Tatyana McFADDEN

By
Photography Sebastian Kim

Published July 4, 2016

TOP AND LEGGINGS: CALVIN KLEIN PERFORMANCE. BRA: CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR. STYLING: MIGUEL ENAMORADO. COSMETICS: ARMANI, INCLUDING MAESTRO GLOW NOURISHING FUSION MAKEUP. HAIR PRODUCTS: BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, INCLUDING SPRAY DE MODE. HAIR: LAURENT PHILIPPON FOR BUMBLE AND BUMBLE. MAKEUP: KRISTI MATAMOROS FOR ARMANI BEAUTY/FRANK REPS. SET DESIGN: JULIET JERNIGAN/CLM. PRODUCTION: BO ZHANG/MANAGEMENT ARTISTS. DIGITAL TECHNICIAN: NATALIA READ-HARBER. SPECIAL THANKS: STUDIO 250.

11-time Paralympic medalist; marathoner; 2015 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year With a Disability.

EVENT: 100-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter, 1500-meter, 5,000-meter, and marathon T54.

AGE: 27

BORN: Leningrad, former Soviet Union.

HOMETOWN: Clarksville, MD.

SECRET TALENT: I can do this really weird noise in the back of my throat. [makes weird noise]

FAVORITE MIDNIGHT SNACK: Something sweet, not greasy. Chocolate or ice cream, but really, really sweet.

CHOSEN SUPERPOWER: Transport—to go here to there in a snap.

DO YOU HAVE A RECURRING DREAM? Sometimes I dream about races. A few weeks ago, I dreamed that I missed the Olympic race. That’s not a dream; that’s a nightmare.

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET? Serena Williams. I’ve looked up to her ever since I was a young child, always did projects on her in school … I’m just a really, really big fan. 

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