It only took an old model photograph of her mum which she saw at a tender age to inspire her to pursue a career in the tedious but flashy world of modelling.
And that was all she needed to motivate her to becoming the 2007 Miss UNIJOS and Face of Plateau while she was in school. Having further participated in many beauty pageants and modelling competitions with just a reasonable head-way made, stardom came calling on this beautiful model as World Photo U.K recognised her to be their face.
As if that wasn't enough, not long after, the one and only UK based Talent Model organization noticed her immense talent and they decided that it was either Istifanus or nobody else. She heeded their call and signed a plum contract worth a gigantic sum which the model prefers to keep secret for obvious reason.
The rest as they say is history for the Kaduna born Beauty Istifanus who now shuttles between the UK and Nigeria amidst her many tight modelling schedules.
Her class and taste is evident from her fleet of wonder-on-wheels to her impeccable command of the English Language and her high fashion. Beauty Istifanus is definitely a model to watch out for.
"If it's not class count me out", Beauty confidently said.
She continues, "This industry is all about knowing what you want, being focused and persistent".
Asked to advise young and upcoming models, Beauty has this to say, "aspiring models must not be too desperate. Being over desperate will make you vulnerable. It is desperation that has led a number of models into being trapped in a wrong contract.
"Do you know that there are a lot of agents abroad who are constantly scouting for young naïve girls that they can lure into acting in Other fetish films? Many out of desperation have signed 'modelling contracts' which are nothing more than contracts to feature in fetish Films. There many models in the U.K now regretting. They are trapped"