Nana Akimoto is one of the fastest climbing personalities in social media. Having come up from relative obscurity, and really with no initial intent of becoming a top model, Nana has become one of the hottest models on the internet, boasting over 80,000 subscribers on Facebook. Yet despite her meteoric rise in popularity and an increasingly packed schedule, she’s retained her positive attitude and sparkling personality; attributes that keep her a fan favourite as she wins the hearts of everyone she comes in contact with. Friendly, positive, outgoing, and fun are the trademarks of this Japanese beauty, even as she sets her sights on bigger and better things for herself and her career.
Occupation: Model and Restaurant manager
Education: Graduate from Hospitality Management
Stats: International Japanese model (Japan/Canada/HK/Taiwan/US)
How did you get started on your current career track?
I helped my friends’ project by being a model, and somehow the picture caught a newspaper editor’s eye and I was asked to be a featured model in the newspaper. That’s how I started my modeling career. I did few beauty/bikini contests and it just snowballed after that. Now I’ve reached 80,000 subscribers on Facebook and 28,000 on my fan page!
What gives you the most satisfaction as an artist?
The moment I’m attached to photographer. This is the key to creating an amazing picture. You have to feel chemistry with the photographer and the moment. I really enjoy that.
What motivates or inspires you in your work?
Compliments from my friends and fans that motivate me to take it to the next level.
Do you have a personal work philosophy?
Gotta enjoy what I do!
If you weren’t doing this, what could you see yourself doing?
I would probably go back to Japan and get stuck in an office being a workaholic like most Japanese.
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on a project for a Japanese magazine. Soon you guys will see me in Japan!
What gets you interested?
The way he speaks and his choice of language
What keeps you interested?
A cute personality and a decision maker who know what he wants to do.
What’s your number one deal breaker?
Cute smile; kind eyes; a kiss on my forehead; a man with dog; and nice to my friends
Bad table manners; angry driver; a big mouth ( talking too much); and unnecessarily loud laugh!
I just eat whatever I like! But I do drink a lot of green tea…that could be a reason why I stay in shape.
What sort of fitness plan, if any, do you follow?
I’m going to try some Yoga this summer!! I’ve been so lazy… it’s time to kick my butt!!
What’s next for you? What’s your next big idea or project?
I want to be in MAXIM and American Curves. It’s on my bucket list!!
Favourite recipe: Mac and cheese! I always make it for midnight munchies
iPhone or Android: Definitely iPhone!
What are you driving: I never drove in my life!! But I’m planning to get licence this year though! Wish me luck!
Every night I sleep with my 5 foot tall teddy bear <3 I can’t sleep without him!!
Nana Akimoto on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nanaakimoto1
Nana Akimoto’s Facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/nanaakimotofanpage
Nana Akimoto on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NanaAkimoto
Nana Akimoto Website: www.nanaakimoto.com