Afiya is a Fashion Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Host, and Charity Enthusiast. 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 expectations in the fashion industry.
From staring in elite campaigns for Estee Lauder, Laura Mercier, Tom Ford Beauty, Givenchy Beauty, Neutrogena, Fenty Beauty, Saks, Nine West, Nike, MAC Cosmetics, and Express. Afiya has built a very impressive portfolio. She has been featured in editorials/Covers for Elle Magazine, Vogue Italia, Harpers Bazaar Brasil, Grazia Russia/Croatia, L’officiel India, Glamour Magazine South Africa/ U.K, Marie Claire U.S./Indonesia, InStyle Magazine, Essence and SELF.
Afiya was the Global Brand Ambassador for Fiji Water for over 4 years, 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 partaking in the Make-a-Wish foundation, granting wishes to terminally ill children. She has also donated and supported charities both locally and internationally for Habitat for Humanity, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and Amfar which brings awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDs.
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 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.
Agency: Women Model Management
MEDIA CONTACT: 1st Look Models