Russian model. As of September 2012, she was declared an icon by models.com.
Poly was born on July 12, 1985 in Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union and began modeling locally in 2000. She was discovered in Perm and invited in Moscow to participate in the Russian model search competition “New Model Today”, where she took the second prize. She made her runway debut in Why Not Models Agency and after walking for Emanuel Ungaro in 2004. The year would prove to be her breakout year; she walked in 54 fashion shows in cities like Milan, Paris, and New York City, and graced the cover of French Vogue twice consecutively.