Lera, an accomplished model and creative explorer, embarked on her modeling career as an iconic American Apparel girl while pursuing a degree in Economics and Psychology at USC. Her face graced billboards and bus ads worldwide, leaving a lasting impression on those who recognized her as a symbol of that era. Originally from Ukraine, Lera's life took a transformative turn when she and her mother relocated to Los Angeles when she was just 10 years old. While modeling is an integral part of Lera's journey, she continuously seeks avenues for creative expression. She discovered her passion for film photography a couple of years ago, allowing her to collaborate with brands as a photographer and capture press images for talented musicians (lerapen.com). Embracing both sides of the camera, Lera brings her unique vision and artistic sensibilities to every creative endeavor. In addition to her modeling and artistic pursuits, Lera has found solace and inspiration in the realm of music. Using her time between jobs and travels, she devotes herself to recording music as a singer-songwriter. Currently she is pole dancing as a powerful outlet for movement, complementing her regular yoga practice. With her modeling career as a launching pad, she fearlessly dives into various artistic mediums, capturing beauty through her lens and expressing herself through music.