Interview with Anna Bárbara @annabarbaraxoxo
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Ever since I was young I loved being in front of the camera. I performed on stage many years singing, dancing and acting. I was a part of the VIP TV model search in 2015, after that pageant I received a lot of opportunities. I was awarded Miss Boca Raton photogenic and Miss Dania. What I love most is being able to influence others in a positive way. I am a psychology graduate. I hope I can continue to motivate others to pursue there dreams.
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
I started my modeling company Good Idea Models in 2019. I have always loved being around people and networking. What is interesting about the industry today is that height does not matter. Models and influencers are no longer body shamed. Curvy women are invited. I had a potential client request models for his company event but he wanted a specific look. Every company is different. Some will welcome diversity while others will prefer the “traditional” thin and tall models. There is no right or wrong way to picture a model.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
I recommend to always put yourself first. Don’t get involved in this industry because you feel like it will make people like you. Do things for yourself. Take a day to just rest. My resting days consist of my daily prayer and devotion, I go to the library and I spend the day at the beach. Whatever makes you feel happy and relaxed is what you should invest your time in.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My daughter has been a major influence in my life. She was my motivation to finish my associates degree. She than gave me motivation to continue and I was able to finish my bachelor’s. While in college I was working many modeling gigs and brand ambassador events.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I am a member of a Baptist church. They are involved in many mission trips and organizations. I always contribute to help expand the mission and organization.
Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“In order to grow you must step outside your comfort zone.” This specific quote is very important in my life, because the moment you are comfortable the chances of your business growing is slim. You must take chances and put yourself out there. Sometimes a person might be comfortable in a relationship, but they are not pursuing there dreams. If they left the relationship the doors will open for them.
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Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
I am Christian and I put God first.