Katya Bakat – Health and Fitness Role Model

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With her stunning physique and an unmatched beauty, Katya Bakat has been an inspiration for many who desire to achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle. She like to take risks and follow her passion. Her work in the field of Health and wellness is commendable. This isn’t all, she still continues to work for the betterment of people and tries to make the world a better place every day. In a candid conversation with us, she shares her fitness secrets and her wise words of advises. Read it here!

Congratulations on the multiple upcoming projects that you have in your bag for the future. How did you begin with your career?

Thank you. It’s been slow since the pandemic started but now luckily, it’s getting back on track. Modeling came into my life when I was 14 years old. It is an interesting story. One day I walked with my mom on the street and a scout saw me and came over. He invited me to the casting of a big modeling competition and I took a chance.

Surprisingly for me, I became one of the 5 winners and signed the contract with IMG models. That’s how my modeling career started. Soon after I left Russia and began my journey in the world of modeling. I’m very grateful that modeling allowed me to travel the world, meeting new cultures, people, and become financially independent. I’m a creative person, so acting was another step. I wanted to show that I could play different characters, time epochs, life situations. It’s a lot of work, dedication, and patience. So, I started with applying to the Lee Strasberg Film Institute and Theatre in NYC. After auditions, I was accepted and began my full-time study there. After 3 years of school and I was graduated.

Shortly after that, I decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue my acting career.

Modeling came into my life when I was 14 years old.

A journey from being a model to starring in movies is not an easy one. Some ups and downs are bound to take place. Have you had to face some difficulty while shifting between careers? If yes, how do you deal with them?

There are no easy ways of acting. Unless if you are born in a celebrity family, or belong to a Hollywood circle. But even then, there is no guarantee. I started from theatre, I found my first agent because he saw my performance on the stage. Some people discouraged me, too tall, too skinny, exotic, accent. I met fake producers or agents who tried to steal my time and distract me from my journey. Auditions can be very stressful. But looking behind, the most successful stories come from years of hard work and dedication. When it’s truly your vocation, you love your work, you are determined not to give up, and you keep going, you’ll succeed sooner or later.

If you had to choose one, would you prefer working as a model for a big brand or star as a lead actress in a movie?

Why choose, I’m a Gemini. I’ll take it all, as a lead actress in a big movie and become a face of a big brand. The Universe is unlimited, right?

We all are eagerly waiting for the release of ‘Empire Queen’. How was the shooting process like? How much did you have to work on the character of Terra Winter?

It’s a beautiful film. It is like “Harry Potter” for adults. The shooting was enjoyable and very exciting. Being a kind witch with superpowers was a cool experience. I worked with a dear friend of mine, Jason Schultz, and met great and talented people. Do you know how they make you fly in the movie? Even I didn’t before I had a scene where I was required to do the same.

I hope U will enjoy the movie!  

There are no easy ways of acting. Unless if you are born in a celebrity family, or belong to a Hollywood circle. But even then, there is no guarantee.

You have worked with big Hollywood stars like Morgan Freeman and Nick Nolte. Apart from the stars you’ve already worked with, which Hollywood star would you like to work with in the future?

There are so many talented legendary producers, directors, and actors in the industry like Spielberg, Scorsese, Kathleen Kennedy. I would like to work on the set with Leo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron. There are so many outstanding great people on my dream-goal list!

You have been a wellness trainer for quite some time and promote wellness exercises and activities among people through online mediums. Would you like to tell us about HappyHealthFancy.com?

It’s a website that is a part of a brand I’m creating about happy, healthy living. Exercises, meditation, clean eating, beauty secrets, fashion ideas, style, the website has it all. All of this is being a part of my life and I’m very knowledgeable and experienced about workout and nutrition. Years in modeling helped me to learn a lot, create my style, and understand fashion tricks and tips, and I’m happy to share it all with you.

I would like to work on the set with Leo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron.

You surely have a stunning physique and unmatched beauty. Would you like to share some of your beauty and fitness secrets with us?

Thank you so much for your kind words. Consistency and discipline are important. But what’s more important is a balance of being beautiful inside out. Beauty starts from the inside which includes sparkling eyes, glowing skin, a big smile, shiny hair, and a healthy posture. But, eating healthy and clean plus a regular physical activity are essential key parts. If you don’t like the gym, you can always find something you truly enjoy. We are all different, some people love team activities like volleyball, basketball, or soccer when it comes to fast pace or yoga or Tai chi and martial arts when it comes to slow pace. Some people prefer biking or hiking, alone or with friends. Even dancing in front of the mirror or with friends at the party is a great activity. All of these activities release endorphins and serotonin in your body – the hormones of happiness. It’s a good motivation.

However, nutrition is not as simple. Sugar/ simple carbs or highly processed, overloaded with preservatives, and sodium which are not beneficial for your body, including sweet drinks and “healthy fruit juices”. I feel like I’m starting to talk like a nutritionist. But in reality, before going on any diet, cleansing, or fasting, I’d recommend making sure you are healthy and do not have any health conditions. Check your blood tests and hormones. Talk to your primary doctor first because sometimes you may not be aware that you are lactose intolerant or your body can’t digest gluten well.

Additionally, a known but important beauty tip is to take a good quality sleep, a lot of water to hydrate yourself, and keep a positive state of mind.

Consistency and discipline are important. But what’s more important is a balance of being beautiful inside out. Beauty starts from the inside which includes sparkling eyes, glowing skin, a big smile, shiny hair, and a healthy posture.

We know that you are skilled in more than one language including English, Ukrainian, French, and Russian. What do you think is the importance of being multilingual in today’s world?

Indeed, it is important! Being multilingual expands your job opportunities, improves brain functioning and memory, and helps you to connect with a growing diverse population of multilingual residents in a lot of countries.

It has been proven that multilingualism can improve your brain functions like the ability to focus your attention and perform mental tasks.

I see only benefits from being able to speak multiple languages.

You’ve already excelled in many things you have done so far. Is there any other career path that you want to travel?

There are so many more things I want to accomplish. To name a few, I want to write a book and maybe even produce it into a movie or tv show. I want to continue developing my brand- happyhealthyfancy, and create an online program/course regarding a healthy lifestyle. I’m getting my diploma as a health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. So, it’s not only about eating habits and an active lifestyle but also about your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health, and balance.

Fashion is also my passion. I’m also planning on creating a brand of sporty, athletic activewear.

Indeed, it is important! Being multilingual expands your job opportunities, improves brain functioning and memory, and helps you to connect with a growing diverse population of multilingual residents in a lot of countries.

If you could have one superpower for a day, what would that be?

The healing power of super intelligence seems cool. You can do so many great things for yourself and the world using this power and make the planet Earth a better and happier place for humanity.

With the end of this interview, what message would you like to leave your fans with?

No one is you and that is your superpower.

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.

Be grateful, kind, and spread love!

No one is you and that is your superpower.