Los Angeles-Based Kenyan Model Named Agenda Magazines May 2012 Face of the Month
Agenda Magazines intercontinental Face of the Month Lilian Maina began her lifeâ€™s journey in Nairobi, Kenya, and then traveled between continents to start her modeling journey in California. After finishing high school, she moved to Los Angeles, determined to start a career. Although she didnâ€™t have an agency, she worked hard to network and soon began modeling for a few designer friends. My very first modeling experience, she explains, was when I first moved to LA and did a show for an African designer. I was nervous, but it felt so natural because I was doing something that I love!
Ultimately, Lilian signed with the Pinkerton Agency, where she continues her journey, impressing others with her hard work and dedication to the industry. â€œAll of my experiences have been great,â€ she continues. â€œIâ€™ve had the opportunity to work with some incredible photographers and fellow models.â€
While Lilianâ€™s energy is strong enough to light up a room, her personal style is rather laid backâ€”laid back but with one thing constant. â€œI always,â€ she informs us, â€œthrow on a cute pump.â€
Her favorite designers include Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, and Michel Kors. Although, she adds, â€œI also just love anything I think is cute regardless of the brand.â€
On â€œmust haves,â€ Lilian reveals itâ€™s a little black dress and bronzer. â€œYou can wear it with so many different things and go from day to night just by switching shoes and accessories . . . and I love having a glow on my face throughout the day.â€
Lilian at a Glance
Favorite feature: My eyes
Favorite models: Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Iman, Jessica White
Favorite advice for young models: Go for it. Work hard. Take constructive criticism. Stay humble and never let anyone tell you that youâ€™re not beautiful.
Favorite philosophy: I listen to advice and try to learn something new every day.
An attitude like that will travel well between any continent.
Source: Agenda Magazine