I'm Brittney daCosta Banning, a professional model, and holistic health & eating psychology coach. Having lived and modeled all over the world, I know all the ins and outs of the fashion industry. Currently, I'm based in Charlotte, NC with my husband and two dogs.
I've spent so many years being scrutinized in an exciting but sometimes critical industry that I want to show women how food and exercise are something to be enjoyed –– regardless of your body type. I want to teach women that you really can enjoy food and still have a beautiful body. And that it doesn't have to be so hard.
I believe that when you take care of yourself from the inside out, you're able to radically transform your appearance.
I believe that the journey to having the body you desire is meant to feel positive and pleasurable.
I'm here to tell you that obsessing over food or exercise and the constant self-rejection can be a thing of the past. An unstopping confidence in your food and lifestyle choices can be a thing of your present.
I absolutely love my job as a full-time model. I've learned so much about myself through all the ups and downs in my career. My passion for my job and for all things health and wellness has given me the confidence and voice to share my experiences to help you incorporate simple healthy changes so you can feel proud of your body.
No matter what society says we should look like or show up as – we have the power to take control of our health and our body - and I’m here to show you how.
Learn how I became a model and developed my love for health and wellness.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELING?
When I was 16 years old, I had no idea how to get started so I signed up with a modeling school and joined a competition. I went to Milan right out of highschool and soon realized that I was too shy! At that time, I came back to the states and started going to school and pursuing other careers. After I graduated college, I decided to give modeling another try and what do you know, I feel in love with the industry!
HOW DO I BECOME A MODEL?
Like any career, becoming a model takes patience, work, and time. Start by taking digitals of yourself (like these!), wearing minimal makeup in a fitted black tank top with jeans, as well as in a swimsuit. Have a friend take the photos on a simple background like a white wall. Then send the pictures to local agencies in your area. They may or may not reply but if they don't, it may be helpful to ask for feedback so you can make any necessary changes and try again.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO STAY IN SHAPE?
WHAT DO YOU EAT ON A DAILY BASIS?
WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR TRAINING?
My training is through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. IIN is the largest nutrition and health coaching school in the world and is licensed by New York State's Board of Education.