Janaya Alice Reimers is an ambitious, very driven model who’s prepared to do whatever it takes to follow her dreams. She cares about the environment and she’s obsessed with keeping herself fit and healthy. Her friends describe her as someone genuine with a happy soul and a kind heart.
Model & Mode Magazine recently caught up with Janaya and here’s what went down:
How were you actually ‘discovered’? A chance encounter on the street? Audition?
I just took a chance; I was regularly contacted through social media which I normally ignored until one day I decided to reply back; this led me into modelling and here I am today at 18 heading to the Miss Australia Pageants 2021.
What are your favourite down time activities?
That is easy, without question it’s going to the gym and beach walks.
How did you start with modelling?
I always loved watching shows like America’s Top Model and from there I developed my passion for modelling.
What do you like most about the modelling industry?
The fashion and getting to meet new people and making life long friends.
The downside to being a model?
Unpredictable and long hours.
What has been the most memorable experience of your life as a model so far?
Helping a new start-up business in Melbourne as their Brand Ambassador; it was extremely rewarding to support them and connect to the community.
I’m guessing you’ve been in the industry for a few years now, what has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned. This can be about the industry or about yourself. Or both!
Everyone has individual qualities and being different is okay.
Working in an industry whose only emphasis is on the outside characteristics of a person, how have you stayed grounded?
My mum keeps me grounded by telling me the hard truths.
Is your family supportive of your career?
My family is my greatest supporter, they’re always encouraging me to go outside of my comfort zone.
What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.
Ultimately I just want to live a happy life, spend time with the people I love, and of course, get a Pomeranian.
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
1. Last good movie I’ve seen – Safe Haven.
2. What do you consider beautiful and why? – Women Empowering Women because it is beauty from within.
3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? – Skydive.
4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d be…” living and working in Rome.
5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? – I find it hard to say no.