Nakia Hawkins is a model born on March 16, 1993 and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Nakia developed a passion for modeling at 10 years old after watching the first season of Tyra Bank’s show, America’s Next Top Model. Years later, Nakia finally decided to embark on her path and enroll in John Robert Powers Modeling, Acting Agency & Finishing School. While at John Robert Powers, Nakia learned to apply make-up, walk, talk, and even act. At 17 years old, she modeled Guerrilla style for Shavonne DeAnn during NYFW. Nakia was chosen by New York Magazine as one of The 25 Most Stylish People From Day Three of Fashion Week. By the time Nakia graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia in 2011, she now had the confidence to try out for America’s Next Top Model. Summer of 2011 Nakia traveled to Atlantic City to audition for ANTM. Two days after the audition Nakia’s mother received a call from the casting crew. Nakia had been picked out of hundreds of girls to come back for a second audition. Since the audition, Nakia has been building her portfolio and building her connections. She has walked for numerous designers and collections including Peta Chen: the Peta Chen Collection, J Powell:The Bow Tie Life, and Viva La Coco. Nakia is currently attending Temple to pursue a business degree and in the meantime is the face of an online boutique store called 1 Hot Diva. Follow and support Nakia Hawkins, through her journey, on her Instagram page at Modelkia!