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About Iyanna

           Iyanna James-Stephenson, most widely known as Iyanna The Model, is an internationally published muse, performance artist, writer, and filmmaker.

           Iyanna graduated from Mount Holyoke College, earning a Bachelor's of the Arts in Philosophy and a NEXUS minor in Law, Public Policy, and Human Rights, with a focus on Race and Women. 

           Iyanna The Model as a brand is committed to truth and authenticity – highlighting freedom, expression, and the freedom of expression through the body.


           She is a former LIVE body art model, current beginner pole dancer, and an AfroBurlesque™ performer by the name of FELINE AGBARA.


           Her latest film, Sacred Energy Exchange: A personal story on polyandry, kink, and masturbation (©2021), is a short, black and white, minimalist, narrative that won 4 awards within the last two years including Best Original Story at the Cannes Shorts™ Film Festival in France. 

            She has worked with A-List celebrities like Will Smith, Serena Williams, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shaggy, Sex and the City fashion stylist and icon Patricia Fields, and represented companies like SONY, Ambetter, APPLE™, and BEATS By Dre, just to name a few.

           She is exclusively signed and managed by We Speak Models in New York City.


          Iyanna is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

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