Olivia Anakwe: Diversity in the Industry

In this episode of The Model Podcast, we are talking to 22-year-old Nigerian American model Olivia Anakwe. Olivia grew up in the small town of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and was scouted whilst studying for a degree in Pre-Med Psychology. In her first season, she walked an astounding 40 shows and has since shot for Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, LOVE and Allure. We’ll be discussing with Olivia her experiences of the modelling industry as a model. 


The Model Podcast offers an insider’s look at the fashion industry, past and present, featuring an array of prolific guests.

Hosted by Robyn Bright, model, presenter turned talent scout at Models1, the podcast series will delve into the lives, careers and opinions of some of the world’s best and most important players in modelling and fashion, both past and present, including Yasmin Le Bon, Iskra Lawrence, Caroline Rush, Fenn O’Meally and more.


The weekly series sees Bright and her esteemed guests explore the fashion industry’s key challenges, from diversity and representation, through to safeguarding models and creativity in a globalised industry. Through conversations with a variety of guests, including photographers and filmmakers, models, agency heads, stylists, fashion label owners and journalists, the podcast will explore the rich history of the fashion industry, how it’s evolved and where it’s headed.


This is a Studio71 production. 


Producer - Jack Claramunt 

Co-Producer - Jess Crabbe

Exec Producer - Tom Payne & Jody Smith

Production Support - Phie McKenzie

Editing - Joel Grove


Studio71 is a Red Arrow Studios Company.

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