Aviannah Élise is a lover of animals, football, baseball, and fast cars – she’s also a fitness icon. Currently based in Miami, Florida, she was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California. She started modeling at the age of 17, as a foot and hand model. Her passion for being in front of the camera grew more and more though and she eventually found herself posing for international magazines such as Moll magazine and Playboy Croatia.
StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with Aviannah Élise to talk about her journey in the modeling industry so far and here’s what went down:
Could you please provide background about yourself and how were you actually ‘discovered’?
When I complained on social media about getting scammed in the past, a powerful news outlet featured my story on their “Online Training Scams” section and the rest you can say is history.
What does it mean to you to be a model?
It means I get to be myself and love the skin I am in.
What sort of person usually follows you?
I would like to say it’s a diverse audience, but I believe it’s a male-driven audience.
What’s the biggest challenge to modeling?
Getting publications to feature me while having tattoos. I never understood the stigma.
Have you always wanted to be in the modeling industry?
Oh yes, since I was a little girl.
What’s your personal mission in life?
To travel the world and be on as many beaches as I can.
What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far?
My first trip overseas. It was an experience I will never forget.
Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?
Oh my, there is just way too much to choose from. Everyone is so interesting to me.
How active are you on social media?
I am becoming more active but sometimes I get caught up with real life and I get lost.
What is your favourite social media platform?
Instagram all the way baby!
What will you advise other models who may wish to follow your footsteps?
Never give up, Even if someone says you can’t. Don’t listen.
What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.
Hopefully more major magazine publications and maybe a movie.
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
1. Last good movie I’ve seen: SALT
2. What do you consider beautiful and why? Everything has beauty in it.
3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? Have kids of course! Maybe one day.
4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d…” Skydive, But I’d die.
5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? The scars on my body.