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I feel I am unique because I am a current competitive dancer & former competitive gymnast in addition to acting & modelling. This background enables me to bring unique movement and poses to the camera.
Antajha, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is dancing & modelling. I also enjoy acting and aspire to be in the entertainment industry as a professional dancer one day. I got started in modelling online and was contacted to be a brand rep for several companies. Iâ€™m a fitness model for Condition Addiction Clothing currently. I am represented by the Colleen Bell agency, and always looking for new opportunities.
Who is your inspiration in life Antajha? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life comes from God and my family. I stay inspired by other professionals in the industry and do everything I can to learn from the best. This includes taking weekly acting classes, and master classes in dance & on-camera acting from professional dancers & actors.
We all make mistakes Antajha; 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.
Being a young teen working with adults, there was a time when I wished I would have offered a little more of my creativity during a shoot. I respect all adults and take direction well but have since learned it's ok to bring more of myself and personal creativity without compromising the vision of the client.
Antajha, 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 always ensure the client's vision, and the timeline is my top priority. Each job is as equally important as the next, so I prioritise based on the client's schedule, working each job in order of the shoot dates.
Please tell us Antajha, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Because I dance & act in addition to modelling there have been times I had to finish a shoot, eat and change in the car in order to attend training on time. Another time I was requested at an audition the same day as a musical production dress rehearsal, so I met with a stand-in and taught them my role so that my peers wouldn't have to run the show without my character. There have also been times where I needed to have multiple hairstyles within a short period, and I'm always thinking of quick & creative ways to accomplish hair and quick changes most effectively.
Antajha, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Well, I don't think I would ever insist on my way at work. I see it as my job to make the client's vision come to life. There are times though when I will create a pose or movement that wasn't requested of me, usually during a break or between shots just to offer other things the client maybe hadn't considered, and that way they have the option to include it or not and either way I'm not compromising the desires of the client or their time.
Antajha, 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?
One of my proudest moments is when I took two days of master classes in video shoots, on-camera acting, dancing and more from some of the best professional dancers, choreographers, and actors in the industry and at the end of the convention, I was awarded a scholarship. Another time I won an award from a professional artist for my acting for being most committed to the character.
Antajha, 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 used to dread improv and have grown to love it. It still makes me a little nervous because I always want to bring something the client loves, but I really like the creative freedom I'm allowed when a client allows me to improve expressions and movements.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
I would say to do it for the love and passion of it. If you love it you will always enjoy it whether you are booking jobs or not, the audition itself will help you grow and continue doing what you love. I would also say don't have any expectations, be prepared for the unexpected and always be yourself.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am always looking for new opportunities that are age appropriate, and that will contribute to my growth and exposure in the industry.
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