We recently got to know the gorgeous Anta Wilkins in our 15 question mini interview. Although, Jordan took took part in a modelling shoot at the age of 5 it wasn’t until she was 17 that she really started to seriously pursue a modelling career.
1.When did you first realise you wanted to be a model?
I don’t really know. I remember my mum always getting me into my African cultural dress and taking me down to the local photographer and have my pictures taken. I’ve always been in front of a camera. I started taking modelling seriously about 5 years ago as a lot of people would ask me if I model or telling me I should get into it. So here I am.
2.At what age did you first start modelling?
From the age of around 5 I did a photo-shoot. At the age of 17 I started contacting photographers trying to get a portfolio sorted and I’ve just tried to work as hard as I can to pursue the dream ever since.
3.What was your first big break and how did it arise?
It wasn’t exactly a big break but it started my work on StarNow. My first professional video with Ace Motif; that enabled me to get more work and 2016 I got signed by Ford Models.
4.What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
My biggest achievement so far, i’d say was getting signed by a modelling agency, which i’ve waited so long for and did all by myself without any scouting. I also did a music video for a famous Nigerian artist (Korede Bello). It just goes to show me that my dreams will come true and to keep believing in myself.
5.How do you like to stay fit?
I do watch what I eat, I like to cook my own food than order or go out and eat. I do a bit of Zumba twice a week, I love playing basketball. If i’m in the mood to get my hair wet i go swimming.
6.What’s your favourite food?
This is hard. Lebanese food has to be my favourite, Chinese is up there too.
7.Any advice for people wanting to start modelling?
If it’s what you want to do, do it. You have to believe in yourself and always have a positive attitude.
8.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I’m the one always laughing at others.
9.What’s song best describes you?
August Alsina-Grindin. It says a lot about what I have been through and experienced. It also talks about fulfilling dreams and helping the people that matter most to me.
10.What would you be if you weren’t a model?
Property developer. I enjoy interior design, decorating etc.
11.Tell me something about you not many people know?
I can’t think of anything. I’m not a secretive person or have things to hide from people.
12.What do you like doing in your free time?
I love to shop and travel. I’m not the going out to parties type. I prefer staying home, watch tv, cook a nice meal, have a manicure and pedicure, listen to music and i’m happy.
13.What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
A lot of people are quite interested and amazed at my race. They can hardly ever tell where i’m from and I quite like that.
14.What was your nickname at school?
I never had one.
15.What three things do you need to be successful in this industry?
Open minded, enthusiastic and passionate.
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