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Meet Alanni Garnet

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alanni Garnet.

Alanni Garnet is a professional print, runway, and commercial model in the heart of Los Angeles, California. With an interest in modeling at such a young age, that every interest soon turned into passion when she decided to launch her career at age 15 by attending a modeling and acting school. Soon after graduating the course, she was selected and gifted with the opportunity to walk in her very first runway show with Macy’s. With newly found motivation, she decided to take flight and get active by attending local castings in the Los Angeles area seeking opportunities within print and runway.

After countless rejections, Alanni signed with her very first modeling agency at age 18 eventually landing a six-page spread in L’Officiel Magazine. Alanni soon after proceeded to enter the world of runway when casted by the runway director at her agency at the time. Today, Alanni has walked in over 60 shows in Los Angeles Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week for celebrity designers such as Michael Costello, Michael NGO, Black Tape Project, Venus Prototype and Adolfo Sanchez. Alanni continues to be featured in magazines and news articles such as Harper’s Bazaar, Sheen Magazine, Huffington Post and The Los Angeles Times.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Although Alanni’s career includes many successful accomplishments, it has been no easy road. Along with countless rejections came discriminations, bullying, body shaming and discouragement from the very own industry she aspired to be a part of.

“I will never forget when the director at my first agency told me he was taking me out of print because I was “too fat” and that if I wanted to be back in print I would have to lose weight when I was already a size 2/4 at the time. He went on to state I had more of a commercial look and that I couldn’t be a print model no longer, forcing me into commercial work only, although my overall passion has always been print and runway.” – Alanni

Feeling the hostility and negative environment from her first agency, Alanni decided she would need them no longer. Alanni soon took charge of her own career and is self-managed till this day. Despite the curveballs the industry still throws at her, she manages to overcome each and every obstacle as she remembers who she is, where she comes from, and how hard she’s worked to get to where she is today. As a brown-skinned model in a predominantly white industry, Alanni has managed to make a name for herself despite the discriminations she still encompasses every now and then. She continues to remain true to herself no matter how society and the industry try to change her.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
With eight years of experience in print runway and commercial work and a desire to expand her career, Alanni has recently decided to add acting credits to her resume along with additional commercial credits. Alanni has recently been featured in music videos for musicians such as Ozuna, DJ Snake, Diddy, Shinedown, Rich Brian, Marc E. Bassy and Super Duper Kyle.

With the same desire to expand her career and social media influence, Alanni has recently also taken on the start of her very own YouTube channel @alannigarnet where she hopes to inspire others through her experience in modeling and veganism. If you feel inspired to follow Alanni’s journey you can do so by following her @alannigarnet on all social media platforms.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
With constant motivation and determination, it is safe to say Alanni’s future looks bright.

“I am happy knowing I am doing what makes me the happiest along with what I love most in the world. I look forward to continuing my career and creating change along the way as best I can because the world needs it.”

Alanni hopes to continue her career and expand her current brand while inspiring others to follow their dreams to the fullest no matter how many rejections and curveballs life throws.

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Image Credit:

– Brett Simpson Photography
– Samantha Annis Photography
– SeanLoui Photography
– Joe Garcia Photography
– Manny Llanura Photography
– Natalie Galante Photography
– Neekowo Photography
– Arun Nevader (Getty Images) Photography
– Sunrise 2 Sunset 14 Photography
– Jake TyCyn Photography
– Premium Paris Photography

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