Do you think having the opportunity to dress up in so many different types of clothing/brands has helped to sculpt your style on a personal level?
AM: Absolutely. There’s always a different style and vibe on every set. Seeing and being around so much variety has exposed me to a lot of things I probably would have known I loved otherwise. I see and pick up little things here and incorporate them to my personal style as I go.
AM: Being confident and totally in line with who you are. There’s nothing more beautiful to me than knowing and loving yourself.
Do you think the industry has become more progressive and accepting of different sizes and colors in recent times and how has this impacted you?
AM: Definitely. If it hadn’t I might not even be here; I have a very different look, and I’m not your typical girl next door. I have big curly hair and a unique face, and I do feel that finding success is harder for women of color. Diversity wasn’t always accepted and it still isn’t always accepted, but I think that’s slowly changing and love that we now have all types of women being looked up to! Let’s face it, the majority of women are not ‘supermodels’. Even supermodels aren’t always supermodels. I think that it’s all great and would love to see it continue.
What are some things you like to do in LA when you’re not working?
AM: I’m an old soul; I love reading scripts and watching all the new films when they come out in theater. I also love spending time outside with nothing in particular to do, or riding my bike.
What do you think you would be doing if you were not a model?
AM: Medical school was always my backup plan. Can you imagine?
Photos by Renee Carey
Styling by Glori Reantaso
Hair & Makeup by Cherish Brook Hill
Read the complete interview at Oyster Mag