Marina Orlova – Hot for words

This post is about a curious girl from Russia named Marina Orlova who has a website called hot for words. Despite some bias comments in this blog post about her I would give Marina and her blog and Youtube channel HotforWords two thumbs up.  I think she promotes languages and gets people into language learning, I like it and her for her love of languages.

Who is Marina Orlova

Marina Orlova is a Russian girl who studied languages and English in Russia. She has a master’s degree and getting her PhD in the US she is 28, born December 10th 1980.

I respect this girl’s love for languages.  I particularly love her etymological interests.  This is one of my passions also.

What makes her so special? Nothing. She is in my opinion a normal looking (maybe below average) Russian girl.  She is not that pretty in fact.  I am an American living in Eastern Europe and all the girls look like that, well most of them.  And even if not, what does it matter.  Every girl no matter what she looks like is beautiful and a princess. I truly believe this.  The difference is with Marina Orlova is she markets herself well.

People will say are you kidding Mark? Marina is an amazingly sensual Russian girl.  I say not really, she is all marketing, like most stars. However, I live in Eastern Europe.

Marina Orlova created hotforwords

Marina Orlova and YouTube

Marina Orlova is a YouTube hit, I can not deny this. Her Youtube videos have 250 million views, and I am sure those views do not have an interest in languages.

I have some YouTube videos and none of them fly as high as hers, it is because of her looks.

She is one of the all time most popular Youtube actresses.  Her focus is languages. She combines languages with looks.  Hence the title of her website HotForWords. People like this combination of beauty and intelligence.

Марина Орлова has a program and makes a new video twice a week.  I personally find it boring because it is too much cream not enough milk.  However, in all fairness I think part of young and modern Russian culture is Russian girls like to  show up and show off, however, not all of them.  But Whether I am in Egypt or Greece I have observed Russian girls on the beach striking the pose like they are some super model.

My general view  about Marina’s HotforWords

  • Marina Orlova is too flashy for me. Too much make up and looks too artificial.  I can not watch more than five minutes.  Even a few minutes is painful for me to watch on my computer.  I do not like girls who try to be tempting even if it is for show.
  • I prefer simple, humble Russian girls from the countryside, not some post Soviet Moscow girl with fake hair and maybe other parts? Therefore, for me she is annoying because she is the opposite of what I think is sensual in a women.
  • However, Hotforwords does spark one’s interest in the origin, and use of words. Further it is a form of art. Therefore is not all that bad and this is why I would give her and her video blog an other all positive rating.

However, this is me.  You maybe different.  I like humble and normal.  She puts herself out there as some blonde symbol of Aphrodite. I understand it is business so I will not knock her.  Further, she is not doing any hard but in fact promoting language learning.

The people have spoken and she is a hit on YouTube so I recommend you watch her videos and evaluate it for yourself.  I would be curious about your feedback, so leave me a comment.

I think YouTube by the way is great entertainment but in now way a good way to learn a language, it is too showy and chaotic.  Maybe if your a child its good exposure to languages but not for serious study.

How Marina Orlova and HotForWord got started

I would have imaged she got a student Visa to study in the US. However,  she is running a rather large profitable website so I do not how she does it. The USA is not just giving out Visas or green cards or citizenship, just because you look good.

It appears she has organized a limited partnership called HotForWords, LLC in of all places Beverly Hills, CA.  Therefore I think the is more to the story than some simple Russian girl who has a passion for words. I imagine she has a sponsor.  Perhaps she start by her self but at this point there are people behind the operation and it is a well thought out well planned honey pot.

I imagine she meet someone who helped her out.  However, I do not have this information. Her website is filled with professional contact information. She like a teacher is very well-organized.

Is Marina Orlova married?

I think no, I think she is single. If you have any further information on the subject let me know. I also at this juncture she is done with her University degree. I think she has many guys that will try to marry her, but in my opinion a girl like that will marry some dark hair business guy in a civil marriage.  This is my prediction.

Russian girls do want a family and love so at some level almost anyone could win her heart, but I think she is a post communist soviet girl who does not care too much about religion and fairy-tale ideals.  This is why I think it is will be some American businessman.

Hot for words is Marina Orlova’s idea

Hot for words and languages

I do not think you will really learn much from this site.  But what this site does is get you interested in languages.  Languages are fun.  I like Marina think etymology is an important part of language learning. She has a book out. It is filled with phrase origins and suggestive puns.

It is not a serious book, just more for fun with a lot of pictures of herself. Can you learn anything from Hot for words?  Yes I think so, but just basic random facts about the English language. It is very high schoolish.   To activate your passive vocabulary you need to be more proactive than watching vocabulary and dictionary lessons from a philologist – teacher of English. Unless you want entertainment it is better to get a more serious book on English or etymology and then buy a calendar of beautiful Russian women.

Is Marina Orlova like Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk? Nothing similar.  Marina is a showman or should I say show girl.  Alexandra is a family girl who looks pretty and has lots of humility.  Alexandra is a genius.  She is a world chess champion. Alexandra really believes in the game. On the other hand, Marina just has books smarts and is marketing herself as a female geek from Moscow.

HotForWords and Marina is in the USA for the weather

This may be true or may be false. In Europe we have Crimea and the Greek Islands.  Marina – Hot for words is in the USA to make a name for herself or maybe at least because it is fun for her.  I love living in Europe as I am an American, she likes living in the USA because she is from Russia and it is fun for her to experience something new. So this is the reason she says she stayed in the USA, but I think half the world would like to stay in the USA, I think somehow there is information she is not telling us on hot for words.

My conclusion is it is worth looking at Marina’s language blog, at least for fun.

107 Replies to “Marina Orlova – Hot for words”

  1. Here are a few (quite recent tweets):

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    Focus on what you do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.

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    She forgot to add that “being lucky” and “having met the right people at the right place in the right time” are also at the forefront…

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    Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

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    Alright, Marina. But what is the “real you”? 😉

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    The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

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    Well, I seriously doubt that Charles Como was
    invisible 😉

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    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

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    Yeah, sure. If you have a few influential guys that get you out of your difficulties…

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    Work to live, don’t live to work. Life’s too short.

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    I seriously doubt she would have said that if she had still worked as a nanny.

  2. Here’s a tweet that pretty much tells it all:

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    Glenn Arcaro ‏ @glennarcaro

    @hotforwords looking 4 a face It’s called “Hottest Girl Ever”@SmokinHotPR is a friend. connected me wit you. on.fb.me/tY691 is my FB

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  3. I read over everyone’s comments and have to admit Holger, Bill and Doug you 3 must have no life. Marina is a sweet girl and has made a fortune with her YouTube videos. The three of you (Holger) especially are typing back and forth about specifics in her life for what reason? What does it matter to you? Are you obsessed fans or just 3 guys that get no attention from women? I’ve had the chance to meet and hang out with Marina through a friend of a friend in LA and have nothing to say about her except good things. You guys are criticizing her on-screen personality as if it were her in real life?? This is how she makes her money dumb asses! Have you ever heard of a real life vs TV personality??

    Who cares if her last name is Orlova or Rodina? Who cares if she had plastic surgery? Who cares if she has a boyfriend? She came from Russia with nothing and has probably made more money in 4 years then you d-bags have made your whole life combined! What kind of loser has time to study someones life so closely and speculate on if that person has had Botox, implants etc?? How dare you criticize someone who provides you free videos! If you don’t like what she says or who’s she is DONT WATCH!! Simple enough. You didn’t pay for her content.

    Holger you have to be the dorkiest guy I’ve ever seen! You definitely spend most of your time alone jerking off! Doug If I was her I’d delete you from my personal FB friends as well. If you make comments that she doesnt like she has every right to remove you. Its her personal page. Youre studying her pics to see where she spent Christmas and holidays at? Loser. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. Get a life. You think people in Hollywood are they way they are in real life versus on camera? What century do you live in?

    1. @Jason Schmidt:

      > I read over everyone’s comments and have to
      > admit Holger, Bill and Doug you 3 must have no > life.

      Wrong assumption. I know it’s easy to get that impression as I admittedly have submitted the most comments, but that was simply because I got fed up with every journalist claiming the same (false) story about Marina, even though there were obvious contradictions.

      > Marina is a sweet girl and has made a fortune > with her YouTube videos.

      So, what precisely is so “sweet” about her? Of course, she’s made a fortune. Charles Como took care of that.

      Since we’re talking about YT vids: you can certainly tell me why she continues to rebroadcast old vids instead of broadcasting new ones, can’t you?

      > The three of you (Holger) especially are
      > typing back and forth about specifics in her
      > life for what reason?

      Because we’re not that superficial to judge a woman only by her “sweetness”?

      Since you said you’ve read the comments you should actually know the reason. For me, the reason is that I can’t stand dishonesty in conjunction with a totally contradictory behavior. You should’ve been able to figure that out from my comments.

      > What does it matter to you? Are you obsessed
      > fans or just 3 guys that get no attention from
      > women?

      It matters because she (Marina) doesn’t give credit where credit is due. Have you ever heard her mention Charles Como at all (or read about it in an interview)? I haven’t. True “stars”, however, DO give credit where credit is due and/or are just more modest (Phil Collins is just coming to my mind as an example).

      The people truly obsessed with Marina are Bill O’Reilly and Elliot Mintz.

      Why is Bill O’Reilly applying double standards in the sense of never having criticized Marina at all (contrary to everybody else appearing on the Factor)?

      > I’ve had the chance to meet and hang out with > Marina through a friend of a friend in LA and > have nothing to say about her except good
      > things.

      So, what are these good things, in particular?

      > You guys are criticizing her on-screen
      > personality as if it were her in real life??
      > This is how she makes her money dumb asses!
      > Have you ever heard of a real life vs TV
      > personality??

      If you had read our comments CAREFULLY, it should’ve been obvious to you that it’s not only her on-screen personality we’re criticizing.

      What she makes her money with is just some sort of fakery (and a guy like Charles Como that took care of setting up the HFW LLC business, being responsible for the HFW book, introducing her to other influential media people, etc.)

      Yes, I’ve heard of the difference (and I’m quite sure Doug and Bill have, too).

      > Who cares if her last name is Orlova or
      > Rodina? Who cares if she had plastic surgery? > Who cares if she has a boyfriend?

      Those that are

      a) interested in honesty and
      b) that her “career” has largely been a result of fake stories

      DO care.

      > She came from Russia with nothing and has
      > probably made more money in 4 years then you
      > d-bags have made your whole life combined!

      Yeah, right. Anybody being marketed by a guy like Charles Como can. Apart from that, I’ve got to ask myself why the amount of money somebody has earned is that important to you?

      To me, honesty is more important than merely earning money. I’ve mentioned a few examples of women that are truly intelligent, look good in a natural way, and earn their money in an honest manner.

      > What kind of loser has time to study someones > life so closely and speculate on if that
      > person has had Botox, implants etc??

      The kind of “loser” who doesn’t stop googling right after the first page? The kind of “loser” that actually starts to THINK after having watched the first three vids? The kind of “loser” that starts to wonder why the image of her show in Vanguard (in which she appeared under a different name) was reused in in (at least) one of her vids she makes her money with?

      Besides, Bill was right about the implants. It’s obvious from the pictures.

      Get the point?

      > How dare you criticize someone who provides
      > you free videos! If you don’t like what she
      > says or who’s she is DONT WATCH!! Simple
      > enough. You didn’t pay for her content.

      You don’t seem to get the main point. I’m interested in what she says, but I (and probably a few others as well) want to know where she obtained the information from. She doesn’t mention that. A real linguist would be aware of the fact that sources need to be cited/mentioned.

      Besides, you’re saying that just because her (and everybody else’s) YT vids are free, she may not be criticized by anybody??? What kind of attitude is that towards criticism?

      > Holger you have to be the dorkiest guy I’ve
      > ever seen! You definitely spend most of your
      > time alone jerking off!

      *ROFL*

      You’ve probably never read the comments on quite a few of her YT vids, right? These are the guys that are REALLY jerking off to her vids, not me :-)))

      > Doug If I was her I’d delete you from my
      > personal FB friends as well.

      Why???

      > If you make comments that she doesnt like she
      > has every right to remove you.

      Again, you don’t get the point. Doug hasn’t denied her the right to block and/or remove him. However, Doug questioned why she decided to block him without any prior warning and without having answered his questions as to why she decided to do it.

      > Its her personal page.

      Right. And if you insist on keeping something personal, just don’t ever publish it on the net. It’s as simple as that. This does not only apply to her personal page, but also certain pics, comments, whatever.

      Marina has been around on the net for quite some time now, so she should be aware of that. However, if I read tweets of her like

      “My Twitter account got hacked…”

      I doubt that she’s really computer literate.

      > Youre studying her pics to see where she spent
      > Christmas and holidays at?

      Doug just looked at the pics and realized that contrary to what she claims, she’s not single. I’m quite sure he didn’t “study” her pics to check out where she spent her Christmas vacation.

      > Loser. You guys should be ashamed of
      > yourselves.

      For what reason, if I may ask?

      >Get a life.

      Same to you.

      > You think people in Hollywood are
      > they way they are in real life versus on
      > camera? What century do you live in?

      No, we don’t. We’re just aware of the fact that real “Hollywood stars” mention the people responsible for their success.

      Again, statements like these prove that you haven’t read the comments carefully enough, despite claiming the opposite.

  4. Jason, I must have to say you’re way off base here dude. You made Doug’s point for him. He was saying, who gives a fuck if she has a boyfriend!? why doesn’t she just come the fuck out and say it? I’ve seen the pictures too, my cousin is FB friends with her and he’s showed me those pics and others. Why post the pics if she doesn’t want them on the net for people to see them? She plays on the fact that she wants guys to think she’s single dude. Whats wrong with telling the truth and being honest?? You say that if this is how she makes her money then you have to admit it’s a pretty shitty way to make a living, by lieing to people(men) to get their attention? Common now…You say she’s a sweet girl but then you imply that she is not how she seems. Make up your mind asshole. “You think people in Hollywood are they way they are in real life versus on camera? What century do you live in?” So what the fuck are you saying here man?? What is wrong with being a real honest person??? There are plenty of celebrities that do this. What century do you live in? I don’t think Doug was saying anything other then the truth dude. I don’t know Marian from Adam but use some common sense here man. Do you think that by making your comments here make any difference at all?? The truth is the truth. Who do you think you are!? Just because you met her once you think you know her? Karma is a bitch. She wants men to watch her and talk about her and obsess over her. That is how she makes her money. The longer guys like this and you talk about her and care about this the longer she remains relevent. Common now man.

  5. Jason you must be one of those guys who hopes if Marina sees this post she’ll tell you how great you are & how she rembers the one time she met you! You reaffirmed all of my points in your post. Like I said, who cares if she has a boyfriend dumbass! I don’t understand why she isn’t honest about this. Fuckin read the posts before you comment. You like to assume things dude. You must have met her once & got a hard on for her & have been trying to get to hang out with her since. You’re probably hoping that she’ll read your comments & ask you to hang out. LOL. Keep wishing buddy, she’ll call you real soon. And I don’t understand what the money thing has to do with anything? You have alot of time too to go back through those posts & comment yourself. Oh and, lol, yeah ok I’m ashamed of myself for telling the truth & watching You Tube videos. HAHA. You got me to feel bad about myself now, good work. Marina will reward you, maybe even make a post here for you. Keep up the good work dear student. I like Marina as much as the next guy. But don’t make it sound like she’s sweet & innocent & completely vulnerable. She knows exactly what she’s doing. I’m just asking why she isn’t honest with her fans? They don’t care any way. The are pics are out there dude. Your post doesn’t explain anything except trying to make people feel so badly about themselves. I think you did a good job, good work dumb ass.

  6. Although I am a fan (not so much anymore since she doesnt put out new vids), I will be the first to admit that I am not blind to the person. I know two people who went to her book signing and they both commented on how she is self congratulatory and completely phoney. By the latter, they emphasized that she fake laughs all the time. You can see this in interviews as well. This may be an extension of her public persona. Whether or not she is like this among close friends, I dont know, and I care even less. I enjoyed her at the height of her fame, but now her star seems to be fading, and I am losing interest accordingly.

    Holger, I don’t know if I would say that Elliot Mintz is obsessed with her. He is her spokesperson and it is his job to make her look extraordinary. I have no doubt that whatever he says about her is thanks to Marina’s dollar. Undoubtedly, he would claim otherwise, but a thinking person would know the truth.

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