Carmen Kass

Inside Biography


Carmen Ka s s is an Estonian model as well as a former political candidate, best known for her campaigns with Ralph Lauren, Revlon, YSL, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan.

Besides modeling, Ka s s ran for the European Parliament in 2004 and was the president of Estonian Chess Federation from 2004 to 2011.

Early life and education

Carmen Ka s s was born on 14th September 1978 in Tallinn. She belongs to white ethnicity and holds an Estonia nationality.

Ka s s is born to Koidu Poder and Viktor Ka s s who is a chess teacher in Polva. She grew up with her siblings, elder brother Kutty and elder sister Victoria in the village of Mao, near Paide, Jarva County. 

Ka s s took acting cla s ses at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in Manhattan, New York City. Later, she went to Estonian Business School in Tallinn.

Initially, Ka s s settled in Milan, but she couldn't get success on her career there, and she left the place. Later on, she moved to Paris in 1996, seeking a good career there.

Soon after Ka s s got her early exposure on the covers of various international magazines including Vogue. She made numerous other prominent international fashion magazine as well.


Carmen Ka s s began her career as a runway model for some renowned brands such as ‘Dolce & Gabbana,' ‘Michael Kors’, and ‘Donna Karran.'

In starting of 2000, Ka s s handled a few noteworthy triumphs for her profession. She marked an agreement to be the substance of ‘Christian Dior’s J’adore’ and won the ‘VH1/Vogue Model of the Year’ grant.

In 2007, Ka s s got note-worthy advertisement crusades for summer/spring acc u mulations and walked the runways for a few remarkable brands including ‘Michael Kors’, where she additionally highlighted as a spokes model for the following four years.

The next year, Ka s s established an “SMS” loan organization in Estonia, Credit Market. Since then the Estonian media has discharged an article concerning the organization’s money related challenges.

In 2014, Ka s s showed up on covers in Spain and Italy. Her unmistakable runway walk and immaculate look have propelled her to the top of the business.

Personal life

Carmen Ka s s is in a relationship with German chess player of American descent, Eric Lobron who has been awarded the title Grandmaster by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

Previously, Ka s s had an affair with American business man, Richard Akiva from 1998 to 2004.

Ka s s speaks fluent Estonian & English and is conversational in Russian and Italian. She has a nephew Antonio Sebastian Ka s s, who is a model as well as a musician.

Net worth

Throughout her career, Ka s s has been one of the best-paid models of all time. Undoubtedly, she received a good amount of money from her successful career. She has a net worth of $2 million dollars.

by ab-niranjan, 24 Jul, 2017

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