Natasha Anderson is a 25-year-old model who originally hails from a small town in Newfoundland. She’s currently working as a safety advisor in Fort McMurray. She’s a sun worshiper and her favourite place to spend time is the beach. She’s extremely bubbly and optimistic and she enjoys everything outdoor-related from hunting and fishing to hiking and gardening. She loves spending time with her family and friends and she’s very excited to see all the joy the rest of her life will bring.
Model & Mode Magazine recently caught up with Natasha to discuss her journey in the modeling industry and here’s what went down:
1. How did you get into the modeling industry?
I’ve always wanted to model so one day I just decided to google “Modelling opportunities” and figured it out from there.
2. What do you like most about being a model?
I love the fact that I can strike a pose in the most random places anytime I want a picture taken and not care what anyone around thinks, it’s really fun!
3.The downside to being a model?
I haven’t found a downside yet!
4. What has been the most memorable experience of being in the modeling industry so far?
The most memorable experience was definitely shooting in LA at the Santa Monica Pier. I had 3 people approach me, one woman told me it was her birthday and asked if she could have a hug. I guess she thought I was a celebrity. The other was an older gentleman with his wife who asked for a photo with me to show his boys back home. It was really flattering and it was great to be able to bring a smile to their faces.
5. Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?
Honestly, everyone I meet is interesting in their own way. Everyone has something different to show and teach you. It’s great to watch other models and work with talented photographers, I learn so much from everyone I work with.
6. What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned while in the modeling \ industry. This can be about the industry or about yourself.
“Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes” and “not everyone is going to like you”. I’ve heard both these quotes lots before and the well known “don’t judge a book by its cover” but until I was exposed to everything I have been while in the industry, I truly didn’t appreciate them for all they are worth.
7. Is your family supportive of you being a model?
My mom is! The rest of them just laugh at me and think all the photos and posing is silly.
8. If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently?
I definitely would’ve started sooner, I grew up under the impression I needed to be at least 5’7” in order to model. I had only ever really known about runway models, if I knew how many different types of modeling that’s out there I definitely wouldn’t have ever held back.
9. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
As a kid my dad would always say that the word “can’t” is not in my vocabulary and I can do anything I set my mind to. He told me no matter what if I wanted something to never give up and to always be kind no matter how mean people are. Never stoop to their level because I’ve been raised better than that.
10. What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.
I really want to act. I used to act in drama and musical theatre growing up and I absolutely loved it. I would like to use modeling to get my foot in the door for acting!
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
1. Last good movie I’ve seen: Hotel Transylvania 3
2. What do you consider beautiful and why? Selflessness, meeting people who are genuinely good people and are constantly giving back to the world and each other are amazing. When someone’s got a really good heart it’s extremely beautiful.
3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? Skydiving! I’m afraid of falling but I did the “SkyJump” off the stratosphere in Vegas and it was thrilling!
4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d ” be a motivational speaker, I got the pleasure of getting to see Tony Robbins speak and it was life-changing, I would love to be able to have that effect on people.
5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself?
My laugh. Growing up I would get insulted all the time because it’s loud and obnoxious but since I moved away I’ve mostly come across people that absolutely love it and laugh when they hear it.