Our exotic campaign model proves that good things do come in small packages!
22 year old Aniqua Toquero only started modelling at the start of this year, but what a year it’s been for her!
The multi-tasking business owner has not only become a regular face of our campaigns, but has also modelled extensively for well-known brands around the state. More recently, Aniqua has been named a finalist in the WA Miss Universe preliminaries.
Although not your average model height, what this pint-size stunner lacks in length she certainly makes up for in personality!
A nerd at heart, Aniqua’s enjoys nothing more than relaxing with a good comic book and a cup of green tea. Family is her top priority, spending as much of her free time with her loved ones as possible.
‘My favourite thing in the world has been seeing my younger brother grow in to such an intelligent gentleman. What a blessing’ says Aniqua.
As one of the most stylish people we’ve ever come across, Aniqua tells us that her love of fashion started at an early age.
‘I’ve always followed the ever changing fashion industry, I bought my first Vogue Magazine at 11 years old!’ Aniqua explains. ‘I love how designers can come out with a beautiful, full, new each season, year after year.’
Aniqua is also one of the busiest person we know: managing her own business, helping with her parent’s businesses and juggling a very demanding modeling career. We asked Aniqua what her greatest achievement has been so far:
‘Starting my own business’, she says without hesitation. ‘Sometimes when you’re young you get scared that people don’t take you seriousl,y but I over came that quickly because being young means you are more open minded and adapt more easily.’
ANIQUA & MAURICE MEADE
We discovered Aniqua last year while casting for our annual New Talents Runway. An obvious talent from the start, we’ve used Aniqua in numerous events, shoots and runway shows before casting her in our 2 biggest campaigns of the year: Christmas 2012 and Summer 2013.
‘Aniqua is an absolute joy to work with’ gushes Adriana, Maurice Meade Creative Director. ‘She is down-to-earth, obliging and beautiful to the core’.
Aniqua is just as much of a joy to work with in real life as she is in person. Aniqua’s images have never been photo shopped or touched up…ever! In an industry that is rife with photoshop-happy photographers and editors, Aniqua produces a perfect shot – every time.
ANIQUA & HER HAIR
Q: How important is your hair to you?
A: I believe my hair is what polishes off my whole image. I am always getting compliments about my hair so it’s definitely something that stands out to people.
Q: What does the Maurice Meade brand mean to you?
A: I have been with Maurice Meade for months now and I’ve never seen such a professional environment. All the style directors know exactly what they are talking about and it amazes me every time I see them work. They have such a strong focus on education and it shows because Maurice Meade always provides such a great experience. I would never trust my hair with anyone else because I know that no one knows hair like Maurice Meade do.
Aniqua is currently competing in the Miss Universe WA People’s choice award. Show your support for this all-round local beauty by voting for her here.