By: Evan Arryoro By: Evan Arryoro | June 4, 2021 |
A lot of people only see the good in any industry. This is because a lot of bad things are hidden and are not spoken openly. There are downsides to every profession and it is naive to think that a profession can only have good things. Actors and models may seem to have glamorous lifestyles but there are a lot of challenges that they have to face at times that are widely unknown.
“Win The Runway” sheds light on everything about the modeling industry to help aspiring models achieve success. The author, Amanda Van Annan is one of the world’s top models. She has over 20 years of experience as a model and knows everything when it comes to navigating through the modeling industry.
Her experience and understanding of the modeling industry influenced her to create a guide for young models who aspire to be successful. Since she personally understands what it takes to become a working model, she wants to ensure that this knowledge is passed on. “Aspiring models should not have to navigate this terrain alone, says Amanda”.
Having gone through the challenges and trials as a model herself, Amanda wants to make life easier for aspiring models. This sense of compassion is innate and she has always considered the well-being of others around her.
She regularly involves herself in activities that help people around the world. Amanda is actively involved in the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), an international non-governmental organization that raises money to help underprivileged African girls. This is just one of the many projects that Amanda Van Annan is involved in. She loves the joy that comes with helping others and involves herself in things that make a change in other people’s lives.
“Win The Runway” is a concise book that talks about the good, the bad and the ugly of the modeling and fashion industry, “one needs to know these things if you intend on navigating the modeling world”. These issues that are hardly talked about are extensively discussed in the book and it gives models a framework on how they can navigate the various challenges they can experience as a model in the industry.
Amanda has made it a point to discuss the topics that are ignored a lot, including racism, drug abuse, sexual abuse, and nepotism. She lays everything bare she has learned as a model to help new models navigate the modeling world.
She wants upcoming models to accomplish their goals as successful models. She empowers them with her tips in the book on how to carry themselves as a model in the modeling industry. Amanda is launching an online model coaching program with renowned photographers, models, and agents. The stylized model coach says this is not a normal model coaching program but rather a program that helps build confidence and establish authenticity for aspiring models.
Win The Runway will be released in stores “June 15th” . For more information visit wintherunway.com
Photography by: Amanda Van Annan