Written by Daniel Stad
Since the age of 5, Asha has had a passion for modeling; she would argue with her mother about what to wear and was always developing her look. It was at the age of 13 however that she decided to take modeling to the professional level, she went and approached a modeling agency, and managed to get signed.
Asha grew up mostly in Richmond Hill where her Dad is from and her background is a mix of French Canadian and Italian. She grew up an only child in a simple but good home and was fortunate enough to have amazing extended family. Having grown up around 2 family farms, Asha considers herself a city girl with a country girl heart because that is where she has always felt most at peace.
Since Asha has started modeling, most of her work has been here in Toronto, but she has been lucky enough to travel to Milan Italy more than once. She has also had offers to go to Paris and Tokyo but has had to turn them down due to her obligations in school.
A firm believer in whole body health, Asha is a very spiritual person and believes that reaching out in the community and staying involved is what separates her from other models. She works hard at showing youth around the world that beauty is not only skin deep, it’s your inner beauty that defines you as person. When asked if she could do one positive thing in this world, Asha said “I would like to help children with building good self esteem and encouraging them to live out there dreams because it’s never to late.”
When I asked Asha what her favorite body part was, she said “my eyes because they tell so much about a person, and I am told that my interesting hazel green eyes comes from my Grandpa Herman, my mothers dad. Unfortunately I never had a chance to meet him.” There are things she wishes she could change about herself though, explaining she says “I would change my hair. Its naturally curly/wavy and I would love to have straight hair.”
In modeling, Asha’s favorite style would have to be the “Classy Geek” because she’s a firm believer in working hard and being a good person, and that’s the most fun to work with. When it comes to favorite models, she has many and explains by saying “I have many favorite models and each for different reasons. First Coco Rocha because she proved that hard work, great attitude and believing in yourself pays off. Also Gisele Bundchen because she shows that curves are sexy and sophisticated, then last Tyra Banks because she is a business women who knows how to market herself.”
For Asha picking a designer to work with is a simple decision, she wishes to work for Karl Largerfeld. She loves how classy and original all of his designs are season after season, he is truly talented and such a mastermind.
To stay in shape and keep her weight in check, Asha maintains a very active and healthy lifestyle. One of the key points in her success is being a vegetarian and trying to maintain a very vegan diet as much as possible. She does admit that from time to time her weakness for sushi and ice cream does come out though.
When asked about fame, Asha says this “Fame is the the result of ones hard work and determination. How you handle it is another story. But yes I would like to become famous in what I do, that is my hope.”
In the next 5 years Asha wants to be traveling a lot with her modeling, she also wants to get her degree as a veterinarian in between her modeling but most of all she wants to keep having fun and living happy.
To see more of Asha, check out her facebook page:
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