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