Ep. 56: Mamé Adjei - From America’s Next Top Model to Top Activist | How Mamé Adjei Is Speaking Out + Holding The Beauty & Fashion Industry Accountable
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Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Mamé Adjei to the Friends in Beauty guest chair.
Mame Adjei is a Ghanaian-American international model, activist, and social (issues) entrepreneur, who got her start in the entertainment industry shortly after college, where she simultaneously studied Political Science, African Studies, and Business.
Raised in the U.S., Switzerland and Ghana; experiencing and embracing these different cultural backgrounds, allowed her to value her place in this world as well as her potential and duty to make great contributions to it.
Mame most notably has starred in the 22nd cycle of Tyra Banks’ hit-show America’s Next Top Model, where she was the top female contender. She is also Miss Maryland USA 2015, and competed at Miss USA where she placed amongst the Top 5 in the nation. Adjei has since relocated to Los Angeles, and is now a top model with Lipps LA, gracing pages of magazines like VOGUE Portugal, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and appearing in ad campaigns on billboards and tv commercials for brands such as Samsung, Intel, Pandora Jewelry, Free People, Clinique, Ross, Reformation, Lexus and more.
Inspired by her travels, Mame developed an immense passion for service and social justice, and hopes to use her growing platform & talents to continue to work on her philanthropic endeavors; directing her own non-profit organization aimed at empowering young women & youth, through teaching tools for personal and professional development tools. With that aim, Mame has recently begun an initiative called Victory Over Circumstance to provide a platform for women to connect, network, and heal through storytelling and sharing stories of triumph.
In This Episode Mamé shares:
- Her keys to being confident in your own skin
- The importance of being yourself
- Why she’s so passionate about women empowerment
- Stories about discrimination she has experienced as a model + working with unqualified beauty professionals and what she’s doing to make changes in the industry
- And how she’s empowering women via her platform & community Victory Over Circumstance
I absolutely enjoyed interviewing Mamé. She kept it so real and was so open to share her experiences. Check it out and share with another #FriendinBeauty.
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-America’s Next Top Model
-Miss Maryland 2015
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