This year, the country's most famous musical project turns 16! Where did the soloists of the Tutsi group disappear, and which of the Fabrika members refused to work with the producers after the show ended? BeautyHack has 15 stories of the most famous manufacturers.
Sasha is a graduate of the first "Star Factory" and has been singing in the "Factory" group, formed during the show, for 15 years. The most famous girls' song "About Love" was recorded in 2003. By the way, the director of the video was Fyodor Bondarchuk.
Since then, Sasha managed to record several hits ("The sea is calling", "I'm not guilty", "The lights are on"), become the host of a television show about fencing and marry actor Kirill Safonov. The couple have been together for 8 years and with enviable regularity dispels rumors of parting - for evidence that the guys are doing fine, look for Sasha's Instagram profile, where she has 588 thousand fans!
Sati left the Fabrika group in 2010, deciding to focus on her solo career. In an interview with BeautyHack, Sati said that leaving the project was a turning point for her: “I realized that my work doesn’t satisfy me, it doesn’t make me really happy. Then there were different periods, I even wanted to sing only mantras and completely abandon the direction of pop music. But I was able to find a compromise and agree with myself, mainly thanks to my spiritual mentor, who told me: “It doesn't matter what you sing. It is important how you do it. People feel the message that comes from your heart. " For six years, the girl has been doing yoga, starts the morning with meditation and gave up animal products. Last year, Sati married Italian photographer Stefano Tiozzo in a lavish wedding in Piedmont.and then repeating it in North Ossetia. Follow the couple's everyday life in the singer's vlogs and on her Instagram page.
In May 2018, Lena became the first artist in Russia to receive her own Apple note. An impressive achievement, because now the girl is on the same list as Justin Timberlake, Drake and Eminem. It all started in 2003, when Lena got into the project "Star Factory-2", sang the famous hit "Run" and at the invitation of Maxim Fadeev became a member of the group "SEREBRO". In 2007, the project represented Russia at Eurovision and took third place. In 2014, the girl left the group, took up a solo career, and a year later gave birth to a daughter, Alexandra. By the way, 3-year-old Sasha already has her own Instagram profile, which is slightly inferior in popularity to her mother's, but adored by Lenin's subscribers.
Open to experiments (ready to shave her head for the sake of filming a decent film), self-confident, athletic mother of two children - this is how we know and love Polina now. But after participating in the show "Star Factory-2" in 2003, the singer surprised her fans by refusing to cooperate with producer Maxim Fadeev, and went into the shadows as the winner of the project. But already in 2005, Polina returned to the stage and began recording hit after hit. "Lullaby", "I will never forgive you", "Who, why?", "Ask the clouds", "The play is over." And the last clip of the girl "Above the Head" has already been watched by 3 million people!
In the project "Star Factory-4" Alexa came at the age of 16, where she noted the song "Where are you" and relations with Timati (in 2006 the guys even recorded a joint track "When you are near").
Now the girl does not perform, but is actively blogging on Instagram and developing her own jewelry brand Aleksa Jewelry.
Now the winner of the "Star Factory-5" starred in the TV series "Awesome Crew" on STS, prepares for the release of a new album "Smilies" and brings up her three-year-old daughter Lydia. “With the advent of my daughter, I found a real meaning in life. It's not that I didn't have it before her - it's a little different. Only mom, probably, can understand what it means to find the real meaning of life and boundless love. I had no idea what you could feel at all. What is love? It was very easy for me to find the answer to this question on the day I became a mother,”Victoria said in an interview with BeautyHack.
Rita Dakota got to the "Star Factory-7" at the age of 17, having arrived in Moscow from Minsk. This is how the career of one of the most popular Russian performers began today. After the end of the project, Rita terminated the contract with the producers and created her own rock group Monroe, which you could hear, for example, at the Nashestvie festival. Now the girl performs solo, maintains one of the most popular Instagram profiles in Russia and, together with another member of the "Factory" Vlad Sokolovsky, brings up baby Mia.
Natalia Podolskaya from Belarusian Mogilev moved to Moscow in 2004 for two projects: first she became a participant in the fifth Star Factory, and immediately after the end of the project she began to prepare for a performance at the Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Russia. In the memorable 2005, Natalya met her future husband, Vladimir Presnyakov Jr. Five years later, the couple legalized the relationship, and after another five - in 2015 - they became the parents of their son Artemy. The 3-year-old is the protagonist of the singer's Instagram profile.
What the performer of the main St. Petersburg anthem of the third "Star Factory" "Well hello, Peter" is doing now, you can find out on Instagram. Julia continues to record songs, and this spring she even arranged a solo concert in Nice, where she was supported by her colleagues from the "Factory" Nikita Malinin and Alexander Kireev. And also brings up a five-year-old son Sasha.
Success came to Irina before the "Star Factory". She sang in the group "Girls", created by Igor Matvienko. Teens of the early 2000s sang their famous song "Mom Spoke" for several years. At the "Star Factory" in 2004, Irina received all the prizes. Firstly, it took first place in the project. And secondly, right during the show, she married Roman Chernitsyn, the lead singer of the PLAZMA group. Two years later, the couple had a son, Artem. The marriage did not work out, which cannot be said about the singer's career. Now Irina is actively performing and pleases one million fans on Instagram.
Another permanent member of the Fabrika group, which has not left the project since its foundation in 2002. Now Irina is developing a second musical project - the indie pop group TONEVA, for which she has already written 8 singles. The girl is a vegetarian, is engaged in modern dances and has an Instagram about creativity and personal life. Since 2017, Irina has been married to Ukrainian dancer Alexei Brizha.
Now Anastasia's Instagram profile contains several classes - an actress, director, singer, student of the New York Film Academy. And 15 years ago, her career began in the fourth season of "Star Factory", where the girl sang as part of the "Banda" group along with Timati and Dominik Joker. At the age of 17, the singer married director Rezo Gigineshvili and a couple of years later gave birth to a daughter, Maria. The marriage did not work out, but last year Nastya married the American actor Miguel Angel Lara.
The participant of the fourth "Star Factory" and the cousin of another manufacturer Maria Rzhevskaya does not lead an active social life, but is enthusiastically engaged in creativity. After the end of the project, Ksenia graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theater Institute, became a participant in the Last Hero show and voiced Gabriella Montez in High School Musical.
Irina became famous after participating in the third "Star Factory" and the hit "Change". The girl chose a career in a music group and in 2004 became a member of the Tutsi project. Together with her colleagues at the "Factory" Irina released two albums, and then took up solo work. In May, the girl released a new single "I will always love you", which we learned from Instagram.
Remember the romantic duet of young Masha Weber and Nikita Malinin at the third "Star Factory"? Immediately after the project, Masha joined the Tutsi group, and then preferred a family to her career and started raising her son Oscar. Now he is 10 years old, and Maria got married again (the relationship with the child's father did not work out) and took up creativity. Follow her progress on Instagram.