Nazanin: I was discovered at "IN n OUT".. Of all places! Lol I was 10 yrs old, Eating lunch with my mother and a photographer approached me. He asked me if I've ever modeled before and if I was interested in building my book. Of course I took the opportunity! I started building my book, shooting for catalogs and numerous clothing lines. Aside from modeling I'm also an actress. I had a guest starring role on Disney Channels "That's so Raven" and also been in a few independent films and national commercials.
Maytee: You have been in numerous print work such as Seventeen Magazine, Ecko Unlimited, Smashbox Cosmetics, Cosmo Girl, and much more but which has been your most memorable one?
Nazanin: Oh that's a hard one!!! Lol if I had to narrow it down I would have to say it's between Ecko Unlimited. Ecko Unlimited was having a Nation Wide search for the new fresh face of Ecko.. I went to the open casting call, won the first round, second and for the 3rd and final round online viewers had to vote for their favorite model.. A month later I received the news I won! And the rest is history.
Maytee: Tell us about your love for music?
Nazanin: Music has always been a HUGE passion of mine. I've always said I came out the womb singing! Lol In school I studied Jazz and Classical music and at the age of 15 got the amazing opportunity to sing the Mozart Requiem at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. At this point in my life my main focus is acting but once I come out as an actress I will release an album.. My love for music will never cease!
Maytee: What is any advice you would like to tell those following in your footsteps?
Nazanin: I always tell aspiring models,actors and singers to remember this is a business... 90% of the time you will hear no but that doesn't mean you should give up. Keep your eyes on the prize, stay focused and don't ever let anyone tell you you can't do it. Nothing good comes easy but once your goal is achieved all the work and strife will be worth it! Xoxo
Maytee: Where can people see more of Nazanin Mandi?
Nazanin: Checkout my twitter- www.twitter.com/nazaninmandi Also add my model mayhem page www.Modelmayhem.com/nazaninm and for bookings contact Nazmandi@yahoo.com