Ayanna Rashida Cummings, Owner, Agent, Supermodel, Spokeswoman, Author
I was born and raised in Southwest Atlanta in beautiful Cascade Heights.
I am the daughter of world-renowned Retired Lt. Colonel Arthur Bernard Cummings, Sr. (dec., 2007) of ABC Management Consulting, in whose footsteps I will follow.
I am also the grateful and proud daughter of the most beautiful and sophisticated Retired Judge Thelma Wyatt Moore of Moore Law, LLC, whose business I currently serve as Senior Paralegal with duties that expand to HR, Finance, Marketing and Management.
I graduated with the Illustrious Olympic Class of 1996 from Atlanta Public Schools' own Benjamin Elijah Mays High School. I was crowned Miss Mays in 1995 and was honored and still hold in high regard, that very thing. To be elected by popular vote among my peers as a plus-size model, was truly a blessing.
My modeling career began as a Mannequin Model in the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. In high school I planned the S.I.S.S. (Sisters in the Struggle for Survival) fashion show which all girl students were required to attend. Our focus in the show was understanding how others perceive you based upon the way you dress, walk, talk, speak, and carry yourself as a young lady. I was also Chairperson of S.I.S.S., played in the Orchestra on various instruments including cello, which I still play with Sinfonia under the direction of David and Alycia Robinson of Dekalb County, Georgia.
When I have the time I also love to attend church and sing in the Cascade United Methodist Church Women's Chorus and in other capacities as a soloist. Print modeling became a great forte of mine out of necessity. I was my only model and my cell phone and computer were my only camera and publication options, but I managed through social media to create an image of which I am proud.
My professional affiliations including the Urban League of Greater Atlanta as well as the National Hampton Alumni Association Atlanta Chapter, Institute of Management Consultants, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Gate City Bar Association, Who's Who in Black Atlanta, and others.