Stephanie Isioma Talks Maxim Cover Girl Competition
By: Omar Cook
Model Stephanie Isioma is chasing her dream by currently competing in the 2019 Maxim Cover Girl Competition. This competition provides an opportunity for major exposure and a $10,000 cash prize. She currently sits in the top 10 and is looking to advance to the next stage in the final top 5. Stephanie is originally from Nigeria and currently resides in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a bachelor degree in Culture and Expressions. Stephanie has an ideal model height at 5”11 and loves to sing and dance for fun.
“I am a very smart and happy young lady with a huge dream of becoming a professional model sometime in the future and also own a business that I can nurture till growth. I can be very quiet when I want to be, especially around people I am not too familiar with. I can also be a loud mouth when it comes to talking and this only happens around people I am familiar with. I can be very shy sometimes. I love shopping and looking good and I also hope to travel around the world, doing what I love doing, which is modeling and just motivating and having an impact on someone, sending out a message to never give up no matter what.”
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We talked with Stephanie Isioma about her journey into modeling, check it out below!
QUESTION: What does winning this competition and gracing the cover of Maxim mean to you?
Stephanie: I love modeling, and being a part of and winning the maxim cover girl competition, will be an avenue to hone my modeling career, start a business and nurture it till growth. If I am voted as maxim cover girl, some of the cash price will be given to a mental health facility. It is to be taken seriously because it affects the average individual and also will be a motivation to people.
QUESTION: What have been some of your biggest challenges with being a professional model?
Stephanie: The colour of my skin
QUESTION: Where do you see yourself and your career in the next 5 years and what do you hope to accomplish with your career?
Stephanie: In the next five years, I see myself and my career higher than where I am now; accomplished being an international model, getting all those great contracts and deals. I would have established my own business and basically bless and motivate people all over the world.
QUESTION: What sacrifices have you had to make, to make your dream a reality?
Stephanie: Having to put myself out there, despite the fact that I started modeling professionally in 2017. I was way older to have been able to find myself a legit modeling agency to sign me. I got turned down so many times but I never gave up. Until I found Gemini models, they called me in for an interview because they liked my pictures, I went in and that was how I have been working with them and ever since then, they have been my Mother Agency for a year and some months.
QUESTION: What does success look like to you and what motivates you?
Stephanie: Setting goals and working towards achieving them, and knowing what you want to accomplish and have created a plan is what success is to me. Working the plan in order to achieve success. One of my biggest motivations is trying to stay on top of the game no matter the outcome,positive or negative. It has taught me to always keep grinding, work harder and be a better version of myself.
QUESTION: What advice can you give to others who are looking to have a career in modeling?
Stephanie: Always talk to God first, always believe and have faith in yourself. Never look down on yourself, never give up and always believe that you are not just the best but deserve the best.
QUESTION: What has been your greatest achievement or moment in your career so far?
Stephanie: Being able to compete in Top model search Canada 2018, Miss world Canada 2018 and Fashion on Yonge.