Back to the top

Talking Heads – Gabriel Nihal

Photographer Liam Young – Fashion Editor Toni Caroline at 18 Management – Model Gabriel Nihal at PRM Agency – Grooming by Lesley Dye – Casting by Isadora Banaudi – Photography Assistant Lucy Philip – Retouch by Sarah Marshall – Interview by Chelsea McPartlon // Blazer Rowing Blazers – Shirt ISTO. – Polo Shirt Armor Lux

Total Look A Day’s March  // Total Look Fendi – Shoes Grenson

First things first, how did you get your start into the fashion world as a model?

I started modeling back in my home town Yirol (South Sudan) in 2020 with a beauty pageant contest and I was crowned the winner of Mr Yirol 2020-2021. During that time I moved to Juba city of South Sudan and started competing in pageantry along with local runway shows. At that moment I got scouted by Saya Model Management (mother Agency) on Facebook, I was so excited to extend my modeling career internationally and here I am now being represented by the most prestigious modeling agencies in the world, also as one of the faces on The Greatest Magazine!

Coffee or tea?

I actually don’t drink either of them.

Total Look Paul Smith – Shoes Grenson // Blazer Paul Smith – Cardigan Pringle of Scotland – Shirt A Day’s March – Tie Rowing Blazers  

Do you have a signature perfume? If so, what is it?

Honestly, I don’t have a signature perfume.

Jeans or slacks?


Total Look A Day’s March – Shoes G.H. Bass  // Polo Shirt Pringle of Scotland

What’s your on-the-go snack or meal when running to modeling appointments or runway shows?


Describe your daily uniform.

I’d describe my daily uniform as just simple casual wear like jeans, dress pants, and T-shirts along with loafers and sports shoes.

Jacket Fendi // Total Look Paul Smith – Shoes Grenson – Hat Rowing Blazers  

Are you an active, sports person?

I’m not a very active sportsperson. However, I play basketball and dance in my free time.

What’s your favourite song?

My favourite song is ‘Man in the Mirror’ by Michael Jackson. It motivates and encourages me every day to help and take care of others.

Tank Top Paul Smith – Hat Rowing Blazers // Total Look A Day’s March – Shoes Grenson