Donna Lazarescu as Kate Upton


Kate Upton has many iconic sets, but one which Donna and I found to be ideal to recreate was her GQ Magazine bikini shoot where she was rolling around on grass. Donna has a stunning yellow bikini and amazing look with ample form so we knew this series was going to be an eye catcher. The final result was an amazing set with the absolutely gorgeous Donna Lăzărescu.

A little about Donna:

Easy-going, fun to work with and extremely professional, Donna Lazarescu, a perfect OC Cali girl with Romanian roots and looks, takes modeling very seriously. It is not only her job, but her declared passion. This petite 24-year old Eastern European beauty hasn’t had it easy though. Moving to the USA at the age of 10, together with her family, she had to struggle with not knowing the language and later with a rough start in the modeling world, which she overcame with ambition and persistence.

Managing herself, but signed with multiple modeling management companies, Donna has plenty of modeling experience.  She was first chosen for the centerfold in Blisss Magazine then later modeled for the centerfold of MMA Worldwide International Magazine where she was named “Miss MMA Worldwide”. Recently she modeled for Glamjam Magazine. She was featured in Fullerton College’s magazine FC Torch multiple times, two times on the front and back cover.

In November 2011, she was the cover model of Import Tuner National Magazine. Donna was featured in multiple online publications. FHM Romania was a recent success in October 2013. The beautiful model successfully finished several print modeling jobs for companies all over the United States as well. Recently, she was the centerfold of Maxim Indonesia for July 2014. Other online features for Maxim and other magazines are available.

Not only a print model, this young, energetic sweetheart is an amazing promotional model with many marketing tactics to offer as she has learned over years of marketing for John Robert Powers and Bazil Chiropractic Health.  The list of events she modeled for is even longer and some of the names and brands are David Guetta, Corona, Monster Energy, Volkswagen, Jager, Namco, Cadillac & Budweiser.

Photographer: Sal W. Hanna

Model: Donna Lazarescu

Makeup and Hair: Rachele Cooks