LONDON: She once was the envy of many female Rolling Stones' fans when she was revealed as the woman Ronnie Wood's left his wife for.
Following their break up in December 2009 after a blazing row Katia Ivanova has struggled to firmly find her place in world of celebrities, reported the Daily Mail on Tuesday.
But now gracing the cover of popular men's magazine ZOO a topless Katia bares all about her taste in men and why it was important for her to show off her ample assets.
Biting a strawberry the 23-year-old sizzles in the shoot as she is pictured wearing black and cream lingerie showing off her trim figure.
Wearing her blonde tresses down the former waitress smoulders in the shoot as her striking blue eyes are highlighted with dark eye makeup.
Speaking to ZOO about her decision to go topless for the first time she said: 'I wanted to spice things up a bit. I don’t party as much as I used to, so this is my alternative!'
'Besides, it’s another thing I can say I’ve done. Appearing topless in ZOO can now be ticked off my bucket list!'
She continued: 'Posing like this is empowering. I feel confident and, more important, sexy!'
The Russia model first came into the spotlight when she started dating English rocker Ronnie Wood but quickly fell off the radar after her brief stint on Celebrity Big Brother in 2010 where she failed to impress viewers and was evicted first.
During her short time in the house she locked lips with Swedish DJ Basshunter whose looks differ a huge amount in comparison to the 65-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist.
Admitting that she doesn't have a type looks wise, Ivanova stated that she is attracted to 'artistic people'.
She told the magazine: 'Well, I do like art. Being spontaneous will get you somewhere, too. And there has to be chemistry. I could meet someone who’s a complete d**k, but because there’s a spark I could still fall for him. Weird, huh?'
Happy that her fling with Wood hasn't defined her entire existence, she revealed that not wanting to get caught in his shadow was one of the reasons she went into the house and has now posed topless.
Despite the fact her relationship with Ronnie ended almost two and a half years ago, Katia couldn't help but take a dig at the rockstar.
When asked whether she likes the fact that a member of The Rolling Stones is included in the list of her former flames, the blonde answer seemed to stem from bitter roots.
She said: 'Going out with an older man can be quite different, but he had the mentality of a 15-year-old. He didn’t even teach me to sing.'
Changing the tone from angry ex-girlfriend, she then quipped: 'I still sound like a dead cat!'
Last month it was revealed that Katia had become in engaged to Scottish singer David Arthur, 27, the frontman for indie band Victoria.
The couple, who started dating last year, announced their engagement at a London party.
Attending the launch party of photography firm Fashot in the Sketch restaurant in Mayfair, Katia was pictured flashing a diamond engagement ring on her left hand.
A friend of Katia's told the Sunday Mirror: 'She has completely turned her life round since Ronnie. She now works in a furniture store and is completely loved up with David.'
The full interview is out now in ZOO magazine