Afiya Bennett is in it to win it on The Face this season, but that doesn’t mean she plans on starting drama. The 18-year-old has got her head in the game and will be dishing to us exclusively throughout the competition.
Afiya Bennett dishes on the competition
SheKnows: Tell us a bit about yourself.
Afiya Bennett: I am an 18-year-old model from Brooklyn, New York. I am extremely persistent and ambitious about pursuing my dream of being a supermodel.
SK: What made you want to audition for The Face?
AB: I auditioned for The Face as an opportunity to develop as a model and learn from some of the most highly respected supermodels in the industry.
SK: How have you practiced or prepared for the competition?
AB: I prepare for the competition by practicing my runway walk and working on my facial expressions and movement in front of the camera every chance I get. I am hoping that my personality is loved by viewers and shines through to everyone watching.
SK: What did you learn from watching the previous season of The Face?
AB: From watching the previous season, I learned that no model is perfect, but as long as you are willing to work on your imperfections, you will be successful.
SK: How do you think you’ll handle any girl-drama or fights in the house?
AB: I am clear as to why I came into this competition, which is to win. There is no time for girl-drama or fights. My plan is to stay focused on why I entered this competition to begin with.
SK: What are you most nervous about?
AB: I am nervous that with one wrong move in this competition, I will be heading home. Millions of girls have auditioned to be in my position. I don’t want to let down my family or myself.
SK: What are your strengths?
AB: Some of my strengths are my ambition, persistence, humble yet friendly personality, and my ability to take direction.
SK: What are your weaknesses?
AB: My weakness is that sometimes my personality can come across as too strong.
SK: How do you feel about working with Nigel Barker, Naomi Campbell, Lydia Hearst and Anne V.?
AB: I am extremely honored to be working with Nigel Barker, the legendary Naomi Campbell, Lydia Hearst and Anne V. To be in the same room as them is one thing, but to have them by your side critiquing and building me as a model is an opportunity that millions would kill for.
SK: What’s your strategy going into the competition, to make sure you make it through to the end?
AB: My strategy going into the competition is to listen and take direction from my mentor. Show her that I am extremely ambitious and dedicated to my craft, that I am ready for them to mold me into a model that will stand far beyond this competition.
Photo credits: The Face/Oxygen