Fashion and Photography

My mother had been a model in Montreal, Canada. That exposure to the modeling industry would be passed on to me as a child in Cocoa Beach, Florida when my mother would book me as one of her models in her fundraising ‘style shows’ within our community. That childhood experience was the beginning of my modeling industry career that would be a common thread throughout my life.

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Marie Anderson
Martial Arts

Shihan Eddie gave me that reply because I had decided that I was not entering an important competition because I didn’t feel ready to compete. Trusting in his faith in me, I took his challenge and ended up winning that event and was written up in Black Belt Magazine for the decision within my weight class. His philosophy has pulled me through many years of additional challenges in all areas of my life – sometimes I won and sometimes I paid dearly for great lessons. I continue to try regardless of the fear that I may not ‘win’.

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Marie Anderson
How Much Is Your Child's Innocence Worth?

Due to my extensive international modeling industry career and my two published books on how to become a model, I am continually asked by parents, "Marie, can you please tell me how I can get my child/teen into modeling?" And because of my decades of experience I feel compelled to be direct and 100% honest about the realities so that both parent and child feel informed and prepared for the journey. As long as they have a clear understanding of the system they can better enjoy their adventure together. Please take my advice below with the love and good intentions that are authentic and true.

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Marie Anderson