Check out our interview with stunning fashion model Alana Monteiro.

Alana is represented by one of the biggest and most successful modeling agencies in the world, Wilhelmina Models. She has landed covers and editorials in some of the world’s top fashion magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Numéro, Glamour and many more. She has also been in numerous print advertisement campaigns, fashion week shows, movies, TV shows and commercials.

Follow Alana @alanaamonteiro_

Please tell us a little about you?

I come from an extremely small hometown.

I was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I landed a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models at the age of 18 and moved to New York City straight out of high school.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Loving, hardworking, determined

Name one of your strengths?

My ability to make my goals happen with hard work and dedication.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My father.

Best advice ever given?

Don’t listen when someone tells you you can’t do something. If you believe you can do something then you can.

Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?

My father. His endless love and support has made me the successful woman that I am today. I would not be where I am without him.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

I never knew exactly what I wanted to be as a kid. But I had grew up dancing, singing and doing theater. I was always into the arts since a very young age so its no surprise that that I’m in an artistic/entertainer career field.

What has been the greatest pinch-me moment in your career?

Seeing myself on a billboard in Times Square.

What did you learn from your biggest failure?

I learned to keep going. Not to let it stop me. Also to trust my intuition and let it guide me.

What current projects do you have that you are currently working on?

Im currently working on a lot of holiday campaigns.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Nothing and no one can stop God’s plan for your life.”

What is your favorite healthy food?

Salmon

And your favorites cheat food?

Cake

What do you think of Social Media?

I think its a great way for people to connect and for businesses to expand their brand.

Where our readers can follow you?

On Instagram @alanaamonteiro_