PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE July 2015, the 9th Anniversary Issue | Page 135

HANNAH interview by tiffany bank What made you decide to become a plus size model? I really just fell into it. I entered college as a fine arts major and met a friend who happened to be studying photography. She introduced me to life in front of the camera just to test lighting, Name: Hannah Asanah Resides In: Chicago, IL locations, etc. It wasn’t until after I saw the images that I really thought I could make something out of it. I decided I would Height/Size: 6’ft 14/16 give myself one chance to get signed and give it a go. With my Online portfolio: images I went to downtown Chicago and met with 3 of the top My favorite quote: agencies. I got a contract the same day and the rest is history. “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie Who do you look to for curvy inspiration? burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems There are so many women that I look up to! If I had to choose a to be going wrong. I believe few of my favorites they would have to be Sofia Vergara, Robyn that happy girls are the prettiest Lawley, Kate Upton, and Beyoncé (of course). Looking for curvy girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” Audrey Hepburn inspiration is really about looking for people with a similar body type and taking note of how they accentuate their features.