Place of birth: France
Educational background: A Levels - Theatre Studies French & English Literature
Country of origin or parents' origin: Ghana
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as Bubbly, Ambitious, Hardworking and Trustworthy... some may say a lil bit stubborn at times...
Why did you choose to become a model?
Simple really, I love clothes and the freedom of expression that Modelling allows... to me i find modelling is acting without the script... It allows me to portray an array of characters while wearing fabulous clothes!!!
For how long have you been modelling?
I've had the pleasure of modelling for just under a year now.... I remember going in for my casting with the agency, nervous as ever especially as there were a que of girls clutching portfolios all hoping to be selected. I was ecstatic when i was handed the contract.... I have a lot to achieve but im proud of how far I've come in a year and am determined to work even harder...
How does it feel to be a model?
To be honest its not something that I've really sat down to think about... I'm doing something that i really enjoy. My friends do advise me to stop and enjoy the moment at times as i have a habit of focusing on 'what's next?'... 'what magazine would i like to be featured next?' What Fashion Show would I love to book next' 'What next, what's next what's next!!!!' I've been fortunate to have worked with models that a year ago I was at home admiring the quality of their work. I find that being surrounded by positive people and believing in oneself is the only way to move forward.... and networking!!!!
As a model, what type of roles would you like to play?
I love the challenge that modelling throws at you.... In the morning you could be dressed as dolly advertising a dress, in the afternoon you could be emulating a rockstar advertising jewellery... its the fun of having the freedom to bring whatever you have been asked to advertise alive...
Any interests in acting? If so, what type of roles attract you?
My background is Theatre Studies whish has allowed me to enjoy whatever role is given to me... I'd describe myself as a method actor (going into the characters mind), becoming the person and creating a lifelike performance... I think acting caters to my split personality syndrome (which my friends and family insist i have... i can be an array of characters and blame it on the criteria of the photoshoot, the fashion show or the character i am trying to portray... Modelling keeps me sane...
What's the part of your body you like most?
At the moment... im satisfied with my fast metabolism.... However i have been warned that this does not last forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If all else fails... plus size modelling as its highly unlikely ill be going on the cabbage soup diet.
What are the qualities of your ideal man? Preferably someone that understands that my clothes, shoes and handbags come before him...
What would you like to achieve in life?
Id just like to be able to look back and know that i worked hard, laughed while doing it and have something to show for it!
Id like to think that I've learnt from every mistake made and would love to be a positive role model for others...
Any advice to those aspiring to become models?
1.Do it for yourself... don't do it for somebody else
2. Know what type of Modelling you want to do... (See if you fit the criteria)
2. Know what your comfortable with... Never do something your uncomfortable with...
3. Do your research - about the industry
4. Be prepared for the handwork....
5.Have a laugh and enjoy it... you only live once....
As a model, is there any particular thing you'd like to campaign for or against?
Racism in the industry.... I'm still confused as to why the colour of my skin determines if i am a good model or not. I thought it was about being able to bring the clothes alive and self expression??? Im not here to promote positive discrimination, i don't believe a model should be used just because a 'black face' is needed. If a black model is capable of doing the job why is she or he being overlooked?
What's your message to those who organise fashion events in UK but deny models of colour a chance of taking part?
Like it or not... we will keep highlighting the fact that racism is acceptable in the world of fashion... Things are changing and will keep changing... We are not going anywhere....
How can someone book you?