October's female hottie of the month, Anisha S Yan, has just finished a stint on the New Zealand Fashion Week catwalk.
Anisha says she has long harbored a desire to model "I grew up reading Girlfriend and Dolly magazines. I would always look at the models in awe and it became a secret ambition of mine to delve into the fashion industry," she explains.
Her parents debate were not so keen on her modelling dream. "My parents are quite conservative so I had to wait till I had finished high school until I could seriously pursue modelling for myself."
Anisha finally got to realise her dream last year and her modelling career has gone from strength to strength. Anisha made her debut at NZ Fashion Week last year - after only a couple of months of modelling.
Anisha says she is unsure what the future holds but says simply that her long-term aspiration is "to be successful - whether that means making it big on an international stage, chasing other career alternatives (she is about to finish her bachelor of science with a double major in geography/environmental science), or settling down and having a happy family, I have yet to find out!"