FRESH CROP – MODEL TO WATCH: Anastasia (FRM Models)
How were you discovered?
I entered a model search mid-last year and I was selected as one of the top 7 in Victoria. Things kind of just went from there.
How long have you been with your agency?
Under a year.
What have you gained from modelling so far?
I have gained a lot of confidence, it has made me a lot less shy and now it’s a lot easier for me to talk to people and get to know them!
What shoot has affected you the most and in what way?
I did a shoot for jewellery with Marnie Hadad as the photographer. That was one of my first photoshoots and it just really stood out to me.
What have you learnt about yourself through modelling?
I have learnt that you can’t please everyone and some people won’t be supportive of what you’re doing, but as long as you’re happy, that’s what really matters.
What are 3 things you can’t live without whilst modelling?
My phone, water and music.
What makes an awesome shoot?
When the people you are working with are all friendly and are good to talk to, people that you don’t mind spending a full day with!
If you could be any supermodel who would you be?
Miranda Kerr. She’s so beautiful and has gone so far with modelling and is so successful, if I could be even half as accomplished as her, I would be happy.
Who has influenced your modelling the most so far?
Probably my family and friends. They are so supportive and always get super excited when I have a photo shoot or a new set of photos coming out!
Describe the last thing that made you feel awesome.
Probably the last time I stayed home and just relaxed with my dog and some music.
Who do you look up to?
My brother. He has gone through so much in his life and has become so successful. He helps me with anything and everything and I want to make him proud of me.
What do you value above all else?
Respect. I find that respect is the most important thing to have in any situation, because without there being respect in any relationship, work or other, it’s an unpleasant environment to be in.
When you are unsure of something who do you go to?
My mum. She gives me great advice.
Music of choice when angry?
Either RnB or hip hop/rap music.
Music of choice when elated?
House/techno music. Something you can get up and dance to!
Sum your current mood up in one word. Tired.
What do you do in your spare time?
Spend time with my friends, go out and watch movies or just hang around at someone’s house.
How do you stay in shape?
I like to stay in shape by going for runs and exercising a lot, it makes me feel great!
Do you have vices?
Biting my nails.
What is your philosophy in life?
To take every day as it comes and to just enjoy life.
Which 3 words describe your style?
Unique, fun, funky, cute, versatile.
Pick one: Paris/New York/Dubai
What’s something quirky we don’t know about you?
I’m very clumsy and uncoordinated. I always fall over nothing and drop everything I’m holding!
What do you want to gain from modelling?
I want to gain experience in modelling, obviously, and also to maybe make a few friends along the way.
How do you think modelling and magazine editorials affect girls’ and women’s body image?
It affects girls’ and women’s body image because each picture they see in a magazine or an advertisement causes them to think that this is what they are expected to look like. It becomes very easy for, especially young girls, to become obsessed with the need to look like them, causing eating disorders. The way that these girls look at themselves starts to become distorted, when really most editorials are photo shopped and airbrushed to make them look the way they do.
Which 5 people would you invite for your ‘Last Supper’?
Neil Patrick Harris
Will Sparks (DJ)
Where would you like to be in 5 years time?
Either studying at University or travelling the world.
If the world ends tomorrow what will you do tonight?
Stay at home in bed and watch movies all night!
View Anastasia’s work with The Dream Assembly here.