Shot by Nicolò Parsenziani – Fashion Editor Gioele Panedda at Freelancer– Model Elhadji Mar at Nologo – Groomed by Luigi Morino at Close Up Milano – Casting Director Isadora Banaudi – Interviewed by Barbara Maestri – Photo Assistant Federico D’amico – Fashion Assistant and Social Editor Valentina Cesarini // Jacket and Trousers Palm Angels – Vest Fila – Hat Fendi – Scarf and Rope Stylist’s Own
What was your very first job as a model? What were your feelings towards it?
An exclusive for the Prada AW20 fashion show, I had a lot of fun.
Do you like your name? Is it linked to a particular person before you or does it have another origin?
I love my name. It’s the name of my father’s longtime best friend.
What’s your secret dream?
To become a top model and be on TV.
If you had to decide, would you choose to change your past or control your future?
For sure, I’d choose to control my future.
Would you take part in a movie?
I’ve never wanted to appear in a movie, but I watch a lot of action movies and TV series.
Total Look Jil Sander – Hat Marni // Jacket and Shorts Berluti – Sweater Canali –Shoes Sebago – Hat MSGM – Socks Prada // Total Look Jil Sander – Shoes Fendi – Hat Marni
Right now, what point in your career do you think you’ve reached?
I’m at the beginning, but things are getting better and better. So if this keeps up, I’ll hopefully get to the top soon.
Do you have a secret diary where you put down your thoughts?
I never write down my thoughts, I keep them secret or share them with my mum.
Who’s the first person you call when you get good or bad news?
My mum, as we’re very close. For work matters, I call my sister, as she’s a model too.
Would you ever go bungee jumping?
No, I get dizzy just thinking about it.
Do you like gardening? Are you any good at it?
I’d love to learn, but I’m allergic to many plants. So, I can’t even try.
Jacket and Shorts Berluti – Sweater Canali – Hat MSGM // Total look Prada
Are you superstitious? Do you have any rituals you do before a fashion show?
I’m not superstitious. In fact, I believe in self-confidence, not in rituals.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I don’t think I have any.
Are you a messy or super organised guy?
I’m very organised and clean, I like everything to have its own place.
Tell me the happiest memory from your childhood.
When I was a baby, in Senegal, I used to play with my cousins. Also, I remember the affection of my grandparents.
If you found Aladdin’s lamp, what would you ask for?
Happiness and being able to live the best life.
Total Look Prada // Jacket and Trousers Palm Angels – Vest Fila – Shoes COS – Hat Fendi – Scarf and Rope Stylist’s Own