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Meet Asja Williams of Model Me Asja

Today we’d like to introduce you to Asja Williams.

Asja, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m originally from Milwaukee, WI and I moved to Georgia freshman year of high school (2013). I resented the move so much that I didn’t participate in many activities in school or attend the performing arts program. My life was already planned out for me back home and I felt like I was being taken away from all of that when I got here. Silly me for holding that against all of the opportunities I could’ve experienced. But not long after adjusting a bit to the move, I decided it was time to start finding ways to prioritize my time, thats when I came across the ECO Fashion Show at my school. It was an after school organization that that focused on environmental change and through fashion shows every year ran by students, designed by students, and walked by students. I found out they were having a model call for their upcoming show.

I took interest and I went! I remember like it was yesterday, I walked in as this new freshman not knowing what to expect, a bit nervous but excited all at the same time, I was number two to walk, out of five other girls, we walked in the room with a panel of judges and designers and began the audition. The next day they chose the models and I was picked, I was so relieved because it was something I had actually enjoyed doing and never really thought about it prior to now. Fast forward three years, senior year and I was still doing the show, in fact I was a featured part of the show because I was the only student who had been apart of the event every year in high school. In that time, I had fell in love with something that I never thought I could turn into a career.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’m in a pretty early stage of my business so there hasn’t been as many obstacles just yet, but for a while there was a struggle with completely figuring out a plan for how I was going to accomplish it. I’m a big picture thinker so sometimes it becomes difficult to think from detail to detail. I had to really sit and focus and think about what was the best plan of action to take, and what all I wanted to incorporate, and what exactly is my objective? After I figured that out it was just a matter of putting it all together!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Model Me Asja story. Tell us more about the business.
My business is Model Me Asja. I am a Model Coach, Developer and Coordinator for other aspiring models and clients. I service everything from posing techniques to runway coaching to brand development. People always ask me how I model so well and how I got my start and what they should do to get to the next level, so I figured I would turn my natural talent into a business. The thing I’m most proud of when it comes to this business is being able to do what I love and help others to reach their goals as well, and all at a young age. I’m only 20 years old and to genuinely be happy and satisfied in what I’m doing and to be able to pave the way for others makes me extremely proud! I also believe that my age and experience is what sets me apart from others, as I stated I am 2o, and I have yet to even reach my peak in this industry but I have been tossed the baton to be able to guide others on the journey with me, I also focus my attention on very simple yet important key concepts to becoming successful in this business, things that have helped me and I give others the guidebook so that it may help them.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t completely believe in luck, I do believe in reason however, so I think about all the time how things have changed for me and where I would be now in different circumstances. For instance, six years ago I moved to Georgia and I could have moved anywhere else in the world but I didn’t. I attended 1 out of 181 school districts here and attended the only school out of 2,200 that offer modeling as an extracurricular. I am one out of millions of models that has had the opportunities that I have and am continuing to receive. So luck whether bad or good… I don’t think so!

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Credit to @elvamaeboutique @weareelvamae, @madeyoulookatl, @modelsandbusinessatl, @camkirkstudios, @kkstylzphotography

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