Saturday, June 28, 2008
Russian Model Suicide
Ruslana Korshunova has died after jumping off the ninth floor of her New York apartment building. The 20-year-old rising Russian supermodel's suicide occurred before 2:30 p.m. when she jumped off her 130 Water Street apartment in New York's Financial District. She apparently cut the construction netting that enclosed her balcony just before jumping.
Moments after Ruslana Korshunova fell, witnesses said, "Her arms were crushed. Her head was on the left side and blood was coming out in a pool." The 5 foot 8 inch model had come a long way from her humble beginning in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. Her Russian name is руслана коршунова. After she was noticed in an airline in-flight magazine, the green-eyed blonde beauty went on to appear on the covers of "Elle" and "Vogue" magazines and starred in ads for Christian Dior and Vera Wang. In 2005, "Vogue" even said that she had "a face to be excited about."
With proportions 85-62-85, the slim Ruslana Korshunova had recently returned from Paris and seemed happy. But Saturday afternoon, she suddenly jumped off her downtown apartment building, dressed in jeans and a purple shirt. Police reports indicate that there was no struggle in the apartment, but her cause of death is yet to be determined.
Ruslana Korshunova Photo Gallery
Ruslana Korshunova on "Vogue" cover
Ruslana Korshunova in DKNY ad
Ruslana Korshunova leaning
Ruslana Korshunova Nude with arms crossed
Ruslana Korshunova in furs
Ruslana Korshunova Nude
Ruslana Korshunova looking thoughtful
Ruslana Korshunova Perched