If you liked America’s Next Top Petite Model contestant Jennifer An, you’ll like her even more after reading her answers to my interview below.
Q: When and why did you know you first wanted to be a model?
I’ve always wanted to model, but my ethnicity and height have always been a factor standing in the way.
Q: What did you learn about yourself while on America’s Next Top Model?
It was fascinating to be thrown into such an alternative reality. I learned that I’m a leader and someone that can be trusted and
definitely a shoulder to lean on, even in the toughest and most competitive situations. I adapt very well to different surroundings
very well. I can take pressure.
Q: What other reality show(s) would you do if given the opportunity?
I think one reality show in a lifetime is more than enough. Haha.
Q: Has it hit you that you could be seen as a role model to many and how do you feel about that?
I’m not sure that I would change my lifestyle due to the fact that younger Americans are looking up to me now, but I don’t do anything my parents wouldn’t approve of, so I think parents would have less of an issue with me as they would, lets say, Lady Gaga.
Q: How do you feel about being one of the few recognizable Asian models in the industry?
Honored and a little saddened to think that my reality show status has bumped me up to the status of being a recognizable Asian model, where I should be flooded by the other thousands of amazing Asian models.
Q: Who is your role model? Your style icon? Your favorite fashion model?
There is only one woman I look up to… Tina Fey. Haha, she just seems like the perfect blend of beauty, personality and charm. My favorite fashion model is Jourdan Dunn, can’t say much for style icon, it changes everyday.
For more pictures of Jennifer An at NY Fashion Week, see my earlier blog entry.