Chi (pronounced Chee) is a multi-talented lady of all trades. From modeling to coaching, life and runway, to creative directing and acting, she does it all! She lived a comfortable and safe life for so long, but through therapy and self-reflecting she started to step outside her comfort zone and live for her.
Chi started modeling at the age 18 and enjoyed it but decided to tap into the Corporate America world and ended up staying there for 20 years. During that time, she lived a normal day to day life, even got married but through therapy, she realized she had insecurities prior to her marriage and during her marriage. While identifying that, she did some soul searching and decided to do the “big chop” and started feeling better about herself. The chop, for her, brought life into her life and encouraged her want to live for herself–even if it scared her.
“If it doesn’t scare me, I won’t do it.”
In the midst of finding herself and not knowing who she was or what she liked, Chi got her certification in life coaching and her business Prize and Shine was born. Her purpose for the business was to coach ladies outside of their comfort zone, which was something she had experience with and was experiencing.
After not being happy in her marriage and feeling alone, she decided to get a divorce at 35 and did her second big chop. While doing so, Chi decided to start her sister loc journey and during that time, she recalls her locs playing an influential part of her life. Besides bringing life to her life, the sister locs taught her to be patient, open-minded and even motivated her to tap back into something she loved–modeling. After being off the scene for 20 years, at age 38, Chi started back modeling and got back to her happy place.
“Modeling is my ministry.”
Just when she thought she was done, runway coaching fell into her lap. With Chi being a model and a life coach, runway coaching made sense to her to add to her trades. At some point, one of those trades had to take a back seat, so Chi decided to shut down her life coaching business Prize and Shine. Creativity poured into Chi and she decided to take on the business venture of being a photoshoot creative director. It may seem simple, but it entails a lot such as garment assistance, posing assistance and being a confidence builder, which is something women and men need during photoshoots because the photography can only do so much.
Chi Anderson does so much and still remains to look youthful. She shared a few secrets because she wants everyone to win!
- Take Naps!
- Drink water.
- Rinse body in cold water because it helps keep things closed like your pores. Hot water dries out your skin.
- Warm water helps with digestion
- Enjoy what you love but in moderation. (drinking, smoking, etc.)
- Don’t let people or things worry you.
- Stress stops you from sleeping and gives you bags under your eyes.
- Sex is good cardio.
Chi Anderson is a great role model to women because she is the epitome of “it’s not too late to do what you love to do.” She is filled with positivity, embrace and love and she continues to share her wisdom amongst others. She is also the personification of a woman building other women up.
Be on the lookout for the Creative Coach, you may see her in a print ad, at a photoshoot or even on the tv screen, since she is an aspiring actress.
Check out her website –> https://chithemodel.com/