Today we’d like to introduce you to Anael Sun.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always wanted to make an impact on this world. One of the ways I want to is through my art: modeling, acting, and music. Lately I’ve been focusing more on modeling, since there arent many well known genderfluid models. I started in late 2016 I think? I began contacting photographers and setting up shoots. From then on, I’ve been growing my brand and portfolio!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I face a bit of prejudice for not having the “perfect” body. I’m too short, so it’s hard to get signed by modeling agencies. My best piece of advice? Fuck ’em. Nobody has any right to tell you what you should look like. Modeling is a way to fall in love with yourself; show that off and people will see that looking like a cartoon character is unrealistic and they’ll fall in love with you too.
Another issue is the saturation in the industry. Everyone is trying to be famous these days. The best thing you can do is be unique! Be yourself, show personality, and guaranteed you will get what you’re looking for.
Please tell us about your business.
I am a model, actress, and influencer. I’m pretty evenly split between the three, but lately, I’ve been working harder to become an influencer for bigger brands as well as growing my own.
I’m definitely most proud of how much my self-image has changed in my journey. In the beginning, I was really low in self-esteem and I wouldn’t reach out to companies because I thought they would just say no. Now, I’m always contacting brands to collaborate! I always force myself to stay positive, and think, “if you don’t ask, it will always be a no”.
Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
I grew up just as the Internet and social media were coming into play. Not so much as people born after, say 2005, but it was a big part of my childhood. Seeing that image of women with perfect bodies and wealth, I felt I needed to do that. Now that I’m older, I want that fame still, but to create a platform to show people that it’s okay to look how you look.
- $150/hour for a shoot (unlimited outfits and locations)
- $200/content created for a brand
- Alternatively, product sent to review and $50/content
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/babyanael