Maya Jama has spoken about being 'unapologetically herself' in an industry where she admits it is easy to 'become what people want you to be'.
The TV presenter, radio star and model, 26, graced the cover of Wonderland Magazine for a sensational new shoot with an accompanying interview detailing her feelings on the industry and how she will struggle with acting.
While speaking in the Autumn 2020 edition of the fashion tome, she also put on an incredible display as she showed off her stunning figure in a series of outfits while also discussing how pass battles helped her learn who and what she is.
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Speaking about her prospective acting career, she said: 'I just feel a bit pressure-y, because I think you spend so much time becoming yourself and growing into who you are, and like, everyone knowing me for me...
''And then now I'm just going to have to pretend to be someone else, which doesn't come naturally, but it'll be a challenge.'
On being herself at work, Maya said: 'It can be hard when you're presenting shows — because you're like the deliverer of information — not to just get lost in what everyone else wants you to be and still be able to stay true to yourself...
'Sometimes in the past I've been like, 'I don't even know what I'm doing. Who am I? What's going on?' And I managed to get myself round that. It's been an up-and-down-er, but at the moment, I feel unapologetically myself.'
Oh my: The model, 26, spoke to the Autumn 2020 edition of the fashion tome about her resilient attitude as well as showing off her stunning figure in a series of outfits
In the past, Maya has detailed her upbringing in Bristol, where her father was in and out of prison, something she has always been candid about.
In the new interview, she mused over how being honest about her upbringing protected her from people dredging things up later on.
On being candid about her past, Maya went on: 'I did have a fear that if I don't talk about stuff, I don't want them trying to dig it out and be like, 'Oh yeah, she comes from this home and this happened...'
Oh my: It was high octane-drama for the rest of the shoot as she also posed in a dress with a perilously high slit extending to her svelte waist
'I don't ever want anyone to be able to use it against me, so I felt like I'm going to speak out about it first and own it.'
'I understand that speaking out about things that you've been through does make a massive impact to people that are going through similar things and maybe don't have hope, or can't see the end.'
'It's good; it's kind of like therapy almost to be like, you know what? This happened and I'm here now, I've moved through it and you can too....
'Knowing there could be just one of — I don't know how many followers, 1.7 [million] something — [if] one out of those people actually sees me, changes their thought process or thinks they can do it to, then that's sick.'