Once Tymoshenko said that appearing in Playboy is the best choice for a real woman. A photo of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko in a designer dress appeared on the cover of the Ukrainian edition of the Elle fashion magazine for women. Well-known politicians are rarely featured on the cover of El. Probably the most famous representative of the world political Olympus, whose photo flaunted on the cover of the magazine, at one time became Jacqueline Kennedy.
Tymoshenko's hairstyle - blond hair braided in a braid - has become perhaps one of the most striking symbols of the Orange Revolution, which brought the opposition to power in Ukraine late last year.
In an interview with the magazine, Tymoshenko said that she actively uses her appearance in the world of politics, which is dominated by men.
Ukrainian media even assure that Tymoshenko managed to charm Russian President Vladimir Putin, who came to Kiev in March.
In the fall, when the presidential elections were held in Ukraine, Putin twice congratulated Viktor Yanukovych, the rival of the victorious Viktor Yushchenko, who appointed Tymoshenko prime minister, on the victory.
At the same time, Tymoshenko herself said in an interview with El that she would never have thought that she could charm people.
In an interview in 2001, the current prime minister of Ukraine was asked: on the cover of which magazine she would like to see her photo - Playboy, Time or the Ukrainian women's magazine Natalie.
Tymoshenko replied that Playboy is the best choice for a real woman, adding that she could have been on the cover of Time instead.
In an interview with El Tymoshenko said that she looks natural, and noted that she does not have time to visit beauty salons. According to her, after working 16 hours a day, she only has time to sleep.
A very lively discussion of Y. Timoshenko on the InterModa.Ru forum