Astrid Anaya was born in sunny Mission Hills, California. Starting out with a 35 mm film Minolta, spending lots of time in her high school dark room her aspirations for the fashion world ignited her passion to be in this world. From looking through the lens she decided to go a different direction and started modeling at age 16. Signed at age 18 to Model Experts in Las Vegas and worked with promos such as Go Fast Energy Drink. At age 21 Astrid decided to move from Las Vegas, NV (resided from 2004-2011) it was time to pack her bags. With only 57 dollars to her name Astrid had no doubts in her mind that it was time to push herself into her career and succeed back in her hometown of LA. Astrid has done runway and print work and is currently working on signing with a top agency in La. Along the way she has done some extra work for The Paddy Lincoln Gang (uk indie film) and a Sundance film.
Her passion comes from getting out of the norms and being type casted from her ethnic background (as in not every Latina/Hispanic woman need to typically do modeling for car mags and way to sexy adds/shoots), along with trying to help out her family and friends. Astrid wants to be a role model to everyone who has dreams, and to stop out of the norm follow them. YOU WILL ACHIEVE THEM with hard work and dedication and lots of time and patience! Astrid is looking to work with high fashion, edgy, bold, artistic collaborations.
Inspirations/Goals: GUESS, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren, Spanish Moss Vintage, LF, Planet Blue, Free people, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Chanel, Victoria Secret. Agency's such as Next, Nous, Wilhelmina models just to name a few.