Annisa Smith
United States
State / Region
New York

I graduated with a bachelors degree in history from Hunter College. I also have a background in the fashion industry in which I worked at Loro Piana for 5yrs and then at Ralph Lauren for another 5yrs. 

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos? (12 more interview questions).

Our readers would love to get to know you more Annisa. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I am from the island of Dominica and I love to inspire others to follow their dreams

Annisa, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

I am passionate about other people. I have a really big heart. I've always wanted to be in the modeling industry but didn't think that I had what it took to become one and 2yrs ago I got the courage and decided to quit my full-time job of 5yrs to pursue it and this was the best decision I could've ever made. I couldn't be happier

Who is your inspiration in life Annisa? How do you keep inspired?

My grandmother is my inspiration. She keeps me inspired because she sacrificed so much to raise 10 children and 3 grandchildren afterward. I was one of the 3 

We all make mistakes Annisa, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Honestly, I haven't experienced anything I've regretted. I don't believe in regrets because I believe that everything we've done is something that we believed was the right thing at that moment and either way we learn and grow from it

Annisa, 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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?

I make sure that I understand what is needed and execute the order received 

Please tell us Annisa, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

Balancing a part-time job and running to castings or bookings can get really tricky when it comes to prioritizing but I am dedicated to my craft and it comes first 

Annisa, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I pretty much let them see how passionate I am about my craft

Annisa please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Goodness yes there are so many and it's a tie between being part of Beyonce's 2016 performance and having my first national billboard 

Annisa, 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'm always being creative with my work and it's always exciting to challenge myself 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

Believe in yourself even if no one else does and always remember one person no is another persons yes

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes of course! I'd love to do some beauty with CoverGirl or Maybelline or some incredible designer 

Now for the best part Annisa! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer Geoff Marshal


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