Anea Rasch holds several beauty queen titles, for example Miss Rhode Island USA, Miss USA 2nd RU, Miss Grand International 2015. Now at the age of 28, the young mother is an experienced pageant trainer and coach. For Anea, the fashion industry is an ever-changing landscape, and she thrives on the ongoing journey rather than fixating on a destination. Let’s engage in a dialogue with Anea Rasch, delving into her career and philosophy.
Harper’s Bazaar (HBZ): Anea Rasch, can you share your peculiarities of conquering the Olympus of the Fashion Industry?
ANEA RASCH: While I’m flattered that others may think I’ve reached the pinnacle of the fashion industry, I personally believe that I still have more to accomplish. There’s always more to learn, grow, and achieve. The industry is ever-evolving, and while I’ve come far, I still have goals and aspirations that drive me forward. For me, it’s an ongoing journey, not just a destination.
HBZ: What personal qualities helped you to achieve success, to win in competitions?
ANEA RASCH: Achieving success in the competitive world of fashion and pageantry wasn’t just about talent; it was about cultivating inner strength and self-confidence. I faced many obstacles, but always remembering why I started and focusing on my personal growth helped me stay motivated and true to myself. This unwavering determination has been a crucial part of my journey, inspiring me to pursue my goals, no matter the challenges. It’s not about reaching a final destination but to continuously learn and evolve. That’s the essence of my success
HBZ: What victory has posed the greatest challenge for you?
ANEA RASCH: The most challenging victory for me hasn’t been about winning a title or award; it’s been about building the confidence in myself and not allowing anyone else’s opinions or doubts to break me. In the glamorous yet demanding world of fashion and pageantry, maintaining self-belief and authenticity can be incredibly tough. Finding my true support system made me realize that with determination and inner strength, I could stand tall and unbreakable. This personal triumph, for me, has been the most significant victory of all.
HBZ: Which holds greater interest for you: personally walking the catwalk or imparting the skill to others?
ANEA RASCH: I love the runway; it’s where I unleash myself. But there’s a different, equally fulfilling joy in transforming my clients, guiding them to find their confidence and power. This is a journey I hope to share with many.
HBZ: Can you give some advice to aspiring models: How to promote yourself in this competitive environment?
ANEA RASCH: Aspiring models, believe in your uniqueness. In this competitive world, it’s not just about being beautiful; it’s about being YOU. Find mentors, surround yourself with those who believe in you, and never stop learning. Your path may be filled with challenges, but with determination, resilience, and authenticity, you can shine brighter than the stars.
Photographer: Dorian Qi @dorianqd.
Model: Anea Rasch @aneawr_.
Wardrobe Stylist: Estelle Aporongao @estella.png.
Makeup Artist: Yukina Mitsuhashi @makeupbyyukina.
Hair Stylist: Yuma Bastet @yumabastet.
Retouching: Karina Doletskaya @fototina_doletskaya.
Photo Assistant: Chir Lim @chir_yan_lim.
Wardrobe Assistant: Leatrice Yoshie.
PR: Multi Publications @multi_publications.
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