What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in the modelling industry thus far?
The biggest challenge I’ve had to face in my career was without a doubt the covid pandemic, and the challenges that this brought affecting my freedom of movement. I was stuck in New York for a year and a half. Although there are arguably worse places to be stuck, in my chosen home at the time, I didn’t feel like a tourist. However, not being able to leave and see family (due to the risk of not being able to reenter) made it a difficult time, somewhat cut off from the rest of the world, and yet at the same time in the centre of the world.
Do you find there’s enough diversity in modelling and the fashion world? And what would you change about it, if anything?
I think diversity has always been present in the fashion world, but the extent of which has changed in recent years. In my experience, there has always been the presence of diversity among the jobs I’ve worked on over the years. What has changed is how brands choose to market themselves. Brands who were previously (for lack of a better word) whitewashed, are now taking a good look at themselves.