Today we introduce you fresh face model Asia Anderson. An exotic new face from Prodigy Model Management, this New Jersey native has a passion for fashion and travel. Asia’s passion led her to travel to South Africa where she graced the pages of South African GLAMOUR, Destiny Magazine, and Soul Magazine to name a few. She also took Cape Town Fashion week by storm in walking over 30 shows. Now with a strong new look, Asia is ready to walk NYFW and come September and it will be game on.
1. How did you become a model, and what was your first break?
Well I had got scouted when I was 15, and I wasn’t really interested because I was a tomboy but I wanted to try. But my momma said no. School first then afterwards you can do what you want.
2. How do you keep fit, what is your training routine and menu?
Keeping fit…I would have to thank the lovely streets and subway steps of NYC. My menu, I watch what I eat because I have G.E.R.D but I love my cakes, cookies, candies, and anything sweet I can have.
3. How do you define your style and what your favorite store to shop?
My style is very simple, yet boy-esque and chic at the same time. I LIVE for urban outfitters and walmart when I’m home. I can always get the best men’s tees for like $3 and I cut them up. So it’s hot!
4. What are your main interests & hobbies?
Main interest is succeeding, staying grounded, and enjoying life to the fullest. Hobbies, I’m like a house rat lol I like to be around my family, party with my friends, make people laugh, and work with my mime ministry.
5. What is the one fashion item that you can’t live without?
I really don’t have one thing that I can’t live without. If I can make my iPhone count then we have a winner
6. What is your favorite place in New York?
I don’t have a favorite place in new York.
I don’t know if you have enough space for what I’m about to say lol so I’ll keep it short and sweet. I love Joan smalls and I’m just going to leave it like that. Girl is a POWERHOUSE! Shes a baby of great management. Favorite designers balmain, Alexander Wang, prada, and altuzarra.
8. Which fashion magazines do you like to read?
To be honest I barely rarely READ any magazines. Now I will look at all the pictures lol
9. What’s your fashion mantra?
10. Out of all of the photos the photographers took of you, which is your favorite and why?
My favorite photo, hmmm good question, I would have to say a test I did and I had nude eyebrows and a nude lip. Those pictures were everything and it was a great team working with manny roman.
I would have to say the traveling and meeting so many great people is the most rewarding part about modeling. An it’s unexpected always. You never know who/what you may have to be.
12. What do you dislike about modeling?
Haha as much as the traveling is fun it’s also a bit lonesome. I’m very attached to my family but I think they go thru Asia withdrawal before I start missing them
My best advice I can give to any model is be you and stay encouraged. This is a hard industry and at times all you have is yourself so always believe that you can do whatever it is you want to do and don’t change for anybody because at the end of the day you have to go to bed with yourself and nobody else.
14. Who are some of your favorite fashion photographers?
Steven Meisel, Ellen Von Unwerth, and txema Yeste just to name a few
Fashion to me is self expression. You can say so much without saying anything at all!
16. What distinguishes a good model from a bad one?
I believe a great model sets herself from others is by her energy, attitude, work ethic, and behavior. All this says who you are and what you about, an if you do all this well you are setting yourself up in a great way.
Modeling changed how I viewed myself and that’s a major aspect. It really has made me believe in myself more and more then I ever have! It takes so much to just keep striving to get to where you need to go and it also helped me realize that a great support system can take you a long way
18. what’s inspire you in life as a person?
My family, manager, and my friends inspire me so much, because without them I wouldn’t even be writing this. They make me want to work on the moon and bring it back to them because they push so much for me.
19. what’s the dream project you fantasize to do?
I fantasize about so much, lol, I don’t know if it’s walking runway shows in Paris, Milan, NYC, or London. Or booking a campaign, shooting for a big magazine, working with top people in the industry. I just think booking good jobs is my fantasy because I’m thankful more then thankful for every little thing that’s came my way and coming my way.
20. through out your modeling career so far what is the best memory you have?
Best memory to date, my haircut! You never know how good change can be unless you try.
21. where do you see yourself in 10 years?
10 years I see myself as a brand. If not modeling, I like to work creatively at shoots and styling. So I’m not sure where the Asia takeover will be but in 10 years it will be good!
22. This one is optional: Do you want to share anything with the viewers that nobody knows?
Hahaha I like to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches even though sometimes im slightly allergic to peanuts
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