MODEL SPOTLIGHT : Ahdiya
My name is Ahdiya and I’m from Conshohocken but we call is Conshy! Its a town right outside of Philly and I’ve been living here since I was in 9thgrade. Its always been me and my mom, I was raised an only child. But lets not get it twisted papa was a rolling stone so I have a host of other siblings whom I love dearly! If I’m not posing in front of the camera im working for an ophthmologist and I absolutely love being able to help save someone’s vision.
MEDIA PRINCE: What is modeling and being a model in your definition?
· A model to me is representation. So with that being said, I am very conscious of what I participate in and various projects I choose to be involved with. Ahdiya is not a “Video Vixen” so the different avenues of modeling I decide to go with represents me as an individual. I think you can be artistically sexy without flaunting your body.
MEDIA PRINCE: When did you begin modeling?
· I actually started out in acting classes at John Casablanca when I was 10, practicing voice over and commercial run throughs to prepare me for audtions in New York they would send me to from time to time. But then, a friend of my mothers asked if I could be in their fashion show and after my first taste of modeling in a fashion show at a young age I was hooked!!
MEDIA PRINCE: What inspired you to begin modeling?
· My inspiration came from being able to catch a persons eye with the clothes I have on opposed to what I am NOT wearing.
MEDIA PRINCE: What is it about modeling that captured your eye?
· What captured my eye originally was how a person put together an ensemble. When I was younger I liked how you can put random pieces together to create an amazing look. i throw pieces together all the time and it works for me!
MEDIA PRINCE: What is your view of modeling and being a model in today's society?
· Being a model in todays society is important to me because I can be a role model to some little girl out there that want to do similar things as me.
MEDIA PRINCE: Would you consider modeling to be your form of art?
· Modeling is definitely my art form. I like to tell a story through my modeling and different shoots and projects I may do. Little things such as lighting can make a huge difference in what your trying to portray.
MEDIA PRINCE: How important is it to not lose the art of modeling?
· Its very important to not lose it! If someone approaches you with ideas you don’t agree with its ok for a model to kindly decline because I don’t want to loose myself OR myself worth in this dog eat dog world.
MEDIA PRINCE: Some may not know that you are a degree holder, how important is it to have your education first before anything?
· Yes I am. I have my Bachelors in Biology so ya girl is beauty and brains! My mother always told me to get my education first. I could have easily attempted to be a childhood star but I wanted to be in school with my peers to get that experience of interacting with others. My college experience was a great one! I always did some sort of modeling in my spare time while is was in school.