Afua; Pride Of Ghana
â€œBeauty fades, therefore having a solid and good education is the smartest way to secure the future,â€? she cautions other aspirants.
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Where She’s From: Beautiful Afua Judith Guthoerl was born in Ghana and moved to Germany when she was eight. “I lived there for 14 years and also finished my education there,” she tells The Black Star News. “As soon as completed my associate’s degree in Business Economics, me and my former partner decided to come here to California and start a new life together. However this didn’t work out as planned, so now I am living and working on my own. It is not easy, since I have no relatives near me, but that makes me stronger and I realize that I have to fight harder to make it in this world.”
Where She’s At: Afua is 25 years old and lives and works in San Francisco. In addition to modeling, she is a legal assistant and German translator for Strand & Seaborn Attorneys at Law, Certified Specialist in Immigration Law.
“Beauty fades, therefore having a solid and good education is the smartest way to secure the future,” she cautions other aspirants.
Afua’s Words Of Wisdom: “Learn to forgive because it cleanses your soul.”
Afua’s Favorite Three Movies: “Promise Me Forever, a Nigerian movie; Crash; and,
Welcome To America.”
Three Leaders That Have Most Inspired Afua: “Kwame Nkrumah, Martin Luther King Jr. II, and Nelson Mandela.”
Some Of Afua’s Favorite Cars: “Mercedes Benz, BMW and Porsche. I like them because they are luxurious, reliable and simply the best.”
Afua’s Five Favorite Performers: “Capleton—Jah Jah City; Bob Marley—No Woman No Cry; Buju Banton—Destiny; Lucky Dube—Slave; and, John Legend—Get Lifted.”
Afua’s Five Favorite Websites: “www.yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/kumasighana,
www.myspace.com/1voice1action1africa, www.modelmayhem.com, and www.ethnicitytalent.com/Sewaa.”
A Short Afua Story: “I was born into a very big family in Ghana. Growing up, I didn’t have shoes, had my haircut very short and just enough to eat. When my mom took me to Germany in 1989, I realized how poor we were living back home in Ghana. Nevertheless we were still content with what we had and didn’t complain about the five miles we had to walk to school every morning. I remember when I ate chocolate the first time, I was eight years old. The irony is that Ghana exports 70% of the world cocoa production. Therefore, I can’t and won’t complain about any thing or any type of situation I might get into. I know it could be much worse than it is right now. I’m very grateful for what I have and will always do my best to appreciate my life and good health and capabilities.”
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