Irina Antonenko

Moving To The US

Move To The US

Towards the end of 2019 I decided to move to the United States in search of new opportunities. I wanted to progress in my field and inspire other to follow their dreams.

For the past 10 years I’ve lived in Moscow. After many accomplishments such as winning “Miss Russia”, being a finalist in “Miss Universe”, participating on “Dancing with the Stars”, and having over 30 starring roles in motion pictures and series…it was time to broaden my horizons and make a change!

I was able to go secure my airline ticket and make it to LA on March 18th (same day as the pandemic airport closures). That was a close call! It was the perfect time to buckle down and study English, while also trying to make new friends and establishing connection – which was difficult as you already know.