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My brand is extremely diverse and can use this to optimize any situation. I grew up in a family business, so I understand the entrepreneurship and discipline it takes for a model to be successful.
Ahyanna Tolbert, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
I started modeling as a freshman in college as part of a university club. I did my first fashion show and then started doing print modeling for Greek life on campus to be published and distributed. I'm passionate about helping others and bringing clarity and perfection to any situation. I want to be an international mogal of a woman like Tyra Banks. I was a "thick" model when I was younger, and it was not a popular or positive outlook as it is now. People told me I was beautiful but could never be a model. I focused on business and photography instead and saw modeling as a faint dream.
Who is your inspiration in life Ahyanna Tolbert? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
I stay inspired as a model when I see young girls who look up to me. I want to be that positive influence in their lives and a "model" of what they can do.
We all make mistakes Ahyanna Tolbert; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I wish I would've pursued my dreams earlier instead of a delayed start based on others opinions.
Ahyanna Tolbert, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
One of the main reasons I have a love for traveling is meeting new people. I love meeting new clients and making those business connections. I have an international business degree so I can carry myself professional and I can listen to directions well and follow them to perfection.
Please tell us, Ahyanna Tolbert, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
Family. Friends. Work. Social life. My family and my boyfriend are my main priorities. If I'm not working myself as a model, I am supporting my boyfriend in his career as a rapper. Social life comes last because most of my friends and family understand I keep a consistently busy schedule.
Ahyanna Tolbert, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I persuaded my team to pick up an account that was outside our normal parameters. This client was not as large or reputable as what we were used to working with. However, I explained to the team that their relationship and disciplined work ethic would pay off in our favor in the long run. Having a meaningful connection is priceless.
Ahyanna Tolbert, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
I've gotten to be a model and work on some amazing projects with large artist like Drake.
Ahyanna Tolbert, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I turned a music video into a photo shoot on the downtime. The surroundings inspired me, and I saw the vision perfectly in my head. I talked to a great photographer, and we got some amazing shots on an impromptu shoot.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Be true to yourself! The most organic you are what reads best while meeting people.