Hailed as a top supermodel, Brooklyn born and NYC-based Afiya Bennett was discovered at age 18, when she competed on Naomi Campbell’s hit show, The Face, on #TeamNaomi. Bennett has since gone on to exceed all initial expectations from the fashion industry.
From staring in elite campaigns for Maybelline, Fenty Beauty, Nine West, Mac Cosmetics, Nike and Levis, Afiya has built a very impressive portfolio. She has been featured in editorials for Vogue Italia, Grazia Russia/Croatia, L’officiel India, Glamour South Africa, Marie Claire U.S./Indonesia, Instyle Magazine, Essence and Self. Afiya is also expanding her reach as a Global Brand Ambassador for Fiji Water, taking Fiji worldwide and acting as the spokesperson and headliner of their new #FIJIFIT Sports Cap Launch in NYC.
When Afiya isn’t busy traveling across the globe on various photoshoots, she spends her time blogging; sharing lifestyle tips on fitness, beauty, modeling, fashion and overall style. Afiya is also an active participant in multiple charity organizations, walking in the annual Breast Cancer Walk, delivering blankets to babies in Neonatal Intensive Care, and the Make-a-Wish foundation.
In 2018, Afiya expanded her brand, adding host and actress to her resume. Afiya hosted the 2018 Make-A-Wish Gala in NYC, the Ocean Drive Magazine Event during Miami Swim Week, and most recently, the FIJI Water x Soul Cycle Launch Event. She scored her first movie credit in ANON, released in theaters earlier this year, starring Amanda Siegfried and Clive Owen.
In October 2018, Afiya took her first stab at entrepreneurship by launching her own luxury hat line, “The Afiya Collection” available online. In launching the line, Afiya hopes to inspire the next generation of children to chase after their dreams.
Being raised by two incredible parents who work as educators, Afiya is a strong believer in the value of education. In that spirit she recently completed her Bachelors degree in Media and Business Management at Arizona State University.
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