Name: Natasha Johnson
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photographers: Oscar Jiminez and AJ
IGs: @213.visuals | @doubleajproductions
Makeup Artist: Paige Woods @iampaigewoods
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
I've had a passion for modeling since I was a young girl. I grew up watching models like Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell rule the runways and the modeling industry. I was inspired by their confidence as a young girl, and now as an adult I am motivated by their legacy.
2. How long have you been modeling?
I've been modeling for about 5 or 6 years now. I started with runway work during my time in college. I took some time off to finish my education as a physician assistant and start my career. Now that my career as a PA is stable, I have the flexibility to return to my passion of modeling.
3. Who is your favorite model?
I can't choose just one. There are so many that I find influential in the industry. Of course models like Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum are the queens and I will always be inspired by their legacy. I'm also inspired by models like Ashley Graham and Winnie Harlow who embrace their bodies and don't try to conform to the standards of what's accepted in this industry. They represent self-love and I find that inspiring.
4. Tell us something random about yourself.
I hate chocolate.
5. What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the accomplishments I've achieved in my life thus far; from a successful career to personal growth and learning to love myself. There are so many influences that we face as young people that can deter us from accomplishing great things. I'm proud that I didn't allow those things to distract me from the ultimate goal.
6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
I want to be remembered as a strong, successful woman who encouraged woman around the world to not only accept and love themselves for who they are, but also strive for those great things in life that you want to achieve. Your dreams can become a reality with a hard work ethic and you cannot allow anyone to tell you differently.