M D P Models - Magazine Feature: November 25th, 2013

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Manuela Assane

Las Vegas, NV




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How did you get into modeling and how long have you been modeling?

I started modeling at the age of 16 because everyone was telling I have beautiful facial features. Then I realized I had the qualities of a model. I did some research and got signed with an agency and things started from there. Overall I have been modeling for 8 years and it has been a great run, I have learned so much but I am ready for the next big thing in my career.

What are your modeling goals or what you seek to accomplish while modeling?

As a model, I wish to inspire other models who always wanted this to be their career. I have a swimsuit line for petite models in distribution online and internationally in Europe and Africa. I also just got book contract for a book that will be released in December 2013. I wish to work with more celebrity photographers, be on many national and international magazines covers and issues. Be listed in the top black models in the world. I'm in school to become an attorney and I hope to accomplish that as well. I want to touch people's heart with my generosity and give back to the most unfortunate.

What has been your biggest gig so far?

I had many big gigs such as working with Mercedes Benz, I did the sport magazine Odd Makers Calendar and was one of the 10 models to open the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in 2010 in Las Vegas. My biggest gig I would say is coming soon but it’s a book contract for my upcoming book about modeling. I can't really give too many detail about it because of the contract stipulations.

What is your dream modeling/acting gig?

Working for Ciroc Vodka. I also want to get a commercial gig with L'OREAL PARIS and/or COVER GIRL.

What are your favorite modeling areas?

My favorite areas are beauty, print and commercial.

Your favorite photographers you have worked with?

My favorite photographers are: Oscar Picazo, Karlo Gomez and Arthur St. John

Your favorite quotes?

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

What do you bring to the table as a model? In other words, what can companies agencies/photographers expect when working with you?

In other words, what can companies agencies/photographers expect when working with you? I believe in my mind that I am the best at what I do. I deliver 100% all the time no matter how small or how big a gig is. Most of the clients for whom I have worked in the past or even photographers and make-up artists are all my friends. I am very pleasant person, I speak fluent French so that intrigues a lot of people especially because of my skin tone. It is usually a plus when it comes to getting gigs.

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