Models 1 (London)
Place of Origin:
½ English ½ Mauritian
I was scouted at Latitude Festival by Georgia and Russel from Models1. I had actually been up the whole night partying and was in quite a messy state, so I was surprised when they told me they were interested in my look. We still laugh about how I asked where the cheesy pasta stand was before I realised they were scouting me!
Best modeling experience so far?
I loved my first editorial which was a Dior story for Another Magazine shot by Charlotte Wales. I had my eyebrows bleached, skin oiled up and the outfits were absolutely stellar. The team even let me choose the music for the shoot, so we were thrashing around to heavy metal all day!
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’ve always been obsessed with nature, one of my favourite ways to experience nature is to go out horse riding. I’m also obsessed with music, particularly rock, punk and metal and I’m never afraid to hurl myself into the mosh pits. I truly believe that music is the most universal love language which has the ability to bring people together, rather than divide us.
What is something you’ve always wanted to do/try?
I’ve always wanted to travel around the globe and experience the natural world and in particular, swim with whales and other incredible marine life that we share the planet with. There’s also a small part of me that dreams of being a rock star and performing to hundreds of people singing right back at me, although at the moment my performances are only audible in the shower!
How do you want to make an impact in the world?
I want to maintain what David Attenborough and David Bellamy have done for society, which is to keep environmental awareness relevant and show people all of the incredible organisms we share our home with, especially our marine life. I also want to advocate the sustainable future of the fashion industry and promote a realistic representation of body types in fashion and beauty.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
You can’t control the future. Now is the time to be yourself, chase your dreams and live for today.