About The Finicky Wife

Vantashi is a Mississippi based Women’s Footwear Designer, Author, and Teacher of God’s Holy Word through an awesomely amazing platform and ministry The Lord has entrusted her with called Wifeprep and She Pretty + She Pray.

Vantashi’s love for shoes began at the age of two and later (20 years to be exact) turned into a business venture. Vantashi opened her first shoe boutique at the age of 22 with less than $3000 in her garage. She later became a shoe designer at the age of 29 with less than $1.00 in her checking account but a lot of FAITH. Vantashi credits her FAITH in Jesus Christ to her Pastor Mommy who proudly tell others, “I taught Vantashi FAITH, but Vantashi shows me FAITH.”

Vantashi's favorite truth to live by is - “If God gives you the VISION, HE will make the PROVISION. God ain’t checking your bank account or your abilities. He’s checking your FAITH!”

Vantashi writes about her many adventures, VISIONS come true, and answered prayers in her books that can be purchased here through her website.

Vantashi graduated from Clinton High School in 2005 then later graduated cum laude from Jackson State University with her bachelor’s in Business Administration. She then attended The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles, CA (where she had the honor of meeting and having an intimate dinner with Oprah Winfrey). Shortly after, Vantashi moved back to Clinton, MS. to attend Mississippi College where she graduated summa cum laude and received her master's in Psychology: Marriage & Family Counseling.

Vantashi states that The Lord has blessed her tremendously with the opportunity to explore and accomplish many things throughout her lifetime. However, Vantashi says that her most favorite blessing and accomplishment will always be marrying the husband of her prayers.

Mr. Zakell L. Smith not only changed her last name, but he changed her life. Vantashi often laughs when she tell others that she imagined living in a metropolitan area in a really nice ridiculously overpriced condo with her “future” husband. Guess it’s true when they say, “God has a sense of humor” because Vantashi's husband is a real cowboy and they have horses, cows, cats, dogs, and a small pond in their back yard. And she ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT.

She is "The Real Housewife Of Terry MS"