South Africa

Up Close With Anastasia Henesey

with FHM SA May 2024 cover star Anastasia Henesey @anastasiamarinahenesey

Photographer Lam Vy Tran @lamvyghini / @km3pics

Event KM3 Events @km3events

We’re happy to have you featured. Can you give us a bit of background on your career as a model and where it all started?  It started when I was fresh 19! I left school and quit my waitressing job, went to California with I had 500 dollars to my name. I took a big leap of faith and it worked out for me. I worked really hard to get where I am today.

How do you usually begin your day? I usually get woken up by my two furry animal babies, Willa and Texas. I need Starbucks to keep me functioning. 

If you could spend a day doing anything you wanted, what would it be and why? It would be with my pets because they mean the world to me and know how to put a smile on my face. 

What are your favorite ways to unwind and relax when you’re not working or traveling? sitting on the couch watching my favorite series that I have probably seen a hundred times. 

Do you have any hidden talent, if so what is it? I actually am pretty good with cartoon impressions or any impression of animals. 

What’s the best place you have ever been to in the world? Probably Greece since my roots started there and most of my family on my dad’s side is Greek. 

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? Making magazine covers has to be the biggest achievement cause it’s wild to google myself and you see me on there.

3 things that you can’t go a day without.  Hugs and kisses from my animals Starbucks going to TJ Max.

Looking back, what advice would you give to younger yourself? Take more risk than ever, no need to overthink what people think about you. 

That said, what advice would you give to all the women out there when it comes to love and relationships? I feel like I’m not a good candidate for that cause my love life was on hold for a while but if I would have to say anything, make sure he or she can really make you happy in the long run.

Are there any qualities or traits you find particularly attractive in a partner and what do you value the most? A man who doesn’t depend on me for anything, I need an independent man, not a little boy. I value mostly through trust. Without that, it’s a wrap for me. 

Thanks so much for your time, Where can our readers follow you on social to stay up to date on what you’re up to? Thank you so much again FHM is happy to make another cover! My Instagram is @anastasiamarinahenesey.