These New Faces Talk Folklore Dancing, Ambition, and a Love for Wildlife

Anga

Who:
Anga Ciszek (@andriannaciszek); 179 cm / 5’10.5″; American from Chicago, Illinois, USA; born August 17th.

Where:
Slang Model Management (mother agency), Elite New York City, Elite LA (Los Angeles), Elite Miami

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you:
People may be surprised to find out that I do Croatian Folklore Dancing and I am half Polish. Growing up around two different cultures has allowed me to embrace both cultures in unique ways. I love folklore dancing because it showcases old traditions that have been passed down for generations before me.

— Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire my grandmother the most. She is the most selfless, hard-working person I know. From growing up on a farm, immigrating to the U.S, and working as a cleaning lady for 40 years, to retiring and still insisting on helping around the house. All that my grandma has done has been for the benefit of my family and I owe so much of the opportunities I have now to her.

— What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I’m a first-generation American.

2. I love interior design. My mom and I are always working on a new project to spice up the house. 

3. My name Anga is pronounced “and-ja” and means “angel” in Latin.



Isiah Zion

Who:
Isiah Zion Dowden-Samuel (@isiahzion); 188 cm / 6’2″; British from London, England; born May 19th.

Where:
Menace Model Management (London – mother agency), BOOM Models Agency (Milan)

— How did you become a model?
It was after England was knocked out of the World Cup in 2018. I decided to go clubbing in a part of London I don’t usually visit even though my friend was not too interested and actually cancelled meeting me. I went out anyway and this led me unknowingly to my upcoming career opportunity. If I had stayed home I wouldn’t have bumped into my agent. Coincidence? I think not! I walked past the entrance of Soho House and my agent comes out and literally stops me immediately to ask “are you a model?” and the rest, as they say, is history.

— Who is your favorite entertainer?
At the moment it would be Kanye West. He’s a character, an individual with no fear and he’s very intelligent, maybe to his own detriment. Musically he is undeniably the best of his generation and has influenced countless artists of today. I like Kanye because he lays himself for all to see flaws and all, no persona and no facade.

— Three interesting facts about you?
1. I am half Antiguan, 1/4 Guyanese 1/4 Jamaican.
2. My great-great-grandmother is Irish.
3. My great-grandfather is Venezuelan.


Angelina

Who:
Angelina Tadumi (@fangyangyy); 174 cm / 5’8.5″; German from Cologne, Germany; born May 5th.

Where:
VIVA Models Berlin (mother agency)

— Your most embarrassing moment:
I once tripped over a swan and it followed me. Since then, I am afraid of them.

— The best and worst aspects of your personality:
I’m creative and spontaneous, but on the other hand sometimes naive. I also describe myself as self-reflective, which is related to me being sometimes too critical of myself. When it comes to meeting new people, I can be kinda awkward.

— Among your friends or family, what are you famous for?
My friends say I have the best music taste because I enjoy making playlists to match every vibe. Plus, I can make the best vegan pancakes.


Joseph

Who:
Joseph Aggrey (@jtaggrey); 187 cm / 6’1.5″; American from White Plains, New York, USA; born May 17th.

Where:
Umodels (mother agency), Soul Artist Management (New York)

— What’s your most prized possession and why?
My track and field medals and my college degree. They remind me of all the accomplishments I have made to come this far.

— Your most embarrassing moment:
Someone stole my pants from gym class back in sixth grade. So I had to wear my wet swim trunks for the rest of the day to every class.

— What’s a story your family/friends like to tell about you?
One story my family would tell about me is how ambitious I am about sports. They would always bring up the time when I won the Columbus Day race back in grade school.


Fiene

Who:
Fiene Hofer (@fienehfr); 178 cm / 5’10”; German from Oldenburg, Germany; born December 15th.

Where:
Modelwerk (Hamburg – mother agency)

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
I love reading books. I used to when I was younger but somehow I lost interest. When Covid started I got back into it. I am always super excited to read a chapter before I go to bed.

— What are you super interested in that most people never heard of?
I am super interested in medicine. I know a lot of people know about that stuff, but especially the human heart and brain are interesting for me. I love when my dad tells me about different heart diseases. 

— What is a story your family/friends like to tell about you?
My parents always like to tell others how I was a drama queen when I was a child. These days I am more of a chilled and calm person. But this part of me is still there and sometimes shows her madness.


Ryan

Who:
Ryan Cox (@byryancox); 187 cm / 6’1.5″; British from Adeje, Tenerife, Spain; born October 19th.

Where:
Pop House (Las Palmas de G.C. – mother agency), Elite Milan, Sight Management Studio (Barcelona), Modelwerk (Hamburg)

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you:
I think when people look at me they might think I’m British, but I prefer to say that I’m Canarian with British parents. I was born here so it is technically true.

— Who is someone you admire and why?
David Attenborough. He’s an English broadcaster and a natural historian. It was because of him and his documentaries that I fell in love with wildlife. I would watch them on repeat when I was little. If it wasn’t for him I would probably be a different person today.

— What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I love to draw. I spent most of my days when I was little drawing anything I could imagine and I got pretty good at it.  
2. I love the sea and all the wildlife that’s in it. When I was 10 years old I spent most of my summer days on a boat watching the wildlife of the Atlantic Ocean.  
3. I’m always taking photos. If it’s an animal, a person, or simply an object I’ll be taking photos of it. I wouldn’t call myself a photographer just yet but hopefully one day I can.