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Asia. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
I was in the US Air Force for six years and was honourably discharged Jun 2016. After separating because I had great training under my belt and beauty, I took on modeling and acting. For the past year, I've worked as a fit and petite model. I'm an all around entertainer that know I'm destined for greatness.
I sing, act, and model. I've had the opportunity to work alongside well-known actors and producers such as Keke Palmer, Tyler Perry, and Irv Gotti. I've sung the National Anthem at WNBA Basketball Game Atlanta Dream vs Phoenix Mercury Hoops to Troops July 2016.
I'm a people person and I enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people. I'm a social butterfly and can pick up on things real quick. If I'm on your project you're guaranteed to get top notch performance.
Lastly, I madly love art in any display. Pictures, architecture, sculptures, the literature and bonding with nature.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Asia. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I'm like a chameleon I can adapt to any location/setting. Instead of being afraid and not knowing what to do in frighten or complicated situations I take on whatever is in front of me and work it like a champ. I'm very easy-going, if there's a problem I don't work them out prematurely I let them sort themselves out, but at the same token I'm very proactive in getting things done promptly.
Asia, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is actually for others. I care so deeply for others feelings and how they see beauty and I want to show that in my work of modeling. When they see my work I want them to see beauty in all of its elements.
My aspiration in life is the needy. They don't see life as others do. They see life of how they make it. If we all focused on our internal what makes us a human being I think life would be a better place. I love to see life for what makes up life such as love, art, true happiness, beauty etc . instead of material things.
I started as a model by watching entertainers before me such as Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and always wanting to imitate what they do ever since I was a little girl. I just want to be an all around entertainer. Show people that it's your gifts that make room for you. We all have a gift but it's up to us to figure out what those gifts are and manifest in them.
Who is your inspiration in life Asia? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is my daughter. Every part of me is an example to her. If I tell her she could be anything in life that she wants to be I must show her through my actions. I keep inspired by spending time with her. Every moment with her reminds me that I'm not just doing this for myself, but for her and every other little girl in the world that inspires to be something great in life.
We all make mistakes Asia, 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.
Actually, I don't have anything I wish I could take back because that means it taught me something and I learned from that situation. I can recall not having experience in something that I really wanted to do and it made me feel bad because I dislike not knowing. I took it upon myself to practice and get more familiar with the things I didn't know so if that situation arise I won't be in the blindside. There's always opportunity for growth and learning new things.
Asia ,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 like to prioritize by always being 10-15 minutes early than the call time. I like being prepared and going the extra mile to make sure all of my things are in order. If I'm working with multiple people I like to go to each individual to see what they require from me to get a feel of what I need to prepare for.
Please tell us Asia, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
There are times when I have to put away my own desires for others. If a model call time is 6am I prepare the night before so that I could be up and ready to go and still get to the event 10-15 minutes early.
Asia, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
During a Fashion Show things can be hectic and all models are fast as lighting when it comes to getting dressed for their next scene. The event coordinator thought it was easy when they've actually never done it before so they're getting upset because some models weren't getting dressed fast enough. I told them the best way to do it is to have all looks ready for each individual model so that they could know what to put on next and also have someone assigned to that model to help assist with getting dressed it helps run a more smooth show.
Asia 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 to everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment being a model is being a host on Keke Palmer's Love Is The Gag Snapchat. I often get told that I look like Keke Palmer and I've always admired her work and her love for others. One day I got to host her snapchat and do act of kindness to people in my city while people all over the world viewed the snap. It was the best moment of my life and I got a chance to meet her as well.
Asia, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
In modeling I love to get into character and have the chance to act as someone else. It was exciting because you get a chance to imitate someone else for a shoot the difficult part is you can't be yourself. I love modeling because you can be anything you want to be and flourish with it.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?
Don't believe when others tell you, you can't do something. Always believe in yourself first. Don't doubt because doubt is nothing but fear and when you fear you're telling yourself you can't do it. I was told I couldn't audition for America's Next Top Model because I was too short. I made it all the way to the interview stage and didn't make the cut only because they wasn't cutting the height requirement. So let that be the example to you that you could do anything you put your mind to and have the faith that you can do it.
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'm always looking for new things I could do and who I could collaborate with. It would be a great honor and privilege to collaborate with Model Citizen, Elle, Essence Festival, Nike, Vogue, Tyra Banks and anyone who is willing to give my heart and passion for modeling a chance. I would work with anyone who share the same love and compassion for what they do. I'm forever grateful for all opportunities.
Now for the best part Asia! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
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