What a Beautiful Woman Wants: Afiya Bennett

“A man can catch my attention with his charm, his smile, business savviness, and ability to make me laugh.”

Afiya Bennett can make virtually any look pop for the camera, especially her own fashion brand. The proof is in this Brooklyn-bred beauty’s stacked modeling portfolio, which includes campaigns for Tom Ford, Neutrogena, Nine West, Nike and Fenty Beauty—Rihanna’s makeup line.  

You may have seen her in the pages of Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar Brasil, Grazia Russia, L’Officiel India or Glamour UK. Read on to to find out Bennett’s dream date, favorite travel destinations and more:   


How can a someone catch your attention?

A man can catch my attention with his charm, his smile, height and looks, business savviness, and ability to make me laugh or smile.

What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?

The worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard was actually from my fiancé: “If we have kids, we would make a little Kobe.” I think he definitely missed a few steps, but I guess it’s safe to say that he definitely saw a future with me from day one.

How do you let someone know you’re interested? 

Through flirting, throwing in a slick comment every once and a while, and by giving him attention.

Tell us about your dream date.

My dream date would be a dinner at a five-star restaurant off the water as someone sings to me, followed by a helicopter ride over New York City.

What turns you on the most?

My fiancé’s arms turn me on the most. He has nice, buff arms. When he wears cut-off shirts, I can really see how strong he is.

When do you feel sexiest?

I feel sexiest when I’m in a t-shirt and a thong while sitting on the couch watching TV. Or completely dressed up and looking stunning at a red carpet event.


Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?

My biggest celebrity crush is definitely a young Will Smith from Bad Boyz II or Columbus Short when he was on Scandal.

What’s on your fave music playlist?

R&B/Soul on Spotify.

Do you have a favorite athlete or sports team?

Stephen Curry. I love a good family man, and his wife and children are absolutely adorable.

What fashion brands do you like to rock?

I definitely wear a mix of brands. I love high-end purses like Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, but I also love vintage high-waisted jeans.

What’s your absolute favorite food?

Crab legs, sushi and Thai food. These are definitely my top three.

Favorite travel destination?

It’s so hard to name just one travel destination that I love, but my top three are Dubai, Greece and Antigua.

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

My latest guilty pleasure is watching Love & Hip Hop. I’m always eager to know what happens the following week.


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