Agency Spot 6
Hometown Orangeville, Ontario!
Background I have a Somali mother and Polish father (freaky child, I know). But I'll always be a true Canadian at heart.
Modelling Since 2008
Height 5'9½" (177 cm)
Hair Brown, mid-length and wavy.
Eyes Hazel brown
Discovered I had never contemplated modelling before, always being a science-and-musical-theatre nerd. Surprisingly, I got scouted back-to-school shopping in Sherway Gardens by another model. She recommended Cynthia, and after much deliberation my family and I decided to give it a shot. Almost three years later, I'm still kicking!Montage (Montréal)
IMG (New York)
Body & Soul (Hamburg)
Best Modelling Moment Not best, but most life-changing was moving to New York alone at 17. I have never gone through such a difficult time in my life, but looking back I see how I've changed from those struggles.I've never faced such a challenge before, and am so proud that I kept being myself. Sounds super corny, but it's true! I just started my first year in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program at McMaster University, but it's a breeze compared to modelling in New York City!
Awkward Modelling Moment Definitely my first big-deal editorial for Flare. I remember being quite nervous, praying I wouldn't mess up in front of such influential people. Those nerves coupled with 3 hours of a painful updo and the hunger from my early breakfast brought me to a near fainting spell once I stepped on set! Thankfully, everyone was very understanding and kind, but I was mortified. I must have made a terrible impression on Lisa Tant as she walked in the room, me with my head between my legs and mom patting my back. Lesson: don't get nervous because people are always understanding, and ALWAYS have a substantial meal before a shoot!
Favourite Market I fell in love with Sydney for the great people, beauty of the country and fun work opportunities. But if you're looking for a place that literally never sleeps, New York is the greatest city in the world. It's like a magnet to anything and everything interesting!
Favourite Model I've always liked Lauren Hutton. She's such a spirit, so unique and strong-minded. I'd respect her as a person, which makes her even more beautiful. Coco Rocha, Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes make the list, too.
Most embarrassing song on your iPod Alright, get ready for this. You might want to sit down to better handle the shock.
A techno-dance clubremix of the Arthur Theme Song.
I think I just blew your mind.
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