Vashtina Johnson is the winner of Diva Face of Colour 2015. Apart from Divas Face, the 31-year-old model has participated in Top model UK 2015 finalist (3rd place in public votes), as well as Miss Jamaica UK 2014 finalist.
According to Vashtina, her “forename is partly derived from the bible” and says she’s a “Diva by nature!,” because in the book of Esther – Vasthi was a Queen.
Vashtina, who said she’s proud of her Jamaican heritage say’s her grandmother is a Ghanaian from the Ashanti tribe. She holds a degree in Beauty Therapy and Health Studies, as well as another one in International Spa Management.
On her career she to Divas of Colour:
“I’m currently excelling in 2 careers; one is as a full-time Executive PA for the Professor of Medical Physics and Bioengineering. This role extends to provision of admin support for a team of gifted medical scientists and technicians. Additionally I’m a freelance catwalk and commercial model and recently directed my first charity fashion show for Children with Cancer UK. With support from a dedicated team of volunteers, I was able to donate £1,217 and intend to continue these Charity Fashion shows, supporting a new childrens charity per event.”
Speaking about her Inspiration she said:
“I feel extremely honoured and privileged to be part of the Divas of Colour organisation, which was selflessly established by Faustina Anyanwu to recognise the difference our prominent women of colour make to society. On March 21st 2015 I felt so spiritually elevated to be surrounded by so many inspiring women of colour and look forward to promoting the work of these high achievers.”
On her aspiration she said:
“It is evident that Beauty Queens have the power to influence charitable giving via promotion of charitable causes and education of the strife and plight of those in need. As Diva Face of Colour 2015, I will continue to strive to be a leading humanitarian, using my status and talent to improve quality of life for socially and economically disadvantaged people.”
On her motto, the Diva Face winner said:
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.” Muhammed Ali.
Photos: Sade Johnson | CLO Photography.