Plus Model Spotlight: Catching Up With Asia, A Former DailyVenusDiva.com Cover Model
This month we’re catching up with four of of our former cover models. The cover model that we’re featuring today is Asia Mone’t. Asia graced our cover in May of 2012. She was joined on the cover by her mom. In this interview we get to catch up with Asia as she shares some great tips for anyone who has dreams of being a future cover model.
What drew you to plus size modeling?
AM: Initially you can say I fell into plus size modeling. But what keeps me drawn and dedicated to this industry even as we speak is the need for beauty to be redefined in fashion and media.
Can you describe your modeling path since appearing on our cover. What are you currently doing?
AM: Since my Daily Venus Diva Cover in May 2012, I have achieved one of my aspirations, to appear in a in-store campaign for Plus Clothing Retailer Ashley Stewart. Currently, I am getting ready to launch “Intimates Fit with Asia Mone’t” a web resource on intimates for larger cups sizes.
Was there anything particular about DailyVenusDiva.com that helped prepare you for your current path?
AM: My May Cover for DailyVenusDiva.com was a beautiful portrait with my mom and I. For me the interview highlighted and reminded me of essential advice that I carry with me in the plus size modeling industry.
What advice would give to aspiring models who want to be future cover models?
AM: My advice to aspiring models who want to be future cover models is to be clear with what you want your work to relay to others and walk in your truth.
What advice would you give to women who want to be plus size models?
AM: My advice to women who want to be plus size models is to ask yourself why do you want to be a model? If it’s solely to live a glamorous life and take pretty photos I would say pursue it as hobby. This industry requires hard work and sacrifice.
Read Asia’s 2012 Cover model interview here: May 2012 Cover Model: Asia Mone’t on Plus Modeling & Life Lessons From Mom