How Sexy Contortionist Marina Mazepa Turned Her ‘AGT’ Fame Into Success!

Jill O'Rourke
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Remember Marina Mazepa, the Ukrainian contortionist and dancer who made it to the quarterfinals of AGT Season 14? It turns out she’s doing pretty well for herself after being eliminated from the show.

Marina has been posting about her life on Instagram, and recently spoke with TMZ about what she’s been up to. She’s got a successful boyfriend, a flourishing modeling career, and a movie on the way!

Who Is Marina Mazepa’s Boyfriend?

The 22-year-old was spotted by TMZ in September. She and her boyfriend were in a Rolls Royce SUV. When asked how she ended up in such a nice car, she jokingly responded, “I just met this guy.”

She was referring to Ted Skillet, real name Ted Dhanik, who was formerly the “vice president of fun and strategic marketing” at MySpace. In the TMZ video, he even calls himself “one of the MySpace guys.” He currently has 2.9 million Instagram followers.

It looks like the pair have been dating for a while now, as they have Instagram photos together going all the way back to last year.

What Has Marina Been Doing Since ‘AGT’?

Since leaving AGT, Marina Mazepa has frequently posted photos from her career as a model. She’s represented by the agency State Management, and has posed for several photo shoots with photographers like Tony Duran and Allen Zaki. She’s even worked with brands like Nike and YSL.

Marina is also getting into the acting business. TMZ asked what her plans were post-AGT, and she responded that she’s “in a movie.” She recently posted Instagram Stories from the set of the film, which she says will be out in a year. Based on her behind-the-scenes footage, it looks like she’s playing a cyborg.

In August, she also appeared in a video on photographer Jordan Matter’s YouTube channel, in which she goes about her day in contortion. The video has nearly 3 million views, so Marina is definitely getting exposure. We can’t wait to see where her career takes her.

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit