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If you look at my Instagram or website, you'll see that my work is very vast. I don't like to stick in one lane, and I'm always looking to create, and do something new. Bridal, beauty, street style, you name it- I've done it.
Anita, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I started out as a girl obsessed with clothes. I would put outfits on and make my sister take photos of me out in our backyard. It was so much fun that I started looking for professionals to work with. I aspire to be like Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha.
Who is your inspiration in life Anita? How do you keep inspired?
Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model is what started it for me. I had been "modelling" before, but the more episodes I watched, the more I yearned to do things as creative, as wild.
We all make mistakes Anita; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I had a shoot I had planned: stylist, hair and makeup, photographer...everything. One thing led to another, and I overslept and ended up no showing to the shoot. It took me over a week to finally woman up and email the team with an apology; it ate at me for months and months.
Anita, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I start by not saying yes to a project I don't think I can do. I like to stay spontaneous, but there are still certain things I couldn't see myself doing. I usually start planning, outfits, locations, and a team to work with before I even receive the items I'm advertising to have options once they arrive.
Please tell us, Anita, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Working for Jord Watches was one of my toughest collaborations as the required the most interaction. It called for five social media posts, on top of a blog post. To keep the five photos spicy I did two different shots and three different outfits.
Anita, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I don't think I've ever needed to convince someone at work to see things my way, I've been lucky enough to work with great people.
Anita, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
The very first moment I was able to walk into a Barnes n Noble, pick up a magazine, flip through the pages and see myself in there! I was able to be a part of a styled bridal shoot that was published in Munaluchi Bride. Before then I had only been in online magazines. This was the first time I could say I was published.
Anita, 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 was recently able to shoot with a horse. I had seen photos of fashion shoots with a beautiful horse but never knew someone with one. I ventured onto Facebook, asked around, found a lady. It was about a month of driving 20 minutes to talk and play with the horse-Rock in hopes of him cooperating the day of the shoot. All those visits were worth it the day of. He was snuggling on me, and the photos turned out so well!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Try and try again. Ask because you never knew what people would say. I hear so many people say they're scared to ask a photographer, or makeup artist to work with them. Go for it!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes! I am always looking to work with different companies. Anything fashion, fitness fashion related and I'm in.
I wanted to show my versatility, but I could send multiple photos from one shoot in consideration to be on the cover! I also didn't know about a video; I'd love to make one this weekend to submit. Photographers: Rachel Davis, Anna Peters, Mary Webb, Sennia Kyle, Sara Olivia, Whiskers and Willow, Mack Sylvester