Next Set of Related Ideas. Rachel — October 8, — Business. Marina Orlova became an online sensation when she created Hot for Words. Seemingly simple, and yet Marina Orlova has a way of making words, well, hot. Here she talks about the role of cool hunting in her work. How did you start Hot for Words and what motivates you to continue?
In she started an online series of videos for a personal finance website Bankrate. She wanted to do something creative, or improve her English skills and to prepare for her Ph. D;  she was then sent to a small town near San Francisco and worked as a nanny for a working family with two children. A year later she moved to Hollywood , where she attempted to start a career in modelling. She has two degrees in philology  and taught English and world literature to high school students in Moscow before moving to the United States to pursue further education. The theme of Orlova's website and YouTube videos, which begin with the tagline "Intelligence is Sexy," is tracing the origins of English words; some of her entries focus on everyday words such as " irony " and " OK ," while others address lengthy and rarely used words such as " floccinaucinihilipilification " and " antidisestablishmentarianism. Orlova appeared on the cover of the November issue of the wine, beer and spirits publication Mutineer Magazine ,  applying her word explanations to common beverage words.
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In she started an online series of videos for a personal finance website Bankrate. She worked at a shop for a year before applying to an international recruitment program. She wanted to do something creative, or improve her English skills and to prepare for her Ph.