Tell us about yourself
I’m a goofy girl from Brooklyn who can speak Japanese. I love food, love to laugh, and watch anime. Fun fact: In high school, I tried to start a dog-walking business. When I was distributing fliers one day, this guy grabbed my flier from his fence, looked me right in the eye and crumbled it up fiercely.
What inspired you to model?
I told myself to be open to new possibilities.
You’re currently in school, how do you juggle modeling and school?
As a fresh face it has been pretty easy to juggle both modeling and school, as business is slow.
What kind of model do you inspire to be? Do you hope to one day walk the runway, be mostly editorial, fashion model, commercial?
I inspire to be the kind of model that is me. One that continues to grow. I don’t really have a preference in the options above.
What challenges have you faced so far?
Being a fresh face, it’s not uncommon to have your inbox flooded with spam accounts. The challenge is distinguishing the genuine messages from the fake ones. A lot of fresh faces don’t know their worth and it’s easy to get roped into a deal that sounds too good to be true.
What influence do you want to have on young girls who will look up to you as a role model?
That you don’t have to look like me to do what I do. Just look like yourself. Whatever is meant for you will not pass you by.
What agency or agencies do you aspire to work with?
Anyone that has worked with the beautiful Muslim model Halima Haden. I think that says a lot about an agency.
What fashion talents, brands would you like to collaborate with?
Fenty Beauty immediately comes to mind.
What magazines do you aspire to be published in?
Any magazine that has featured Janelle Monae and Lupita Nyong’o
Do you have a favorite model or someone you look up to?
Sounds shocking, I know, but I definitely look up to Janelle Monae. Her background, her aesthetics, and her music are all so inspiring to me. Lupita because of her calmness and beauty.
What are some of your guilty pleasures?
-Food wise: Chips Ahoy Chewy cookies with a glass of cold almond milk. Peanut Butter and Almond butter on top of blueberries and blackberries. Popcorn. Warm Cinnamon buns.
Do you have any beauty tips? Beauty routines you practice?
Water, fruit, a good amount of sleep, and wash your pillow cases often. Japanese sheet masks every night has been a staple of mines.
Outside of modeling, what are other life goals you have?
To be more aware of myself and continue focusing on me, to live a happy life, and to free my mind of self-doubt, to name a few.