viktoria is visiting the gym almost every day. She is an advocate for living a healthy lifestyle, and one can use her as an example – she mostly goes around New York City by riding her bicycle, and uses the city’s transportation only when she has to.

Viktoria is said to be a big dog lover as well as a big people lover – she has stated on one occasion how she would love to just go out there and meet as many different and unique people as she can. She enjoys travelling – the biggest trip she has ever taken to get to New York from Russia. She loves eating and trying out new cuisines – she is not on a diet, but is trying to eat only healthy food.

Appearance and net worth

Viktoria’s current age is not known but she is said to be around 30 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall, weighs around 187lb (85kg), and her vital statistics are 44-34-46. She has an hourglass shaped figure, wears dress size 18, shoes size 8.5, and her bra size is 38FF.

According to authoritative sources, Viktoria’s current net worth is estimated to be over $50,000, steadily rising, and will keep rising as long as she continued with her modelling career.

Social media presence

Unfortunately for all her fans, Viktoria is not active on the Internet – we have only managed to find her Facebook page which is followed by nearly 1,000 fans. There is also a YouTube channel called “Viktoria Monas” which was launched on 27 November 2011 and has so far gathered over 1,500 subscribers.


1Lead singer for the group Discorockers.
2Daughter of theater director Stein Winge and actress Kari Onstad Winge.
3Attended Kosmorama Filmfestival 2007.




They CameTV Series pre-productionBenedicte (2017)
Op de Dijk2016TV Movie
First Movers2013TV SeriesElin
Lilyhammer2013TV SeriesTiril
The Spiral2012TV SeriesElla Nygård
Inside the Whore2012Viktoria Winge
Oliver & Agnes2012ShortAgnes
Kvinnefrisen2011ShortThe Voice / Fight Voice (voice)
Koselig med peis2011TV Mini-SeriesJenny
Kiss Fight Smoke2010ShortFight Voice
You Look and You Think2010Video shortThe Voice
Påpp & Råkk2010TV SeriesFanny
Dag2010TV SeriesHun
Daddy's Girl2009/IIShortGirl
Max Manus: Man of War2008Solveig Johnsrud
Cold Prey 22008Ingunn
Crossing Paths2008ShortAnniken
Fritt vilt2006Ingunn


I kveld med YLVIS2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Shit2010TV SeriesHerself


Nominated Awards

2011Golden ScreenGolden Screen, NorwayBest ActressKoselig med peis (2011)
2009Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActressFritt vilt (2006)
2007AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Supporting Actor/Actress (Årets birolle)Reprise (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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